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Rich 5th Apr 2013 - 7:25

Championship Opta Facts – April 6th

Birmingham v Millwall

  • Birmingham have gone 10 league games unbeaten at home against Millwall, winning seven (D3). Millwall's last victory at Birmingham came back in 1969.
  • There have been 15 goals scored in the last three matches between the two sides, averaging at five goals per game.
  • Millwall have scored just five headed goals this season; a joint league-low.
  • Millwall's Shane Lowry (12) has received more yellow cards this season in the Championship than any other player.

Bolton v Wolves

  • Bolton are on a six match unbeaten run in the league against Wolves (W4 D2).
  • Stephen Hunt netted his first goal for Wolves in over 15 months against Birmingham in midweek, with his last league strike coming on 17th December 2011.
  • The Trotters have won their last six home games; their best such run of the season.
  • Wolves have won their last three games, scoring eight goals and conceding five in the process.

Brighton v Leicester

  • Brighton have failed to score in three of their last four league games against Leicester, losing two (W1 D1).
  • This fixture has produced four red cards in the last three meetings, with three coming in the previous game at the AMEX stadium.
  • Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel has now saved three penalties for Leicester this season; a league-high.
  • The Seagulls have drawn five games 0-0 this season; a league-high.

Burnley v Bristol City

  • The reverse fixture this season was an eventful game, with two penalties being scored (one for each side). Eventually, Burnley won 4-3, courtesy of a Charlie Austin brace.
  • Burnley have conceded nine goals in their last four games against Bristol City.
  • Burnley winger Chris Eagles has attempted 102 shots this season; the most in the division.
  • The Clarets have lost 30 points from winning positions this season; the most in the Championship.

Charlton v Leeds

  • Charlton have lost four of the last five games against Leeds at the Valley, conceding 11 goals in the process (W1).
  • The Addicks have scored seven goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches; the fewest in the league.
  • Leeds have conceded 73% of their goals in the second half of games this season; a league-high proportion.
  • The Whites have lost their last three games; their joint-longest run of consecutive defeats this season.

Crystal Palace v Barnsley

  • Palace have won seven of their last eight home games against Barnsley (D1).
  • Barnsley are the only side yet to draw a game 0-0 this season.
  • Only Nottm Forest (21) and Bolton (20) have accumulated more points over the last 10 games than Barnsley (19).
  • The Tykes have conceded 13 goals in the opening fifteen minutes of league matches this season; a league-high.

Derby v Ipswich

  • Derby's last two victories against Ipswich have come on the road. Indeed, Derby have gone four games without a win against Ipswich at home (L3 D1).
  • The Rams have won their last three games, with two of those victories coming at Pride Park.
  • Ipswich striker David McGoldrick has scored three goals in his last four games.
  • The Tractor Boys are the lowest scorers in the division with 39 goals.

Huddersfield v Peterborough

  • There have been 17 goals scored in the last five games between the two sides, averaging at 3.4 goals per game.
  • Peterborough goalkeeper Robert Olejnik has made 159 saves this season; a league-high.
  • The Posh are unbeaten in seven games (W3 D4).
  • The Terriers have scored just 21 goals in the second half of matches this campaign; a league-low.

Hull v Middlesbrough

  • Hull have beaten Middlesbrough just once in their last six games (D1 L4). That victory came at home at the KC Stadium in April last year.
  • The Tigers are one of three teams (with Bristol City and Blackburn Rovers) to receive a red card this season in the Championship.
  • Hull have lost eight points from winning positions this season; a joint-league-low with Blackpool.
  • Boro have scored 59% of their goals in the second half this season (36 of 61).

Nottm Forest v Blackpool

  • Five of the last eight meetings between the two sides have ended in a draw, with Blackpool winning twice and Forest winning once.
  • Lewis McGugan has netted in each of his last five appearances for Nottingham Forest.
  • Indeed, McGugan's 97th minute penalty against Burnley was the third-latest goal scored in the Championship this season.
  • The Tangerines have gained 24 points from losing positions this season; the most in the league.

Sheff Wed v Blackburn

  • Since the turn of the century, Sheffield Wednesday have failed to beat Blackburn in three league meetings (D1 L2). Prior to that run they had recorded consecutive victories.
  • Blackburn are without a win in nine games (D4 L5); their worst such run of the season.
  • Only Peterborough (22) and Leeds (19) have conceded more goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches than Sheffield Wednesday (18).
  • Blackburn have scored 35% of their goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches (16 of 46).

Watford v Cardiff

  • Watford have failed to beat Cardiff in their last four attempts (D2 L2).
  • Cardiff have scored 20 headed goals this season; the most in the Championship.
  • The Welsh side have kept more clean sheets than any other team in the Championship (15).
  • Watford ended a run of six league games without a clean sheet against Hull City on Tuesday night.



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