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Eden Jon 12th Oct 2015 - 21:18

Championship Opta Facts: 16-18 Oct


Bristol City v Nottm Forest


  • Bristol City have won only one of their last 12 home league games against Nottm Forest, though it was their most recent clash in February 2013 (D6 L5).
  • Forest have failed to score in three of their last four matches against the Robins (W1 D1 L2).
  • Nottingham Forest have used 26 players so far this season; the most in the Championship.
  • The Robins have won just two points at home this campaign; the fewest in the division.
  • Jonathan Kodjia has scored five goals in his last six league games for Bristol City.
  • The Tricky Trees are unbeaten in their last four away matches, winning two (D2).


Sheff Wed v Hull


  • Sheffield Wednesday have failed to keep a clean sheet in nine of their last 10 league encounters with Hull City.
  • Hull have won three of their last five league trips to Hillsborough (D1 L1), this after winning just one of the previous 17.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have seen 11 different players score for them so far this term; a Championship-high. However, no player has netted more than two goals for the Owls this term.
  • Abel Hernandez has scored in three of his last four away games for Hull City.
  • The Owls have won their last three league games in a row; they've not won four consecutively since April 2012.
  • Hull have won back-to-back away games for the first time since February 2014. They last won three in a row back in April 2013.


Birmingham v QPR


  • Birmingham City have lost only once in their last nine matches versus QPR at St. Andrew's, winning six (D2).
  • QPR have won their last three league games against Birmingham, keeping a clean sheet each clash.
  • No team has scored (18) or conceded (20) more goals in the Championship this campaign than QPR.
  • Birmingham's Clayton Donaldson has provided more assists than any other player this season (5).
  • No Championship side has won more points from losing positions this season than QPR (7).
  • QPR (11) have scored more goals via Englishman than any other Championship team in 2015/16, four more than Birmingham (7).
  • Birmingham have lost their last two at home in league competition; they've not lost three in a row since October 2014 (a run of four).


Brentford v Rotherham


  • Brentford have won back to back league games against the Millers; they've not won three in a row since May 1987.
  • Rotherham have drawn a blank in four of their last six league clashes with Brentford (W2 D2 L2).
  • Rotherham have conceded the most goals from the penalty spot this season (3).
  • Brentford have yet to keep a clean sheet this season; a joint-low with Huddersfield.
  • Only Clayton Donaldson (5) has more assists this campaign than Rotherham's Joe Newell (4).
  • The Bees have lost three consecutive games for the first time since March 2012.


Burnley v Bolton


  • Burnley have won just two of their last 13 league matches against Bolton, losing six (D5).
  • Bolton have avoided defeat in five of their last six league trips to Turf Moor, winning on two occasions (D3).
  • After 14 games in all competitions without a goal, Bolton's Gary Madine has now netted in consecutive games.
  • The Trotters have won fewer points on the road than any other side so far in 2015/16 (1). Indeed, Neil Lennon's men have picked up just six points from the last 45 available away from home.
  • Burnley have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes this term than any other Championship side (5).
  • Andre Gray has been involved in four goals in his first five league games for Burnley (two goals, two assists).


Ipswich v Huddersfield


  • Ipswich have won 13 of their last 17 home league matches against Huddersfield, losing only once in that run (D3).
  • Nahki Wells scored three goals in two games against Ipswich for Huddersfield last season.
  • Ipswich have found the back of the net in 11 of their last 12 versus Huddersfield in league competition, scoring 24 in the process.
  • The Tractor Boys have lost only one of their last 12 league games at Portman Road (W7 D4).
  • Emyr Huws has scored with four of his six shots on target for Huddersfield.
  • The Terriers have won once in their last seven on the road (D3 L3).


Leeds v Brighton


  • Leeds have lost three of their last four matches versus Brighton at Elland Road, shipping two goals in each defeat (W1).
  • Brighton have won their last three league games against Leeds, keeping a clean sheet on each occasion.
  • Leeds have seen only four players score for them this term; a joint-league-low alongside Preston.
  • Tommer Hemed has netted three goals in four away games for Brighton.
  • Chris Wood has been involved in five goals in his last seven appearances for Leeds (four goals, one assist).
  • The Seagulls are the only unbeaten side in the top four tiers this season, winning six and drawing four. In fact, this is the first time in their history that they've gone unbeaten in their first 10 league games of the season.


Middlesbrough v Fulham


  • Middlesbrough have won nine and lost none of their last 12 home league matches against Fulham.
  • Ross McCormack has scored four goals in his last four league appearances against Middlesbrough, including a hat-trick in the last match in April.
  • Fulham have conceded the most set-piece goals (inc. penalties) so far this season (8).
  • Summer signing David Nugent has three goals and three assists in his last five appearances for Boro.
  • Middlesbrough have won five of their last six league games (L1), although they lost last time out versus Reading.
  • Fulham have faced more opposition shots on target this season than any other Championship outfit (57).


MK Dons v Blackburn


  • MK Dons have won their only previous encounter with Blackburn, 2-1 in the League Cup in August 2012.
  • Jordan Rhodes has netted four goals in his last four league appearances against MK Dons (including play-offs).
  • Indeed, Jordan Rhodes scored seven of Blackburn's last nine league goals.
  • Rovers have scored more goals from set-pieces (inc. penalties) this term than any other team (7).
  • MK Dons have registered the fewest shots on target in the league this season (30) and only Preston (7) have scored fewer goals than them (9).
  • Blackburn are winless in eight away games, though six have been draws (L2).


Preston v Cardiff


  • Preston have won five and lost two of their previous seven home league matches against the Bluebirds.
  • This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the 2010/11 campaign in which Cardiff remained unbeaten against the Lilywhites (W1 D1).
  • Cardiff have used just 18 players so far this season; a joint-league-low alongside Birmingham and Burnley.
  • Preston North End are the only side in the Football League (Championship, League One & League Two) yet to score a goal via an Englishman this season.
  • Preston are the lowest scorers in the Championship this season with just seven goals.
  • Joe Mason, who has five league goals in 10 games this term, has equalled his goal tally from last season.


Reading v Charlton


  • Reading have lost just once in their last eight home league encounters with the Addicks (W4 D3), though it arrived in the most recent game.
  • Charlton have won consecutive league games against Reading for the first time since 1981. They've never won three on the bounce against the Royals.
  • Charlton have lost more points from leading positions this season than any other side (8).
  • Danny Williams' strike against Middlesbrough last time out is the quickest goal scored in the Championship this season (15 seconds).
  • Contrastingly, the Royals have also netted the latest goal in the Championship this term - Nick Blackman vs Brentford (98:32).
  • No side has won more points from their last six games than Reading (15), while only MK Dons (1) have picked up fewer points than Charlton (2) in this run.


Derby v Wolves


  • Derby's 5-0 win against Wolves in November 2014 ended a run of nine home games without a victory against them (D4 L5).
  • After scoring 15 goals in five league games at Derby between 2002 and 2009, Wolves have failed to find the net in their last two.
  • Tom Ince has scored in each of his last three league appearances for Derby, this after failing to net in his previous seven.
  • Only Watford's Odion Ighalo (21) and Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes (19) have netted more English league goals in 2015 than Wolves' Benik Afobe (18).
  • The Rams are unbeaten in their last five in league competition, winning four (D1).
  • Wolves have found the net in 11 of their last league 12 matches on the road.



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