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Eden Jon 23rd Apr 2015 - 15:46

Championship Opta Facts: April 25-27

Championship Opta Facts

Brighton V Watford

  • Brighton have failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their last 11 league encounters with Watford (W2 D5 L4).
  • Watford have avoided defeat in each of their last four trips to Brighton, winning two (D2).
  • A victory for Watford could see them win promotion, should Middlesbrough lose to Fulham on Saturday and Bournemouth lose to Bolton on Monday. Defeat for either of those two, plus Norwich failing to win would also be enough.
  • The Hornets have won their last four league games in a row; they've not recorded five consecutive victories since January 2011 (a run of six).
  • The Seagulls have lost four of their last five (D1), scoring just one goal in the process.
  • Watford are the only side in the top four tiers in England to have two players with 20 league goals, in Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo.

Sheff Wed V Leeds

  • Sheffield Wednesday's 6-0 win in this exact fixture last season was their biggest ever league victory over Leeds United.
  • Leeds have won just one of their last six matches against the Owls (D3 L2).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have kept 17 clean sheets in the league this season, equalling a club record set in 1978/79.
  • Leeds United have lost their last five league matches in a row; they've lost six on the spin just three times in their history, most recently in February 2004.
  • The Whites have dropped more points from leading positions away from home than any other team in 2014/15 (17).
  • The Owls have scored just five goals from open play at Hillsborough this season, though each of the last three have arrived in this manner.

Birmingham V Charlton

  • Birmingham have lost only one of their last seven against the Addicks, winning two (D4).
  • Charlton have found the back of the net in each of their last seven trips to St. Andrew's.
  • The Addicks have been 1-0 down in each of their last four games yet have lost none of them (W1 D3).
  • Birmingham have won four and lost none of their last seven matches at St. Andrew's.
  • Only Leeds (17) have lost more points from leading positions on the road this term than Charlton (13).
  • No player has created more goalscoring chances this term than Birmingham's David Cotterill (115).

Cardiff V Blackpool

  • Cardiff have won four of their last six home games against the Tangerines (D1 L1).
  • Blackpool have recorded just one victory in their last 38 matches on the road, losing 26 (D11).
  • 44% of Blackpool's goals this season have come via set-pieces; a league-high share.
  • The Bluebirds have failed to find the back of the net in each of their last two at the Cardiff City Stadium; they last went three without a goal in March 2012.
  • Blackpool are the only Championship side yet to win away from home in 2015 (D2 L8).
  • Peter Whittingham has provided eight assists for Cardiff this season; three more than any other player.

Fulham V Middlesbrough

  • Fulham have failed to score in three of their last four league clashes against Middlesbrough.
  • Middlesbrough have lost six of their last eight games away to Fulham, winning the other two.
  • Ross McCormack has already made more assists this term than he has ever managed before in a Championship campaign (9).
  • The away side has failed to score in each of the last four meetings between these sides.
  • Fulham are without a win in five home league games (D2 L3).
  • Boro have lost four of their last six on the road, winning the other two 1-0.

Huddersfield V Blackburn

  • Huddersfield are winless in eight games against Blackburn Rovers, losing five.
  • Former Terriers striker Jordan Rhodes has scored five goals in five appearances against them for Blackburn.
  • Huddersfield have recorded only one win in their last 10 at home to Rovers - August 1999.
  • Blackburn have found the back of the net in each of their last six trips to Huddersfield in league competition.
  • Nahki Wells has scored in three of his last four appearances at the John Smith's Stadium.
  • Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings in Huddersfield, with the other match ending 1-0 to Blackburn.
  • Rudy Gestede has scored four and assisted another in his last two games for Blackburn.


Ipswich V Nottm Forest

  • Ipswich have won only one of their last 11 league encounters with Nottm Forest (D4 L6).
  • Michail Antonio has scored three and assisted another in his last four appearances against Ipswich.
  • No Championship player has scored the opening goal in matches more times this season than Daryl Murphy (9).
  • Michail Antonio has scored or assisted 26 goals for Nottm Forest this season (14 goals, 12 assists); his best ever return in a single campaign in league football.
  • Ipswich are the only side in the division yet to receive a red card this this term.
  • Cole Skuse (Ipswich) has made a league-high 135 interceptions this season.

Millwall V Derby

  • Millwall have kept a clean sheet in each of their last two against the Rams; they've not kept three in a row since March 1994.
  • Tom Ince has scored four goals in his last three games against Millwall.
  • Derby have won 55% of their games in which Chris Martin has featured compared with just 27% when he has been absent.
  • The Lions have scored a league-low 11 first half goals this season.
  • Darren Bent has had a hand in six goals in his last five games for the Rams (five goals, one assist).
  • Millwall have won as many home games in their last three attempts (2), as they did in their previous 18.

Reading V Brentford

  • Reading have won three of their last four at home to Brentford, thought the most recent match ended in defeat.
  • Brentford are unbeaten in three against the Royals, winning two (D1).
  • Brentford have scored more goals via substitutes this campaign than any other team (14).
  • Alan Judge has had a hand in five goals in his last five appearances for the Bees (one goal, four assists), after going 11 games without a single goal involvement.
  • The Royals have won just one of their last 11 league games (D4 L6) and none of their last seven.
  • Reading have conceded 17 goals in the 15 minutes directly after half time; a league-high.

Rotherham V Norwich

  • Rotherham have lost just one of their last nine home matches against Norwich, winning five (D3).
  • Norwich have gone eight games unbeaten against the Millers, though six have ended level (W2).
  • The Canaries have won more points away from home this season than any other team (43).
  • Matt Derbyshire has scored in three of his last four appearances for the Millers (three goals).
  • Bradley Johnson has scored 13 league goals this term; two more than his last four seasons combined (11).
  • Norwich have won eight and lost none of their last 10 matches away from Carrow Road.

Wigan V Wolves

  • Wigan have found the net in 12 of their 13 previous league clashes with Wolverhampton Wanderers, failing to score back in August 2009.
  • Wolves have recorded just one win on their travels to Wigan (1-0, August 2009), losing four (D1).
  • Wigan players have been caught offside more often than any other team this season (123).
  • Benik Afobe has scored or assisted five goals in his last five appearances for Wolves (four goals, one assist).
  • Kevin McDonald has more assists in 2015 than any other Championship player (8).
  • Wigan haven't won back to back games at the DW Stadium since August.

Bournemouth V Bolton

  • Callum Wilson scored a brace and Yann Kermorgant was sent off as Bournemouth beat Bolton 2-1 in the reverse fixture.
  • Bolton have won on each of their last three visits to Bournemouth, scoring exactly twice in each game.
  • No side has dropped more points from leading positions in the top four tiers this season than Bournemouth (28).
  • The Cherries have scored 109 goals in all competitions this season; 12 more than any other Championship club.
  • Adam Le Fondre has scored five times in his last six league matches for Bolton, including in each of the last three.
  • Yann Kermorgant has scored more match-winning goals this season than any other player in the second tier (10).

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