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Andrew Tibot 13th Apr 2016 - 16:42

Championship Opta Facts - 15-16 April

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Brighton v Fulham

Brighton have won each of the last two encounters with the Cottagers, with Tomer Hemed sealing a 2-1 victory in August with a 90th minute penalty.

However, Fulham are unbeaten in two visits to Brighton (W1 D1), winning on their most recent visit to the Amex.

Brighton have won six and lost none of their last nine league matches.

After going six games without a win, Fulham have won three in a row for the first time since March 2012 in the Premier League.

Fulham have conceded 10 goals via the penalty spot this season; six more than any other team.


Hull v Wolves

Hull have won 10 of the last 14 home league games against Wolves (D1 L3), with a current unbeaten run of four games (W3 D1).

Wolverhampton Wanderers have lost just once in the last five meetings with the Tigers (W1 D3), although that loss came on their last away trip to Hull.

Promotion chasing Hull have won just once in their last eight matches (D4 L3).

However, at the KC Stadium, Steve Bruce's charges have gone 10 games unbeaten, winning six.

Wolves are unbeaten in their last six Championship contests, though four have been draws (W2).


Bolton v Middlesbrough

The Wanderers have only registered one defeat against Boro at home in 14 games (W7 D6), however, that loss came in their most recent home clash.

Middlesbrough have won three successive league games against Bolton, with their last loss against the Lancashire side coming back in April 2013.

Middlesbrough are currently enjoying a five-match winning run; the current longest of its kind in the Championship.

In contrast, the Trotters are enduring the current longest losing run in the division (5).

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos has the best save percentage of any Championship goalkeeper with 10 or more saves this season (81%).


Birmingham v Burnley

The last five league clashes between these two sides at St. Andrew's have seen 18 goals (3.6 per game), with Birmingham remaining unbeaten (W2 D3).

Three of the last five league encounters have ended in a score draw (2-2, 3-3, 2-2), with both sides winning a game each.

Burnley have gone 18 league games without defeat (W12 D6); their longest unbeaten streak since a 20-game run in 1982.

Andre Gray has been directly involved in more goals than any other Championship player this season (31 - 23 goals, 8 assists).

Birmingham have lost three of their last four matches, shipping two goals in each defeat (W1).


Blackburn v Huddersfield

Blackburn are unbeaten in the last 10 league meetings with the Terriers (W5 D5).

Huddersfield have failed to score in five consecutive visits to Ewood Park, but have kept clean sheets in each the last two away trips.

Blackburn have scored the most goals directly from throws this season (3).

Indeed, Rovers have scored 18 times via set-pieces this season (excl. pens); a league-high.

Nahki Wells has scored 15 times this season, his best return in a Championship campaign.


Brentford v Bristol City

Brentford have won three successive league games against Bristol City, netting nine goals - they have never won four on the bounce against the Robins.

Bristol City have won on three of the last five away trips to Griffin Park (D1 L1), with two of those victories coming in the League Cup First Round.

Brentford will be without the injured Alan Judge, who has scored or assisted a higher share of their goals than any other player this season (44%).

The Robins have won four of their previous six away games, losing the other two.

The Bees have won three games in a row after losing the four beforehand.


Cardiff v QPR

Cardiff have failed to score in four of the last six league games league games when hosting QPR (W1 D3 L2).

The R's have scored exactly twice in four of the last five games against the Bluebirds (W2 D2), with the west London club losing in the only game they failed to score.

Cardiff have scored the most headed goals in the Championship in 2015/16 (14).

There have been a league-high 13 goals scored in the 90th minute or later in matches involving QPR this season (seven scored, six conceded).

QPR are without an away win in their last six attempts, although five have ended level.


Charlton v Derby

The Addicks have racked up three wins and two draws in six games against Derby at the Valley, winning the last encounter there.

The Rams have only lost once against Charlton in nine Championship clashes (W5 D3), scoring in each game and netting 17 in total.

Charlton have conceded a league-high 24 goals via set-pieces this season (excl. penalties).

After going 10 games without a win at the Valley, the Addicks have since won their last two.

Chris Martin has been directly involved in nine goals in his last 10 appearances for the Rams (six goals, three assists).


Leeds v Reading

Leeds have scored only four goals in the last nine league encounters with Reading (W1 D4 L4), with the Whites failing to score in seven of those meetings.

However, the Royals haven't scored in three successive games against Leeds, with two of those clashes ending as goalless draws.

Only Hull (477) have fired in more shots (excl. blocked) this season than Reading (476). However, the Royals have posted the worst shooting accuracy rate in the Championship (38.86%).

Leeds have kept only one clean sheet from their last 10 matches (W4 D2 L4).

Mirco Antenucci has had a hand in six of Leeds' last 11 goals, (four goals, two assists).


Preston v MK Dons

Preston have never lost against MK Dons in the nine meetings between the two clubs (W3 D6).

All four of the encounters at Deepdale between these two clubs have ended in stalemates (1-1, 0-0, 2-2, 1-1).

Preston's Joe Garner has committed the most fouls in the league this season (88).

Preston have suffered just one defeat in their last six at home, although it came last time out at the hands of Fulham (W3 D2).

MK Dons have registered the fewest shots on target this season (133).


Rotherham v Nottm Forest

Rotherham have drawn six successive games against Notts Forest at home in the league, with their last league win coming in September 1956.

Indeed, Forest are unbeaten in 16 league clashes with the Millers (W7 D9), winning both of the last two meetings.

David Vaughan has made more tackles than any other Championship player this season (156).

Rotherham have used more players than any other Championship team this season (38).

Since Rotherham's appointment of Neil Warnock, only the current top three sides (Middlesbrough, Burnley and Brighton - 25) have won more points than the Millers (21).


Sheff Wed v Ipswich

These two sides have played out a 1-1 draw in three consecutive league games at Hillsborough, with the Owls last securing victory in April 2007.

Indeed, each of the last six clashes have either ended in a 1-1 draw (three times) or a 2-1 victory (three times) for the Tractor Boys.

The Owls have gained 17 points from losing positions this season; a league-high.

Sheffield Wednesday have lost just once in their last 17 fixtures on home soil (W11 D5).

Ipswich have won only one of their last eight games on the road (D3 L4), failing to score in five of those contests.


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