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Rich 1st Oct 2012 - 17:43

Championship Opta Facts – 2-3 October 2012

Barnsley v Peterborough

  • Barnsley have won five and lost none of their last six league games against Peterborough.
  • The Tykes and the Posh have met 30 times in all competitions, with both sides winning 13 times and four games ending as draws.
  • George Boyd has scored in two of his three league appearances against Barnsley for Peterborough.
  • Barnsley are unbeaten at Oakwell this season (W2 D2).
  • Peterborough's weekend victory at Hull City were the first points of the season for the Posh, who were previously without a win in 13 league matches, losing 10 of them.

Brighton v Ipswich

  • Brighton have won three and lost none of their last seven home matches against Ipswich.
  • In all meetings, The Tractor Boys have 27 wins to Brighton's 21 in this fixture, with just 12 matches ending all-square.
  • Brighton top the Championship on goal difference and boast the best defence in the league having leaked just five goals in eight matches.
  • The Seagulls, who are yet to concede more than one goal in a match this season, saw a five-match winning streak end when they fell to Birmingham on Saturday (0-1).
  • Ipswich are without a win in six outings, suffering four losses and conceding 15 goals in that run.

Bristol City v Millwall

  • There have been six red cards in the last four meetings between Bristol City and Millwall at Ashton Gate.
  • Millwall have failed to score in five of their last seven away games in all competitions against City.
  • Darius Henderson once scored a hat-trick at Ashton Gate for Sheffield United in a 3-2 win.
  • In their last three home matches, the Robins have shipped 10 goals but have scored nine themselves.
  • Millwall are winless in their last four matches (D1 L3) and have failed to keep a clean sheet all season.

Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday

  • The last season (2008/09) that Burnley and Wednesday met in the Championship, the Owls scored four goals both home and away in doing the double.
  • The Owls have won four and lost none of their last six visits to Turf Moor.
  • In all competitions, Charlie Austin has netted four goals in his last three appearances.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have lost five consecutive league matches.
  • The Clarets have lost just once at home, scoring in all four outings at Turf Moor.

Cardiff v Birmingham

  • Birmingham have won five and lost two of their last seven away league games versus Cardiff City, but the Welsh side have won two of the last three on home soil.
  • Nine of the last 11 league games between Cardiff and Birmingham have seen fewer than three goals scored, while the other two had exactly three netted.
  • The Blues have lost one of their last five league matches, picking up three victories by the margin of a single goal (D1 L1).
  • Cardiff have won four of their last five matches (L1), scoring 12 goals in the process.
  • Peter Whittingham has scored in four of his side's last five matches, netting six times in total.

Charlton v Watford

  • Watford are unbeaten in their last seven matches against Charlton in all competitions, winning three.
  • Overall, Charlton have 20 wins to the Hornets' 16 in the history of this fixture and there has been 22 draws.
  • The Addicks are without a win in their last three matches at The Valley (W0 D2 L1) and have won just once in six overall.
  • Watford's victory at Huddersfield on Saturday ended a winless run of four matches, in which they shipped 10 goals.
  • The Hornets have suffered just two defeats in their last 11 matches away from Vicarage Road, winning five and drawing four.

Huddersfield v Leicester

  • Leicester have won four and lost one of their last five league meetings with Huddersfield.
  • The last five meetings between the Foxes and the Terriers have averaged over four goals per game (21 in total).
  • Huddersfield have suffered just one loss in their last seven outings (W4 D2), though it did come in their last match at home to Watford.
  • The Foxes have won their last three matches and four of their last five (L1), though have kept just one clean sheet in that period.
  • Leicester have netted in every match this season, whilst the Terriers opening day 1-0 loss at Cardiff was the only time the Yorkshire side have drawn a blank.

Hull v Blackpool

  • Blackpool have won three and lost none of the last five meetings in all competitions with Hull.
  • Matty Fryatt has scored three goals in his last four appearances against Blackpool in the Championship.
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher has netted in two of his last three Championship appearances against Hull.
  • The Tigers have lost their last two matches in 3-1 scorelines, to Leicester and Peterborough respectively.
  • Blackpool have just one in win their last five matches, losing three.

Wolves v Crystal Palace

  • Wolves have won five and lost just one of the last nine league games against Palace.
  • Wolves have not failed to score against Palace in 12 home league matches against them.
  • Wolves have won their last four matches, keeping clean sheets in three of them.
  • The Eagles are unbeaten in five matches, winning four.
  • Palace striker Glen Murray has four goals in his last two matches and six in his last five.

Bolton v Leeds

  • Leeds have won six and lost just one of their last eight away games against Bolton in all competitions, though the Trotters won the last meeting which was in May 2004.
  • Bolton's last win over Leeds effectively saw the Yorkshire side relegated from the Premier League as it left the Whites six points adrift of safety with two games to play and a goal difference of 36 to make up.
  • Bolton, who lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace on Saturday, have followed up every defeat they have suffered with a win this season.
  • In Leeds' last six matches, both sides have found the net. The Whites' only clean sheet came on the opening day of the season against Wolves.
  • The two teams have drawn only one match each this season.

Nottingham Forest v Blackburn

  • Forest and Rovers haven't met in the league since February 2001, but Rovers did win at the City Ground in the League Cup 1-0 in September 2009.
  • Rovers have won four of the last five meetings with Forest in all competitions.
  • The Tricky Trees are without a win in four matches (D2 L2) and have picked up maximum points only once in their last seven (D4 L2).
  • Rovers have suffered one loss in their last five outings (W2 D2) and have scored 12 goals in that time.
  • Despite sitting in fourth position, Rovers have a leakier defence than Forest who lie in 17th in the Championship.

Middlesbrough v Derby

  • Middlesbrough have won nine and lost just one of their last 12 league meetings with Derby.
  • Boro have won their last six home games against the Rams.
  • Boro are one of three teams that are yet to draw a match in the Championship this season, the Riverside outfit have won and lost four.
  • Derby, who beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 on Sunday, have followed their two previous victories this season with narrow defeats (1-0 and 2-1).
  • Craig Bryson and Jamie Ward have each scored in two of their last three appearances for the Rams, with the latter netting three.



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