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Andrew Tibot 10th Dec 2015 - 14:27

Championship Opta Facts - 11-12 Dec

Blackburn v Rotherham

Blackburn have won 11 of their last 13 home league matches against Rotherham (D1 L1).

The Millers have scored in 14 of their last 16 league meetings with Rovers.

Blackburn are unbeaten in six league games (W3 D3); avoiding defeat to Rotherham would be their longest run without defeat since May.

After no goals in his previous 28 league games for Rotherham and Peterborough, Joe Newell has bagged in two of his last three appearances.

Winger Craig Conway has created 70 chances this season, 21 more than any other Championship player.

The Millers have used 30 players in the Championship this season, more than any other side.

 

Wolves v Nottingham Forest

Wolves ended a run of three successive losses to Forest with a 2-1 victory over them in April.

Forest are looking to win three consecutive matches at Molineux against Wolves.

Forest have gained 10 points from losing positions in the Championship this season, the best record of any team in the league.

Jordan Graham assisted twice in Wolves' 2-1 win at Rotherham - his only previous league assist was for Oxford at Accrington in October.

Forest have lost their last four away league games - another defeat at Molineux would be their worst away run since losing seven in a row in March 2010.

 

MK Dons v Ipswich

The only previous meeting between the two clubs came in a 2007 League Cup clash, which MK Dons won on penalties 5-3 after it ended 3-3 after extra time.

The Tractor Boys could win three away games in a row for the first time in the league since January 2009.

The Dons scored 20 goals in their final five games in League One in 2014/15, netting at least three goals in each game; since then, they have netted three goals in just two games (4-1 v Rotherham and 3-0 v Blackburn).

After 15 goalless league games (incl. play-offs), Daryl Murphy has notched six goals in his last four games for Ipswich.

At this stage last season, three MK Dons players (Dele Alli, Benik Afobe and Will Grigg) had all netted more goals than this season's top scorer Dean Bowditch (3).

 

Cardiff v Sheffield Wednesday

Cardiff City have won four of their last five contests against Wednesday, drawing the other last February.

The Owls have lost each of their previous five trips to Cardiff, scoring just three times in the process.

After conceding just one goal in six games, Cardiff have conceded exactly two in each of their last three games (W1 D1 L1).

Wednesday have lost just one of their last 13 league games (3-1 v Charlton in November), winning six (D6).

Cardiff have an excellent record at the Cardiff City Stadium, losing just one of their last 11 games (W6 D4).

 

Charlton v Leeds

Charlton have been beaten just once in their last nine meetings with Leeds (W4 D4).

Leeds have lost three of their last four visits to the Valley, winning the other 4-2 in which former player Ross McCormack scored all four goals.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson has assisted six goals this season, two more than he managed last season and the most in a season for any Charlton player since they returned to the Championship.

Leeds have won three of their last five games after winning three of their previous 16.

41% of Charlton's goals have been headed (7 of 17), a league-high.

22% of Leeds' 18 goals in this Championship this season have been penalties (4), the highest percentage in the top four tiers of English football.

 

Derby v Brighton

Derby have been victorious in five of their last six matches (incl. play-offs) against Brighton (L1).

Brighton have failed to score in their last three league (excl. play-offs) visits to Derby (D1 L2).

Since losing to Leeds in August, Derby are unbeaten in six games at the iPro Stadium, winning their last five in a row.

Brighton have equalled QPR's 19 games unbeaten from the start of a Championship season (since 2004/05) in 2010/11.

Only Andre Gray (14), Ross McCormack and Alan Judge (13) have been involved in more goals this season than Derby striker Chris Martin (11).

Last season, Joao Teixeira was involved in the most goals for Brighton (nine, six goals and three assists), the same number and combination Tommer Hemed has already so far this season.

 

Fulham v Brentford

Fulham haven't won at home to Brentford in the league since April 1990, losing three and drawing two of their meetings since.

Brentford scored two 90th minute goals v Fulham in April, via Alan Judge and Jota. Stuart Dallas scored the other two in a 4-1 win at Craven Cottage.

Only Andre Gray (11) has scored more Championship goals than Ross McCormack this season and the Scotsman has five in his last seven.

Brentford are unbeaten in their last four away league games (W2 D2) and avoiding defeat at Craven Cottage would give them their best run since March 2014 (11 games).

Fulham have conceded 22 goals in their last 11 league games, an average of two per game.

Alan Judge has been involved in 50% of Brentford's goals this season (7 goals, 6 assists).

 

Huddersfield v Bristol City

Huddersfield are unbeaten in four league meetings with Bristol City (W3 D1).

Bristol City have recorded just one win in their previous eight visits to play the Terriers (D2 L5).

Huddersfield have lost their last three home league games; they've not lost four in a row since September 2000 (a run of seven matches).

The Robins' last clean sheet away to Huddersfield came in October 1988, conceding in the eight matches against them since.

The Terriers have failed to score in their last two home matches; they last went three in a row without a goal in January 2006.

Bristol City have won one away match in the Championship this season (D4 L4), failing to score in their last three.

 

Hull v Bolton

Hull have won their last two home meetings with the Trotters. They last won three consecutively at home against them between 1968 and 1970.

Bolton have failed to score in only one of their last eight fixtures against the Tigers.

Hull have seen nine different nationalities score for them this season, the most in the Championship.

Bolton are presiding over their longest winless league run (13 games) since February 1980, when the Trotters went 24 games without a win.

The Tigers have seen 14 different scorers grab a goal for them in the Championship this season, a league high.

Bolton are the only side in the top four tiers of English football without an away win this season (D2 L7).

 

Middlesbrough v Birmingham

Boro are unbeaten in four matches with Birmingham (W2 D2), having lost each of the three prior to that run.

Birmingham have lost nine of their last 10 visits to Middlesbrough, winning once in March 2013.

Middlesbrough have gone 491 minutes with conceding a goal at the Riverside, their best run since March 2014 (714 minutes).

The Blues have lost three in a row - a fourth defeat would herald their worst league run since April 2014 (five defeats).

Defender Daniel Ayala has scored in each of his previous two games against Birmingham for Boro (two goals).

Birmingham have used just 20 players in the Championship this season, the fewest of any team.

 

Preston v Reading

Preston hold just one win in their last eight with the Royals (D2 L5).

Reading have conceded exactly once in their last four games against PNE.

Preston haven't scored more than once at Deepdale in the league this season, scoring just six goals in nine games.

Reading have scored 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season, three more than any other team in the Championship.

Despite their lowly position of 18th, Preston have kept a joint-high 10 clean sheets in the Championship, including seven in their last nine games (W3 D5 L1).

Reading have lost three away league games on the bounce, last losing four in November 2014.

 

QPR v Burnley

The last time QPR hosted Burnley; Charlie Austin scored in the 74th minute but was then sent off shortly after. He also scored in the reverse fixture last season in the Premier League.

Burnley have lost only one of their last nine league matches with QPR (W5 D3).

Charlie Austin has scored six goals in his last six league appearances at Loftus Road.

35% of Burnley's goals this season have come in the final 15 minutes of games (9 of 26), the highest percentage in the division.

QPR have netted a joint-high 17 second-half goals in the Championship this season and haven't scored a first-half goal at Loftus Road since October 3.

Neither side in any of Burnley's last 16 away games have netted more than twice - the last side to do so was Manchester United at Old Trafford in February.

 

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