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Nic Ladds 14th Sep 2009 - 13:08

Championship Opta Facts - 15-16 September

Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading supplier of sports performance data, bring you Opta Facts, the key statistics you'll need to make an informed choice with your football betting.

Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough

  • The last seven times these two have met the home side has prevailed and taken all three points, all of these games were in the Premier League.
  • The away side has failed to score in three of the last four meetings between these two.
  • Adam Johnson has scored four goals for Boro in three away games in the Championship this season, two of which have come from the spot.
  • Wednesday have collected seven points from their last three league games.
  • ‘Boro have only suffered one defeat in their opening six league games this season.

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Swansea v Bristol City

  • Three of the last four meetings between these sides have ended in 0-0 draws.
  • There has not been an away win in this fixture since the 1993/94 season, when both teams won on their travels.
  • Swansea are yet to win at home this season, and have only scored one goal in three games at Liberty Stadium.
  • Swansea have only scored once at home in three games in the league this term.
  • Bristol City have collected only two points from their opening three away league games this term.

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West Bromwich Albion v Doncaster

  • The last time these two met in the league was in 1947/48 when Doncaster won both games.
  • West Brom have won four of their last five league games.
  • Albion have scored 10 goals in their last four league games, scoring at least two in each match.
  • Doncaster are without a win in the league away from home this term and have only scored one goal on the road.
  • Rovers have failed to score in three of their last four league games.

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Blackpool v Newcastle

  • These sides have not met in the league since 1970/71 when both teams claimed away wins.
  • The Tangerines have kept clean sheets in their last two home games, taking four points along the way.
  • Blackpool have lost only once in their six league games this season.
  • Newcastle have won their last five league matches, keeping a clean sheet in each.

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Reading v Cardiff

  • The two league meetings between these two last season came within a month of each other, between November and Boxing Day, they both ended in draws.
  • Cardiff have scored in every game they have played against Reading (all comps) since 1983, in which period they have met 23 times.
  • Michael Chopra has scored all four of Cardiff’s away goals this season, including a hat trick against Plymouth.
  • Reading have failed to score in four of their league games so far this season.
  • Cardiff have lost, and failed to score in, their last two league games.

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Coventry v Sheffield United

  • Sheffield United have won three of their last four meetings with Coventry including two at the Ricoh Arena, drawing the other one.
  • The Blades have won four of their last five games away from home to Coventry.
  • In 14 meetings in the Championship there has only ever been one 0-0 draw between these two.
  • Coventry are winless in their last four matches in all competitions.
  • United have not lost in five matches, winning three in all competitions.

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Derby County v Barnsley

  • Barnsley have not won at Derby since 1983, since when they have met nine times there.
  • There has only been one draw in the last 13 meetings between these two teams, last time out when it was a 0-0 stalemate.
  • Barnsley have scored only once in five league games.
  • Derby have won just once in their last five Championship games.

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Ipswich v Nottingham Forest

  • Forest have not been able to beat Ipswich in their last four meetings, losing two and drawing two.
  • The last time there was a goalless draw between these teams was in 1970, since when they have met 42 times in all competitions.
  • Ipswich have scored just two goals and taken only two points from three home games this season in the Championship.
  • Ipswich are yet to win this season in the Championship, losing four of their six matches.
  • Forest have drawn their three away matches so far this term, scoring just twice.

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Leicester City v Peterborough

  • Last season these sides met twice in League One, with the home side winning and keeping a clean sheet on both occasions.
  • The last time these sides met in the second tier of English football was in 1993, Leicester won 2-1 at home and they shared the points at Peterborough.
  • The Posh are yet to win in the league this term, picking up just two points from their last four games in the Championship.
  • The Foxes have won all three of their home games in the league this season by a one goal margin.

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Plymouth v Watford

  • Plymouth have won three of their last four meetings with Watford, including two 2-1 wins last season, the other result was a 1-1 draw at Plymouth in March 2008.
  • Plymouth (30) have won this fixture more than twice as many times as Watford (14), there have also been 14 draws.
  • Argyle have netted exactly one goal in each of their three home games so far, but two of these three goals came in the 90th minute.
  • In three away games this season, Watford have recorded a win, draw and loss, netting five goals and also conceding five.
  • Watford are unbeaten in four league games.
  • Plymouth are yet to win in the league this term, losing their last four in a row.

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QPR v Crystal Palace

  • Last season QPR and Palace played out two 0-0 draws in the Championship, before that they had not shared a goalless draw since 1994.
  • QPR have only managed one victory in their last six matches at Loftus road against the Eagles.
  • Palace have not managed to score a first half goal in their three away games so far this season.
  • QPR have drawn all three of their previous league games at home 1-1 this season.
  • Palace have only one win to their name in the Championship so far this term.

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Scunthorpe v Preston

  • Scunthorpe won both league encounters last season as a player from the away side was sent off in both games.
  • In 26 meetings in all competitions these two sides have never shared a 0-0 draw.
  • The Iron have failed to score in their last two home games, losing both.
  • Preston have had five different goal scorers away from home so far, as they have won five points from their three fixtures on the road.
  • Preston are unbeaten so far this season in the league.
  • North End have conceded only one goal in their last four league matches.

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