Championship Opta Facts - April 22-23
Preston North End v Burnley
Preston have won six of their last eight home games against Burnley (D1 L1).
Burnley, winners at Deepdale last time out in February 2011, haven’t won back to back games there since August 1971.
The Lilywhites are without a clean sheet in eight league games, conceding 10 goals in that time.
Andre Gray has been involved in more league goals than any other player in the top four tiers this season (32, 24 goals and eight assists).
Burnley are unbeaten in 20 league games (W13 D7) and another game without defeat would signal their longest run since November 1972 (22 games unbeaten).
Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday
Derby are unbeaten in their previous 13 league meetings with the Owls (W8 D5).
Sheffield Wednesday have failed to score in four of their last six league visits to the iPro Stadium, winning none of those six games (D1 L5).
The Rams have conceded just one goal in their last five home games, winning all five.
Sheffield Wednesday have earned 17 points from losing positions in the Championship this season, more than any other side.
Derby haven’t conceded a home goal from open play since January 16th against Birmingham.
Blackburn Rovers v Bristol City
Blackburn have won their last five games against the Robins, scoring 15 goals while conceding just three.
Bristol City have scored just one goal in their last four league trips to Ewood Park, with Rob Newman scoring the winner in a 1-0 win in December 1990.
Blackburn are on a run of three consecutive home league defeats – they haven’t lost four in a row at Ewood Park since October 2003.
The Robins have kept only one clean sheet in their last 11 league games, a 6-0 win over bottom of the table Bolton in March.
58% of the goals Blackburn have scored this season have come from set pieces (23 of 40); a league-high share.
Cardiff City v Bolton Wanderers
The Bluebirds have won just one of their last seven league games against Bolton (D1 L5).
The Trotters have won 10 of their last 14 league encounters with Cardiff (D1 L3), keeping clean sheets in eight of those 10 wins.
Only Hull (1) have lost fewer home games than the Bluebirds in the Championship this season (2).
13 of Bolton’s last 16 goals have been scored in the second half.
Relegated Bolton have conceded 78 goals this term, the most they’ve conceded in a season since 1963/64 when they conceded 80 goals.
Charlton Athletic v Brighton & Hove Albion
Charlton have won just one of their last 10 games against Brighton (D4 L5).
The Seagulls have won on three of their last five trips to the Valley (D1 L1), keeping a clean sheet in each victory.
Charlton are one of two teams (along with Huddersfield) yet to score a penalty in the Championship this season.
Anthony Knockaert has been involved in four of Brighton’s last five goals, scoring three and assisting one.
Since losing to Cardiff in February, the Seagulls have scored the most Championship goals (26) and also conceded the fewest (5).
Fulham v Nottingham Forest
The last four games between these sides have seen 22 goals scored at an average of 5.5 per game.
Forest’s only win in their last nine league trips to Craven Cottage was in January 1975 (D3 L5).
Fulham have dropped a league-high 28 points from leading positions in the Championship this season.
Forest have scored more than once in just one of their 21 away games this season, netting just 13 goals – the fewest in the division.
The Cottagers have kept one clean sheet in their last 32 league games.
Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City
Huddersfield haven’t beaten Birmingham at home in a league game in their last seven attempts (D3 L4).
Birmingham’s last three league victories over Huddersfield have been away from home (2001, 2013 and 2014).
The Terriers’ last home win over the Blues came in an FA Cup tie in January 2008, with Luke Beckett and Chris Brandon on target in a 2-1 win.
The Blues have scored just three goals in their last four games against Huddersfield (W1 D1 L2).
Huddersfield, 2-0 winners at St. Andrews earlier in the season, haven’t done the double over their opponents since the 1966/67 season.
Birmingham are looking to keep consecutive away clean sheets at the Terriers for the first time since December 1933.
Hull City v Leeds United
Hull haven’t conceded in either of their last two home games against Leeds (W1 D1) and a third shutout would be their longest run against the Whites in their history.
Leeds’ only win in five trips to the KC Stadium came in January 2007 thanks to goals from Matt Heath and Alan Thompson in a 2-1 win.
Only Middlesbrough (7) have conceded fewer home goals in the Championship than Hull this season (9).
Leeds have collected six wins in their last 10 games (D1 L3), winning each of their last three.
Hull have lost only one of their previous 21 home league games and are unbeaten in their last 11 (W7 D4).
Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town
Middlesbrough have won their last three home games against the Tractor Boys, scoring eight goals and conceding just once.
Ipswich, who lost 2-0 to Boro earlier this season, haven’t lost twice to the Teesiders in a single season since 1975/76.
Since conceding three goals to Sheffield Wednesday at the Riverside in August 2014, Middlesbrough have shipped just 16 goals in 42 home league matches and never more than once in a game.
The Tractor Boys have won just one of their last nine away games (D4 L4).
Jordan Rhodes has scored four goals in his last five league games for Middlesbrough, after netting just one in his first 10.
MK Dons v Brentford
MK Dons have won only one of their eight league games against the Bees at Stadium MK (D4 L3).
Brentford’s only clean sheet in their last 10 league encounters with the Dons came earlier this season in a 2-0 win at Griffin Park.
MK Dons are currently on a run of eight games without a win, losing four (D4).
Scott Hogan has scored three goals in his last two appearances for Brentford, with each goal coming in the 83rd minute or later.
The Bees have won four of their last five games (D1), after winning just one of their previous nine.
Queens Park Rangers v Reading
QPR have won only two of their last 10 home league games against the Royals (D5 L3).
There have been 20 goals scored in the last five encounters between the two in all competitions at Loftus Road, an average of four per game.
QPR have won five of their last seven home league games (L2).
The Royals have lost 12 of their last 15 away league games (W2 D1).
Tjaronn Chery has scored in five of his last six appearances at Loftus Road (five goals).
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Rotherham United
Wolves have never lost at home to Rotherham in their entire history (W9 D3).
Rotherham have conceded 11 goals in their last two trips to Molineux, losing 6-4 and 5-0.
Wolves have drawn their last three home games 0-0, last keeping four clean sheets in a row at Molineux in March 2014.
The Millers have scored 12 goals from corners in the Championship this season, more than any other side.
Rotherham have won three of their last four away league games (D1), as many as they’d won in 29 previous games on the road.