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Andrew Tibot 18th Nov 2015 - 13:08

Championship Opta Facts - 20-22 Nov

Middlesbrough V QPR

After winning three successive home matches against QPR, Middlesbrough have lost the last two.

QPR have won their last four league games home and away against Middlesbrough, scoring two or more goals in each match.

No Championship side has either dropped more points from leading positions (10) or won more from losing situations (7) this season than QPR.

Middlesbrough have won five and lost none of their last six games at the Riverside; recording five shutouts in the process.

The R's have lost four consecutive away games for the second time in this calendar year. They've kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 on the road in league competition.

Stewart Downing has created more goalscoring chances for Boro than any other player this season (33).


Bristol City v Hull

This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the 2012/13 campaign in which Bristol City lost this exact fixture 2-1 and then drew the reverse fixture 0-0.

Hull are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Bristol City, winning two (D2).

Jonathan Kodjia has been involved in a higher share of his team's goals this season than any other Championship player (59%).

Hull have seen 13 different players get on the scoresheet for them this season; a league-high.

The Tigers have netted 10 goals in the 15 minutes leading up to half time; the most in the division. They've also shipped none in this timeframe; a league-low.

The Robins have lost 10 points from leading positions this term; a joint-high with QPR.


Birmingham v Charlton

Birmingham have lost only one of their last eight league matches against Charlton (W3 D4).

Charlton have scored in seven of their last eight trips to St. Andrew's, although they failed to score in their last match.

Clayton Donaldson has scored or assisted 11 goals this season (five goals, six assists); six more than any other Birmingham player.

The Blues have used fewer players so far this season than any other Championship team (18).

The Addicks' victory over Sheffield Wednesday last time out ended a run of 11 games without a win.

Since Gary Rowett took over at Birmingham City, only three Championship clubs (Middlesbrough 91, Ipswich 81, Derby 81) have picked up more points than the Blues (80).


Brentford v Nottm Forest

Both teams have scored in all 10 of the league meetings at Griffin Park, with Brentford winning three (D6 L1).

Nottm Forest have found the net in 19 of their 20 league clashes with the Bees, including in each of the last 16.

Forest have posted the worst shot conversion rate in the league this season (6.35%).

Lee Carsley's side have scored just nine goals in his first eight games in charge at Brentford (W4 D1 L3).

The Tricky Trees have scored just six goals in their last 10 and never more than once in a game.

Forest have lost their last three away games, drawing a blank on each occasion. They haven't lost four in a row since April 2011.


Derby v Cardiff

Derby's win in their last encounter with Cardiff in January, ended a run of seven matches without a win against them (D3 L4).

Cardiff are unbeaten in their last four trips to Derby in league competition (W2 D2).

Peter Whittingham has scored in two of his last three appearances against Derby at the iPro Stadium.

Derby have won their last four games on home soil, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

Cardiff have scored more headed goals this term than any other side (7). Indeed, Kenwyne Jones has scored with three of his four headed shots on target this season.

Chris Martin has scored or assisted six goals in his last eight appearances at home for Derby (five goals, one assist).


Ipswich v Wolves

Daryl Murphy scored a brace in this exact fixture last season, as the Tractor Boys ran out 2-1 winners.

Wolves have won three of their last five matches against Ipswich at Portman Road (L2).

Grant Holt has been involved in four goals in three league appearances against Ipswich (three goals, one assist).

After going seven games without a victory, Mick McCarthy's side have won their last two.

Benik Afobe has found the net in just two of his last 11 appearances in all competitions for Wolves.

Away from home, Kenny Jackett's charges have scored in 13 of their last 15 matches.


Leeds v Rotherham

Leeds have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four home games versus the Millers (W1 D3).

Rotherham are unbeaten in their last five matches against the Whites, winning two and drawing three.

Chris Maguire has scored in each of his last three appearances against Leeds.

No side has scored more goals from the penalty spot this season than Leeds (4).

The Millers have conceded a league-high 18 first half goals in 2015/16.

Leeds, who beat Cardiff in their last match at Elland Road, haven't won consecutive home games since November 2014.

Chris Wood has scored six league goals from just nine shots on target this season.


MK Dons v Fulham

This will be the first ever competitive match between MK Dons and Fulham.

Fulham have lost their last two league games, they've not lost three on the bounce since January.

Since his second tier debut in August 2008, Ross McCormack has scored more goals in the Championship than any other player (104).

The Dons have lost four of their last five league games (W1).

There have been more goals scored in matches involving Fulham (57) this campaign than any other Championship team.

Fulham have the posted the best shot conversion rate in the division this season (19.3%).


Preston v Blackburn

Preston have won just one of their last seven league games against Blackburn at Deepdale (D4 L2).

Blackburn have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five trips to Deepdale in league competition, though conceded four in the other match.

Jordan Rhodes has three league goals in three matches against Preston.

Rovers have picked up just one win from their last 11 away games (D7 L3).

Preston have gone 540 minutes since they last conceded a goal in the Championship.

Indeed, the Lilywhites have kept six successive clean sheets, equalling a club record set in 2000, 1972, and 1901.


Reading v Bolton

After losing consecutive matches against Bolton in 2007/08, Reading have since gone four games unbeaten against them (W1 D3).

Bolton have never scored more than twice in an away game against Reading.

The Trotters have lost seven of the nine games in which they've fallen behind this season (D2).

After scoring in six consecutive appearances in all competitions, Nick Blackman has failed to net in his last four.

The Royals have lost just one of their last eight home matches, winning three (D4).

No side in the top four tiers of English Football has scored fewer goals this season than Bolton (10).


Sheff Wed v Huddersfield

The Owls are winless in their last five at home to Huddersfield, losing three (D2).

Ishmael Miller has scored four league goals in his last four appearances against Sheffield Wednesday, including in this exact fixture last term.

Fernando Forestieri has found the net in three of his last four league appearances for Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday have committed more fouls than any other Championship outfit this season (213).

The Terriers have lost three of their last four games (D1), conceding two or more goals in each match (nine conceded).

The Owls are unbeaten in their last six home games in all competitions, winning four (D2).


Burnley v Brighton

At Turf Moor, the Clarets have won just once in their last six against Brighton (D3 L2).

Brighton are unbeaten in four against Burnley (W3 D1), keeping a clean sheet in the last three.

Burnley's Matty Taylor has scored more goals from the bench than any other player this season (3). Indeed, no Championship side has netted more goals via substitutes this term than Burnley (4).

Andre Gray has bagged seven goals in just five league appearances at Turf Moor for Burnley and has netted a brace in each of the last three.

The Seagulls are unbeaten in their last nine away games, drawing six and winning three.

Should Brighton avoid defeat against Burnley, they will set the joint-second longest unbeaten start to a Championship season (Wigan 17 games in 2004/05).


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