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Stuart Dalgleish 27th Dec 2015 - 22:01

Championship Opta Facts - 28-29 December

 

Bolton v Blackburn

Bolton Wanderers have failed to score in their last two league games against neighbours Blackburn.

Blackburn have lost each of their last five league trips to Bolton. The last time they lost six on the spin in Bolton was in 1894.

Bolton have drawn eight of their 11 home league games this season (W1 D2).

Rovers have won three of their last five Championship away games (D1 L1).

Birmingham v MK Dons

The only previous league meeting between the two came in August, in which Birmingham were 2-0 winners.

The only time MK Dons have visited St. Andrew's was in a League Cup clash in September 2010. Birmingham won 3-1 on their way to winning the trophy that season.

Paul Caddis' penalty at home last time out was Birmingham's first goal at St Andrew's in the league for 432 minutes.

MK Dons haven't won away since their opening Championship game against Rotherham (D3 L7).

Burnley v Bristol City

Burnley have won each of their last three league games with Bristol City, including 2-1 win in August's reverse fixture.

Bristol City are winless in four visits to Turf Moor, drawing twice and losing two.

Burnley's 4-0 win over Charlton last time out at Turf Moor was their biggest home league win since beating Ipswich by the same scoreline in November 2011.

Bristol City have failed to score in four of their last five away fixtures.

Charlton v Wolves

The Addicks have won one of the last nine league contests with Wolves (D3 L5).

Wolves have gone seven league visits to Charlton without keeping a clean sheet, last shutting them out in December 1996.

Charlton have won just one of their last nine games at the Valley in the Championship (D4 L4).

Wolves 4-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in their last away game was their heaviest away defeat in the league since losing 4-0 to Brentford last November.

Preston v Hull

Preston have lost each of the last three league games against Hull without scoring. They've never lost four consecutively against them.

The Tigers have kept five clean sheets in six league meetings with PNE, losing 3-0 in the other game (W5).

No team has scored fewer home goals than Preston in the Championship this season (8).

Hull have lost their last two away games in the Championship. They last lost three consecutively on the road in this tier in March 2013.

QPR v Huddersfield

QPR have been victorious in four of the last five league contests with the Terriers (D1).

Huddersfield have never beaten QPR at Loftus Road (D2 L9) and have lost each of their last three visits there.

QPR have lost just one of their last 13 games at Loftus Road (W5 D7).

Huddersfield have scored in each of their previous five away games yet have only won once (D1 L3).

Reading v Brentford

Reading have lost back-to-back home league games with Brentford - they've never lost three in a row to them in the Football League.

Brentford's only defeat in five in this fixture came in August, losing 3-1. Nick Blackman scored twice for the Royals.

Reading have lost just one of their last seven Championship fixtures at home (W4 D2).

Brentford have gone four away games without a victory, last beating Charlton away in October (D3 L1).

Middlesbrough v Sheff Wed

Middlesbrough ended a run of five without victory against Sheffield Wednesday by beating them 3-1 in August (D1 L3).

The Owls' only win in nine at Middlesbrough came in this exact fixture last season, edging it 3-2. Atdhe Nuhiu scored twice for them.

Boro's last eight goals at home have all come from different players (including an own goal from Giuseppe Bellusci).

Ross Wallace has assisted a goal in each of his last two away games in the league.

Brighton v Ipswich

Brighton have won the last two meetings with Ipswich by a 3-2 scoreline. They were 2-0 up in August's match before being pegged back before Tomer Hemed got a winner.

The Tractor Boys have scored exactly twice in each of their last five league games with Brighton (W3 L2).

Brighton have not lost back-to-back home games since April, both losses came against now Premier League clubs Norwich and Bournemouth.

Ipswich could equal a club record fifth consecutive away win if they are victorious here (also five wins in a row in December 1976).

Cardiff v Nottm Forest

Cardiff have won six of the last seven league clashes with Forest, losing the other.

Forest have been victorious only once in the eight trips to Cardiff in the Championship since 2004 (D2 L5).

The Bluebirds haven't lost at home since September, winning four and drawing three games since then.

By contrast, Forest haven't won away since September (D3 L4).

Fulham v Rotherham

Fulham are unbeaten in six league contests with the Millers, winning three and drawing three.

Rotherham haven't scored more than once away at Fulham since 1970, netting seven in 10 trips there since.

The Cottagers have kept just one clean sheet at home this season, the lowest total of any Championship side.

Rotherham's last away goal in the Championship came in November against Leeds.

Leeds v Derby

Leeds have won two of the last three league games against Derby (L1), having failed to win any of the previous 11 (D2 L9).

Derby are winless in their last two visits to Elland Road (D1 L1), having won four on the bounce between 2006 and 2013.

Leeds have won as many games in the last four at Elland Road (3) as they had in the previous 20 at home.

Derby boast the best away defensive record in the division, having conceded just five times in 11 games.

 

 
 
 

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