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Simon Gott 20th Dec 2012 - 18:28

Championship Opta Facts – December 22-23

 

 

Blackpool V Wolves

  • Sylvain Ebanks-Blake has scored three goals in his last three appearances against Blackpool.
  • Blackpool are on the longest current unbeaten run in the Championship (eight games).
  • However, five of the last seven league games involving Blackpool have ended in a draw.
  • Blackpool have scored eight goals in the final 10 minutes of their last eight matches.
  • Wolves have won just two of their last 12 league games (W2 D3 L7).

 

Derby V Hull

  • The side playing away from home have won the last three meetings between Hull and Derby, keeping a clean sheet on all occasions.
  • Hull have won more points away from home this season (19) than any other side in the Championship.
  • The Tigers are the form team in the Championship, having collected more points than any other side in their last 10 games (22).
  • Derby have lost just one of their last five matches in the Championship (W3 D1 L1).
  • Hull have won three successive league games, scoring exactly twice in each of those matches.

 

Birmingham V Burnley

  • Birmingham have won their last three league meetings with Burnley, with both home games in that period ending 2-1 to the Blues.
  • The Blues have won just one of their last seven league games (W1 D3 L3).
  • Burnley have won just one of their last seven league matches (W1D3 L3).
  • Sean Dyche's side have conceded only two first half goals in their last nine league games.
  • Charlie Austin has scored just four goals in his last 10 league appearances for Burnley, having netted 15 goals in his 10 previous apps for the club.

 

Blackburn V Brighton

  • These two sides will meet for the first time in over 20 years, with their last meeting coming back in March 1992.
  • Brighton are the Championship draw specialists, having played out 10 draws already this season - including in each of their last three matches.
  • Blackburn have won just six points in the nine games since Henning Berg was named as their manager (W1 D3 L5).
  • Brighton have fired in more shots than any other Championship side this season so far (249).
  • Over half (8 - 62%) of the last 13 goals that Blackburn have scored in the Championship have come from Jordan Rhodes.

 

Ipswich V Bristol City

  • Ipswich have won five and drawn three of their last eight meetings with Bristol City, including wins in the last four on the trot.
  • Bristol City have not scored a goal in any of their last six meetings with the Suffolk side.
  • The Robins have conceded in all 22 of their games in the Championship this season.
  • DJ Campbell has scored eight goals in his 13 appearances for Ipswich Town this season.
  • 10 of the last 11 goals that Bristol City have conceded have come in the first half of matches.

 

Leeds United V Middlesbrough

  • None of the last eight encounters between these two sides have seen the home side win (six away wins, two draws).
  • Leeds have scored with a higher percentage of their shots than any other Championship side this season (20.6%).
  • Luciano Becchio has scored five goals in his last six appearances for Leeds in all comps.
  • Leeds have won four of their last five games in the Championship (W4 L1).
  • Just one of the last 13 league games involving Middlesbrough have ended in a draw (W9 L3).

 

Leicester V Cardiff

  • None of the last six league encounters (excl. playoffs) between these two sides have ended in an away win.
  • Cardiff have won more games than any other side in the Championship this term (14), but have lost more games (6) than 9th placed Nottingham Forest (5).
  • Cardiff City have scored in each of their last 20 league games. They have only failed to find the net once in their 22 matches in the Championship this season.
  • No side have kept more clean sheets in the Championship this season than the Foxes (8).
  • Leicester have won just one of their last four league games (W1 D1 L2).

 

Millwall V Barnsley

  • Barnsley have won just one of their last six meetings with the Lions (W1 D2 L3).
  • Millwall striker Darius Henderson netted a hat-trick in the last meeting between these two sides, back in January.
  • Barnsley have won fewer games than any other Championship side this season (4).
  • The Tykes have won just eight points away from home this season in the Championship; a joint-low with Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Millwall have conceded just seven goals in their last 10 league games, a league-low.

 

Peterborough V Bolton

  • This will be the first meeting between these two sides since April 1994; a season in which Peterborough finished bottom of the second tier (1993-94).
  • Peterborough have already lost nine home games this season in the Championship; more than any other side.
  • No side have fired in as many shots on target in the Championship this term as Bolton have (128).
  • Dwight Gayle has netted in three successive games for Peterborough United (four goals).
  • Bolton have found the net in 13 of their last 14 league matches.

 

Sheffield Wednesday V Charlton

  • Charlton are unbeaten (W2 D2) in their four league meetings with the Owls since the start of 2010-11.
  • No side have failed to score in more games this season than Sheffield Wednesday (8).
  • Wednesday come in to this game off the back of their first league win in eight games - this after a run of seven successive defeats.
  • The Owls have scored only five goals in their last eight league games.
  • Charlton have lost only one of their last eight league games (W4 D3 L1), but this came in their last game against Bolton.

 

Watford V Nottingham Forest

  • There have been just six goals scored in the last five meetings between Watford and Nottingham Forest.
  • No side have scored more goals over their last 10 league games than Watford (22).
  • Matej Vydra has scored eight goals in the Championship this season, despite attempting only 13 shots on target.
  • No Championship side have drawn more games 0-0 this season than Forest (3).
  • Troy Deeney has scored seven goals in his last seven games for Watford and also netted in the last meeting between these two teams.

 

Crystal Palace V Huddersfield

  • Palace have won just one of their last 10 meetings with Huddersfield (W1 D6 L3).
  • Huddersfield are on a six match run without a win in the Championship (L4 D2).
  • Crystal Palace have already scored 10 penalties this season, and have been awarded 12 - both league highs.
  • Palace striker Glenn Murray has scored 20 goals in just 18 league appearances this season.
  • Huddersfield have conceded 14 goals in their last six league games.

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