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Stuart Dalgleish 29th Aug 2013 - 14:22

Championship Opta Facts - 31 August

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Leeds v QPR

  • Leeds are unbeaten in nine league matches against QPR, winning six and drawing three.
  • QPR have failed to score in their last three trips to Elland Road in the league.
  • The Whites have won three of the last four home matches against QPR in the second tier of English football (D1).
  • Against Bolton, Andrew Johnson scored his first league goal away from home since September 2011, a run of 14 away league games without a goal.
  • Ross McCormack has scored in four of his last five Championship appearances for Leeds United.
  • Leeds have accumulated seven points from losing positions this season; more than any other side.

Barnsley v Huddersfield

  • Chris O'Grady has netted five times in his last eight league matches for Barnsley.
  • James Vaughan has scored 10 goals in his last seven league games for Huddersfield.
  • Indeed, Vaughan has netted five of Huddersfield's seven league goals this season (71%)
  • The Tykes have lost two and drawn one of their last three home games against Huddersfield, with both defeats ending 0-1.
  • The Tykes have won just one point from their four Championship games so far this season (D1 L3).
  • There have been six second half goals scored at Oakwell so far this season; no other Championship ground has witnessed more.

Birmingham v Ipswich

  • Birmingham have lost only once in their last 13 competitive home league fixtures against Ipswich (W8 D4).
  • Ipswich have won their last two matches against Birmingham, scoring four and conceding one overall.
  • The Blues have conceded three goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches this season; a joint-league-high alongside Bournemouth and Barnsley.
  • After going five games (all comps) without scoring, Ipswich striker David McGoldrick opened his account for the season by netting against Leeds last Saturday.
  • Birmingham have picked up 11 yellow cards this season; more than any other side.
  • Wigan's Scott Carson is the only goalkeeper to have made a save from the penalty spot so far this campaign.

Blackburn v Bolton

  • Blackburn have lost each of their last four league games against Bolton, all by an odd goal.
  • Jermaine Beckford has failed to score in 255 minutes of league football since joining Bolton this summer.
  • Jordan Rhodes has scored nine goals in his last 13 league appearances.
  • Bolton are yet to win in the league this season, extending their winless run in league competition to six games, which includes two fixtures at the end of the 2012/13 campaign (D4 L2).
  • Five goals have been scored in the first half of league matches played at Ewood Park this season; a joint-league-high alongside the John Smith's Stadium and Hillsborough.

Blackpool v Watford

  • Blackpool have gone six league games without tasting defeat against Watford, winning three (D3).
  • Midfielder Lewis McGugan has netted eight goals in his last 15 Championship appearances.
  • Since the start of 2012/13, Gianfranco Zola's men have scored 99 goals in the league (incl. play offs); 20 more than any other side.
  • Seven of the eight goals scored in Championship games involving Blackpool this season have arrived in the second half of matches.
  • Watford have netted 11 goals this season in the Championship; more than any other side. Nine of these have come after half-time (another league-high).

Brighton v Millwall

  • Brighton's Andrew Crofts; who failed to score a single goal in 2012/13, has netted in his last two league games this season.
  • Millwall have scored in each of their last six league matches against Brighton, losing just once (W1 D4 L1).
  • After failing to win in any of their first three games (all comps), Brighton have won back to back league games, keeping two clean sheets in the process.
  • Only Yeovil (1) have scored fewer goals so far this season than Millwall (2) in the Championship.
  • Only Sheffield Wednesday (7) have lost more points from winning positions this season than Brighton (6) in the Championship in 2013/14 so far.
  • Leonardo Ulloa has scored in three of his four Championship appearances this season for Brighton.

Charlton v Leicester

  • Charlton have gone nine league games without defeat against Leicester City, winning five (D4).
  • Leicester City have won their previous two away games in the Championship this season.
  • Charlton have managed to win four of their last six home league games against Leicester (D2), keeping four clean sheets overall.
  • Leicester's last league victory over Charlton came back in December 2001 whilst both sides were plying their trade in the Premier League (3-1 win).
  • Leicester's last victory at the Valley was back in February 2005 in an FA Cup game, when the Foxes won 2-1 courtesy of goals from Nikos Dabizas and Dion Dublin.

Derby v Burnley

  • Derby have won just one point in their two home league games in 2013/14, winning six of their seven points away from home.
  • Burnley have won their last three away trips at Derby County and are unbeaten in four there (D1).
  • Derby forward Chris Martin has netted three goals in his last three league matches.
  • Overall, Derby have failed to beat Burnley in eight attempts, losing on six occasions (D2).
  • Burnley's Tom Heaton was the first goalkeeper to be sent off (vs Brighton) across the top four tiers of English football this season.
  • Only Doncaster Rovers (6) have netted more goals in the first half of matches this season than Derby (4).

Doncaster v Bournemouth

  • Doncaster have scored five headed goals in the Championship this season; more than any other side.
  • Bournemouth have lost only one of their last seven league visits to Doncaster (W3 D3).
  • Bournemouth have conceded 11 goals in their two league games away from home this season (six v Watford, five v Huddersfield).
  • Doncaster have netted six goals in the first half of matches this campaign; the most in the division.
  • No side have conceded more goals in the Championship this season than Bournemouth (12).
  • Four of those 12 goals have been conceded in the 15 minutes after half-time in matches - more than any other side in the Championship.

Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday

  • Middlesbrough are unbeaten in eight home games versus Sheffield Wednesday, winning their last six in a row (D2).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have lost seven points from winning positions this campaign; a league-high.
  • Boro have registered just one win in their last seven league games (W1 D3 L3).
  • The Owls are one of five teams yet to record a league victory this season (alongside Bolton, Barnsley, Charlton, Millwall).
  • The Owls have scored just one goal in their last four trips to Middlesbrough.
  • Middlesbrough have conceded 80% of their goals in the second half of matches this season (4/5).

Wigan v Nottingham Forest

  • Grant Holt has netted five times in his last seven appearances in league competition.
  • Andy Reid has scored in back to back league appearances for the first time since October 2012.
  • Reid also created seven goalscoring chances for his teammates in his last game, against Watford.
  • The two highest tallies of fouls given away in Championship games this season so far have both been by Nottingham Forest - 20 fouls vs Watford and 19 fouls vs Brighton.
  • This will be only the fifth league meeting between these two sides - three of the previous four have ended in a draw.
  • Four of Nottingham Forest's six league goals have been scored by midfielders. Indeed, no side can boast a higher contribution of goals from midfield.

Yeovil v Reading

  • Yeovil have not scored a Championship goal in 271 minutes since their opening day victory over Millwall.
  • Reading have fallen behind in two Championship games this season, but haven't lost either (W1 D1).
  • The only previous competitive meeting between the two sides came in an FA Cup tie in October 1999, with Reading sealed a 4-2 victory.
  • Adam Le Fondre has netted in four of his last seven league appearances for Reading.
  • Yeovil are yet to salvage a point from a losing position this season, losing in each of the three occasions that they've gone behind.




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