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Stuart Dalgleish 3rd Mar 2016 - 13:56

Championship Opta Facts - 3-5 March

Birmingham City v Hull City

Birmingham have failed to win any of their last six meetings with Hull (D2 L4).
Hull have netted 10 goals in their last three games against the Blues, winning 2-0, 5-2 and 3-2.
The Blues have won five of the last six Championship home games (L1), keeping four clean sheets and conceding just three.
In contrast, the Tigers have lost just one league game in 2016 (W6 D2), conceding just twice and keeping seven clean sheets - not conceding in 373 minutes.
Clayton Donaldson has opened the scoring in Birmingham's last two league games at St Andrew's - before this, he hadn't scored a home league goal since September, scoring a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory.
Mohamed Diame has scored in each of the last two Championship away games for Hull, after not scoring on the road since October.

Middlesbrough v Wolves
Middlesbrough are 24 games unbeaten at home against Wolves in all competitions (W15 D9), last losing in April 1951.
Wolves have conceded two or more goals in six of their last seven meetings with Boro in all competitions, shipping 14 goals.
No Championship side has kept more clean sheets this season than Middlesbrough (18) - level with Hull City.
Wolverhampton haven't scored in the last three league away trips - the longest run since December 2007 when they failed to score in six consecutive league away games.
10 of Wolves' last 11 goals have come in open play, while 11 of Middlesbrough's last 12 have come in this fashion.
Middlesbrough have won 10 of their last 14 league games at the Riverside (D3 L1).

Bristol City v Cardiff City
There have been 18 goals in the last four meetings between these sides at Ashton Gate (8 for Bristol City, 10 for Cardiff).
Cardiff have won six of their last nine games against the Robins in all competitions (D1 L2).
The Robins have won four of the five league games, however, they did lose their last home game 4-0 to Brighton.
In contrast, the Bluebirds lost their last away match 3-1 at Middlesbrough, though that is their only loss in the last eight league outings (W4 D3).
No Championship side has seen fewer players score a league goal for them this season than Bristol City (10).
Anthony Pilkington has scored eight league goals this season, his best return since 2011/12 (eight goals for Norwich).

Burnley v Blackburn Rovers
Burnley are unbeaten in five league encounters with Rovers (W2 D3) winning the last two.
Blackburn have scored at least once on each of their last 10 league visits to Turf Moor, last failing to score in October 1963.
The Clarets have won six of the last seven league games at Turf Moor (D1), conceding just one goal in the process.
Burnley are the only Championship side yet to taste defeat in 2016, winning seven and drawing three. In fact, overall, the Clarets 11-game unbeaten streak is the current longest in the league.
Blackburn have scored more goals via set-pieces (excl. penalties) than any other Championship team this season (15).
Only one player (Jay Simpson, 23) in the top four tiers this season has scored more league goals than Andre Gray (20).


Brentford v Charlton Athletic
Brentford have conceded exactly once in each of their last four home league meetings with the Addicks (W1 D2 L1).
Charlton are unbeaten in two league visits to Griffin Park but haven't gone three without defeat since their first three trips there in the 1920's.
The Bees have lost seven of the last 10 league games (W2 D1), including each of the last three away games. Indeed, they haven't lost four or more on the road since February 2011 (five losses).
The Addicks have only won once in eight away league games (D1 L6), conceding 25 goals (3.1 goals per game).
Charlton have made more errors leading directly to goals than any team this season (9).
The Addicks have conceded more goals via set-pieces (excl. penalties) than any other team this season.

Derby County v Huddersfield Town
Derby are unbeaten in 21 games at home against Huddersfield in all competitions, last tasting defeat to the Terriers on home soil in November 1957 (W19 D2).
Huddersfield haven't kept a clean sheet away at Derby since August 1947 and have conceded 65 goals in 26 visits since then (all comps), including three on each of their last five visits.
After no wins in four home league games and three consecutive games without a goal at the iPro, Derby secured victory last time out vs Blackburn.
Indeed, the Rams are looking for back-to-back home wins for the first time since Boxing Day.
The Terriers have scored in each of their last 11 away trips in the Championship, though they've only won on three occasions (D3 L5).
Chris Martin has scored as many league goals in his last two games as he did in his previous 19 matches combined (2).

Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest
Ipswich are unbeaten in their last five games against Forest, though four have been draws (W1).
Forest have only failed to score in one of their last 14 league visits to Portman Road, a 6-0 drubbing in March 2005.
The Tractor Boys have conceded exactly once in each of the last six home games, winning half (D1 L2).
Nottingham Forest have lost the last three Championship games, they haven't lost four in a row since December 2011.
There have been a league-low 62 goals scored in games involving Nottm Forest this season (32 scored, 30 conceded).
No side has scored more headed goals this season than Ipswich (12).

Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers
Leeds have lost only once in their last eight games in all competitions against Bolton (W4 D3), though the defeat was a 5-1 hammering in March 2014.
The Trotters have kept only one clean sheet in their last 13 games (all comps) against Leeds, a 2-0 win in the Premier League in November 2003.
After winning five of the first 11 games of Steve Evans' reign (D3 L3), the Whites have picked up just one win in the last 11 league games (D6 L4).
Bolton have yet to win on the road this season (D4 L13), conceding 37 goals and scoring just 13 - they haven't won since April 2015, 19 games previous.
Bolton are without a clean sheet in 10 games; the current longest run in the Championship by six matches.
Leeds have scored only five goals in their last nine matches and never more than once in this run.

MK Dons v QPR
The only previous meeting between the sides at Stadium MK ended 1-1 in an FA Cup third round tie in January 2012.
QPR have scored in each of their four previous meetings with MK Dons (W2 D1 L1), including a 3-0 win earlier this season.
MK have won just once in seven league games (D3 L3), scoring more than once on just one occasion.
Four of the Hoops' last seven away games have ended 1-1, with the West London side being pegged back after scoring first on three of those occasions.
Junior Hoilett has scored as many league goals for QPR this season (5) as he did in his previous three seasons combined.
QPR have dropped a league-high 23 points from leading positions this season, although MK Dons have claimed the fewest from behind (1).

Preston North End v Brighton & Hove Albion
Preston have never lost at home to Brighton in their entire history, winning nine and drawing five in all competitions.
The last three meetings between these sides have ended 0-0.
PNE have won seven of the last 10 home games at Deepdale (D1 L2), with the club currently on a three game winning streak.
The Seagulls have won six of the last eight league games (D1 L1), racking up 18 goals, winning both of their last games 4-0.
Brighton have scored the first goal in Championship matches more often than any other side this season (21), going on to win 15 and draw six.
Joe Garner has scored in each of his last two appearances at Deepdale.

Reading v Fulham
There have been 24 goals scored in the last five encounters between the sides (13 for Reading and 11 for Fulham).
Fulham have won their last two league games against the Royals and are looking to win three on the bounce for the first time since April 1999.
Reading's last league game saw as many goals scored as the previous six matches involving the Royals combined (seven goals).
There have been a league-high 107 goals scored in matches involving Fulham this season (51 scored, 56 conceded).
Yann Kermorgant has been directly involved in four of Reading's last five goals (two goals, two assists).
Tom Cairney has scored four of Fulham's last five goals.

Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham United
The Owls are winless in their last four home league meetings with the Millers, last tasting victory at Hillsborough in September 1981.
Rotherham have lost their last two games against Wednesday and haven't lost three in a row since a run of eight between 1977 and 1981.
Wednesday are unbeaten in 14 home league games - the club's longest league run since May 1997 (16 games unbeaten).
Rotherham have lost seven of the last eight league away matches (D1), conceding two or more on six occasions.
The Millers have conceded the first goal on more occasions this season than any other team (21), losing 19 and drawing two of those matches.
Gary Hooper has scored or assisted eight goals in his last six league games at Hillsborough (five goals, three assists).

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