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David Thompson 4th Oct 2012 - 16:42

Championship Opta Facts - 6 october



Championship Opta Facts - 6 October 2012

Birmingham v Huddersfield

Birmingham are unbeaten in their last nine league meetings with Huddersfield, winning five and drawing four, with their last defeat coming all the way back in October 1996.

The Terriers have bagged a total of just four goals in their last nine clashes with the Blues, failing to score at all in five of those games.

Having taken seven points from their first three home league games this season, Birmingham suffered a 5-0 defeat to Barnsley in their last game at St Andrews.

Only Ipswich (seven) have scored fewer goals than Birmingham City (10) this season.

The Blues have won two of their last five league matches (W2 D1 L2).

The Terriers have lost their last two league matches, before that they were unbeaten in six (W4 D2 L0).


Blackburn v Wolves

Blackburn have suffered just one defeat in their last 10 clashes with Wolves, winning six and drawing three.

At Ewood Park, Rovers have netted an average of three goals per game in their last four games against Wolves (12 in total).

After winning four and losing none of their opening six league games, Blackburn are without a victory in their last three (W0 D2 L1).

Before their 2-1 defeat to Boro in their last home game, Blackburn had conceded just two goals in total in their previous three matches at Ewood Park (winning them all).

Wolves have won their last two away games without conceding a goal; 2-0 both times.

Defeat to Crystal Palace on Tuesday night ended a run of four consecutive wins for Wolves.


Blackpool v Charlton

Thomas Ince has scored seven goals in his last eight Championship appearances for the Seasiders including last season's play-off final.

There have been 19 goals in the last four Championship meetings between the Addicks and the Tangerines.

Blackpool have scored more goals than any other team in the Championship this season (19).

Blackpool have gone six games without a clean sheet.

Charlton have scored in each of their away games in the Championship this term.

The Addicks have just one win to their name in their last seven (W1 D2 L4).


Crystal Palace v Burnley

Charlie Austin has scored 14 goals in 11 games in all competitions for Burnley this season.

Glenn Murray has scored five goals in his last three league appearances at Selhurst Park.

Burnley have failed to score in their last four visits to Selhurst Park.

Palace have lost none of their last eight home games against the Clarets (W3 D5 L0).

There were three penalties scored and two red cards in the two league meetings between Palace and Burnley last season.

Crystal Palace are unbeaten in six league games, the longest current unbeaten streak in the division.


Derby v Brighton

Craig Mackail-Smith has scored six goals in his last five Championship appearances.

Both Derby and Brighton have won 11 of the 24 league meetings between these two sides.

Brighton are the only team in the Championship who have not conceded more than one goal in a game this season.

Derby have conceded in each of their home games this season, with Watford being the only visitors to Pride Park (in four games) to score fewer than two goals.

The Rams have lost just two of their last seven league games (W3 D2 L2).

Brighton have won five of their last seven league games (W5 D1 L1) and have won each of their last three away matches.


Leeds United v Barnsley

Luciano Becchio has scored in all four of Leeds' Championship games at Elland Road this season.

Craig Davies scored four goals in his last Championship match on the road with Barnsley. Davies scored in both games against Leeds last season.

Barnsley have won four and lost none of the last six league meetings in the Championship with the Whites.

The last six meetings between Leeds and Barnsley have average five goals per game.

Neither Leeds nor Barnsley has managed a clean sheet in the last eight league meetings between the two clubs.

There have been red cards shown in the last two league meetings between Leeds and Barnsley at Elland Road.


Leicester v Bristol City

Bristol City have won four and lost just one of the last seven league meetings with the Foxes.

There have been five 90th minute or later goals scored in the last six meetings between Leicester & the Robins.

Bristol City have won two and lost just one of their last four visits to play Leicester.

Leicester have a 100% record at home so far this season, winning all four of their home league matches.

Bristol City are one of three teams in the Championship not to have kept a clean sheet yet this season.

The Foxes are one of two teams (along with Peterborough) in the division not to have been involved in a draw so far this season.


Millwall v Bolton

Bolton have conceded penalties in each of their last four matches in the Championship.

Bolton's last visit to the New Den to play Millwall was a 2-0 win in last season's FA Cup.

The Lions have failed to score in four of their last five games against Bolton in all competitions.

Bolton have gone seven games without a clean sheet in the Championship.

Millwall have conceded in every league match so far this season.

The Trotters have scored in all but one of their last eight league matches.


Peterborough v Nottm Forest

The last seven meetings between Forest and Peterborough were won by a single-goal margin.

Four of the last five meetings in all competitions between the two sides have resulted in away wins.

Forest have won all three of their away trips to Peterborough in league football.

Forest have been involved in five draws so far this season, more than any other Championship side.

The Posh are yet to pick up a single point at home this season, losing all four games.

Peterborough have won their last two league games in a row, the first time they have won consecutive games since December 2011 (33 league games ago).


Sheff Wed v Hull

Hull have won four and lost just one of the last six league meetings with Sheffield Wednesday.

Wednesday have failed to keep a clean sheet in the Championship this season and only Wolves have scored fewer than two goals against them in a match.

The Owls have taken just one point from the last 18 available with their draw at Burnley ending a run of five straight defeats.

After just one defeat in their opening six league games (W4 D1 L1), Hull have lost their last three on the bounce.

Steve Bruce's side have conceded 11 goals in their last four games after shipping just three in their first five league matches.

Wednesday have lost their last two home league games; the same number as they lost in the previous 25.


Watford v Middlesbrough

Both teams have won four of the last 10 league clashes between them.

The last four league matches between Watford and Middlesbrough have all been won by the home side.

Victory over Blackburn 2-1 on their last away trip marked the first time this season Middlesbrough had picked up away points.

Watford have kept just one clean sheet in four home games this season, scoring just four goals themselves.

The Hornets have used 27 players so far this season, more than any other team in the Championship.

In seven of Boro's last eight league matches, both Boro and their opponents have hit the back of the net.


Ipswich v Cardiff

The Tractor Boys have won six and lost none of their last seven league matches with Cardiff.

The Bluebirds haven't scored on any of their last three trips to Portman Road, conceding seven goals in the process.

Ipswich are one of two teams (along with Peterborough) yet to win at home yet this season.

Peter Whittingham has scored six goals in his last six matches in the Championship.

Ipswich have scored only seven goals in total in their nine league matches so far, a divisional-low.

Cardiff have kept four clean sheets so far this season, more than any other Championship club.



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