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Stuart Dalgleish 13th Sep 2010 - 14:04

Championship Opta Facts - 14 September

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Barnsley v Leeds United

  • The last four league meetings between these sides have seen 17 goals scored in total.
  • This will be the 50th meeting between these sides in all competitions, Leeds have won 19 and Barnsley 15 with 15 draws rounding off the record.
  • The Tykes have won both home matches in the league this season, keeping a clean sheet in both.
  • Leeds are on a run of three straight wins in the Championship, only Cardiff (four) have gone as long.

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Bristol City v Watford

  • The Robins have failed to win their last eight home games against Watford in the league.
  • The last three games between these sides at Ashton Gate have ended level.
  • Despite only having played at Ashton Gate twice this season, City have conceded more home goals (six) than any other Championship side.
  • Watford are unbeaten in their last three away games in the Championship, winning twice.

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Doncaster v Norwich

  • Norwich have won six of their eight league games against Doncaster, with their only defeat coming in their first league encounter back in 1935.
  • The last time the sides met was in the 2008/09 season, when four of the five goals in the two games were scored in the second half.
  • Billy Sharp has scored from the spot in both of Rovers' home games this season.
  • All but one of the Canaries' eight league goals this season have come in the second half, with three coming in the 90th minute.

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Hull v Derby

  • Four of the last six league meetings between the sides have ended level.
  • In 26 meetings in all competitions since the Second World War, there has not been one goalless draw in this fixture.
  • The Tigers have found the net just once in their last four league games.
  • Both teams have lost three of their last four league games, drawing one.

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Ipswich v QPR

  • Ipswich have won their last four fixtures against QPR.
  • Rovers have failed to score in their last three visits to Portman Road.
  • In five games this season, Ipswich have won as many league matches (three) as they did in their first 22 last season.
  • This fixture sees a clash between two of the three sides who are still unbeaten in the Championship this season.
  • Jamie Mackie has scored in four of the Hoops' five league games this season.

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Leicester v Cardiff

  • These sides met five times last season, with Cardiff securing three wins and the Foxes two.
  • Peter Whittingham scored in four of the five clashes last term.
  • All four of Leicester's league goals this season have come in the second half.
  • Cardiff have won four straight league matches for the first time since October 2006.

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Middlesbrough v Burnley

  • These sides have not met since the 1994/95 season when Boro won 2-0 at home and 3-0 away, John Hendrie scored all five of those goals.
  • There has only been one goalless draw in the last 25 meetings between these outfits in all competitions.
  • Only Portsmouth (one) have scored fewer goals than Middlesbrough (two) in the Championship this season.
  • With five goals, Chris Iwelumo is top scorer in the Championship this season: in 2008/09 15 of his 16 Championship goals came before the end of November.

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Millwall v Reading

  • Reading have won their last three games against Millwall, scoring nine and conceding just one in the process.
  • The Royals have won three of their last four at the New Den.
  • The Lions have scored 26 goals in their last eight league games at the New Den.
  • Reading have scored before half-time in five of their last six league matches.

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Preston North End v Nottingham Forest

  • Preston are unbeaten in 10 home games against Forest in the league, winning the last three.
  • There has only been one away win in the last 17 encounters between these teams.
  • No side has conceded more goals than Preston (11) in the Championship this season.
  • Forest's last four league games have ended 1-1.
  • Nottingham Forest are without a win in their last 12 matches on the road in the Championship.

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Sheffield United v Scunthorpe

  • Scunthorpe are unbeaten in the last five meetings with the Blades, winning both games last season.
  • Sheffield United have failed to score in their last two home games against the Iron.
  • The Blades have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five league matches at home.
  • Scunthorpe have kept only one clean sheet in their last 11 away matches: though this did come in a 1-0 win at Bramall Lane.

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Swansea v Coventry

  • The last three games between these sides have seen just one goal scored in total.
  • Three of the last four games between the sides at Swansea have been goalless.
  • The Swans have conceded just one goal in their last six league games at home.
  • The Sky Blues have won none of their last seven away matches in the Championship.

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Crystal Palace v Portsmouth

  • Pompey are unbeaten in seven games against Palace, including a win in the League Cup (on penalties) earlier this season.
  • The Eagles have failed to win any of their last four home games against Portsmouth, losing three of them.
  • Palace are on a run of four straight league defeats, the longest in the Championship.
  • Pompey have hit just one goal in the Championship this season.

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