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Stuart Dalgleish 19th Dec 2013 - 15:14

Championship Opta Facts | 21 December

QPR V Leicester

  • QPR won their last two league fixtures against Leicester City without conceding a single goal.
  • The Foxes have only recorded two wins in their last seven away at QPR in league competition (D1 L4).
  • Charlie Austin has found the net four times in his last five Championship games for the R's.
  • Leicester City have fired the most shots on goal in the top four tiers this season - 256.
  • Nobody has enjoyed more home wins in the top four tiers than QPR this season (8).
  • David Nugent has converted six times from the penalty spot this season, more than anyone among England's top four divisions.


Birmingham V Nottm Forest

  • Birmingham City are without a win in their last five league games at home; drawing the last three (L2).
  • Forest have registered just one win in their last eight attempts against Birmingham City in league competition (D4 L3).
  • Despite their poor home form, Birmingham are one of two Championship sides unbeaten in six games (W3 L3).
  • Nottingham Forest have picked up the highest number of bookings in the Championship - 43.
  • Kyle Bartley has scored three goals in his last three appearances for the Blues.
  • No Championship player has created more chances (including assists) than Andy Reid this season (53).


Bolton V Charlton

  • Bolton are currently unbeaten in five home league games against Charlton Athletic (W3 D2).
  • Charlton have lost just one of the last four league matches against Bolton Wanderers (W2 D1).
  • The Trotters are the only Championship side yet to concede in the 15 minutes leading up to half-time, but have conceded the most between the 16th and 30th minute marks (7).
  • The Addicks have scored just once in the opening 15 minutes this season, a Championship low.
  • Bolton have lost eight points when leading at home this season - no Championship side has dropped more.
  • Charlton's Simon Church has the best shooting accuracy of any player to have 20 shots in the Championship this season - 73%.


Brighton V Huddersfield

  • The Seagulls have won successive league games against Huddersfield Town after a run of nine without a win.
  • The Terriers have only lost one of their last six league trips to Brighton (W2 D3).
  • 68% of Brighton's goals in the Championship have come after the interval, a league-high share.
  • Only Queens Park Rangers (11) have hit the woodwork more times than Huddersfield in the league this season (10).
  • Ashley Barnes has scored five times in his last six league games for the Seagulls.


Burnley V Blackpool

  • Burnley are currently unbeaten in their last 14 league games at home (W8 D6).
  • The Tangerines are without a win in six league visits to Turf Moor (D1 L5).
  • No Championship player has more assists this season than Burnley's Kieran Trippier (8).
  • Paul Ince's side have been shown eight red cards this season, four more than any other side.
  • Jason Shackell has made the most blocks in the Championship this season (27).
  • Blackpool have gained just two points from losing situations this season (a joint low with Charlton and Yeovil) and have also dropped the joint-most points when ahead (17, level with Ipswich).


Derby V Doncaster

  • The Rams are unbeaten in six league games at home (W4 D2).
  • Doncaster Rovers are without a win in six league games away from home (D2 L4).
  • Derby have taken maximum points from their last six Championship games.
  • Doncaster have scored just seven goals in their previous 10 league games, the fewest from any Championship side in that time.
  • Steve McClaren's side are the Championship's top scorers (42), with exactly 50% of their goals coming in either half.
  • Ross Turnbull has made the most saves in the Championship this season (82).


Ipswich V Watford

  • The Tractor Boys have one win in 16 league games against Watford (D3 L12).
  • Watford have gone 15 league games without conceding more than one goal against Ipswich Town.
  • Mick McCarthy's side have scored 11 headers in the Championship this season, the joint-most with Leeds.
  • The Hornets have won none of their last nine games in the Championship, drawing four and losing five.
  • Watford are one of two sides, along with QPR, yet to be shown a red card this season in the Championship.
  • Ipswich have gained 13 points from behind this season, a Championship high.


Leeds V Barnsley

  • Leeds United have one win in eight league games against the Tykes; conceding 21 goals in the process (D2 L5).
  • Barnsley have claimed only one win in their last 17 away games in league competition (D6 L10).
  • Ross McCormack has been involved in 59% of Leeds United's goals in the Championship this season, scoring 16 and assisting twice.
  • The Tykes are the only Championship team yet to see a goal scored via a defender this season.
  • McCormack has scored a goal every 112 minutes in the Championship this season, the best return rate of any player who has scored more than three goals.


Reading V Wigan

  • Reading have a solid defensive record at home; conceding just five goals in their last eight league games.
  • Wigan have won the last two encounters involving these teams in league competition, scoring three times in each clash.
  • Only Doncaster's Ross Turnbull has made more saves than Alex McCarthy in the Championship this season (78).
  • The Latics have dropped just two points when leading in the Championship this season, a league low.
  • Reading are yet to lose when leading in the Championship this campaign, winning nine and drawing four. Three of those draws have come at the Madejski.
  • Ben Watson has created the most chances from set plays this season in the Championship (26).


Sheff Wed V Bournemouth

  • Sheffield Wednesday have lost just one of the last five games against Bournemouth in league competition; however they have only won one in that time too (D3).
  • The Cherries have won two of their four league games away at Wednesday (D1 L1).
  • 71% of Wednesday's league goals have come in the first half this campaign, a league-high share.
  • Bournemouth have scored seven times from outside the area in open play this season - no Championship side has managed more.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have kept just one clean sheet in this season, though this was in their last game against Watford.


Yeovil V Blackburn

  • The Glovers have managed just two league wins at home this season from a possible 10.
  • Blackburn Rovers are currently without a win in five away games in the league (D2 L3).
  • 41% of Yeovil's league goals have come from outside the area; a Championship-high share.
  • Joshua King has attempted the most dribbles in the Championship this season (115), completing 62 of them.
  • Yeovil have led just twice at home in the Championship this season, a joint low with Charlton, but have won both games.


Millwall V Middlesbrough

  • Millwall are unbeaten in seven league games at home (W4 D3).
  • Boro lost both league games to the Lions last season.
  • The Lions have let in 10 goals from outside the area this season; a league-high.
  • Middlesbrough have conceded the most goals from the penalty spot this season in the Championship (6).
  • Millwall are the only Championship side yet to score via a header this season.
  • 17 of Boro's goals this season have come from midfield, the highest number in the Championship.




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