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Andrew Tibot 1st Apr 2015 - 10:32

Championship Opta facts - April 3/4

Birmingham v Rotherham

Birmingham City have won four and lost none of their last eight games against the Millers.

Rotherham are winless in their last five away to Birmingham City, losing four (D1).

Rotherham have never kept a clean sheet on their travels to St. Andrew's, shipping two or more goals in each of their 11 trips.

Only 10 players have netted in the league for the Blues this season; a league-low.

The Millers have lost their last three games in a row; the longest current run in the division.

In fact, Rotherham haven't lost four consecutive league games since October 2011.

Brighton v Norwich

Brighton have won just once in their last 10 games against the Canaries, losing seven (D2).

Norwich have scored 15 goals in their last five meetings with the Seagulls in league competition.

Gary Hooper has scored five goals in just three league appearances against Brighton.

Brighton have picked up three wins in their last four at the AMEX Stadium (D1), as many as they managed in their previous 15.

No player has made more errors leading to goals this season than John Ruddy (5) - level with David Button and Lee Grant.

No side has won more points on the road this campaign than Norwich (34).

Cameron Jerome has scored 18 league goals this season, his joint-best return in a single season with 2005/06.

Fulham v Brentford

Fulham have won just one of their last 10 home games against the Bees, losing four (D5).

Brentford have gone four games unbeaten at Craven Cottage, conceding just one goal in the process (W2 D2).

Only Bournemouth (23) have used fewer players throughout this campaign than Brentford (24).

Ross McCormack has more assists than any other Championship striker this season (9). Indeed, his striker partner Hugo Rodallega is joint-second with eight.

Brentford have gone six games without keeping a clean sheet, shipping exactly two goals in each of their last three.

Fulham have lost three of their last four at Craven Cottage, winning the other.

Middlesbrough v Wigan

Middlesbrough have gone six games unbeaten against Wigan (W2 D4), though the last four have ended level.

Wigan have failed to score in each of their last three matches away to Middlesbrough (D2 L1).

Middlesbrough have scored as many goals in the second half of games this season as Wigan have registered in total (35).

Patrick Bamford has scored five goals and assisted another in his last six games at the Riverside Stadium.

The Latics have won their last four away games; they've only won five in a row once before, back in January 2003.

Middlesbrough have faced fewer shots on target in 2014/15 than any other Championship team (124).

Millwall v Charlton

Millwall have won three and lost none of their last seven matches against the Addicks.

Charlton have failed to find the back of the net in each of their last six against the Lions.

Yoni Buyens has scored six penalties in the Championship this season. Only Grant Leadbitter (8) has scored more.

Only Wigan (14) have won fewer points at home this term than Millwall (15).

Indeed, Millwall have gone 12 games without a win at the New Den, losing eight (D4).

The Addicks have won five of their last six in league competition, scoring 14 and conceding seven (L1).

Nottm Forest v Wolves

Nottm Forest have won each of their last three games against Wolves, this after losing the previous three.

Wolves have won just one of their last 10 games at the City Ground, losing four (D5).

Henri Lansbury has scored three goals in three games against Wolves for the Tricky Trees.

Only Harry Kane (29) has scored more goals in all competitions in England's top four tiers this season than Benik Afobe (27).

Gary Gardner has scored with three of his four shots on target since joining Nottm Forest on loan.

Kevin McDonald has provided 10 assists in 2014/15; his best return in a single campaign.

Ipswich v Bournemouth

Ipswich are winless in five against the Cherries, drawing four and losing the other.

Bournemouth have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 against the Tractor Boys (W3 D5 L2).

Bournemouth have gone ahead in more matches than any other Championship team this season (32). However, they've also dropped the most points from leading positions (26).

Callum Wilson has won nine penalties in the Championship this season, five more than any other player.

Brett Pitman has scored six goals in his last four games for Bournemouth.

Championship top-scorer Daryl Murphy has scored more headed goals than any other player this season (7).

Derby v Watford

Derby have won four of their last five against Watford (L1), scoring 15 goals in the process.

Watford have lost five of their last six games away to Derby in league competition (W1).

Jamie Ward has scored four and assisted three more in his last four appearances against the Hornets.

Troy Deeney has scored in each of his last two visits to the iPro Stadium.

In fact, Deeney is just one league goal away from becoming the first Watford player to score 20 goals in three successive seasons (incl. play-offs).

Watford have claimed the fewest number of points against teams currently in the top 8 (9), winning just twice (D3 L7).

Bolton v Blackpool

Bolton have won four and lost none of their last seven home games against Blackpool.

Blackpool have lost only one of their last eight matches against Bolton, though six have been draws (W1).

Zach Clough has scored five league goals from just eight shots on target this term.

The Seasiders have won only one of their last 35 away games (D10 L24), keeping just three clean sheets in the process.

Only Blackpool (50) have used more players in the Championship this season than Bolton (42).

The Trotters have seen 20 different players score for them in the league this term; more than any other team.

Leeds v Blackburn

Both sides have scored in each of the last five meetings at Elland Road, with Leeds scoring 11 and conceding 10.

Blackburn have gone five games unbeaten against Leeds, winning each of the last three (D2).

Jordan Rhodes has scored three goals in his last two appearances against Leeds for Blackburn.

Leeds have won 28 points in 2015, more than the likes of promotion-chasing Bournemouth (25), Derby (22) and Ipswich (20).

Rudy Gestede has scored just two goals in his last 14 league games for Rovers.

No Championship player has conceded more penalties this season than Giuseppe Bellusci (3). In fact, Bellusci has also been shown more yellow cards than anyone else (12).

Reading v Cardiff

Reading haven't kept a clean sheet at home to Cardiff since April 1947, conceding in each of the 14 games since.

Cardiff have won four and lost none of their last nine against the Royals in the league.

Jamie Mackie has had a hand in five of Reading's last seven league goals (four goals, one assist).

In fact, Mackie has bagged four goals in his last five games in all competitions for the Royals.

Cardiff have won their last three games on the road; they've not won four in a row since February 2013 (a run of five).

The Bluebirds have scored a league-high 16 headed goals this term.

Sheff Wed v Huddersfield

Sheffield Wednesday have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four meetings with Huddersfield.

Huddersfield have won three of their last four games at Hillsborough, drawing the other.

Ishmael Miller has found the net three times in his last three appearances against the Owls.

Last time out, Nahki Wells became the first player in the top four tiers to miss two penalties in a match since Darren Bent for Sunderland against Tottenham in 2009/10.

Jacob Butterfield has created more goalscoring chances this season than any other Championship player (107), though only five of those have resulted in a goal.

Lewis McGugan has had a hand in four of Sheffield Wednesday's last five goals (three assists, one goal).



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