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Nic Ladds 11th Apr 2011 - 15:40

Championship Opta Facts - April 12th

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.

Barnsley v QPR

  • QPR have won four of their last five meetings with the Tykes, including the last three.
  • The R's 1-0 win at Oakwell last season ended a run of eight trips to Barnsley without a victory.
  • Barnsley have only managed one clean sheet in their last 11 league games.
  • QPR have kept 22 clean sheets in 40 games, four more than any other side.

Derby v Leeds

  • The Rams have won four successive games against Leeds in all competitions.
  • Derby are also unbeaten in four home meetings with Leeds. The Whites last won at Pride Park in a Premier League encounter in April 2002.
  • There have been 19 goals scored in the last five league games involving Derby combined.
  • In four of the last five games involving Derby, a penalty has been converted.
  • Leeds have only failed to score in six of their 40 league games so far this term.

Doncaster v Preston

  • James Hayter has scored in his last two appearances against North End.
  • Preston are unbeaten in three trips to Doncaster and last tasted defeat there in September 1994.
  • Doncaster have taken just two points from the last 18 available.
  • Preston have scored in 11 consecutive league games. No side in the second tier is currently on a longer run in this respect.

Ipswich v Middlesbrough

  • Ipswich are unbeaten in five meetings with Middlesbrough at Portman Road, winning three and drawing two.
  • Both Ipswich and Boro have found the back of the net in each of the last four clashes between the teams.
  • Ipswich have won three successive league games for only the second time this campaign.
  • The Tractor Boys netted exactly two goals in each of these three victories.
  • Marvin Emnes has scored in both of his last two appearances for Boro.

Leicester v Crystal Palace

  • Leicester are unbeaten in six home games against the Eagles, winning four, drawing two and keeping five clean sheets.
  • Overall, the Foxes have netted nine goals in their last seven meetings with Palace and all nine have been scored after the break.
  • The Foxes have only won one of their last four at the Walkers Stadium, losing two and drawing one.
  • Crystal Palace have only taken six points on their travels this season, the fewest in the entire football league.

Millwall v Bristol City

  • Only one of the last 10 clashes between these sides has been won by the away side.
  • The last four meetings between Millwall and Bristol City have seen a total of six red cards, including four in the 90th minute or later.
  • Millwall are unbeaten in five league games, taking 13 points from the 15 available.
  • Steve Morison has scored in four of his last five appearances for the Lions.
  • The Robins have conceded more goals in the opening five minutes (five) than any other side.

Nottingham Forest v Burnley

  • Burnley have won four of their last five meetings with Forest, including the last three.
  • Burnley have, however, won just one of their last 16 trips to Forest, although that victory came in their last visit (2-1 in September 2008).
  • No team has taken fewer points from their last 10 games in the Championship than Nottingham Forest (seven).
  • Burnley have won 23 points from losing positions this campaign, the most in the league.

Portsmouth v Coventry

  • Three of the last four meetings between the sides at Fratton Park have ended in draws, with Pompey winning the other.
  • The Sky Blues have only won one in six against Portsmouth, although that win did come in this season's reverse fixture.
  • Pompey have scored 41% of their goals from set pieces this term, the highest percentage in the second tier.
  • Coventry have only mustered three points from losing positions this season, the fewest in the Championship.

Scunthorpe v Reading

  • Four of the last five meetings between the sides have ended in score draws, with the Iron winning the other match earlier this season.
  • Reading haven't beaten Scunthorpe since November 1978, losing two and drawing four of the six meetings since that win.
  • The Iron ended a run of four straight games without scoring by netting four against league leaders QPR in their last league fixture.
  • Reading have taken 24 points from their last 10 league games, four more than any other side.

Sheffield United v Cardiff

  • Jay Bothroyd has found the net on each of his last three appearances against the Blades, while Peter Whittingham netted a hat-trick on his last appearance at Bramall Lane.
  • Just one of the last nine meetings between these sides has been won by the home team.
  • The Blades have conceded the first goal on 24 occasions this term, the most in the second flight.
  • Cardiff have netted the first goal on 23 occasions this campaign, the most in the second flight.

Swansea v Hull City

  • Hull City have won their last three league meetings with the Swans.
  • Just two of the last 14 clashes between the Swans and the Tigers in all competitions have ended in draws.
  • Only QPR (47) have won more points at home than Swansea (43).
  • Fabio Borini has netted three goals in two appearances for Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
  • Hull City can boast the best away record in the second tier. The Tigers have taken 34 points from 20 games on the road.

Watford v Norwich

  • Watford have not managed a single clean sheet in any of their last 21 meetings with Norwich, although the Canaries have only mustered one in the last 10.
  • The Hornets have only lost one of their seven clashes with Norwich, winning five and drawing one.
  • Watford have managed 16 goals from corners this season, five more than any other side.
  • The Canaries ended runs of nine games unbeaten and 11 games without failing to score with a 0-3 defeat at Swansea last time out.


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