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Jonathan Cordingley 27th Mar 2014 - 16:54

Championship Opta Facts | 29th March

Burnley v Leicester

  • Burnley are without a league win against Leicester in six attempts, losing four (D2).
  • David Nugent has scored in each of his last three appearances against Burnley.
  • Leicester have won their last two league trips to Burnley, scoring four in the process.
  • Leicester have battled back to win 19 points from losing positions this season; a league-high.
  • The Clarets have gone 16 games unbeaten; only Leicester (18) are enjoying a longer run in the division.
  • Burnley are the only Championship side yet to lose on home soil this term, winning 13 (D6).
  • The Foxes have won 36 points on the road this season; the most in the Championship.

Birmingham v Bournemouth

  • Birmingham have gone 14 games without a league win on home soil, losing seven (D7).
  • Bournemouth have never lost away to Birmingham in league competition (W2 D3), keeping a clean sheet in each of their last four.
  • No side has picked up more points in March than Bournemouth (16).
  • Simon Francis assisted three goals in Bournemouth's 4-1 win over Leeds in midweek; no player has assisted more goals in a single game this season.
  • Birmingham's midweek victory against Millwall (3-2) ended a run of five games without a win (D1 L4).
  • The Blues have gone nine league games without keeping a clean sheet; the current longest run in the division.

Bolton v Wigan

  • Bolton have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 home league fixtures against Wigan.
  • Wigan have won their last two league games against Bolton, scoring five in the process.
  • Wigan have registered 17 goals in the final 15 minutes of games this term; a league-high.
  • Only Burnley (26) have won more points from their last 10 league games than the Latics (22).
  • The Trotters have kept three shutouts in their last four home games in league competition, winning three (L1).

Brighton v Middlesbrough

  • Brighton have won their last two league matches against Middlesbrough, though both of these came away from home.
  • Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last four league games at Brighton, winning twice (D2).
  • Brighton have scored 67% of their goals in the second half; a league-high proportion.
  • The Seagulls have conceded a league-low four goals in the final 15 minutes this season. In contrast, Middlesbrough have shipped 14 times in that period.
  • Middlesbrough are winless in six league games on the road (D3 L3), failing to score in five of those fixtures.

Derby v Charlton

  • Derby have gone five games unbeaten against Charlton in league competition, winning three (D2).
  • Charlton's last league victory away at Derby came back in February 1999 (2-0).
  • Charlton have kept four clean sheets in their last five league games, losing just once (W2 D2).
  • 10 different players have scored for Charlton in the league this season; fewer than for any other Championship club.
  • Derby have scored a league-high 29 first-half goals this season, three more than Charlton have mustered in total (26).
  • Patrick Bamford's goal against Ipswich in midweek ended a run of six without a goal; his longest drought of the season.

Ipswich v Nottingham Forest

  • Ipswich have won only once in their last nine league games against Nottingham Forest, losing six (D2).
  • Forest have scored in each of their last five league games at Portman Road, winning twice (D1 L2).
  • Only Kieran Trippier (14) has made more assists this season than Aaron Cresswell (12).
  • No side has scored more headed goals this season than Ipswich (15).
  • Forest have failed to score in each of their last three league games; their worst run of the season. The last time they failed to score in four consecutive league matches was December 2011 (a run of seven without a goal, which ended against Ipswich).
  • Nottingham Forest are winless in eight in league competition (D3 L5); the current longest run in the division.

Leeds v Doncaster

  • Leeds have gone six league games unbeaten against Doncaster (W5 D1), winning their last four.
  • Doncaster have conceded three or more goals in each of their last four league encounters against Leeds United (14 in total).
  • Doncaster have conceded 19 goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season; more than any other side.
  • Donny have won just nine points in away league games this term; the fewest in the division.
  • Leeds have gone seven league matches without keeping a clean sheet at Elland Road; only Birmingham (8) have gone longer without a home shutout.
  • Leeds have conceded 30 goals in 2014; three more than any other Championship side.

 

Millwall  v Blackburn

  • Millwall have lost four of their last five league encounters against Blackburn, winning the other.
  • Blackburn have netted in each of their last six league games at Millwall, winning four (D1 L1).
  • Millwall have shipped 30 goals in the first half this season; more than any other Championship team.
  • After keeping back to back clean sheets February, Rovers have conceded in each of their last three on the road - a total of nine.
  • The Lions have conceded 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches in 2013/14; a league-high.
  • Millwall have conceded a league-high 18 headed goals this season.

QPR v Blackpool

  • QPR have lost only once in their last 14 league encounters with the Tangerines, winning nine (D4).
  • Blackpool have gone seven league games without a win at Loftus Road (D2 L5), last winning there in February 1972 (1-0).
  • 19 different players have scored for QPR in the league this season; more than for any other Championship club.
  • Blackpool have scored a joint-league low 15 goals in the second half this term.
  • No Championship player has scored more goals in March 2014 than Ravel Morrison (5).
  • Blackpool are without an away win in 12 attempts in league competition, losing 10 (D2).

Reading v Huddersfield

  • Reading have won their last three league matches against Huddersfield all by a single goal to nil.
  • Huddersfield have picked up just one win from their last seven league trips to Reading (D1 L5).
  • Huddersfield are yet to gain a point from losing positions on the road this season; a league-low.
  • The Terriers have scored 14 goals from outside the area in open play; a league-high.
  • The Royals have gone five league games without a win at home, losing three (D2).

Sheff Wed v Watford

  • Sheffield Wednesday have scored exactly two goals in eight of their last 11 home league matches against Watford.
  • Watford lost the reverse fixture (0-1), courtesy of a Connor Wickham goal; it proved to be Gianfranco Zola's last game in charge of the Hornets.
  • Watford have scored 13 times in the opening 15 minutes of games this season; a league-high.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have netted 11 times between the 16th and 30th minute; a joint-league-high with Blackburn.
  • None of Troy Deeney's last seven league goals have arrived in away matches.
  • Since Stuart Gray took charge of Sheffield Wednesday, they've picked up 37 points from a possible 66; only four sides (Leicester, Burnley, Wigan, Derby) have won more points in that period.
  • No Championship side has kept more clean sheets in 2014 than Sheffield Wednesday (8).

Yeovil v Barnsley

  • Yeovil's only previous victory over Barnsley arrived at Huish Park back in December 2005 (2-1).
  • Barnsley came from behind to draw this season's reverse fixture (1-1), thanks to a Marcus Tudgay penalty.
  • Yeovil have dropped 29 points from winning positions this season; the most in the Championship.
  • The Glovers have recovered just three points from losing positions this campaign; a league-low.
  • Barnsley's midweek away win against Reading (3-1) ended a run of eight matches without a victory on the road (D3 L5).
  • Yeovil top scorer Ishmael Miller (10) has scored three goals in last three appearances at Huish Park.

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