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Michael Taylor 15th Mar 2010 - 17:48

Championship Opta Facts - 16-17 March

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Barnsley v Nottingham Forest

  • Barnsley have lost just one of their last eight league meetings with Forest at home.
  • Nottingham Forest have conceded only one goal in their last three meetings with Barnsley.
  • The Tykes have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four league matches.
  • Billy Davies' side have lost five successive league matches away from home, this coming after being unbeaten in the first 13 road trips of the season.

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Coventry v Cardiff

  • Cardiff have won their last three meetings with Coventry, scoring exactly two goals in each match.
  • Coventry have managed only one goal in their last four matches against the Bluebirds.
  • The Sky Blues have lost just one of their last 10 league matches.
  • Cardiff have lost three successive league games away from home, without scoring.

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Crystal Palace v Leicester

  • The home side are unbeaten in the last 11 meetings between Palace and Leicester.
  • Palace have won just one of their last six league meetings with Leicester City.
  • Paul Hart's side have scored only three times in their last seven league matches.
  • Leicester have suffered just one defeat in their last 10 league matches.

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Derby v Middlesbrough

  • Middlesbrough have won their last six meetings with Derby County.
  • Derby have won just one of their last home games against Middlesbrough, and have failed to score in their last two.
  • Derby County have suffered four defeats in their last five Championship games.
  • Middlesbrough have lost three away games in succession.

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Peterborough v Doncaster

  • Doncaster Rovers have won their last four matches against Peterborough United.
  • The Posh have failed to score in their last two home games against Doncaster.
  • Jim Gannon's side have won back to back league games for the first time this season.
  • Doncaster have lost just once in their last five league games away from home.

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Plymouth v Bristol City

  • Plymouth have picked up just one point from their last three home matches against Bristol City in the league.
  • Bristol City have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three league away meetings with Plymouth.
  • Plymouth have not won any of their last six league matches.
  • Bristol City have found the net just twice in their last eight league games away from Ashton Gate.

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Preston v Sheffield Wednesday

  • Four of the last five meetings between these two in Preston have ended in a draw.
  • John Parkin has scored in both of his last two appearances against Sheffield Wednesday. His goal earlier this season was the winner, and his goal last season was the equaliser.
  • Only one of Preston's last nine home games in the Championship have ended in defeat.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have not won away in five successive league trips, failing to score in four of them.

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Reading v QPR

  • Three of the last six meetings between these two sides have ended goalless; including two of their last three.
  • QPR have won just once in their last 10 meetings with Reading, but this victory came earlier this season.
  • Reading have won three successive league matches, conceding only once in the process.
  • The Royals have won seven of their last eight games, rising from 23rd to 16th.
  • QPR have not won a league game away from home in 10 attempts.

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Sheffield United v Blackpool

  • 12 of the last 15 meetings between these two sides have seen at least three goals scored.
  • Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last eight home matches against Blackpool.
  • The Blades have failed to score in three of their last five league games.
  • Blackpool have not won away in the league for six matches.

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Swansea v West Brom

  • Three of the last four meetings between these two sides at Swansea have ended goalless.
  • West Brom last won away at Swansea in August 1946, a run of seven away trips without a win.
  • There have only been four goals scored in the last five league matches involving Swansea City.
  • West Brom have scored in 11 consecutive league games away from home.

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Watford v Ipswich

  • Watford are unbeaten in their last 10 meetings with Ipswich Town.
  • Ipswich Town have lost on their last four trips to Vicarage Road to face Watford.
  • No side have won fewer points than Watford over the last 10 league matches (7).
  • Only Derby (2) and Peterborough (1) have won fewer league games away from home than Ipswich (3) this season.

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Newcastle v Scunthorpe

  • Scunthorpe have won just one of their previous six trips to Newcastle to play the Magpies, this coming in their first ever meeting in January 1958.
  • One of Newcastle's four league defeats this season came against Scunthorpe earlier this term.
  • Newcastle have only dropped eight points at home in the Championship this season; fewer than any other side.
  • Only Peterborough (13) have lost more away games in the Championship this term than Scunthorpe (12).

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