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Nic Ladds 6th Aug 2009 - 13:52

Championship Opta Facts - 7-9 August

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Championship Opta Facts – 7-9 August

Middlesbrough v Sheffield United

  • The home team has lost only one of the past 13 encounters between these two sides.
  • United have managed just one goal in their last three matches against Middlesbrough.
  • Only four of the last 19 matches between these two teams have ended in a draw.
  • No side scored fewer goals at home in the Premier League than Middlesbrough last season - 17.
  • Boro' have only won two of their last 14 league matches at the Riverside.

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Cardiff City v Scunthorpe United

  • Only two of the last 15 matches played between these sides have seen the home team win.
  • Scunthorpe managed to win their last meeting with the Bluebirds, but went without a win in the previous 12.
  • Cardiff failed to score in three of their final four league games last term.
  • Cardiff won 16 penalties in the Championship last season - a divisional high.

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Crystal Palace v Plymouth Argyle

  • None of the last 13 meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.
  • The last five meetings between these two sides at Selhurst Park have been one by a difference of one goal.
  • Palace have lost just two of their last 15 home matches against Plymouth, but both have these have come since October 2006.
  • There have only been 10 goals scored in the last nine league matches played at Selhurst Park.
  • Argyle failed to win any of their final four league matches last season.

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Derby County v Peterborough United

  • Derby County have only won once in their last four league encounters with the Posh.
  • However, in all competitions, Peterborough have only managed to win two of their previous six meetings.
  • Derby lost four of their final five league games last term.
  • The Posh lost only three of their 23 league matches away from home last season.
  • Peterborough only lost once in their final 12 league matches last season.

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Leicester City v Swansea City

  • Leicester City are unbeaten in their last six meetings with the Swans; winning four of these games.
  • Swansea have only won once in their last 13 meetings with the Foxes - a 6-1 victory in March 1956.
  • Leicester have not lost a home game against Swansea since October 1950.
  • Swansea drew the most matches in the Championship last season - 20.
  • Leicester City won more games than any other side in League One last term - 27.

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Preston North End v Bristol City

  • Preston have lost only once in their last seven meetings with Bristol City.
  • Bristol City have failed to score in their last three visits to Preston North End.
  • City have not been able to win any of their last eight league fixtures.
  • Preston conceded 31 goals in the first half of league matches last season - the most in the Championship.
  • Alan Irvine's side won a league-high 25 points from losing positions last season.

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QPR v Blackpool

  • Blackpool have won only once in their last 16 meetings with QPR.
  • QPR last lost a home match against Blackpool in February 1972.
  • No side scored fewer goals in the league than QPR last season - 42.
  • Blackpool lost only once in their final 10 league matches last term.
  • Rangers have won only once in their last six Championship fixtures.
  • The Seasiders conceded the most goals in the second half of league games last term - 40.

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Reading v Nottingham Forest

  • There have only been four goals scored in the last five games between Reading and Nottingham Forest.
  • Forest have scored only once in their last four visits to Reading, but that goal was enough to secure victory in their meeting last season.
  • Billy Davies' side have failed to win any of their last five league games away from home.
  • Reading have failed to win any of their last nine league matches at home, including their play off semi-final defeat to Burnley.

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Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley

  • The Owls have scored just once in their last three Yorkshire derbies with Barnsley.
  • The last six matches played between these two at Hillsborough have been won by a one-goal margin.
  • Barnsley managed only one win in their final nine league matches last season.
  • Sheffield Wednesday conceded the most headed goals in the league last term - 15.

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Watford v Doncaster Rovers

  • Watford have only lost once in their last ten meetings with Doncaster Rovers.
  • Doncaster last defeated the Hornets at Vicarage Road in January 1960.
  • Malky Mackay's side have conceded only seven goals in their previous ten encounters with Rovers.
  • Doncaster drew the fewest matches in the Championship last season - 7.
  • The Hornets have only kept one clean sheet in their last 13 league matches.
  • Vicarage Road witnessed the most goals in the Championship last season - 74. 

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West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United

  • Newcastle have won their last four competitive matches against West Brom and are unbeaten in their last six with the Baggies.
  • West Brom have won only once in their last 13 games against Newcastle, and have not won at home against the Magpies since December 1984.
  • The Baggies have shipped 11 goals in their last four meetings with Newcastle.
  • Newcastle drew more matches than any other side in the Premier League last season (13).
  • The Magpies scored only two goals in their final six away matches in the top-flight last season.

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Coventry City v Ipswich Town

  • Both sides have found the net in the last 14 matches played between Coventry and Ipswich.
  • The Sky Blues have won only once in the previous 18 meetings between the teams.
  • The last time that Ipswich failed to score against Coventry City away from home was in October 1994 - a run of eight matches.
  • Coventry have failed to win in any of their last eight league matches.
  • Ipswich have won their last three league matches in a row.

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