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Nic Ladds 5th Nov 2009 - 16:52

Championship Opta Facts 6th - 9th November

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

Derby County v Coventry City

  • Derby are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Coventry (two wins, both 2-1, two draws both 1-1).
  • The Sky Blues have managed only one win in their last 16 visits to Pride Park (in all competitions).
  • Rob Hulse scored in both of the two meetings between the two sides last season.
  • The Rams have failed to find the net in three of their last four league games.
  • The Sky Blues have also struggled to score in their last four league fixtures, managing to score a total of just one goal in those games.

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Blackpool v Scunthorpe United

  • Scunthorpe have only enjoyed one win against Blackpool in their last eight meetings (in all competitions).
  • The Tangerines have bagged a total of 15 goals in their last four meetings with Scunthorpe at Bloomfield Road.
  • There have been a total of three red cards in the last four clashes between the two teams.
  • Blackpool are unbeaten in four league games now, keeping three clean sheets out of those four matches.
  • The Iron have shipped a league “high” 28 goals so far this season.

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Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough

  • Middlesbrough have won each of their last four meetings with Palace (in all competitions).
  • Boro have won on just two of their last 10 visits to Selhurst Park (in all competitions).
  • Palace are unbeaten in four home leagues games now after losing the two games at Selhurst Park before that.
  • Adam Johnson has bagged three of Middlesbrough’s last four goals.
  • Gordon Strachan’s side have suffered just one defeat in their seven away league games so far this season.
  • If only away form counted this season, Boro would be top of the Championship, despite having played only seven games on the road.

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Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion

  • Only one of the last seven league meetings between the two sides has ended in a win for the home side.
  • The Baggies have won four of the last six clashes with the Foxes (in all competitions).
  • There have been four penalty goals scored in the last five meetings between the two sides (in all competitions).
  • Nigel Pearson’s charges have won their last thee league games and are now unbeaten in six.
  • West Brom have failed to score in three of their last five games, although they have bagged a total of eight in the other two.

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Newcastle United v Peterborough United

  • The two sides have only ever met in one previous season in the league – in the 1992/93 second tier campaign when the Magpies won both games (3-0 at home and 1-0 away).
  • Before beating Atletico last Saturday, Athletic had picked up only one point in their previous five fixtures.
  • Experienced midfielder Kevin Nolan has scored six of Newcastle’s last 11 league goals.
  • The Magpies have won just one of their last three league games at St James Park, drawing the other two.
  • Darren Ferguson’s side have enjoyed just one victory in their last seven league fixtures.

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Nottingham Forest v Bristol City

  • Five of the last eight meetings between the two sides have ended in stalemates.
  • City have failed to secure a win over Forest in their last 25 meetings (in all competitions), with their last win coming all the way back in December 1974, 1-0 at home).
  • Forest attacker Joe Garner scored in both meetings with the Robins last season.
  • Forest have bagged exactly one goal in each of their last four league games (two 1-0 wins followed by two 1-1 draws).
  • City striker Nicky Maynard has netted 10 goals in his 15 appearances this season (in all competitions).

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Reading v Ipswich Town

  • There have only been two home victories in the last eight meetings between the two sides.
  • Jon Stead scored in both of Ipswich’s meetings with Reading last season, with the Tractor Boys winning both.
  • The Royals have enjoyed just one win in their last five league games, shipping a total of 11 goals in the process.
  • The Tractor Boys secured their first victory of the campaign last week against Derby, after a run of 14 games without a win.
  • Ipswich have netted exactly one goal in each of their last five league games (including three 1-1 draws).
  • The Royals are the only side in the division yet to secure a home league win this season.

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Sheffield Wednesday v QPR

  • Sporting are unbeaten in their last four match-days, as result of two wins and as many draws.
  • There has only been one away victory in the last 11 meetings between the two sides.
  • The Owls have secured just one victory in their last six league fixtures.
  • The Hoops have kept only one clean sheet in their last eight league matches.
  • Rangers’ Wayne Routledge is the top creator in the division, providing a league-high seven assists so far.
  • QPR have hit the woodwork a league-high seven times so far this season.

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Swansea City v Cardiff City

  • The last two meetings between the two sides (last season) both ended in 2-2 draws, indeed the last three league clashes between the two Welsh sides have ended in stalemate.
  • The Bluebirds have failed to win any of their last seven meetings with Swansea (in all competitions), and have won just one in 12.
  • Craig Beattie has bagged three goals in his last four league games for the Swans.
  • The Swans have kept a league-high seven clean sheets so far this season.
  • Cardiff have bagged a league-high six penalty goals this season.

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Watford v Preston North End

  • Watford have only enjoyed one victory in their last eight meetings with Preston.
  • The Hornets have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last four clashes with the Lilywhites.
  • Preston have secured just one win in their last six league games.
  • Watford’s last two games have produced a total of 10 goals (4-1 and 0-5).
  • Watford are the only side in the division yet to be awarded a penalty this season.

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Barnsley v Sheffield United

  • Barnsley have failed to win any of their last six meetings with United (losing the last four and drawing the other two).
  • The Tykes have lost just two of their last 10 league Yorkshire derbies, though the two defeats came at the hands of the Blades.
  • United have lost their last four league games on the road, shipping a total of 11 goals in the process.
  • The Tykes have won just two of their seven home league games this season.
  • The Blades are currently on a seven-game winless run, the longest such run in the division.
  • After one win in nine league games to start the season, Barnsley have now won four of their last six in the Championship.

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