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Andrew Tibot 18th Apr 2016 - 11:39

Championship Opta facts - 19 April

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April 19

Birmingham v Preston

Birmingham have won just one of their last seven league encounters with Preston (D1 L5).

Preston have been victorious in two of their previous three trips to St. Andrew's in league competition.

The Blues have lost each of the last three league games at home, with each result ending 2-1. They haven't lost four in a row at home since October 2014.

The Lilywhites have kept just one clean sheet in 11 Championship away games (W4 D2 L5).


Brentford v Cardiff

Brentford have lost four of their last five league meetings with Cardiff, winning the other.

Indeed, Cardiff have won back to back games away to Brentford in the league, this after losing the four previous to this run.

Brentford have secured 10 points in their last four league games, after losing the previous four.

The Bluebirds have won just once in the last six Championship games on the road (D3 L2).


Brighton v QPR

Brighton have gone six league games without defeat to QPR, winning two and drawing four.

QPR have lost four of their last five trips to Brighton in the league, winning the other.

Brighton have won five of their last six games (D1), netting 14 times, with five of those goals coming last time out.

Six of the R's previous seven league away trips have ended in a stalemate (L1), with the games ending either 0-0 or 1-1.


Bristol City v Derby

The Robins are winless in their last five clashes with the Rams, losing on four of those occasions.

Derby have kept three consecutive clean sheets against Bristol City, netting nine in the process (W3). Bristol City's last three games at Ashton Gate have seen them score 11 goals (W2 D1), netting four in their last home fixture.

For the fourth time this season, Derby are on a run of three successive league victories, they haven't won more than four in a row since April 2014 (five wins).


Burnley v Middlesbrough

Burnley are winless in their last five clashes with Middlesbrough, losing on four of those occasions.

There have been just three goals scored in the last four meetings between these two sides, with Boro netting all three.

The Clarets are unbeaten in 19 league games (W13 D6), only Northampton (20 games unbeaten), have a better current record in the top four tiers.

Middlesbrough have won six consecutive league games; they haven't won seven in a row since May 1987 when sealing promotion to the second tier.


Ipswich v Fulham

Ipswich have won six and lost none of their last eight matches against Fulham.

Fulham have scored 10 goals in a league game on two occasions, one of which came away to Ipswich in December 1963 (10-1).

The Tractor Boys have failed to win any of their last five games (D3 L2), with both loses coming at Portman Road.

The Cottagers have both scored and conceded in 31 league games this season, more than any other side in the top four tiers.


Leeds v Wolves

Leeds (2) have lost as many home games against Wolves in their last three as they did in the previous 22 combined.

Wolves have scored two or more goals in each of their last four meetings with Leeds (10 in total).

Chris Wood has scored three goals in the last two league outings at Elland Road, as many as in his first 14 for the Yorkshire club.

Wolves have lost just one of their last seven matches (W2 D4 L1), although, that defeat was last time out.


Nottm Forest v Blackburn

Nottm Forest have won just two of their last 10 home games against Blackburn (D3 L5).

Rovers are unbeaten in their last three against the Tricky Trees (W1 D2).

Forest have scored just five goals in their last 12 league games, registering just one victory (D2 L9).

In contrast, Blackburn have only scored four goals in their last 11 league games on the road, also winning just once (D3 L7).


Rotherham v Huddersfield

Rotherham have won only one of their previous 12 league clashes with Huddersfield Town (D4 L7).

Huddersfield haven't lost in the league away to Rotherham since October 1992, winning two and drawing three since then.

Neil Warnock's men are unbeaten in nine games (W6 D9), with his charges failing to lose at home whilst as manager (W3 D3).

Nakhi Wells has scored four goals in his last seven away trips in the league with Huddersfield.


Sheff Wed v MK Dons

Sheffield Wednesday have never lost at home to MK Dons in all competitions (W1 D3).

MK Dons' 2-1 win in the reverse fixture was their first ever victory in league competition against the Owls.

Sheffield Wednesday have lost just once at Hillsborough in the league in their last 18 (W11 D6).

MK Dons have failed to win any of their last seven matches (D3 L4), including a run of four losses, stopping that run last time out.


Bolton v Charlton

Bolton are winless in their last six games against Charlton (D4 L2). They last beat the Addicks in December 2012, winning 2-0.

Charlton have recorded just two clean sheets in their last 14 league games against Bolton.

The Trotters have conceded 18 goals in the last six matches (3 goals per game), registering losses in each.

In contrast, Charlton have conceded 31 goals in their last 12 games on the road in the Championship (2.6 goals per game).


Reading v Hull

Reading have conceded in each of their last 11 matches against Hull.

Hull have won their last three games against Reading and are unbeaten in five overall (D2).

Reading have lost three successive league games, they last lost four in a row back in December of last year.

Hull haven't won on the road since February (D1 L3), failing to score on three of those occasions.


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