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Andrew Tibot 21st Jan 2016 - 10:20

Championship Opta Facts - 23 & 25 Jan

QPR v Wolves

Wolves have lost only one of their last 11 trips to Loftus Road to face QPR, winning three (D7).

Junior Hoilett has netted three goals in three games against the Black Country side.

QPR picked up their first league win under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, ending a run of seven without one (D5 L2).

Michal Zyro has scored three goals in his two league appearances for Wolves.

Sebastian Polter has scored three goals from just four shots on target in the Championship this season.

Wolves have won six of the seven away games this season in which they've taken the lead (L1).


Birmingham v Ipswich

Birmingham are winless in their last eight meetings with Ipswich, losing four and drawing four.

Freddie Sears has scored two goals in two appearances against Birmingham for Ipswich.

The Blues have converted a league-high five penalties this season in the Championship.

Ipswich have taken more away points than any other Championship side this season (24), with Birmingham collecting one fewer.

Birmingham have scored the most goals in the Championship via defenders (10).

Mick McCarthy's outfit have netted 12 headed goals this season, more than any other side.


Bolton v MK Dons

This will be only the second competitive meeting between Bolton and MK Dons, after the Trotters succumbed to a 1-0 defeat back in August.

MK Dons' winger Daniel Powell scored the only goal of the game, despite Bolton attempting 18 shots in the process.

Bolton hold just one victory in their last 21 league matches (D8 L12).

All bar one of MK Dons' last 10 Championship goals has come from open play.

The Trotters have scored just 10 second half goals, the lowest tally in the division. MK Dons have just 12 themselves.

MK Dons' clean sheet against Reading ended a run of eight games without one.


Brighton v Huddersfield

Anthony Knockaert has scored four goals in three league appearances against Huddersfield.

Huddersfield are winless in their last seven matches with Brighton, with the last five ending level (L2).

Brighton have failed to score in four of their last six home matches against the Terriers.

No Championship player has recorded more assists this season than Harry Bunn (7).

After going unbeaten at home through their first nine games, Brighton have now lost each of their last three without scoring at the Amex.

Huddersfield are one of three Championship sides yet to score from the penalty spot, along with Bristol City and Charlton.


Cardiff v Rotherham

The reverse fixture saw Cardiff lose 2-1 in dramatic style when goalkeeper David Marshall was sent off, they conceded from the penalty spot, and also conceded a 90th minute own goal.

Rotherham have won only one of their last nine away trips to Cardiff in league competition (D3 L5).

Joe Mason has netted three goals in two league appearances versus Rotherham.

Tony Watt has attempted more dribbles than any other player in the Championship (124).

The Millers have lost seven of their last eight away trips in the Championship, the exception being a 1-0 win over Leeds.

Cardiff are unbeaten in nine at home in the Championship (W5 D4).

No team has used more players than Rotherham this season (32, level with Charlton).


Charlton v Blackburn

Charlton have lost their last four league games against Blackburn, conceding two or more goals in each meeting (11 in total).

Jordan Rhodes has scored a brace in each of his last three appearances versus Charlton for Blackburn.

Overall Rhodes has scored more league goals versus Charlton than any other opponent in the Football League (10 goals in 12 apps).

Charlton haven't won a league game since the end of November (D4 L6), the longest wait in the division.

Rovers themselves have lost each of their last three away league games by a 1-0 scoreline.

Charlton are the only Championship side yet to be awarded a penalty.


Fulham v Hull

Fulham have conceded 12 goals in their last four league matches versus Hull, losing three in the process (D1).

Hull have won only two of their last 18 league trips to Fulham, although those wins have arrived in the last five visits.

Tom Huddlestone has scored more league goals versus Fulham than against any other opponent (4).

This fixture pits the side who have faced the most shots on target this season (Fulham 144) versus the side that has faced the fewest (83).

Abel Hernandez has scored in each of his last three Championship games for Hull (five goals in total).

Fulham boast the best shot conversion rate in the Championship (18.1%).


Leeds v Bristol City

Leeds have won their last three league matches against Bristol City at Elland Road, this after failing to win the previous three between 1978-1978.

Bristol City are winless in seven against the Whites, losing six and drawing one.

Chris Wood has netted four goals in five appearances against Bristol City. Only against Huddersfield (5) has netted more.

The Robins have scored just once from outside the area this season, the lowest tally in the Championship.

Leeds have mustered fewer attempts on target than any other Championship side this season (88).

Bristol City have lost their last three away games, failing to score in each and letting in nine.


Middlesbrough v Nottm Forest

Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last 11 home league matches with Nottingham Forest (W3 D8), last losing to them in February 1993.

Forest have won just once in their last eight matches against Middlesbrough (D3 L4).

Boro have won 16 of their last 20 home games in the Championship (excluding playoffs), drawing three and losing once.

Forest have gone 10 unbeaten in the Championship (W4 D6), the best run in the division currently and their best streak since October 2014 (11 games).

Boro have gone 851 minutes at home in the Championship without conceding.

Only Charlton (7) have scored fewer away goals this campaign than the Tricky Trees (9).


Preston v Brentford

Preston are without a win in three at home to Brentford, after winning four in a row previously.

Brentford have won five of their last six league contests with Preston, drawing the other.

Deepdale has seen just 21 Championship goals this season; no ground has seen fewer scored.

Brentford have lost three league games in a row - they last lost four consecutively in the same season in March 2008.

No player has created more chances this season without recording an assist than Adam Reach (29).

The Bees have the best average possession figure in the Championship (55.8%), Preston have the fifth worst (47.3%).


Reading v Sheff Wed

Reading have won five of their last six league contests at home with the Owls, losing the other.

Gary Hooper has been directly involved in four goals in four appearances against Reading (three goals, one assist).

Only Hull (321) have had more attempts on goal this season than the Royals (311, excluding blocked).

Sheffield Wednesday are looking to win four successive league games for the first time since April 2012, when they were in League One. They've not done it in the second tier since April 2007 (a run of five matches).

Oliver Norwood has created more chances for Reading than any other player (59).

Gary Hooper has the best minutes per goal rate of any Championship player to have scored more than five times, netting every 112 minutes.


Burnley v Derby

Burnley have won eight and lost none of their last 11 league encounters with Derby County.

Derby have failed to score in five of their last six matches with Burnley, netting just one goal in the process.

Joey Barton has scored in consecutive league games for the Clarets - he's never scored in three consecutively in the Football League.

Derby are the most accurate passers in the Championship (79.3% on average) and have attempted the most passes (13004).

No side has used fewer players than Burnley in the second tier this season (22).

Nick Blackman has had more shots than any other Championship player this season (74).


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