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Robert Alexander 16th Aug 2013 - 8:07

Championship Opta Facts – August 16th - 17th

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Doncaster v Blackburn
These teams have 18 previous league encounters, but Doncaster Rovers have only managed to win one of them (D6 L11).
Blackburn Rovers have only failed to score once in 18 attempts against Doncaster in league competition.
Blackburn have conceded 32 fouls in their two league games so far this season; more than any other Championship team.
Doncaster have lost seven successive home matches at Championship level - a run that began on 17th March 2012.
Blackburn are yet to win a game in 2013-14; having drawn their opening league game against Derby, lost their League Cup tie versus Carlisle on penalties and lost their second league game 0-1 at home to Nottingham Forest.

Leeds v Sheffield Wednesday
Leeds United have scored at least two goals in each of their last five league home games versus Sheffield Wednesday.
Sheffield Wednesday have won only two of the last 10 league games against Leeds United (D1 L7).
Leeds have made a solid start to the season, having won two and drawn one of their three competitive matches, conceding just two goals in total.
Sheffield Wednesday have lost all three of their competitive matches in 2013-14 so far; their worst start since 1989/90.
All three of the Owls' games so far this season have ended in 1-2 defeats, with the six goals that they have conceded all arriving in the first half.

Barnsley v Charlton
Barnsley have lost, and failed to score in, both of their Championship fixtures so far this season.
Charlton have lost their first two league games of the season for the first time since 2006-07.
The Addicks haven't lost their first three league matches of a season since 1990-91.
Barnsley have scored just one goal in total in the last three meetings with Charlton in the league.
There were two red cards shown to the Yorkshire side in this very fixture last season; they went on to lose 6-0.
Including last season, Barnsley have won just one of their last nine Championship matches (W1 D5 L3).

Birmingham v Brighton
Birmingham City have beaten Brighton just once in their last seven home league clashes with the Seagulls (D5 L1).
Brighton have lost their opening three competitive games of the season, with both league defeats ending 1-2.
Four of the last five league meetings between these teams have ended in a draw.
Birmingham have been given eight yellow cards in their two Championship games so far this season; more than any other side.
The Blues have won just one of their last five Championship home matches (W1 D2 L2). They lost their opening home game of the season, 0-1 to Watford.

Bournemouth v Wigan
Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last seven home league games against Wigan (W4 D3).
Wigan won their opening game of the league season 4-0 at Barnsley - their biggest league away win since August 2008.
Four of the last five league meetings have ended in a draw when these sides have been pitted against one another.
The Latics have not won back to back away games in league competition since August 2012.
Bournemouth have won six successive games at home in all competitions.
Lewis Grabban has scored three goals in his two Championship appearances for Bournemouth so far this season.

Burnley v Yeovil
Burnley are now unbeaten at Turf Moor in five consecutive matches (W2 D3).
All three of Yeovil's competitive matches so far in 2013-14 have ended 1-0 (W2 L1).
This will be the first time these sides have faced each other in a competitive match.
Danny Ings has scored in all three of his competitive appearances for Burnley so far in 2013-14.
The top scorer in League One last season; Yeovil's Paddy Madden (24 goals), is yet to score in his three appearances for the club in 2013-14.

Derby v Leicester
Derby County have lost five of the last six league games against Leicester City.
Leicester City have kept four clean sheets in the last six league fixtures against Derby County.
Derby are unbeaten in their three competitive matches so far in 2013-14 (W2 D1) - the first time that they have managed to do this since 2005-06.
Chris Martin scored twice in Derby's last match (v Brighton); equalling the tally that he'd netted in his previous 15 games for the club.
Leicester City are unbeaten in their first three competitive games of the season (W2 D1); their best start since 2009-10.

Middlesbrough v Blackpool
Middlesbrough have won just once in the last six games against Blackpool in league competition (D1 L4).
Blackpool have scored 10 goals in total in their last four league visits to the Riverside Stadium.
There were 11 goals scored over the course of the two league fixtures involving these teams last season.
Middlesbrough have lost eight of their last 14 home matches in all competitions (W4 D2 L8).
Blackpool have won both of their last games this season - the last time that they won three league games in a row was back in August 2012.
Blackpool's Tom Ince is suspended for this match. Ince has scored or assisted 29 of their 66 league goals since the start of 2012-13.

Millwall v Huddersfield
The Lions have failed to score in five successive games in the Championship.
James Vaughan has scored eight goals in his last six appearances for Huddersfield in all competitions.
Millwall have beaten Huddersfield in their last three home league meetings.
Huddersfield have scored just four goals in their last six visits to the Den in league competition.
Millwall have won just one point in their seven Championship games since April 20th 2013 (L6 D1).

Nottingham Forest v Bolton
Nottingham Forest have not beaten Bolton in their last seven meetings in league competition (D5 L2).
Bolton have scored at least once in their last 12 visits to Nottingham Forest in league competition.
Four of the last five league matches between these teams have ended in a draw.
Forest have won all three of their competitive games so far in 2012-13 - the first time they have managed this since 2006-07.
Bolton have drawn four successive league games since April 27th 2013, with three of these matches ending 1-1.
Bolton's Darren Pratley has scored in successive league appearances for the first time since May 2011 (including play-offs).

QPR v Ipswich
QPR have the opportunity to win back to back home matches for the first time since May 2012.
Ipswich Town have lost three and drawn one of their last four away games in all competitions.
QPR have beaten Ipswich Town just twice in their last 11 league meetings (D3 L6), however, those wins both came in the two most recent clashes between the sides.
The Tractor Boys have lost only once in their last five visits to Loftus Road against QPR (W3 D1).
Should QPR win this match, they'll have equalled the number of home wins which they secured last season in the Premier League (2).

Reading v Watford
The Royals have come out on top against Watford only once in their last six league meetings (D3 L2).
Watford have netted at least one goal in each of their last six league matches against Reading.
Since Gianfranco Zola took charge of Watford on the eve of the 2012-13 season, the Hornets have scored 20 more goals than any other current side in the Championship (95 - inc. playoff matches).
Troy Deeney has scored four goals from four shots in the Championship this season and became the first Watford player to score a competitive hat-trick in over 10 years last weekend.
Reading have conceded the first goal in both of their league games this season, but have come back to secure four points in these matches.

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