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Eden Jon 16th Jan 2014 - 11:32

Championship Opta Facts – 18th January

 

Leeds v Leicester

  • Leeds United have scored exactly one goal in each of their last five home meetings against Leicester City in league competition.
  • The Foxes have only lost once in their last five league visits to Elland Road (W3 D1).
  • David Nugent has assisted 50% of Jamie Vardy's league goals this season for Leicester.
  • Indeed, Nugent has scored eight goals from the penalty spot this term; five more than the next highest player.
  • Leeds have lost each of their last four games in all competitions.
  • Leicester have won five consecutive Championship matches; the current longest winning run in the division.

 

Barnsley v Blackpool

  • The Tykes have managed just one win in five games (league competition) against Blackpool (D2 L2).
  • Blackpool have registered only two wins in their last 12 league visits to Barnsley (D2 L8).
  • Blackpool are without a win in eight in the league, losing seven (D1); no team is on a longer winless run than the Tangerines.
  • Indeed, the Seasiders have failed to score in any of their last three league games.
  • Barnsley have scored just nine times in the second half of matches this term; a joint-league-low with Yeovil.

 

Birmingham v Yeovil

  • Birmingham have faced Yeovil twice previously in all competitions; they are yet to lose against the Glovers (W1 D1).
  • Yeovil have claimed just one away win in 11 league games (D3 L7).
  • Yeovil have lost each of their last four league games; the current longest losing streak in the Championship.
  • The Glovers have won just two points from losing positions this season; the fewest in the league.
  • The Blues are without a win at home in the league in seven attempts (D5 L2), drawing each of their last five.

Bournemouth v Watford

  • The Cherries are without a home win in five league games against Watford; the last one coming in March 1977 (D1 L4).
  • Watford have won three successive league games against Bournemouth; scoring nine goals across those matches, an average of three per game.
  • Bournemouth have conceded eight goals in the opening fifteen minutes of matches this season; no side has conceded more in that time period.
  • The Hornets have gone five matches without an away win, drawing on each occasion.
  • Only Barnsley (2), have kept fewer clean sheets this season than Bournemouth (4).

 

Burnley v Sheff Wed

  • Burnley are unbeaten in three league games against Wednesday; winning the last two (D1).
  • Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in seven league games against Burnley at Turf Moor (W4 D3).
  • Burnley remain the only side yet to lose at home this season, with the Clarets winning eight and drawing four.
  • After setting up two goals against Leeds at the weekend, Kieran Lee became the first Wednesday player to make two assists in a single league game this season.
  • Danny Ings has scored four goals in his last three games for Burnley in all competitions.
  • Connor Wickham has scored six goals in his last six appearances for Sheffield Wednesday in league competition and eight in 10 in total.

 

Derby v Brighton

  • The Rams have mustered just one win in seven league games against Brighton & Hove Albion (D3 L3).
  • Brighton are unbeaten in three league visits to Derby County; conceding just once over the course of those games (W1 D2).
  • No side has accumulated more points from their last 10 league games than Derby (22).
  • Brighton have scored just two goals from outside the box in open play this season; a joint-league-low with Doncaster.
  • Derby have scored 24 first half goals this season; more than any other Championship side.
  • Brighton have scored 67% of their goals in the second half this season; a league-high share.

 

Doncaster v Wigan

  • Doncaster Rovers have won four successive league games at home to Wigan Athletic.
  • Wigan have won successive league games away from home, having previously managed just one in eight matches (D1 L6).
  • Wigan have kept four consecutive clean sheets in league competition; the current longest run of its kind.
  • No side has won fewer points from their last 10 league matches than Doncaster (5).
  • Donny have conceded 21 first half goals this season; more than any other side.

 

Middlesbrough v Charlton

  • Boro have managed just one win in eight league games at home to the Addicks, however they have only lost once too (D6).
  • Charlton Athletic are without a win in five matches against Middlesbrough in league competition (D1 L4).
  • Charlton have conceded in each of their last eight in the league; no side has conceded in more consecutive games than the Addicks.
  • Boro have scored 10 goals from outside the box in open play this season; a joint-league-high alongside Bournemouth.
  • Grant Leadbitter (6 goals, 7 assists) has been directly involved in 33% of Middlesbrough's goals this season; a joint-high share with Albert Adomah.

 

Millwall v Ipswich

  • The Lions have failed to score in their last three league games against Ipswich Town.
  • The Tractor Boys have recorded just one win in eight league visits to Millwall (D3 L4).
  • Ipswich have scored 13 goals via headers this season; a league-high.
  • In contrast, Millwall are the only side yet to score a headed goal this term. Indeed, they've also conceded a league-high 13 headed goals.
  • The Lions have conceded 14 goals from outside the box in open play this campaign; more than any other team.

 

Nottm Forest v Blackburn

  • Forest have only registered three wins in their last 17 league meetings with Blackburn Rovers (D4 L10).
  • Blackburn Rovers have lost once in their last five visits to the City Ground in league competition (W1 D3).
  • Forest are currently eight league games without defeat (W3 D5); the current longest unbeaten run in the division.
  • The Tricky Trees have scored 11 times in the fifteen minutes leading up to half time this season; a league-high.
  • After failing to score in any of his first 16 appearances in all competitions for Nottm Forest, Jamie Paterson has scored four goals in his last two.
  • Jordan Rhodes has scored four goals in his last six away matches in league competition.

 

QPR v Huddersfield

  • QPR have never lost at home to the Terriers in league competition (W8 D2).
  • Huddersfield Town have mustered just one goal in their last three league attempts against QPR.
  • Only Doncaster (9) and Charlton (8) have scored fewer first half goals than Queens Park Rangers (10) this season.
  • No side has conceded fewer goals in both the first (6) and second (9) half of matches this season than QPR.
  • Only Kieran Trippier (9) and Aaron Cresswell (9) have made more assists this season than Huddersfield's Adam Hammill (8).
  • 63.6% of the goals scored and conceded in matches involving QPR this term have arrived in the second half; a league-high share.

 

 

Reading v Bolton

  • The Royals have scored exactly one goal in each of their last six home games in the Championship.
  • Bolton Wanderers are unbeaten in three league meetings with Reading; conceding just once.
  • Bolton have scored 63% of their goals in the first half this season; a league-high share.
  • The Royals have gone three matches without a win at home in league competition, losing twice (D1).
  • No Bolton player has created more chances (inc. assists) this season than Lee Chung-Yong (51).

 

 

 
 
 

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