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Stuart Dalgleish 8th Dec 2011 - 18:37

Championship Opta Facts - 10 December

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Southampton v Blackpool

  • Southampton have lost just one of their last seven meetings with Blackpool in all competitions, winning four and drawing two.
  • At St. Mary's, the Tangerines have only scored one goal in total on their last four visits (in all competitions).
  • Despite being top of the table, the Saints have lost two of their last three games, failing to score in both those fixtures.
  • Blackpool have lost just one of their last six league games, winning three and drawing two.
  • The Saints have netted five penalties this season, more than any other side in the league.
  • Southampton are one of just two sides yet to drop a point from a leading situation at home this season (along with Leicester).

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Birmingham v Doncaster

  • Birmingham have won each of their last six meetings with Doncaster (in all competitions), netting a total of 19 goals in the process.
  • At home, the Blues have lost just one of their last seven clashes with Donny (all comps).
  • In beating Southampton last weekend, Rovers secured only their second home win of the season (in 10 games).
  • Only high-flying Southampton (3) and Cardiff (2.3) have better points per home game averages this season than the Blues (2.25).
  • Birmingham have lost a league joint high 15 points from leading positions this season.
  • Doncaster have conceded at least two goals in nine of their 10 away games this season.

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Burnley v Portsmouth

  • Only one of the last five meetings between the two sides (in all competitions), has ended in a home win.
  • The Clarets have enjoyed just one victory in their last 13 meetings with Pompey in all competitions.
  • Burnley have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 league games.
  • No side has won fewer points on the road this season than Pompey (three points, along with Coventry).
  • Burnley have netted more headed goals (12) than any other side in the Championship this season.
  • 18% of Pompey's goals this season have been scored by defenders, the highest ratio in the league.

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Coventry v Hull

  • Hull have netted a total of just three goals in their last six meetings with Coventry.
  • However, the Tigers are unbeaten in their last four clashes with the Sky Blues.
  • The Sky Blues have lost six of their last eight games, four by a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Only three sides have performed better on the road this season than Hull, who have 15 points from 10 away games.
  • Only 9% of Hull's goals this season have come from set pieces, the lowest ratio in the league.
  • Coventry have lost a league joint high 15 points from leading positions this season.

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Derby v Bristol City

  • Both meetings between the two sides last season ended in 2-0 victories for Bristol City.
  • However, the Rams have lost just one of their last five home games against City (that defeat last season),winning the other four.
  • The Rams have won just one of their last 12 league games.
  • City lost their last game, against Middlesbrough, after going on a run of six games unbeaten, their best run of the campaign so far.
  • Derby are the only side in the league yet to score a goal in the final 15 minutes of a match this season.
  • Derby have failed to score in their last three home games, losing each of them.

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Leicester v Peterborough

  • Leicester have lost just one of their last six meetings with Peterborough.
  • Only one of the last seven games between the two sides has ended in an away win, although that did come in the last meeting (2-1 to the Foxes at London Road).
  • Leicester have won five of their last seven home games, keeping clean sheets in each of those victories but failing to score in the other two defeats.
  • The Posh have gone 92 league games without being involved in a goalless draw, the longest current run across all four leagues.
  • The Foxes have conceded four penalty goals this season, more than any other Championship outfit.
  • Peterborough have conceded 21 first half goals this season, more than any other side in the league.
  • The Posh have recouped a league high 15 points from trailing situations this season.

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Middlesbrough v Brighton

  • Middlesborough are unbeaten in their last seven clashes with Brighton (in all competitions), although the last meeting did come all the way back in 2003.
  • Boro' have won their last four home games against the Seagulls, netting 12 goals and conceding none (in all competitions).
  • Middlesbrough have lost just one of their last six games in the Championship.
  • Gus Poyet's side have now won three league games in a row. They have yet to win four on the trot this season.
  • 76% of Brighton's goals this season have come in the second half, a higher ratio than any other side in the league.
  • Boro' have conceded just two goals from set pieces this season, the lowest ratio in the division.

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Millwall v Cardiff

  • Five of the last seven games involving these two sides have ended in draws.
  • In the last seven meetings between the two sides, there have been seven red cards in total, with six coming for Millwall.
  • The Lions have enjoyed just one victory in their last five league fixtures.
  • The Bluebirds are unbeaten in their last eight league games, winning their last two by a 1-0 scoreline.
  • Cardiff have netted more goals (10) from outside the area than any other side in the Championship this season.
  • Millwall have scored 11 goals in their last four home games, this after scoring just once in their previous four.

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Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace

  • Both games last season between these two sides ended in 3-0 wins for Forest, with Marcus Tudgay scoring in both.
  • Palace have enjoyed only one victory against Forest in their last seven meetings.
  • Forest have failed to find the net in each of their last three league games, the worst current run of its kind in the division.
  • The Eagles are without a win in their last seven league games, failing to score in five of those matches.
  • 44% of Forest's goals have come from set pieces this season, the highest ratio in the league.
  • Palace have netted just once in their last three games on the road.

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Reading v West Ham

  • Reading have lost just one of their last five meetings with West Ham, winning three and drawing one.
  • The last three clashes between the two sides at the Madejski Stadium have produced a total of 13 goals.
  • Only one of the Royals' last 15 league goals has come before the 65th minute.
  • Kevin Nolan has bagged two goals in his last three games for the Hammers.
  • West Ham are the only side in the league to have been on the receiving end of two own goals so far this season.
  • West Ham have conceded just one goal from outside the box so far this season, fewer than any other side.
  • Over half (12/23) of Reading's goals have come in the final 15 minutes of their matches this season.

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Watford v Leeds

  • Watford have won just one of their last 10 meetings with Leeds (in all competitions), losing six and drawing three.
  • At Vicarage Road, the Hornets have enjoyed just two victories in their seven meetings with Leeds in all competitions, with their last win coming back in 1992 in the League Cup.
  • The Hornets have suffered just one defeat in their last seven league games, winning four and drawing two.
  • Watford have kept two clean sheets in their last three home games.
  • Leeds have won five of their last six away games in the league.

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Barnsley v Ipswich

  • At Oakwell, Barnsley have won only three of their last 10 meetings with Ipswich (in all competitions).
  • There has only been one goalless draw played out between these two sides in 37 meetings in total (in all competitions).
  • Ricardo Vaz Te has bagged a total of four goals in his last three league games for the Tykes.
  • The Tractor Boys have lost each of their last seven league games, the worst losing streak in the division all season.
  • Barnsley have recouped just one point from a trailing situation this season, fewer than any other side in the league.
  • Ipswich have conceded 11 goals in their last three away games, losing all of these matches.
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