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Stuart Dalgleish 29th Jan 2014 - 22:03

Championship Opta Facts | 30 January - 2 February

 

Queens Park Rangers v Burnley

  • The R's have only scored two goals in their last five league meetings with Burnley combined.
  • Burnley are unbeaten in eight meetings with the R's in all competitions, winning five.
  • QPR have kept eight clean sheets at home this campaign, more than any other side, but none in their last four games.
  • Tom Heaton has the best save percentage of any Championship keeper to have made over 20 saves (79.12%).
  • The Super Hoops are the only Championship side yet to ship any goals in the opening 15 minutes of any fixture this season, while Burnley have conceded just once.
  • Only Jordan Rhodes (8) has scored more goals away from home than Sam Vokes this campaign (7).

 

Birmingham v Derby

  • Birmingham are unbeaten in five home league meetings with the Rams (W3 D2).
  • Derby have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 23 league meetings with the Blues; a run that goes back to March 1977.
  • The Blues have lost their last three league games, the longest current in the Championship. The last time Birmingham lost four league games consecutively at this level was April 2001.
  • The Rams have scored in each of their last nine away Championship games, the longest current run in the division.
  • Birmingham have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last three games (all comps) at St Andrews.
  • Only Jamie Vardy (6) has won more penalties this season than Derby's Chris Martin (4).

 

Blackburn v Blackpool

  • Blackburn have gone four games without a win against Blackpool in league competition, drawing three (L1).
  • Blackpool have lost only once in their last six league trips to Blackburn, winning three (D2).
  • Joshua King has attempted the most dribbles in the Championship this season (129).
  • The Tangerines have lost each of their last six games on the road, conceding 17.
  • Rudy Gestede has found the net four times in his previous five Championship games for Rovers.
  • Blackpool have taken just two points from a possible 33 since the beginning of December, five fewer than any other side.

 

 

Bournemouth v Leicester

  • Bournemouth have lost each of the last three league matches against Leicester, conceding seven in the process.
  • Leicester have never kept a clean sheet against Bournemouth in league competition.
  • The Foxes are on an eight game winning streak in the Championship, the longest run set by any side in the division this season.
  • Lewis Grabban's last three league goals for Bournemouth have all come from the penalty spot.
  • Danny Drinkwater has attempted the most passes in the Championship this season (1593).

 

 

Doncaster v Middlesbrough

  • Doncaster have failed to score in three of the last four matches against Middlesbrough (D1 L3).
  • Middlesbrough won the reverse fixture earlier this season 4-0, their biggest league win over Donny since 1967.
  • Only Reading's Alex McCarthy (108) has made more saves than Doncaster's Ross Turnbull (102).
  • Mustapha Carayol has scored five times in his last seven away games for Boro.
  • Donny have let in 17 goals in the final 15 minutes of fixtures this campaign, more than any other club.
  • Based on league results since Aitor Karanka was appointed manager (November 13th), Middlesbrough would be 4th in the table.

 

 

Ipswich v Bolton

  • Ipswich have netted in each of their last seven league games against Bolton, winning three (D2 L2).
  • Bolton have won three of their last five league encounters at Ipswich (L2).
  • David McGoldrick has fired the most shots on goal in the Championship this season (83).
  • The Trotters have lost their last three Championship away games, shipping 14 goals in the process.
  • Ipswich have dropped 25 points from leading situations in the Championship this term, six more than any other side.
  • Wanderers have conceded 17 goals in the opening 30 minutes this season, more than any other club.

 

 

Leeds v Huddersfield

  • Leeds have conceded two or more goals in each of their last five league encounters with Huddersfield (W1 D2 L2).
  • Huddersfield have scored exactly two goals in each of their last three league trips to Leeds, winning two and drawing once.
  • Leeds are without a win in five league games at Elland Road, having won five in a row before that (D3 L2).
  • Huddersfield have lost their last three league games away from home, each by a single goal.
  • United have picked up just three points from their last seven games - only Blackpool (2) have won fewer in this period.

 

 

Millwall v Reading

  • Millwall have gone eight games without a victory over Reading in league competition, losing five (D3).
  • Reading have lost only once in their last 13 league meetings with Millwall (W9 D3).
  • Millwall have won just one of their last eight Championship games (D2 L5).
  • Adam Le Fondre has the best minutes per goal ratio of any player in the Championship to score more than five goals, bagging a goal every 94 minutes.
  • The Lions have scored just three goals in their previous seven league fixtures, never scoring more than a single goal in a match.
  • Garath McCleary has assisted more goals than anyone else in the Championship this season (11).

 

 

Sheff Wed v Barnsley

  • Sheffield Wednesday have gone five unbeaten against Barnsley in league competition, winning three (D2).
  • Barnsley have lost 10 of the last 12 league encounters with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough (W1 D1).
  • The Owls are unbeaten in six league games (W2 D4) and have conceded just three goals in that time - no side has let in fewer.
  • Barnsley have picked up just six points on their travels this season, a league low.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have scored 12 times in their last three games at Hillsborough (in all competitions).
  • The Tykes have scored just once in the final 15 minutes this season, a Championship-low.

 

 

Wigan v Charlton

  • Wigan have failed to score in their last two league games against Charlton (D1 L1).
  • Charlton have lost both previous league matches at Wigan, conceding three goals on each occasion.
  • The Latics have lost just two points when leading in the Championship this season, fewer than any other club.
  • The Addicks are winless in seven away Championship fixtures (D3 L4).
  • Wigan are unbeaten in six games at the DW Stadium (W3 D3).
  • Charlton have scored just three times in the opening 30 minutes of league fixtures this season, a league low.

 

 

Nottingham Forest v Yeovil

  • These two sides have never drawn against each other in league competition (inc. play offs).
  • Yeovil have scored 10 goals in their last four league games (inc. plays offs) against Forest (W2 L2).
  • Three of Ishmael Miller's four league goals for Yeovil so far have come away from home.
  • All of the 16 points Yeovil have dropped when leading in the Championship this season have come away from home.
  • Despite this, the Glovers have been ahead in nine away league games this term, but have only led in two at Huish Park.

 

 

Watford v Brighton

  • Watford have gone seven home league games without scoring more than a single goal against Brighton.
  • Brighton have scored in each of their last four league encounters against Watford (W1 D2 L1).
  • Watford have failed to score in six of their last seven league games at Vicarage Road.
  • Brighton have kept eight clean sheets on their league travels this season, more than any other side.
  • Brighton have gained a solitary away point from behind this season - only Huddersfield and Wigan have picked up fewer (0).

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