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Jonathan Cordingley 24th Mar 2014 - 21:28

Championship Opta Facts | 25th March

Bournemouth v Leeds

  • Bournemouth have never beaten Leeds in league competition, losing seven (D2).
  • Leeds have conceded just once on their travels to Bournemouth in league competition, keeping three clean sheets (W2 D2).
  • Ross McCormack has been directly involved in 60% of his team's league goals this season; more than any other player in the division.
  • The Cherries have failed to score a first half goal in each of their last five matches.
  • Leeds have registered 15 goals via headers this season; a league-high.

Burnley v Doncaster

  • Burnley have won their last three league games against Doncaster, scoring seven and keeping two clean sheets.
  • Donny have gone five league games without a win at Turf Moor (D2 L3), last picking up a victory there in March 1990.
  • No defender has made more assists in the top four tiers this season than Kieran Trippier (14).
  • Burnley are yet to lose at Turf Moor in league competition this season (W12 D6). Indeed, Chelsea are the only other top four tier side currently unbeaten on home soil.
  • Burnley have now gone unbeaten in 15 Championship games, winning nine; only Leicester (17) are enjoying a longer run.
  • Doncaster are without an away win in 14 matches in league competition (D4 L10); the longest run in the Championship this season.

Huddersfield v Middlesbrough

  • Huddersfield have won just one of their last eight league matches against Middlesbrough (D1 L6).
  • Boro have kept four clean sheets in their last six matches against the Terriers, though they've conceded in their last two.
  • Huddersfield have lost three of their last four home league games against Boro, winning the other.
  • Boro have netted in each of their last eight league encounters with Huddersfield, scoring at least two goals in five of those matches.
  • Huddersfield have gone seven home league games without a clean sheet against Middlesbrough.
  • After failing to score in 10 successive away league trips to Huddersfield between 1960 and 1969, Boro have scored in each of their last seven.

Ipswich v Derby

  • Ipswich have won seven of the last nine home league meetings with Derby (L2), keeping four clean sheets in the process.
  • The reverse fixture this season at the iPro Stadium finished 4-4; the joint-highest scoring league meeting between these two sides.
  • League matches involving Derby County this campaign have seen 108 goals; the most in the Championship.
  • Derby's Craig Bryson has been directly involved in 23 league goals this season (15 goals, 8 assists); more than any other Championship midfielder.
  • Ipswich have dropped 28 points from leading positions this term; a league-high.

Leicester v Yeovil

  • Leicester have won each of their previous three competitive meetings against Yeovil, keeping two clean sheets.
  • Yeovil have gone five league games without a win on the road, losing three (D2).
  • The Foxes have won 25 of the 30 games in which they've gone ahead in; more than any other Championship side.
  • Ishmael Miller has scored five times in his last five matches for Yeovil.
  • Leicester have scored in each of their last 21 league games, the best current run of any side in the top four divisions (Liverpool are on 20).

Millwall v Birmingham

  • Millwall have gone seven league matches without a win against Birmingham, losing four (D3).
  • Birmingham are unbeaten in their last three away to Millwall in the league (D2 W1), scoring 10.
  • The Lions have won just six points from their last 10 games in league competition; the fewest in the division.
  • Birmingham have gone eight games without a clean sheet; the current longest run in the Championship.
  • Millwall have scored a league-low three headed goals this campaign.

Nottingham Forest v Charlton

  • Forest have gone six games without defeat to the Addicks, winning three.
  • Charlton's last away victory against Nottingham Forest in league competition came back October 1998.
  • League matches involving Charlton this season have seen just 69 goals; the joint-fewest in the Championship (Brighton the other).
  • Forest are winless in seven, losing four (D3). It is the current longest winless run in the league.
  • Andy Reid has created 88 goalscoring chances for his teammates this term; a league-high.

QPR v Wigan

  • QPR have gone four games unbeaten against Wigan in league competition, drawing their last three (W1).
  • Wigan have picked up just one win from their five previous league games against QPR at Loftus Road (D2 L2).
  • 61.5% of the goals scored in matches involving QPR this season have arrived the second half; only Brighton (62.3%) have witnessed more after half time.
  • Wigan have picked up a joint-league-high 18 points from losing positions this term.
  • The Latics have won 25 points from their last 10 matches; more than any other Championship team.
  • Ravel Morrison has scored five goals in seven appearances for QPR and is the club's second highest scorer after Charlie Austin (14).

Sheff Wed v Brighton

  • Sheffield Wednesday have never lost at home to Brighton in league competition, winning five (D6).
  • Brighton have kept just one clean sheet on their travels to Hillsborough in the league (0-0, January 1977).
  • The Owls have won their last three league games at Hillsborough, scoring eight and keeping two clean sheets in the process.
  • Brighton have kept a league-high 17 clean sheets this term.
  • The Seagulls have scored 67% of their goals in the second half; a division-high proportion.

Watford v Blackburn

  • Watford have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine league games against Blackburn on home soil, though this came in the most recent match at Vicarage Road.
  • Blackburn have won just twice in their last 11 league matches at Watford (D4 L5).
  • The Hornets have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight home games in league competition (conceding just once); keeping a clean sheet in each of their last five.
  • After going nine games (all comps) without a goal, Jordan Rhodes has netted four in his last four.
  • Troy Deeney has netted five goals in his last four league appearances at Vicarage Road.


Bolton v Blackpool

  • Bolton are unbeaten in their last four matches against Blackpool in all competitions, drawing three.
  • Blackpool are without a league win at Bolton in six attempts, losing three (D3).
  • Each of Blackpool's last four league goals have come in the first half; this after their previous four had all arrived in the second half.
  • The Tangerines have conceded 69% of their goals in the second half; a league-high share.
  • Bolton have scored just once from the penalty spot this season; no side has scored fewer.


Reading v Barnsley

  • Reading have kept three clean sheets in their last four home league matches against Barnsley (W2 D1 L1), though they did concede in the most recent clash at the Madejski.
  • Barnsley have won just once in their last nine league clashes with Reading (D2 L6), though this did arrive at the Madejski stadium
  • Reading are yet to lose in games in which they've gone ahead in, winning 16 (D4).
  • The Tykes have scored just twice in their last seven league games, winning on each occasion that they've scored (L5).
  • Barnsley have won just seven points on the road this campaign; a league-low.
  • Just 47% of Reading's points this season have arrived in home matches; only Birmingham (38%) have a lower share.

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