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Antony Heath 18th Oct 2012 - 14:47

Championship Opta Facts – 19-20 October 2012

Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United

Sheffield Wednesday are without a win in their last seven league matches (L6 D1).

The Owls have failed to score in two of their last three league matches and have not kept a clean sheet this season in the Championship.

Leeds are unbeaten in their last four league matches (W3 D1) and have scored in every league game this season.

Dating back to 1998, Leeds have won six of the last eight meetings between these Yorkshire rivals.

Striker Luciano Becchio has netted nine goals in 12 appearances for Leeds this season.

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Crystal Palace V Millwall

Crystal Palace are currently enjoying a seven-match unbeaten run (winning their last four), which is also the longest current run in the Championship.

Palace are one of three teams to have netted in every match so far this term.

Millwall ended a five-match winless streak (D2 L3) with a 2-1 victory against Bolton in their last game.

Palace have won just one of the last nine meetings between these teams, but this did come in their last match against the Lions (D4 L4).

Eagles strikers Wilfred Zaha has netted four goals in his last two appearances whilst teammate Glen Murray has netted five in his last four outings.

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Birmingham V Leicester

Leicester have won their last five matches on the trot, the longest run of its kind currently in the Championship.

The Foxes are one of two teams yet to draw a game in the Championship.  They have also notched the joint-most wins with seven.

Birmingham, who have failed to score in their last two league matches at St Andrews, have lost three of their last four matches in the Championship.

Foxes striker David Nugent has netted five goals in his last five outings.

Only one of their last eight meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.

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Bolton V Bristol City

Bolton are winless in their last three league games (D1 L2) and have one victory in their last five (D1 L3).

The Trotters have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight league matches, conceding 14 goals in that period.

Bristol City are experiencing a winless run that has stretched to four league matches (D2 L2) and have only one win in seven league outings (D2 L4).

This weekend marks the first meeting between the sides since the 1999. Bristol City have the better of the fixture, mustering 22 league wins to Bolton's 14.

The Robins have picked up four points from a possible 15 away from home this season, though these have came in two of the past three matches away from Ashton Gate.

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Brighton V Middlesbrough

Albion have conceded six goals in 10 matches this season, the fewest in the Championship.

Brighton have suffered only one loss in their last nine league matches (W5 D3) but are winless in their last three (D2 L1).

Middlesbrough have netted in each of their last nine matches, though have kept only one clean sheet in that time.

Boro are unbeaten in their last nine matches against Brighton, winning seven of them.

Lucas Jutkiewicz has scored four goals in his last four matches for Boro, though they came in two braces.

Brighton are the only side to have drawn more than one game 0-0 this season (2).

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Charlton V Barnsley

Charlton have not won at the Valley for four league matches, drawing two and losing two.

The Addicks have scored in their last five league matches but the two occasions they failed to score this season in the Championship were both at the Valley.

Barnsley have managed just one win in their last six league matches (D2 L3) and have lost and failed to score in their last two.

The Tykes have lost four of their five away matches this season, but did enjoy a 5-0 thumping of Birmingham City at St Andrews.

Barnsley are unbeaten in their last five meetings with the Addicks, winning two and drawing three.

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Derby V Blackburn

Derby have been beaten once in their past five league outings, winning two and drawing two.

The Rams have kept clean sheets in two of their last three matches, whilst Rovers have failed to score in their last two.

Blackburn have slipped down the Championship table to ninth after a winless streak of four matches (D2 L2), in which they have scored two goals.

Rovers are unbeaten away from Ewood Park this season but have only picked up maximum points once (W1 D4).

Just one of the last seven meetings between these two sides has ended in a draw.

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Huddersfield V Wolves

Huddersfield have not drawn a league game for six matches and have lost their last two at home.

Wolves have won their last three away matches and have five wins from their last six (L1) league games overall.

Wolves have kept clean sheets in four of their last five league matches and have scored in all of their last nine.

The Terriers have won the last four meetings between the sides, though their last clash came in 2001.

Bakary Sako has scored the winning goal in two of his last three appearances for Wolves.

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Hull V Ipswich

Ipswich have not tasted victory in their last eight matches (D3 L5), the longest winless run in the league this season.

The Tractor Boys have the worst goal difference in the Championship (-11) and have scored only eight goals this season, the lowest in the league.

Hull ended a three-match losing streak with a 1-0 defeat of strugglers Sheffield Wednesday last time out. They conceded three goals in each of those losses.

Ipswich have scored only three times away from home in the current campaign, shipping 10.

The Tigers are unbeaten in their last four league meetings with Ipswich (W2 D2) and also defeated them in the FA Cup last season.

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Nottingham Forest V Cardiff

Forest have drawn more games than any other team in the Championship, sharing the spoils in five of their 10 fixtures.

The Tricky Trees' last three matches have seen just two goals scored. Both games that they failed to score in were at the City Ground.

In the league, Cardiff City have won their last three matches and have scored in their last eight.

Cardiff did the double over Forest in the Championship last season, securing two 1-0 victories thanks to second half goals.

No side have picked up more red cards than Forest (2) this season in the Championship, while only Birmingham (25) have collected more yellow cards (23).

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Watford V Peterborough

Both of Peterborough's wins this season have come away from home and were in their last three matches.

Watford are winless in their last three home league matches, losing two and drawing one.

Both sides have kept just one clean sheet apiece this season.

There were nine goals in the two matches between these sides last season, Watford won 3-2 at Vicarage Road and took a point in the return fixture (2-2).

Troy Deeney has netted twice in his last three matches for the Hornets.

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Burnley V Blackpool

Burnley are the top scorers in the Championship this season, they have mustered 21 goals in 10 outings.  Blackpool have the joint-second best attack with 19 goals.

Burnley striker Charlie Austin is the top scorer in the Championship this season with 12 goals, averaging one every 67 mins.

The Clarets' defence is the leakiest in the league, they have shipped 22 goals so far. In their last three matches, they have conceded nine.

There have been 17 goals scored in Burnley's last three league games combined.

The Tangerines have conceded 10 goals in their last four matches (W1 L3) and have drawn blanks in two of them.

There were four goals in each of the two league fixtures involving these teams last year. Blackpool won 4-0 at Bloomfield Road and Burnley were 3-1 victors at Turf Moor. The Clarets have won three of the last four meetings between the pair.

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