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Rupert Wyman 17th Apr 2009 - 15:04

Championship Opta Facts: 18-20 April

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Charlton v Blackpool

  • Charlton have won four games at home to Blackpool in a row in all competitions.
  • The Seasiders have scored exactly once in each of these four matches at The Valley.
  • The last three league fixtures between these two sides have produced an average of five goals per game.
  • Three of the Addicks' last four league matches have ended goalless.
  • Blackpool have lost just once in their last seven league matches.

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Crystal Palace v Derby

  • Just one of the last 10 meetings between Palace and Derby has ended with the scores tied.
  • The Eagles have lost just one of the last 10 matches in which they have hosted the Rams.
  • Derby County have kept the fewest clean sheets in the Championship this term - six.
  • Palace have managed just one goal in their last 532 minutes of league football.
  • Neil Warnock's side have taken just three points from their last six Championship fixtures.
  • Derby have won just once in their last seven league games.

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Nottingham Forest v Coventry

  • Coventry are unbeaten in four matches against Forest.
  • Billy Davies' side have been able to win just two of their previous seven home matches against the Sky Blues.
  • Coventry City have been given a league-high 78 yellow cards this season in the Championship.
  • Chris Coleman's charges have managed just three goals in their last seven league matches.
  • Forest have just one win to their name from their last seven league games.
  • Billy Davies' side have kept just two clean sheets in 15 league matches.

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Plymouth v Doncaster

  • Only one of the last eight meetings between these two sides has been won by the away side.
  • The home side has kept a clean sheet in the last three meetings between Plymouth and Doncaster.
  • Doncaster have scored a league low 37 goals in the Championship so far this term.
  • Doncaster have failed to score in four of their last six league games.
  • Sean O'Driscoll's side have lost six of their last eight in the league.
  • Plymouth have gained seven points from a possible nine in their last three games.

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Preston v Cardiff

  • Preston have not managed to beat Cardiff in any of their last four attempts.
  • The last three meetings between these two teams at Deepdale have ended with a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Roger Johnson and Michael Chopra have managed three goals apiece in Cardiff's last four meetings with Preston.
  • Cardiff City have scored more penalty kicks than any other side this season in the Championship - 12.
  • Preston have suffered just one defeat in their last six league games.
  • Ross McCormack has scored seven goals in his last seven league appearances. Six of these goals have come in the final five minutes of matches.

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Reading v Barnsley

  • Reading have won just one of their previous five competitive meetings with the Tykes.
  • Barnsley are unbeaten in their last four visits to Reading.
  • Barnsley have committed more fouls than any other side in the league - 646.
  • The Tykes have only been able to collect three points from their last five league matches.
  • Reading have only been able to win once in their last eight league matches.
  • The Royals have managed just 0.88 goals a game in 2009 in the league; this compared to 2.04 a game before 2009 this season.

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Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton

  • Wednesday have won just once in their last 12 meetings with Southampton.
  • Southampton have conceded eight goals in their last two visits to Hillsborough.
  • Wednesday have won just once in their last eight league matches.
  • At home, the Owls have lost three of their last four matches in the league (one 0-0 draw); managing just one goal in the process.
  • Southampton won their last match in the Championship against Palace - ending a run of seven league games without a win.
  • Seven of Southampton's last nine league goals have come in the second half.

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Swansea v Bristol City

  • All of their previous three meetings have ended goalless.
  • Bristol City have allowed the most shots on their goal this season - 240.
  • More players have been booked against Swansea than any other side - 90.
  • Swansea City's Jordi Gomez has attempted more shots on target than any other player in the league - 53.
  • Swansea are unbeaten in four league games.
  • Bristol City are without a win in five successive Championship games.

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Watford v Birmingham

  • Birmingham have managed to score exactly three goals in their last three meetings with Watford.
  • The last three meetings between these two sides have produced no fewer than 16 goals - an average of 5.3 a game.
  • The home side has won the last seven league meetings between these two sides.
  • Watford have now conceded a league-high 68 goals this term.
  • Brendan Rodgers' side have converted the high percentage of their chances in the Championship this term - 19.6%.
  • Watford have managed just one win in their last seven league games.

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Wolves v QPR

  • QPR have won just once in their last 14 meetings with Wolves.
  • Wolves lost against QPR (1-0) earlier this season. Rangers have not managed the league double over Wolverhampton Wanderers since 1983/84.
  • Wolves' Karl Henry has been given more yellow cards than any other player this season - 12.
  • Wolves have won six of their last eight league games.
  • QPR have suffered just one defeat in six Championship ties.
  • Rangers have found the net in just three of their last nine matches in the league.

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Ipswich v Norwich

  • Ipswich have won their last two derbies at home against Norwich, but were unable to win any of the previous five.
  • The away side has not managed to win in their last five meetings.
  • The Canaries have conceded a league-high 10 penalty kicks this season.
  • Norwich have conceded just two goals in the first half of their last eight league games.
  • Ipswich have managed just four goals in their last eight matches in the Championship.
  • The Tractor Boys have accrued just one win in nine attempts.

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Burnley v Sheffield United

  • United are unbeaten in their last three visits to Burnley.
  • 18 of Burnley's goals have been scored by a substitute - a league-high.
  • Paddy Kenny has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper this season - 17.
  • Burnley have lost just once in eight league games.
  • United are unbeaten in 11 league games - winning seven of these.
  • Kevin Blackwell's side have conceded just one goal in their last five Championship games.

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