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Stuart Dalgleish 12th Sep 2012 - 19:27

Championship Opta Facts - 14-16 September

Brighton & Hove Albion v Sheffield Wednesday

  • Brighton have won just one of their last five matches against Sheffield Wednesday (L3 D1), although that win did come in the last match between the two (2-0 at home in April 2011).
  • The last nine games between the two teams have produced 18 goals - and only once has more than two goals been scored in a single match.
  • The Seagulls have seen a player sent-off on each of the last two occasions that they have hosted Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Brighton have lost just one of their last seven league matches - winning two and drawing four.
  • Wednesday's defeat to Crystal Palace last time out ended a run of 17 games without defeat (W13 D4). The run was preceded by three consecutive defeats.
  • Craig Mackail-Smith has scored four goals in Brighton's last two matches - two braces.

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Charlton Athletic v Crystal Palace

  • Charlton Athletic have been defeated by Crystal Palace just once in their last nine league meetings (W7 D1).
  • The last three games between these two sides have been won by the home team.
  • The Eagles have bagged a total of just three goals in their last seven clashes with Charlton.
  • The Addicks' loss to Nottingham Forest in their last match was the first time they had tasted defeat in 11 games (W7 D3).
  • Palace have won just once in their last 13 league games (D3 L9), although that win did come in their last match (2-1 win over Sheff Wed).
  • The Eagles have not kept a clean sheet in their last 13 games - conceding 29 goals in the process.

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Barnsley v Blackpool

  • Barnsley have lost only three of their last 16 matches with Blackpool (W9 D4).
  • Both teams have scored on three of the last four occasions that they've met.
  • The Tykes win over Bristol City in their last fixture was only their second win in their last 11 (L7 D2).
  • Matt Phillips scored four times in the two games between the teams last season.
  • Barnsley have conceded eight goals in total in their last four games - although they have kept consecutive clean sheets at home.
  • The Seasiders' defeat to Leicester City in their last game ended a three match winning run and an unbeaten run of 10 games (W7 D3).
  • Blackpool are the highest scorers in the Championship so far this season - with 10 goals and have the joint best defensive record - conceding only two - along with Hull City.

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Bolton Wanderers v Watford

  • Bolton have won their last four games against Watford in all competitions, scoring seven goals and conceding just one.
  • Only once in the last seven meetings (in all competitions) have both teams hit the back of the net.
  • Wanderers have won just one of their last eight matches (D4 L3).
  • Owen Coyle's team have kept only one clean sheet in their last 19 games - conceding 37 goals along the way.
  • Watford have lost only twice in their last nine games (W3 D4) although both defeats have came in their last three matches.
  • Chris Eagles has scored in his last three league games for the Trotters.
  • Matej Vydra has scored in three of the last four for Watford.

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Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers

  • This will be the first meeting between the two teams since the 1991/92 season.
  • Bristol City have won six of the last eight league meetings - with Blackburn winning the other two.
  • Blackburn Rovers haven't won at Ashton Gate since 1909 - or 14 visits (D5 L9).
  • City have scored four goals in both of their two league home games so far this season.
  • The Robins are unbeaten in six games at home (W4 D2).
  • Midfielder Martyn Woolford has scored three in his last three games for The Robins.
  • This is Blackburn's best start (W2 D2) to a season since 2007/08 when they also picked up eight points from their opening four games. They enjoyed a similar start in 2000/01 when they gained promotion from the Championship to the Premier League.
  • Rovers have not won any from Ewood Park in seven games (D2 L5).
  • Nuno Gomes has scored in each of his last two games for Blackburn.

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Burnley v Peterborough

  • Burnley are unbeaten in the last four visits of Peterborough to Turf Moor (W3 D1).
  • Both team have scored in four of the last five meetings between the two sides - with a total of 18 goals scored, an average of 3.6 per game.
  • Burnley had more corners than Peterborough in both games last season (9-1, 7-5) despite only picking up a single point from their two games.
  • Burnley have lost their last three games - scoring three goals and conceding eight.
  • Peterborough have not won any of their last ten league matches (D3 L7).
  • The Posh have failed to win away from home since Boxing Day 2011 - a run of 13 matches (D5 L8).
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Cardiff City v Leeds United

  • Cardiff City have not lost any of the last 12 matches against Leeds United (W7 D5) - failing to score only once but only scoring more than one on four occasions.
  • Both games between these two sides ended in a 1-1 draw last season.
  • Joe Mason scored in both games for Cardiff last season.
  • The Bluebirds have lost just once in their last 14 games (D7 L6).
  • United have won only one of their last five away games (D1 L3), though that win did come on their last away day - 2-1 at Peterborough.
  • Leeds have only kept one clean sheet in their last 11 - conceding 17 in that time.
  • Luciano Becchio has scored four league goals so far this season. It took him until January 21st last season to reach that mark.

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Huddersfield Town v Derby County

  • This game will mark the first time the two sides have met in the league since 1995/96.
  • Both teams have scored in the last four meetings between the two in all competitions.
  • Derby County have won the last three league meetings.
  • Town have only lost one of their last nine home games - winning six and drawing two.
  • Derby have only scored one of their eight league goals this season away from home.
  • The Rams have lost only once in their last six (W2 D3).
  • County's eight goals this season have been scored by eight different players.

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Hull v Millwall

  • The two games last season between Hull and Millwall ended in 2-0 wins for the home team, with four of the last five clashes in all competitions being won by the home team.
  • None of the last five matches in all competitions have seen both teams score.
  • The last seven league meetings have produced 15 goals - an average of 2.1 per game.
  • Hull have won their last five home games in a row, but only managed to keep a clean sheet in one of those games.
  • Millwall's defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in their last away match ended a run of six away trips without defeat (W5 D1), a run that saw them ship just the one goal.
  • No team has scored more goals away from home than Millwall this season (4 - level with Blackburn and Watford).

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Middlesbrough v Ipswich

  • Middlesbrough have won just one of the last 12 games against Ipswich (D7 L4).
  • The last three matches between Middlesbrough and Ipswich have ended in draws.
  • Five of the last six matches between the two have seen both teams score.
  • Boro have won their last three home league matches.
  • In five of Boro's last six matches, both teams have scored.
  • The Tractor Boys have lost just one of their last five away games, although it was their last game on the road (a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Blackpool).
  • After scoring three times in his first three games against Boro, Michael Chopra has not scored in his last six against them.

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Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City

  • Forest have won only once in the last eight meetings between the two in all competitions, although that win did come in the last game (2-1 away at St. Andrews).
  • Both league meetings last season were won by the away side.
  • Chris Burke scored for Birmingham in both league matches last season.
  • Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last five matches (W3 D2) - scoring eight and conceding only four.
  • This is Forest's best start to a season since they won their opening four games of the 2006/07 season.
  • Birmingham City have lost two of their last 13 league games; however, both defeats were in their last two away games.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City

  • Wolves have won only one of the last nine matches against the Foxes.
  • The last nine games between Wolves and Leicester have yielded 15 goals in total. The four games before that produced the same number.
  • At Molineux, three of the last four clashes between the two sides have ended in a draw.
  • Wanderers have won just once in their last 18 matches (D5 L12), however they are unbeaten in their last three at home (W1 D2).
  • Wolves have conceded 45 goals in their last 20 home games - keeping just one clean sheet in that run.
  • Leicester have won two of their last nine away games (D1 L6).

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