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Callum Jones 15th Jan 2015 - 17:51

Championship Opta Facts - 17th Jan

Derby County v Nottingham Forest

Derby's 5-0 win in this exact fixture last season was their biggest league win over their East Midlands rivals since 1898.

Forest have failed to score in three of their last five trips to Derby, scoring just once in the other two games.

Craig Bryson has scored just four times since his hat-trick against Forest in March.

Chris Martin has scored five and assisted two more in his last six games for the Rams. Martin's strike against Ipswich was his 100th career goal.

Only seven different players have found the back of the net for Forest this season; a league-low spread.

Forest haven't scored more than once in a league game since November, netting just four goals in their last seven (D3 L4).


Brighton and Hove Albion v Brentford

Brighton were 2-0 winners in their FA Cup 3rd Round tie over Brentford last weekend, with the goals coming in the 88th minute or later.

Brentford haven't won any of their last four trips to Brighton (D1 L3).

After failing to win any of their previous seven games, the Seagulls have won back to back games for the first time since August.

Brentford have yet to drop a point from leading positions this season, winning all 13 games in which they've gone ahead.

The Bees have found the back of the net in each of their last 12 games; the current longest scoring streak in the league.

Brighton have seen 16 different players score for them this season; a league-high spread.


Fulham v Reading

The Cottagers have conceded 10 goals in their last three games against Reading.

Reading scored four goals in their last trip to Craven Cottage in May 2013, as many as their previous seven games there.

Bryan Ruiz and Hal Robson-Kanu have both netted three goals in their previous two appearances in this fixture.

Fulham have lost their last three games without reply; they last lost four in a row without scoring back in September 1971.

Reading have conceded two or more goals in six of their last seven away games, shipping 20 in the process.

Fulham have conceded seven goals in their last three games at Craven Cottage - the same total they let in through their previous nine.


Leeds United v Birmingham City

Leeds are unbeaten in three games against the Blues (W2 D1), having lost five in a row prior to that.

Birmingham have scored just four goals in five clashes against Leeds, since their 4-1 win over them in January 2012.

Nikola Zigic has netted five times in five games against Leeds United, his favourite opponent while playing in England's top two divisions. However, four of these came in one match.

Clayton Donaldson has scored five goals in his last two appearances for Birmingham.

Leeds United are the only team in the top four tiers yet to score a headed goal this season.

The Whites have lost four and won none of their last six in league competition.


Middlesbrough v Huddersfield Town

Boro have lost just one of their last 11 home games against Huddersfield (W5 D5).

The Terriers have scored just once in their last four trips to Middlesbrough.

No side has made more errors leading directly to a goal this season than Huddersfield (6).

Contrastingly, Middlesbrough are the only side yet to make an error that has led to a goal.

Boro are unbeaten in nine on home soil, winning five (D4); the current longest run in the division.

Huddersfield have lost four and won none of their last seven games on the road.


Millwall v Ipswich Town

Millwall are unbeaten in four games at the New Den to Ipswich (W3 D1).

The Tractor Boys have kept four clean sheets in their last five matches against Millwall.

No side has won fewer points at home this campaign than the Lions (12).

Ipswich Town have scored more goals via set-pieces (excl. penalties) this season than any other team (13).

In contrast, Millwall have shipped the most goals via set-pieces (excl. penalties) this season (16).

David McGoldrick hasn't scored away from home since the start of November (vs Blackpool) and has bagged just one in his last 11 away games.


Norwich City v Cardiff City

Norwich's 4-2 win over Cardiff in September was their first win in five against the Bluebirds (D2 L2).

Cardiff have been victorious only once in their last 10 visits to Norwich (D3 L6).

Gary Hooper has scored five and provided five assists in his last eight appearances for Norwich.

No side has scored more headed goals this season than the Bluebirds (11), with Sean Morrison bagging four of them (36.4%).

Cardiff have yet to concede a penalty in 2014/15; a joint-league-low alongside Charlton.

Cameron Jerome has scored in four of his last five appearances for the Canaries.


Rotherham United v Bournemouth

Rotherham have won six of their last eight home matches against Bournemouth (L2).

The Cherries have been beaten just once in their last six against Rotherham (W3 D2).

The Millers have won only once in their last 13 games in league competition, drawing eight and losing four.

Matt Ritchie has netted five goals in his last six league games.

Indeed, Ritchie, who recently committed his future to the Cherries with a new long-term deal, has provided a league-high 11 assists this season.

Despite topping the table on goal difference, Bournemouth have squandered more points from leading positions than any other team this season (17).

Rotherham have used a league-high share of English players so far this season (73.5%).


Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton Wanderers

The Owls have been on the winning side just once in their last eight against Bolton (D2 L5).

Bolton have won each of their last three visits to Hillsborough.

The Owls have kept a joint-league-high 12 clean sheets this season; two more than their total from 2013/14.

Eidur Gudjohnsen's strike last weekend was his first league goal for Bolton since 14th May 2000 - 5354 days ago.

Sheffield Wednesday have won their last three league games without conceding; they've not won four in a row since April 2012.

Only Wigan (9) have lost more games away from home this campaign than the Trotters (8).


Watford v Charlton Athletic

Watford have scored in each of their last 15 home matches against Charlton.

The Addicks are winless in four against Watford (D1 L3), after being unbeaten in seven against them (W3 D4).

Watford have used the fewest share of English players in the Championship this season (15.4%). Only four English players have appeared for them this term - Troy Deeney, Lloyd Dyer, Lewis McGugan and Jonathan Bond.

Charlton are without a win in eight attempts (D4 L4); the current longest winless run in the division.

Troy Deeney has scored five and assisted two more in his last six games for Watford.


Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers

Wigan have lost back-to-back league games against Rovers, they've never lost three in a row against them.

Blackburn are winless in six trips to Wigan (D2 L4).

Chris Brown scored three goals in two appearances for Doncaster against Wigan last season.

No side has won fewer games at home this campaign than the Latics (2).

Indeed, Wigan are without a win in nine at the DW Stadium (D5 L4), losing their last three.

Jordan Rhodes has scored just one goal in his last eight away games for Rovers.


Wolverhampton Wanderers v Blackpool

Wolves have won seven of their last eight home matches versus the Tangerines (L1); that defeat however, came in the most recent meeting at Molineux.

Blackpool have won only one of their last seven matches against Wolves (D4 L2).

After losing five games in a row between November and December, Kenny Jackett's men are unbeaten in five, winning four.

Blackpool have used 39 different players so far this season; five more than any other Championship team.

Indeed, only Rotherham (25) have used more English players so far this term than the Tangerines (23).

Blackpool goalkeeper Joe Lewis has provided two assists this season; only Jamie O'Hara has more for the club. Lewis is also the only Championship 'keeper to have more than one assist to his name in 2014/15.



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