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Stuart Dalgleish 7th Mar 2011 - 16:50

Championship Opta Facts - 8 March

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Barnsley v Scunthorpe

  • Scunthorpe are unbeaten in their last five matches against the Tykes.
  • Only four of the 27 league meetings between Scunthorpe and Barnsley have ended in a draw; but three of these have come in their last four games against one another.
  • Barnsley have conceded more goals in the final 15 minutes of league games this season (17) than any other side.
  • Scunthorpe have conceded a league-high 10 goals in the opening 10 minutes of Championship matches this season.

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Bristol City v Portsmouth

  • Portsmouth have won just once in their last nine league games against Bristol City.
  • Just two of the last 11 encounters between these two clubs have seen the home side win.
  • Portsmouth have scored a league-low two goals in the opening 15 minutes of Championship games this season.
  • Bristol City have won their last three league games, with Nicky Maynard scoring in each match.
  • Pompey have won six in a row. Should they win this match, it will be the best such-run in the Championship this season (seven wins).

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Doncaster v Coventry

  • The last six games between Doncaster and Coventry have seen just seven goals scored.
  • Doncaster have won four and drawn three of their seven home games against Coventry.
  • Coventry City have conceded a league-high 14 goals in the 15 mins leading up to half-time, while Doncaster have scored the most (13) in this period.
  • The Sky Blues have won just two points in the Championship after falling behind this season; a league-low.

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Hull v Burnley

  • Burnley have won their last three games against Hull, scoring 10 goals in the process.
  • Burnley have scored four goals from the penalty spot in their last three meetings with the Tigers.
  • Burnley have scored 17 headed goals this season; more than any other side.
  • Hull have lost just once in their last 11 league games.
  • Just two of Matty Fryatt's league goals this season have come at home.

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Ipswich v Reading

  • Ipswich Town have lost just one of their last eight home games against the Royals.
  • Just one of the last seven meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.
  • Paul Jewell's side have scored 13 goals in the 15 minutes after half-time in the league this term; more than any other side.
  • Reading have drawn three of their last four league games away from home, losing the other.

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Leicester v Norwich

  • Five of the last six meetings between these two sides have seen at least three goals scored.
  • Both of the last two matches between the Foxes and Norwich have seen the away side reduced to 10 men.
  • 31 of Norwich's goals have come in the final half hour of games this season (56%) - a league-high.
  • After going eight league games without defeat, Leicester City have collected just one point from their last three games in the Championship.

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Middlesbrough v Derby

  • Just one of the last eight games between these two teams has ended in a draw.
  • Middlesbrough have won their last four home games against Derby County.
  • Tony Mowbray's side have conceded 15 goals in their last five games; an average of three a match.
  • Derby County have scored just four goals in their last 11 league games.

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Millwall v QPR

  • The last six London derbies between these two sides have seen just six goals scored.
  • Millwall have won just one of their last seven home games against QPR.
  • QPR have netted 18 goals in the final 15 minutes of Championship matches this season; a league-high.
  • Millwall have not won in five league games, collecting just two points in the process.

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Preston v Leeds

  • The meeting between these two sides earlier this season ended 6-4 in favour of Preston; who in turn became the first away team to score six at Elland Road.
  • The last three games between Leeds and Preston have seen 18 goals scored.
  • Preston have lost 30 points from leading positions this season; more than any other side in the Championship.
  • Leeds have suffered just one defeat in their last nine league games.

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Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest

  • The last five games between these two sides have seen just four goals scored.
  • The last three meetings between these two teams at Bramall Lane have ended in a draw, with three red cards handed out in those matches.
  • Sheffield United have conceded the first goal in a league-high 22 games this season in the Championship.
  • Sheffield United have won just three points under Micky Adams in the 11 games that he has taken charge.

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Swansea v Watford

  • Watford have won just one of their last five league games against the Swans.
  • Brendan Rodgers have won all three of his games against former clubs (Watford & Reading) this season.
  • The Hornets have scored 31 goals in the first half of games this season; more than any other side in the Championship.
  • Swansea have conceded just one goal in their last 397 minutes of Championship football.

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Crystal Palace v Cardiff

  • Five of the last eight meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.
  • Palace have lost three of their last four home games against Cardiff, scoring just two goals in the process.
  • Cardiff City have scored the first goal in 21 games this season; more than any other side in the Championship.
  • Crystal Palace have conceded just three goals in their last 848 minutes of league football at Selhurst Park.

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