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Stuart Dalgleish 31st Jan 2011 - 17:53

Championship Opta Facts - 1 February

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Barnsley v Preston

  • The last three clashes between these sides, including this season's reverse fixture at Deepdale, have all been won by the away side.
  • Preston are unbeaten in two visits to Oakwell. The Lilywhites won 3-0 in last season's corresponding fixture.
  • The Tykes have only lost one of their last six at Oakwell, winning three and drawing two.
  • Preston have only won one of their last 13 in the league; a 1-0 home victory over Ipswich on the 11th December.

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Bristol City v Swansea

  • There have only been four goals scored in the last eight meetings between these sides combined.
  • Swansea have failed to score a single goal in any of their last four trips to Ashton Gate and have only registered two goals in their last eight trips combined.
  • The Robins have failed to score in all of their last three league games.
  • Swansea have lost three and drawn one of their last four away games in the Championship.

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Cardiff v Reading

  • Reading have only won one of their last five trips to Cardiff; a 5-2 hammering in April 2006.
  • Cardiff are unbeaten in six games against the Royals, winning two and drawing four.
  • Despite poor recent away form, the Bluebirds have won their last three league games at the Cardiff City Stadium.
  • Reading have only lost one of their last 12 league games, although this did come on their last trip to Wales (0-1 at Swansea on New Year's Day).

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Coventry v Nottingham Forest

  • Five of the last six meetings between these sides, including the last four, have been won by the home side.
  • Forest striker Robert Earnshaw has netted two goals in his last three starts against the Sky Blues.
  • Coventry are winless in their last eight league games, losing five and drawing three.
  • The Sky Blues have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last seven league defeats.
  • Forest have lost just one of their last 10 matches and have taken more points from their last 10 (23) than any other Championship side.

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Derby v Ipswich

  • Ipswich have claimed all three points in five of the last six meetings between these sides including on their last two trips to Pride Park.
  • The Rams have lost seven of their last nine league games and have failed to score in their last three Championship outings.
  • Ipswich have lost four of their last five away league games, drawing the other.

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Doncaster v Burnley

  • Doncaster are unbeaten in the three clashes between these sides since the turn of the century, winning one and drawing two.
  • Of the 14 previous meetings between the two sides in Doncaster, none have ended in a draw.
  • Rovers have now lost their last three league games, including their last two at the Keepmoat Stadium.
  • The Clarets have only lost one of their last five in the league, winning two and drawing two.

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Hull v Leeds

  • Leeds have won three of the last four clashes against their Yorkshire rivals in Hull.
  • Leeds midfielder Bradley Johnson netted a goal and an own goal in this season's reverse fixture.
  • Hull have only lost one of their last 13 in the league.
  • Leeds have drawn four of their last six in the Championship, winning one and drawing one.
  • The Whites have scored more than one goal in 11 of their last 15 league games.

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Middlesbrough v Scunthorpe

  • Boro have won their last four meetings with the Iron, conceding just one goal in the four matches combined.
  • The Teeside outfit have also won their last four home meetings with Scunthorpe. The Iron last won at Middlesbrough in November 1961.
  • Boro are unbeaten in five league games, drawing three of them.
  • The Iron have only taken four points from their last 10 games in the Championship.

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Norwich v Millwall

  • Norwich are unbeaten in their last 16 home games against the Lions in all competitions, winning 10 and drawing six.
  • Only one of the last 15 meetings between the sides in all competitions has ended in an away win.
  • The Canaries are unbeaten in seven league games, winning four and drawing three.
  • Millwall have drawn four and lost one of their last five away league games.
  • The Lions have only conceded seven goals in their last 11 league games.

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Sheffield United v Leicester

  • The Blades have won four of their last five meetings with Leicester at Bramall Lane, drawing the other.
  • Leicester have converted a penalty in each of their last two meetings with United.
  • Sheffield United have only won one of their last nine league games, losing six of them.
  • The Foxes have won three of their last four in the Championship, drawing the other.
  • Yakubu has now scored in both of his league outings for Leicester City.

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Watford v Crystal Palace

  • Palace have won the last three clashes between these sides, scoring three times on each occasion.
  • There have only been two draws in the last 16 meetings between the Hornets and the Eagles.
  • The Hornets have won their last four league games at Vicarage Road, scoring a total of 13 goals in the process.
  • Only Wolverhampton Wanderers (four) have taken fewer points on the road than the Eagles this season (five) in the entire football league.

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QPR v Portsmouth

  • Five of the last six meetings between these sides have ended in a draw, four of which 1-1.
  • QPR are unbeaten in 12 home league clashes with Pompey, winning eight and drawing four.
  • QPR have only lost one of their last seven in the league but have only won one of their last five (three draws).
  • Pompey have failed to win any of their last seven league games, losing four and drawing three.
  • The South Coast side have conceded at least two goals in each of their last six league outings.

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