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Jonathan Cordingley 3rd Apr 2014 - 14:59

Championship Opta Facts | 4 - 5 April

Leicester v Sheff Wed

  • Leicester have lost three of the last four home league encounters with Sheffield Wednesday, winning the other.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have won three of the last four league meetings with Leicester City (L1).
  • The Foxes have gone 20 league games without defeat (W14 D6). Only Scunthorpe are currently on a longer unbeaten run in England's top four tiers (24 games)
  • The Owls have lost their last three away league games, failing to score in each game.
  • David Nugent has been involved in 14 Championship goals in 2014, more than any other player (scoring seven, assisting seven).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have collected 79 cards this season (75Y 4R). Only Watford have picked up more than them (83).

Wigan v Leeds

  • Wigan won their only previous home league match against Leeds (3-0) in February 2005, with Jason Roberts, Nathan Ellington and Alan Mahon getting on the scoresheet.
  • Leeds won the reverse fixture this season 2-0, as Ross McCormack grabbed a brace.
  • Only Leicester (508) have attempted more shots than Wigan in the Championship this season (443).
  • Leeds are looking to avoid a fourth straight league defeat. They have already lost four consecutively this season in the Championship between December and January.
  • 34% of Wigan's goals this season have arrived in the final 15 minutes, a Championship-high share.
  • Ross McCormack has scored in four of his last five games for Leeds United.

Barnsley v Brighton

  • Barnsley have won their last two league encounters with Brighton, winning 2-1 in each game.
  • Brighton have gone three games without a win at Barnsley in league competition, losing twice (D1).
  • The Tykes have lost their last two home league games without scoring.
  • Brighton have hit the woodwork 20 times this season. Only Liverpool have hit the woodwork more often in the top four tiers this season (24).
  • Chris O'Grady scored a brace and assisted twice in Barnsley's 4-1 win over Yeovil, becoming the third Championship player this season to do this in a single match (after David Nugent and Daniel Ward).
  • Only QPR (57.3%) have a better average possession than Brighton this season (55.3%).

Blackburn v Ipswich

  • Blackburn have gone six league games unbeaten against Ipswich at Ewood Park, winning four (D2).
  • Ipswich's 3-1 win in the reverse fixture this season ended a run of nine games without a win over Blackburn in league competition.
  • Rovers' last four Championship games have all ended in score draws, seeing a total of 18 goals.
  • Only Danny Ings (99) and David Nugent (98) have attempted more shots on goal than David McGoldrick this season.
  • Jordan Rhodes has found the net six times in his last seven appearances for Blackburn.
  • Only Yeovil (29) have dropped more points when leading this season than Ipswich (28).

Blackpool v Yeovil

  • Blackpool were shown three red cards in the reverse fixture against Yeovil. Indeed, the only other side to receive three reds in a single game this term was Yeovil (v Reading, March 2014).
  • Yeovil's 1-0 win in the reverse fixture this season was their first league victory against Blackpool.
  • Blackpool have attempted the fewest number of open play crosses this season in Championship games (443).
  • The Glovers have now gone six games without a win in the Championship, drawing three and losing three.
  • Both Blackpool and Yeovil have lost five times when leading this season, more than any other side.
  • Yeovil have recorded the lowest average possession in their Championship games this season (44.6%).

Bournemouth v QPR

  • Bournemouth have won just once in their last nine league games against QPR (D2 L6), though this did arrive in the most recent fixture at home.
  • QPR have conceded in each of their last 15 away league games against Bournemouth, last keeping a shutout there in April 1954.
  • The Cherries have won each of their last three league fixtures. They have never won four in a row in the second tier.
  • Only Danny Drinkwater (2429) has attempted more passes than QPR's Joey Barton this season (2112).
  • Lewis Grabban has bagged 10 league goals in 2014 so far, no player has scored more than him.
  • Junior Hoilett has completed more dribbles than any other Championship player (76).

Charlton v Reading

  • Charlton have picked up just one win from their last five league encounters with Reading, losing twice (D2).
  • Reading have lost four of their last five league trips to Charlton, drawing the other.
  • However, the Royals have won four of their previous five away games in the Championship, drawing the other.
  • Charlton have fired in the fewest number of shots in the Championship this season (294).
  • The Addicks have scored just four times in the opening 30 minutes this campaign, fewer than any other side.
  • Reading are one of four sides yet to lose when leading this season (W16 D4).

Doncaster v Birmingham

  • Doncaster are winless in seven against Birmingham in league competition, losing six.
  • Birmingham have won each of their last three league games at Doncaster, scoring 10 in the process.
  • Rovers have won their last three games at the Keepmoat Stadium, their best run at home since January 2010 (four consecutive wins).
  • The Blues have conceded a goal in each of their last 10 Championship games, the longest current run by any side.
  • Doncaster have let in 19 goals in the final 15 minutes this season, more than any other side.
  • Chris Burke has attempted more dribbles than anyone else in the Championship (157).

Huddersfield v Bolton

  • Huddersfield have picked up just one win from their last seven league encounters against the Trotters, losing four (D2).
  • Bolton have scored at least two goals in each of their last five league trips to Huddersfield, winning three (D1 L1).
  • Huddersfield have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 league games against Bolton, though this did arrive in the reverse fixture this season.
  • Bolton have kept just one clean sheet from their last nine league trips to Huddersfield.
  • Huddersfield have won only one of their last six at home to Bolton in the league, losing three (D2).
  • The Trotters have won just once in their last eight away league fixtures, losing four (D3).

Middlesbrough v Derby

  • Middlesbrough have gone seven games unbeaten against Derby on home soil, winning six.
  • Derby are unbeaten in three against Middlesbrough in league competition, winning twice (D1).
  • Albert Adomah has scored three times in his last two games for Boro, though all of these goals came away from the Riverside Stadium.
  • The Rams have scored more first half goals than any other side (31).
  • 63% of Boro's goals this season have come from midfield, a greater share than any other side in the division.
  • Derby have led in 13 away games this season (W9 D3 L1), second only to Leicester (16).

Nottm Forest v Millwall

  • Forest have scored in each of their last 22 games against Millwall at the City Ground, last failing to score at home to the Lions in December 1932.
  • Millwall won this exact fixture last season (4-1); only the second occasion in which they've scored four goals away at Forest (October 1928 the other).
  • The Tricky Trees have now gone nine games without a win in the Championship, their worst run since April 2011 (D4 L5).
  • Millwall have recorded the fewest number of passes in their own half this season of Championship side (3772).
  • Lewis McGugan has attempted 25 shots from free-kicks this season, more than anyone else in the Championship, yet has scored just once.
  • The Lions have conceded 30 first-half goals this season, more than anyone else.

Watford v Burnley

  • Watford have gone five league games unbeaten against Burnley, drawing four (W1).
  • Burnley have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 league games versus Watford, though this did arrive this season; their first ever goalless draw in league competition with the Hornets.
  • The Hornets have won five of their last six league fixtures at Vicarage Road, drawing against Blackburn last time out.
  • The Clarets haven't lost any of their previous eight away games in the Championship, alternating between wins and draws (W4 D4). Their last away fixture was a 3-0 win against Charlton.
  • Troy Deeney has found the net eight times in his last ten games for Watford.
  • Sam Vokes has score more goals this season (20) than he has managed in his last five league campaigns (18 goals between 2008-2013).

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