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P.J. Murray 14th Apr 2011 - 14:04

Championship Opta Facts - 15-18 April

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Norwich City v Nottingham Forest

  • Nottingham Forest have scored three own goals in their last three league games against Norwich.
  • The Canaries are unbeaten in their last nine home league games, and have netted a total of 10 goals in their last three fixtures at Carrow Road.
  • Simeon Jackson has bagged four goals in his last three appearances for the Canaries.
  • Forest kept a clean sheet in their last game (2-0 v Burnley) after shipping 11 in the previous three fixtures.
  • None of Forest's last 14 league goals have come in the first half-hour of their games.

 

Bristol City v Ipswich Town

  • Bristol City have failed to score in the last three league games against Ipswich.
  • Only one of the last 13 meetings between the two sides has ended in an away victory.
  • Nicky Maynard has bagged three goals in his last four games for the Robins.
  • The Tractor Boys have scored two or more goals in each of their last four league games.
  • City have kept clean sheets in three of their last four league games.

Burnley v Swansea City

  • There have been three red cards in the last two meetings between Swansea and Burnley.
  • The Swans have only won on one of their last 18 visits to Turf Moor, although that victory did come on their last visit, in January 2009 (2-0).
  • The Clarets are on a run of four league defeats in a row, the longest current such run in the division.
  • Burnley have also failed to score in four of their last six fixtures.
  • The Swans have lost their last three away league games.

 

Cardiff City v Portsmouth

  • None of the last six league meetings between Cardiff and Portsmouth have ended as a home win.
  • The Bluebirds scored two goals at Fratton Park despite only having one shot on target in the match in the reverse fixture.
  • Cardiff have lost just one of their last 11 home league games.
  • The Bluebirds have only shipped one first-half goal in their last nine league fixtures.
  • Pompey have netted just two first-half goals in their last 11 league games.

 

Coventry City v Millwall

  • There has been a red card in each of the last three league meetings between Coventry and Millwall.
  • The Sky Blues have lost three of their last four league fixtures at the Ricoh Arena.
  • The Lions will have to do without in-form Steve Morison, who has netted three of their last five league goals. The striker is suspended after receiving his marching orders against Bristol City.
  • Millwall have only shipped one first-half goal in their last 14 league fixtures.
  • Coventry have only kept two clean sheets in their last 14 league games, although those shut-outs have come in their last three fixtures.

 

Crystal Palace v Scunthorpe United

  • Michael O'Connor has scored in his last two starts against Crystal Palace.
  • The Iron have netted a total of eight goals in their last three meetings with the Eagles.
  • Palace have enjoyed just one victory in their last five league games.
  • However, at Selhurst Park, Palace are unbeaten in 13 league games, the joint-best current unbeaten run at home in the division.
  • Struggling Scunthorpe have failed to score in five of their last six fixtures (although they did hit four against QPR on April 9th).

 

Hull City v Doncaster Rovers

  • Hull City have won the last seven home games against Doncaster in all competitions.
  • Doncaster haven't won away at Hull since September 1950.
  • The Tigers' league games have produced a total of 86 goals (for and against), a divisional-low.
  • Doncaster are on a current run of seven league games without a win, the longest current winless run in the division.
  • Hull have conceded a single goal in each of their last four league games.

 

Leeds United v Watford

  • Leeds have won five and lost none of the last seven regular league meetings with Watford.
  • Danny Graham has now bagged eight in his last nine appearances for the Hornets.
  • United are the division's top scorers, with 76 goals, five more than the second top-scorers, Watford.
  • Watford have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last four league fixtures.
  • Max Gradel has hit three goals in his last three games for Leeds.

 

Middlesbrough v Barnsley

  • In the three Championship meetings between Barnsley and Middlesbrough, the home side has won, netting two goals each time.
  • 'Boro's last three league games have produced a total of 15 goals (for and against).
  • On the road, the Tykes are without a win in their last seven league games.
  • Middlesbrough have only kept one clean sheet in their last nine league games at the Riverside.
  • Barnsley have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 league fixtures.

Preston North End v Sheffield United

  • None of the last 12 meetings between Preston and Sheffield United have ended as an away win.
  • Preston (along with Reading) have a scored in each of their last 12 league games, the joint-longest current scoring run in the division.
  • Bottom of the table United have failed to find the net in five of their last eight league encounters.
  • Iain Hume has bagged six goals in his last seven games for North End.
  • The Blades have failed to score in each of their last three away league games (and in six of their last seven).

 

Reading v Leicester City

  • The last three meetings between Reading and Leicester have ended as away wins.
  • Leicester have managed only one win in their last six clashes with Reading.
  • The Royals are the top side in the division in terms of recent form, with 26 points from their last 10 league games.
  • The Foxes have bagged a total of eight goals in their last three league games.
  • Reading have netted in each of their last 12 league games, a joint-best current scoring run in the division.

 

QPR v Derby County

  • None of the last 13 meetings between Derby and QPR have ended as a home win.
  • QPR were 0-2 down going into the final minute of the reverse fixture at Pride Park, but netted two late goals to secure a 2-2 draw.
  • The Rams have enjoyed just two victories in their last eight league games.
  • QPR are unbeaten in their last nine league games at Loftus Road.
  • Derby have managed only one win in their last seven away games in the Championship.

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