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Simon Gott 20th Aug 2015 - 20:08

Championship Opta Facts August 21-22


Birmingham v Derby

  • Birmingham City have found the back of the net in 25 of their last 26 league encounters with Derby County.
  • Derby have won only one of their last seven trips away to St. Andrew's, though it arrived in this exact fixture last term (4-0).
  • Darren Bent has scored three times in his last two league appearances against Birmingham, although both games were back in 2010.
  • The Blues have won six and lost none of their last nine league games at St. Andrew's.
  • The Rams are winless in their last six games, though five of those matches have ended level.
  • Birmingham have found the back of the net with four of their seven shots on target this season.


Leeds v Sheff Wed

  • Leeds have won four of their last seven matches against the Owls at Elland Road, losing only once (D2).
  • After failing to score in five of the previous six games against Leeds (one goal), Sheffield Wednesday have netted in each of the last seven (14 goals).
  • Leeds have drawn four games in a row for the first time since April 2005. The last recorded a joint-club record five consecutive draws in August 1997.
  • The Owls have conceded two or more goals in five of their last six away games, shipping one goal in the other.
  • The Whites are winless in six at Elland Road (D3 L3); they've not gone seven without a win since September 1997 (a run of eight).
  • Kieren Westwood has already made two errors leading directly to goals this season; a league-high.


Bolton v Nottm Forest

  • Bolton are winless in six against Nottingham Forest, though four have ended level (L2).
  • Henri Lansbury has scored two and assisted one more in four appearances against Bolton for the Reds.
  • David Vaughan has been booked in all three games so far this term; a joint-high alongside Leeds' Sol Bamba.
  • The Trotters have seen red in three of their last five meetings with the Tricky Trees.
  • Bolton are without a win in their last eight league games (D3 L5), failing to score in the last five.
  • Forest have won just one of their last 11 games in league competition (D3 L7).


Brighton v Blackburn

  • The Seagulls are unbeaten in six games against Blackburn Rovers, winning two and drawing four.
  • Rovers have recorded only one shutout in their last seven trips to Brighton.
  • Brighton are unbeaten in their opening three league games to a season for the first time since 2011/12 (in which they went six without a defeat).
  • Blackburn Rovers have gone nine away games unbeaten, winning three and drawing six.
  • The Seagulls have scored just one goal in their last five home games.
  • Bruno (Brighton) has made more interceptions in 2015/16 than any other Championship player (16).


Burnley v Brentford

  • This will be the first meeting between these two sides since 2002/03 when the Clarets defeated the Bees 3-0 in the FA Cup.
  • Brentford haven't beaten Burnley in league competition since September 1997, when goals from Carl Hutchings and Kevin Rapley secured the points for the Bees (2-1).
  • The Clarets have failed to find the back of the net in four of their last five games at Turf Moor (D3 L2), though they did bag two against Birmingham last time out.
  • Andre Gray has scored in four of his last five Championship (incl. play-offs) appearances.
  • Alan Judge is the only current Brentford player to score a league goal against Burnley, although it came when he was plying his trade at Plymouth in March 2009.


Charlton v Hull

  • Charlton have failed to score in their last two games against Hull; they've never gone three without reply.
  • Hull haven't beaten Charlton at the Valley since November 1985, losing once and drawing twice since then.
  • Tony Watt has scored with both of his shots on target in the Championship this season.
  • The Tigers, who are unbeaten in their opening three games in 2015/16, haven't managed to avoid defeat in their opening four matches to a campaign since 2001/02.
  • The Addicks have scored in 10 of their last 11 games at the Valley.


Fulham v Huddersfield

  • Fulham have won their last five league meetings with Huddersfield, scoring two or more goals in each game (13 goals).
  • Huddersfield are winless in seven against Fulham (D2 L5), this after winning the three previous to this run.
  • Fulham have recorded just one victory in their last seven games at Craven Cottage (D2 L4), failing to keep a clean sheet (20 goals conceded).
  • Huddersfield's Nahki Wells has scored in just one of his last 19 away games for the Terriers (two versus Ipswich in October 2014).
  • Lasse Vigen Christensen has assisted in consecutive games for the fourth time since October 2014.


Middlesbrough v Bristol City

  • Middlesbrough are winless in three games against the Robins, losing the last two (D1).
  • Bristol City have avoided defeat in each of their last four visits to the Riverside (W2 D2).
  • Bristol City have conceded as many goals in their last three league games (8) as they did in their previous 13.
  • Kike has scored as many goals in his last two league games (incl. play-offs) as he did in his previous 13 (3).
  • Middlesbrough have won eight of their last nine games (incl. play-offs) at the Riverside (D1).


Preston v Ipswich

  • Preston have won six and lost none of their last 11 home games against the Tractor Boys.
  • Ipswich have gone 13 games without keeping a clean sheet against Preston in league competition.
  • Paul Gallagher has more league assists in 2015 than any other player in the top four tiers (14).
  • The Tractor Boys have scored exactly two goals in each of their last four games in all competitions this season (W3 D1).
  • Freddie Sears has had a hand in three of the Ipswich's six league goals this term (two goals, one assist).
  • Preston are the only Championship side yet to concede this season.


QPR v Rotherham

  • QPR are unbeaten in four league games against the Millers (W2 D2), although the last meeting came back in March 2005, a 1-0 win courtesy of a goal from Martin Rowlands.
  • The Millers won on their first ever visit to QPR in November 1951, but are winless in the four clashes in London since (D2 L2).
  • Matt Phillips has scored or assisted 15 goals in 18 league games in 2015; four more than any other QPR player.
  • Indeed, Phillips is the only player in this season's Championship to have a hand in four goals from the first three games (two goals, two assists).
  • Rotherham have won just one of their last 13 away games, losing eight (D4).


Reading v MK Dons

  • This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Reading and MK Dons.
  • Simon Church and Dale Jennings are the only players within the MK Dons squad to score a league goal against Reading.
  • Reading have won just one of their last 13 Championship games, losing seven (D5).
  • The Dons have lost only one of their last 14 league games, winning 11 (D2).
  • Only Preston (2) have faced fewer shots on target this term than Reading (6).


Cardiff v Wolves

  • Cardiff have lost three of their last four home games against Wolves, winning the other.
  • Wolves have only failed to score once in their last 11 league trips to Cardiff.
  • The Bluebirds have gone six games without defeat, winning two and draw four.
  • Benik Afobe has scored or assisted nine goals in his last 10 Championship appearances (seven goals, two assists).
  • Wolves have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 league games (v Wigan, April 2015).



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