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Stuart Dalgleish 20th Oct 2014 - 16:16

Championship Opta Facts - 21 October

Blackburn v Birmingham

  • Jordan Rhodes scored a brace in this exact fixture last term, though Rovers succumbed to a 3-2 defeat.
  • Birmingham have never kept a clean away to Blackburn Rovers in league competition (55 games).
  • Since August 2013, Tom Cairney has created 122 goalscoring chances for Blackburn Rovers, 34 more than any other player for the club.
  • The Blues have dropped more points from leading positions this season than any other side (11).
  • Birmingham City have gone 10 games without keeping a clean sheet, the current longest run in the division.


Blackpool v Derby

  • Blackpool have lost five of their last six games against Derby, winning the other.
  • Chris Martin scored four goals in two appearances against Blackpool last term as Derby ran out winners on each occasion.
  • Blackpool have won just four points at home so far this term, a league-low.
  • Derby have kept four consecutive clean sheets in the league for the first time since February 2007. They've not kept five in a row since December 1994.
  • Chris Martin has bagged three braces so far this season, one more than his total in 2013/14 (incl. play-offs).


Bournemouth v Reading

  • Bournemouth are unbeaten in five against Reading, winning three and drawing two.
  • Reading have won just two of their last 10 trips to Bournemouth in the Football League, losing seven (D1).
  • Matt Ritchie scored three times against the Royals last season as the Cherries did the double over them.
  • After going five games without a goal, Callum Wilson has netted three in his last two for Bournemouth.
  • No side has conceded more headed goals this season than Reading (6).
  • Forward Jamie Mackie has gone 1080 minutes without scoring in all competitions.

Brentford v Sheff Wed

  • Brentford have lost only one of their seven against Sheffield Wednesday in the league (excl. play-offs) (W3 D3), although that defeat did come in their most recent clash in April 2012.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have scored two or more goals in seven of their last eight games away to Brentford in all competitions, failing to score in the other fixture.
  • Brentford have won all five games in which they've gone ahead this season.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have conceded four penalties this term, a league-high. Indeed, in 2013/14 the Owls only conceded three.
  • No side has netted more goals in the 15 minutes before half time this season than the Bees (5).


Cardiff v Ipswich

  • Cardiff have won only one of their last nine games against Ipswich Town, losing six (D2).
  • The Tractor Boys are unbeaten on their last five trips to Cardiff, winning three and drawing two.
  • Federico Macheda's decisive goal against Nottm Forest last weekend ended a run of 301 minutes (all comps) without finding the back of the net for the former Manchester United striker.
  • Only Derby (9) are currently enjoying a longer unbeaten run in the Championship than Ipswich Town (W4 D4).
  • Peter Whittingham scored his third league goal of the season last weekend, matching his total from last season.

Charlton v Bolton

  • Last Season, this exact fixture finished goalless for the first time in league competition since November 1949.
  • Bolton have lost three of their last four games at the Valley in all competitions, drawing the other.
  • The Addicks have gone seven games without a defeat on home soil, drawing the last three, having won the previous four.
  • Bolton have allowed their opponents 72 shots on target so far this season, 11 more than any other team.
  • Charlton have scored a league-high five times in the opening 15 minutes this season.

Huddersfield v Brighton

  • Huddersfield have gone eight games without keeping a clean sheet at home to Brighton.
  • Brighton are unbeaten in four against the Terriers, winning two.
  • Both teams have scored in the last six meetings between the sides in Yorkshire (23 goals scored).
  • The Seagulls have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 trips to Huddersfield in the league.
  • Huddersfield's 7-1 thrashing of Brighton in August 2009 remains their biggest win over the Seagulls.
  • Brighton's 4-1 win against the Terriers in March 2013 remains their biggest margin of victory against the Yorkshire outfit.


Norwich v Leeds

  • Norwich have won seven, drawn two and lost one of their last 10 home league encounters with Leeds United.
  • Leeds have failed to score more than a single goal on each of their last six trips to Carrow Road.
  • The Canaries have recovered a league-high 11 points from losing positions in 2014/15.
  • Leeds United are the only Championship side yet to score a headed goal in this campaign.
  • Nathan Redmond (40) has created more goalscoring chances so far this season than any other player in the division.


Rotherham v Fulham

  • Rotherham are winless in three against the Whites, losing two and drawing the other.
  • The two sides last met in the second tier back in January 1983 when away side Fulham ran out 1-0 winners.
  • This will be the first league meeting between these two sides since April 1994.
  • The Millers have already claimed 15 points so far this season - 52% of their previous total from last time out in the second tier (29).
  • After going 12 without a win in league competition, Fulham have won three of their last four (L1).
  • Only opponents Fulham (7) have conceded more goals in the final 15 minutes this season than Rotherham (6).



Watford v Nottingham Forest

  • The Hornets have won only two of their last 10 home league games against Forest, drawing five (L3).
  • Nottm Forest won the most recent clash with Watford in January 2014, 4-2. However, none of the scorers from that game still play for the Reds (Jamie Mackie is currently on loan with Reading).
  • Daniel Tözsér has created more goalscoring chances (28) and has provided more assists (3) than any other Watford player in 2014/15.
  • Michail Antonio has been involved in more goals than any other player this season with 11 (5 goals, 6 assists).
  • Matej Vydra has scored more league goals (4) against Nottm Forest than any other team in the top four tiers of English Football.

Wigan v Millwall

  • After winning back to back games against Millwall, the Latics have now lost their last two against the Lions.
  • Millwall have never won three consecutive league games against Wigan.
  • Wigan have failed to score in four of their last six matches, scoring just three in total.
  • Ricardo Fuller's brace at the weekend was his first in league competition since January 2010 (v Arsenal in the Premier League).
  • Millwall are without a win since August 30th, losing four and drawing three since then.


Wolves v Middlesborough

  • Wolves have won their last three games against Middlesbrough at Molineux, after losing the three prior to that.
  • Boro have failed to find the back of the net on eight of their previous 12 trips to Wolves.
  • Bakary Sako has scored three goals in as many games for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  • Albert Adomah has scored three goals in his last four Championship games. Indeed, the winger has scored in consecutive games for the first time since March 2014.
  • Wolves have conceded 11 goals in their past four games compared to just two in their previous six.


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