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Eden Jon 30th Sep 2015 - 20:47

Championship Opta Facts: 2-4 Oct

Rotherham v Burnley

 

  • Rotherham have won four and lost none of their last seven home league matches against Burnley.
  • Burnley have failed to score in each of their last three visits to Rotherham United, although two of those games ended in a stalemate (L1).
  • Burnley have lost only one of their last six away league games, winning three (D2).
  • The Millers have won back to back games in the second tier for the first time since December 2003.
  • Defender Michael Keane is Burnley's top scorer this season with three league goals - his joint-best goalscoring season (also three with Blackburn in 2013/14).

 

Wolves v Huddersfield

 

  • Wolves are without a home win against Huddersfield in eight league games (L4 D4), with the last victory coming in November 1988.
  • Huddersfield's Conor Coady scored in both games last term, adding his side's third in the victory away from home, before scoring an own goal in the reverse fixture.
  • The Terriers have failed to keep a clean sheet this season; a joint-league-low with Brentford.
  • Wolves have lost only once in their last 12 league games at Molineux (W7 D4).
  • Emyr Huws has scored with all four of his shots on target for Huddersfield this season.

 

Blackburn v Ipswich

 

  • Jordan Rhodes has scored in each of the last three encounters between these two sides at Ewood Park.
  • Ipswich are winless in their last eight league games against Blackburn at Ewood Park (L6 D2).
  • Since August 2013, Craig Conway has provided 28 assists; nine more than any other Championship player.
  • Rovers have kept two consecutive clean sheets at home; they've not recorded three shutouts in a row since April 2014 (league only).
  • The Tractor Boys have found the back of the net in each of their last 21 league games (excl. play-offs), scoring 33 in the process.

 

Brighton v Cardiff

 

  • Brighton are unbeaten against Cardiff both home and away in their last seven league encounters (W2 D5).
  • Cardiff last won at Brighton in October 2005, when Jason Koumas and Alan Lee were on target in a 2-1 win.
  • The Seagulls, who are the only side yet to lose in the Championship this season (W6 D3), have made their best start to a league campaign since 1953/54 (22 points from first nine games, assuming three points for a win).
  • Cardiff have won four of their last six in league competition, losing the other two.
  • Brighton are one of two teams in the top four tiers who have maintained a 100% record at home this season (Gillingham the other).

 

Bristol City v MK Dons

 

  • A player has scored a brace for Bristol City in four of their five games in all competitions at home to MK Dons, with Kieran Agard doing so in the corresponding fixture last season.
  • MK Dons have scored twice in each of their last three visits to Ashton Gate, without winning any of those fixtures (L1 D2).
  • MK Dons have fired in the fewest shots on target so far in the Championship this term (26).
  • Bristol City have lost as many games this season (5) as they did in the entire 2014/15 campaign.
  • The Dons have lost their last five league games in a row, conceding 11 goals in the process.

 

Derby v Brentford

 

  • Both sides have scored in this fixture (both home and away) in each of the last seven encounters, but Derby have won only once in the time (L2 D4).
  • The Bees have failed to keep a clean sheet in 17 of their last 18 league matches against the Rams.
  • Tom Ince has had a hand in three of Derby's last four goals (two goals, one assist).
  • The Rams have won as many league games in their last four (3) as they did in the previous 19.
  • Brentford have recorded only one win in their last seven Championship matches (D1 L5).

 

Leeds v Birmingham

 

  • Leeds have won only once in their last four league matches against the Blues at Elland Road (D1 L2).
  • Birmingham are without a win against Leeds in their last four league encounters (L2 D2), having won each of the previous five games in a row.
  • Clayton Donaldson has had a hand in eight of Birmingham's 14 league goals this season (four goals, four assists).
  • No Championship player has made more interceptions so far this term than Sol Bamba (40).
  • Birmingham have won four and lost none of their last six away from home in league competition.

 

Nottm Forest v Hull

 

  • Nottingham Forest have lost each of their last three league games at home to Hull, scoring just one goal in the process.
  • Hull's 2-1 victory at the City Ground in the last meeting between the two sides in 2013 was their first win over the Reds in six league games.
  • The Tigers have seen nine different players score a league goal for them this season; a joint-Championship high with Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Forest have won just once in their last eight league games at the City Ground with Dougie Freedman's side losing on six occasions (D1).
  • Hull have picked up just two victories in their last 13 league games on the road (D3 L8).

 

QPR v Bolton

 

  • QPR did the double over Bolton the last time these two sides were both in the Championship in 2013/14.
  • Prior to that season, Bolton had won six of the previous seven encounters between the two sides (D1).
  • Only Bristol City (19) have conceded more goals in the Championship this season than QPR (17).
  • Indeed, the R's (4) have made more errors leading directly to goals than any other Championship team in 2015/16.
  • The Trotters have won only once in their last 14 league games, losing six and drawing seven.

 

Reading v Middlesbrough

 

  • Reading have kept clean sheets in each of their last three league meetings with Middlesbrough, winning two (D1).
  • Boro have won just once in their last seven trips to Reading's Madejski Stadium (L3 D3).
  • Since the start of last season Middlesbrough have kept 25 clean sheets in the Championship (excl. play-offs); five more than any other team.
  • Reading, who have attempted the most shots (110) and shots on target (48), have afforded the opposition a league-low 19 shots on target this season.
  • Nick Blackman has scored seven goals in his last seven appearances in all competitions for the Royals.

 

Sheff Wed v Preston

 

  • The Owls have scored at least once in each of their last seven league encounters with the Lilywhites (W3 D3 L1).
  • Preston last defeated Wednesday at Hillsborough in October 2009, when Neil Mellor and Jon Parkin were both on target in a 2-1 win.
  • No player has provided more Championship assists this season than Sheffield Wednesday's Ross Wallace (4)
  • Preston are winless in their last seven league games, losing four and drawing three.
  • Preston's Daniel Johnson has scored five goals in his last seven games in all competitions.

 

Charlton v Fulham

 

  • Charlton have lost just one of their last nine league meetings with Fulham at the Valley (W4 D4), scoring 13 and conceding just eight in that time.
  • Fulham have kept only one clean sheet in their last 13 trips to the Valley in league competition.
  • Fulham have faced more opposition shots on target than any other Championship team this season (50).
  • The Addicks have lost four of their last five games in the league, including each of the last three.
  • Ross McCormack has netted six goals in his last seven games (all comps).

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