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Andrew Tibot 14th Dec 2015 - 13:23

Championship Opta Facts - 14-16 Dec

Blackburn v Nottm Forest

Blackburn have lost just two of their last 10 home league contests against Forest (W6 D2).

Nottm Forest have kept just one clean sheet in their last 22 league visits to Ewood Park (53 goals conceded).

Blackburn have taken 10 points from their four games under Paul Lambert - only Middlesbrough have taken as many in that timeframe.

David Vaughan has made the most tackles in the Championship this season (87).

Craig Conway is the Championship's leading player for chances created this season (74), 24 more than any other player.


Cardiff v Brentford

Cardiff have won three of their last four league games against Brentford, netting exactly two goals in each match (L1).

The Bees have conceded in each of their last nine against the Bluebirds, averaging two goals conceded per game in this run.

Cardiff have had fewer shots than any other Championship side this season (164, excluding blocked).

Brentford have been beaten just once in their last 10 Championship fixtures (W6 D3).

No player has provided more assists in the Championship this season than Alan Judge (6).

However, Cardiff boast two players who've recorded five assists each - Peter Whittingham and Joe Ralls.


Charlton v Bolton

Charlton are unbeaten in five against Bolton, winning two and drawing three.

Bolton haven't won at the Valley since October 2005, losing three of the four trips since (D1).

Charlton have won just twice in their last 16 league fixtures (D3 L11).

Bolton have won just one of their last 25 league fixtures, beating Wolves in September (D11 L13).

The Trotters have the lowest conversion rate in the Championship (7.0%).


Derby v Bristol City

Tom Ince has scored three goals in his last three league appearances against Bristol City.

The Robins have lost six of their last seven matches against the Rams at the iPro Stadium (W1).

Derby have the best passing accuracy in the Championship (80.3%).

Jonathan Kodija has been directly involved in 11 of Bristol's 20 goals this season (55%, scoring nine and assisting two).

Jacob Butterfield has been involved in three of the last four Derby goals in the Championship (scoring two and assisting another).


Fulham v Ipswich

Fulham are winless in seven against Ipswich in league competition, losing five and drawing two.

Daryl Murphy scored three times against Fulham last season as Ipswich won 2-1 in both meetings.

Fulham are the Championship's top scorers (33) yet only Rotherham (36) have conceded more than them (35).

The Tractor Boys could win four consecutive away league games the first time since April 2004.

The West London outfit haven't won a league game in six attempts (D3 L3).

Ipswich striker Brett Pitman hasn't been on the losing side when scoring in a game since August 2014, netting in 15 games since then (W13 D2).


Huddersfield v Rotherham

Huddersfield have lost only one of their last 11 league clashes with Rotherham (W6 D4), though it came in this exact fixture last term.

Rotherham have scored two goals in each of the last three meetings with Huddersfield.

The Terriers have won 11 of their last 13 home league games against the Millers (D1 L1).

Rotherham haven't scored more than two goals in an away meeting with Huddersfield since March 1964 (3-0).

Mustapha Carayol is the only current Huddersfield player to have netted against Rotherham in league competition.

Rotherham's only clean sheet in their last 13 trips to Huddersfield arrived in this exact fixture last season.


Middlesbrough v Burnley

David Nugent has scored in four of his last five appearances against Burnley.

Burnley are winless in four against Boro (D1 L3), failing to score in each of the last three.

Boro have kept six clean sheets in their last seven league games, the exception being the 3-0 defeat to Hull in November.

After winning five of their previous six (D1), Burnley are now winless in five (D4 L1).

Middlesbrough have gone 581 minutes without conceding at home in the Championship.


MK Dons v Sheff Wed

Nicky Maynard has scored four goals in his last four league appearances against Sheffield Wednesday.

This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides since an FA Cup replay in January 2013 in which MK Dons won 2-0.

MK Dons have won only one of their last nine games in the Championship (D2 L6), failing to score in six of those games.

MK Dons have failed to score in their last three league matches and have netted just three times in their last nine league contests.

Each of Sheffield Wednesday's last three games have ended all square. In their last match v Cardiff, they gained a point from 2-0 down.


Preston v Birmingham

Preston have won five of the last six league meetings with Birmingham (L1), including each of the last three.

Birmingham have lost each of their last three trips to Deepdale by a goal to nil.

David Cotterill has scored or assisted seven goals in his last five league appearances against Preston (four goals, three assists).

After scoring no goals in his opening 15 games (all comps) this season, Preston striker Joe Garner has scored three in his last four.

PNE are looking to win three successive league games in the second tier for the first time since April 2011.

Birmingham have held just 41.5% possession on average this season, the lowest in the Championship.


QPR v Brighton

Queens Park Rangers have won four and lost none of their last nine league matches against Brighton at Loftus Road.

Brighton have scored just two goals in their last seven trips to Loftus Road in league competition.

Charlie Austin has scored every 131 minutes in the Championship this season; only Bobby Zamora (94) and Andre Gray (124) have posted a better minutes-per-goal rate (min five goals scored).

Brighton's 20 game unbeaten run (W11 D9) from the start of a Championship season is the longest in the competition's history (since 2004/05), beating QPR's record of 19 games set in 2010/11.

The last English league side to go 20 unbeaten at the start of the season were Manchester United in 2010/11 (24 games without defeat in total).


Hull v Reading

Hull have won only one of their last nine home league clashes with Reading (D5 L3).

Reading have conceded exactly once in each of their last nine league matches against Hull.

Hull have failed to score in just two Championship games this season, a league-low figure.

Reading have lost each of their last three Championship fixtures. They last lost four on the spin towards the end of last season (April).

Only Andre Gray (11) and Ross McCormack (10) have scored more goals in the Championship this season than Reading's Nick Blackman (9).


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