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Antony Heath 1st Nov 2012 - 15:29

Championship Opta Facts – 2-3 November 2012

Championship Opta Facts – 2-3 November 2012

 

Brighton v Leeds United

Brighton boast the best defence in the Championship so far this season having leaked only nine goals so far.

Brighton are unbeaten in their last three clashes with Leeds (W1 D2).

Overall, the Whites have 15 league victories over Brighton, who have nine. They have shared 10 draws.

The Seagulls are on a winless streak that has stretched to six matches (D3 L3). They have scored two goals in this period.

Leeds have won only one of the last five matches, but have lost only one as well. They've drawn three.

Leeds have failed to score more than one goal in their last four matches, whilst Brighton have netted two in total in their last six outings.

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Birmingham v Ipswich

Ipswich have lost more points than any other side from winning positions this season. They have missed out on 15 after taking the lead.

Birmingham are unbeaten in their last four meetings with the Tractor Boys, winning three and drawing one.

Ipswich hold 27 wins over the Blues, who have 21 victories in this fixture. They have shared the points on 12 occasions.

The Tractor Boys are winless in their last 11 matches. No other team has gone more than seven without a victory this season.

The Blues have just one win from their last five games (D2 L2) but are unbeaten in their last three (W1 D2).

Ipswich have failed to take a point from their last four matches, the joint-longest losing run in the Championship this season. Three of those four defeats were by a 2-1 margin.

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Burnley v Wolves

Wolves have a strong league record against Burnley. They hold 62 wins to the Clarets' 33. They have shared the spoils 23 times.

Wolves did the double over Burnley the last time the sides met in league action, which was in the top flight in the 2009/10 season.

Burnley have lost three games from leading positions this season, the joint-most in the Championship.

Burnley have scored 26 goals this season, the joint-most in the Championship. However, they have conceded 29, more than anyone else.

The Clarets are the worst team for conceding late goals in the league. They have shipped 10 after the 76th minute.

Wolves have mustered only one win in their last five matches (D2 L2).

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Charlton v Middlesbrough

These two sides have not met in league action since 2007, when both were in the Premier League. That season, Boro did the double over the London club.

The teams each have 34 victories in the history of this fixture. They have 18 league draws.

Spectators at The Valley have seen a total of 10 league goals hit the back of the net this season, the lowest of any venue in the Championship.

Middlesbrough have recovered 10 points from losing positions this season, more than any other team.

Boro have taken maximum points in their last four matches, currently the longest run in the division. The longest winning run in the Championship this season is five.

Charlton have failed to win in their last five outings at The Valley (D2 L3).

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Crystal Palace v Blackburn

Palace and Rovers each hold 16 wins in this fixture. They have drawn on eight occasions.

Blackburn are unbeaten in their last four clashes with the Eagles (W3 D1), but they have not met since they were both in the Premier League in 2004/05.

Blackburn have netted nine goals in the last 15 minutes of matches this season, two more than any other team. That accounts for 47% of their goals overall.

Palace are unbeaten in their last 10 games (W7 D3), the longest run of its kind in the division this season.

Rovers have conceded two goals in total in their last five matches, keeping clean sheets in three of them.

Rovers are unbeaten in their last three (W2) but have netted only three goals. Jordan Rhodes has provided two of them.

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Derby v Blackpool

Derby did the double over Blackpool last season, triumphing 2-1 at Pride Park and 1-0 at Bloomfield Road.

The Rams hold 24 victories over Blackpool, who have 20 to their name. This fixture has produced 16 draws.

Derby have not won any of their last three home matches (D2 L1).

The Tangerines are winless in their last four matches (D2 L2) and have failed to score in three of their last six.

Elliot Grandin has netted two goals in Blackpool's last two matches.

Theo Robinson has scored three goals in the Rams' last five matches.

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Huddersfield v Bristol City

Huddersfield and Bristol City last met in League One in 2007. Overall, the Terriers have 21 leagues wins over City, who have triumphed 16 times in this fixture. They have drawn 11 games.

Bristol City have conceded the most goals in the second half of matches this term. 22 of the 28 they have leaked have come after half-time.

Bristol City have suffered defeats in their last four matches, the joint-longest losing run in the division this season.

The Terriers have lost their last two league games, conceding seven goals in total in these matches.

Steve Davies has scored five goals in his last five league appearances for Bristol City - all of them coming before the half hour mark.

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Hull v Barnsley

These two teams each enjoyed a home victory when they clashed in the Championship last season.

The Tykes have 38 wins over Hull, who have 37. This Yorkshire clash had also produced 21 draws.

Barnsley can be considered the worst starters in the Championship having conceded seven goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches so far this term.

None of Hull's last 10 league games have ended in a draw (W6 L4).

Barnsley have scored exactly one goal in 10 of their 13 league games this season and have only scored more than once in a game on one occasion.

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Nottingham Forest v Millwall

Millwall hold 18 wins over the Tricky Trees, who have 17. They have also drawn 17 games.

This fixture produced a 3-1 home victory for Forest last season, whilst the Lions defeated them 2-0 in the return fixture. .

Millwall are the most vulnerable team when it comes to conceding goals before the half-time interval, they have shipped nine so far in the 15-minute period before the break.

Forest have won three and drawn one of their last four league games, netting 10 goals in the process.

10 of Millwall's 13 league games this season have gone over 2.5 goals.
Chris Wood has scored a brace in both of his last two league appearances for Millwall.

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Sheffield Wednesday v Peterborough

These two sides have met 16 times in league competition. The Owls have seven victories, Peterborough have five and they have shared four draws.

They last met in the 2010/11 season, when 13 goals were scored over the course of the two league matches. The Posh won both, 4-1 and 5-3.

Peterborough are the only team in the Championship that have failed to recover any points from a losing position this season.

Sheffield Wednesday have won just one of their last 10 league games, but this came in their last outing against Ipswich (3-0).

Peterborough have conceded only four goals in total in their last six league games, this after conceding 16 in their opening seven games of the season.

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Watford v Leicester

Watford prevailed 3-2 in this fixture last season, while the Foxes won 2-0 at home. David Nugent scored three of Leicester's four goals.

The Foxes have 18 wins to the Hornets' 14 in this fixture and they have shared the points in 14 matches.

Leicester are the only team to have a 100% points record after putting themselves in winning positions this season.

The Foxes have scored 75% of their goals in the second half of matches, the highest ratio in the league.

Leicester have conceded just twice in the second period this season, fewer than any other team.

Watford have conceded a goal in the 90th minute to lose the game in their last two matches, this after netting a 90th minute winner in the game prior to this run.

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Bolton v Cardiff

Cardiff City are the joint-top scorers in the Championship after netting 26 goals. They have scored more in the first 15 minutes of matches than anyone else, too (5).

Bolton have 32 league wins over Cardiff, who have 21. They have shared 11 draws.

The Trotters have conceded in 12 of their 13 league games so far this season.

Cardiff have seen three opposition players sent off in their last three league games.

No side have won more points from their last 10 league games than Cardiff City (24).

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