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Simon Gott 31st Mar 2013 - 17:57

Championship Opta Facts - April 1st & 2nd


Barnsley v Leicester

Barnsley have beaten Leicester once in their last nine games at Oakwell, losing six, drawing two and only netting six goals in the process, an average of 0.6 per game.

The Foxes have only failed to find the back of the net in one of their last 15 clashes with the Tykes.

Barnsley have netted in each of their last 16 games, the longest current scoring run in the Championship.

Leicester have netted a total of just three goals in their last six games.

Five of Leicester's last six games have gone under 2.5 goals.

Barnsley have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine games.


Birmingham v Wolves

In the earlier fixture this season, only a Marlon King own goal separated the two sides, as Wolves went on to win the game 1-0.

Six of the last 14 meetings have ended in draws, with Birmingham winning four and Wolves winning four.

The Blues have now won three games in a row, the longest current winning streak in the division.

Irish striker Kevin Doyle has scored in each of Wolves' last two games after going 15 games without finding the net.

Birmingham have netted a total of eight goals in their last three games.


Blackpool v Crystal Palace

Blackpool have gone nine league games at home without losing to Crystal Palace (W6 D3); a run stretching back to 1968.

Irish midfielder Owen Garvan has netted for the Eagles in each of their last two clashes with the Tangerines.

Blackpool have failed to score in five of their last eight games, netting a total of just four in the other three fixtures.

Palace have gone three games without a win (2L 1D), shipping a total of 11 goals in the process and failing to score in two.

Blackpool have picked up 24 points from losing positions, a league high figure as well as throwing away just eight points from leading positions, a joint-league-low.


Bristol City v Sheff Wed

When the sides met earlier this season, Bristol City came from behind to win 3-2, with Sam Baldock scoring two penalties and Albert Adomah grabbing an 88th minute winner to secure the points for the Robins.

Bristol City are unbeaten against Sheffield Wednesday in eight league games (W5 D3).

City have failed to score in three of their last five games, losing two, drawing two and winning one of those five fixtures.

The Owls have suffered just one defeat in their last eight games on the road, winning five and drawing two.

City have now conceded a league-high 70 goals this season.


Burnley v Nottm Forest

The Clarets have won their last four games against Forest at Turf Moor, scoring 12 and conceding just one in the process.

Three of the last four meetings between the two sides have ended in a 2-0 scoreline (two wins for Forest and one for Burnley, with the other game ending 5-1 to the Clarets).

Billy Davies' side have netted just one goal in the first 15 minutes of their games this season, a joint-league-low figure.

Charlie Austin has netted four of Burnley's last six goals.

Forest are now unbeaten in eight games, the longest current run without defeat in the Championship.


Cardiff v Blackburn

Cardiff secured a 4-1 victory in the earlier meeting this season at Ewood Park in their first league win against Blackburn since 1981 (D1 L5).

The last three meetings in all competitions between these two sides have produced a total of 12 goals, an average of four per game.

The Bluebirds have conceded a league-low 14 first-half goals this season.

Rovers have now gone eight games without tasting victory, the longest current winless streak in the Championship.

League leaders Cardiff have registered just one win in their last five games, drawing two and losing two.


Millwall v Ipswich

Millwall have won three of their last four league clashes with Ipswich, although they did lose last time out, 0-3 at Portman Road in December.

The last four meetings between the two sides have produced a total of 14 goals, an average of 3.5 per game.

The Tractor Boys have gone three games without conceding a goal, currently the longest run of clean sheets in the division.

The Lions have two clean sheets in their last two games after conceding in each of the 13 games before that.

Millwall have come from behind to win just six points this season, a league-low figure.


Leeds v Derby

Derby have won each of their last seven league games against Leeds.

United have netted a total of just three goals in their last eight games against the Rams, failing to score in five of those games.

Derby's last three games have produced a total of 10 goals, an average of 3.3 goals per game.

Leeds have failed to score a first-half goal in each of their last 15 games, and have conceded a total of just three goals in the first period in that run.

A league-high 72% of the goals Leeds have conceded this season have come after the break (41 out of 57).

Brighton v Charlton

Brighton are unbeaten against Charlton in four league games (W2 D2), although both of Brighton's last two victories against the Addicks came at the Valley.

On home soil, the Seagulls have won just one of their last five clashes with Charlton, losing three, drawing one and conceding a total of 12 goals in the process.

Charlton have conceded exactly two goals in three of their last four games (keeping a clean sheet in the other fixture).

Argentinian hitman Leonardo Ulloa has netted four goals in total in Brighton's last three games.

Charlton have bagged a league-low seven goals in the final 15 minutes of their games.


Hull v Watford

Watford have not registered a victory over Hull in their last eight clashes (including playoffs), with the Tigers winning four and drawing twice. The Hornets last won away at Hull in November 2005.

Attacker Troy Deeney has scored a goal in both of the Hornets' last two meetings with Hull.

Watford have conceded in each of their last six games, currently the joint-longest run in the division without a clean sheet.

George Boyd has now scored four in his five starts for the Tigers.

Hull have lost just eight points from leading positions, a joint-league-low figure.


Middlesbrough v Peterborough

Peterborough have never won on Teesside in their four league visits (D2 L2).

Middlesbrough have only lost once to the Posh in their nine league meetings so far (W4 D4).

'Boro have now lost four games in a row, the longest losing streak in the division.

Peterborough are now unbeaten in six games, winning three and drawing three.

Middlesbrough have conceded eight goals in their last four games.

Bolton v Huddersfield

Bolton have lost just one of their last 11 clashes with Huddersfield, winning seven and drawing three.

The last seven games between these two sides have produced a total of 25 goals, an average of 3.6 per game.

The Trotters have lost their last two games after going unbeaten in the eight games before that (W6 L2).

Norwich loanee James Vaughan has netted three in his last four games for the Terriers.

Bolton have thrown away a league-high 29 points from leading positions this season.



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