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Tom Stitfall 23rd Dec 2013 - 20:12

Championship Opta Facts | Boxing Day


Bournemouth v Yeovil Town

The Cherries are unbeaten in seven league games against Yeovil (W5 D2), scoring 13 and conceding three in the process.

Yeovil's only league win at Bournemouth came in February 2007, a 2-0 win. It remains the only time the Glovers have scored on the ground, failing to score in the other five fixtures (D1 L4).

Bournemouth are without a win at home in four, losing three and drawing the other.

Eddie Howe's men have conceded in each of their last 14 league games; the current longest run in the Championship.

Yeovil have dropped 10 points from leading situations away from home this season; a joint-league-high with Blackpool.

Barnsley v Bolton Wanderers

The Tykes last tasted victory against Bolton in August 1997 (2-1), when both sides were playing in the Premier League, but have drawn six and lost three against the Trotters since then.

Bolton have scored in each of their last 13 league games against Barnsley, yet have only won four of those games (D8 L1).

Barnsley have netted just one goal in the final fifteen minutes of games this term; a league-low.

Barnsley are without a win at home in four, drawing three and losing the other.

After scoring five goals in six for Bolton between October and November, Jermaine Beckford is without a goal in four games.

Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday

Rovers have lost just one of the last 11 league meetings at Ewood Park between the two sides (W8 D2).

Wednesday have gone five league games without keeping a clean sheet against Blackburn, last keeping them from scoring in September 1998.

Sheffield Wednesday have drawn more games on December 26th than any other side in English football history (30).

The Owls have scored 68% of their goals in the first half this season; a league-high proportion.

After going four games without a goal, Jordan Rhodes has three in his last four for Blackburn.

Blackpool v Leeds United

The Tangerines have lost just once against Leeds in the league in their last 11 meetings at Bloomfield Road (W7 D3).

Leeds have won just one of the last five league meetings between the two sides (D1 L3).

Blackpool have lost their last four league games, the current longest losing run in the Championship.

Ross McCormack has been involved in 59% of Leeds' goals this season, scoring 16 and assisting three; more than any other player at the club.

Blackpool have conceded 76% of their goals in the second half; a league-high share.

Charlton Athletic v Brighton

The last three league encounters between Charlton and Brighton have all ended in draws (1-1, 2-2, 0-0).

The Addicks hold just one win in their last seven against the Seagulls at the Valley, conceding 13 in that run (D2 L4)

Of the 83 English Football League teams to have played over 50 games on December 26th, only two have a win percentage of over 50%: Manchester United and Brighton and Hove Albion.

No side has scored fewer first half goals this season than Charlton (7).

Brighton have scored 68% of their goals in the second half; a league-high proportion.

Doncaster v Ipswich Town

Doncaster have won only one of their last six league clashes with Ipswich (D2 L3), losing three of the last four.

Ipswich have only lost once in the league away at Doncaster (W2 D3), a 1-0 defeat in November 2008. It is also the only occasion in which the Tractor Boys have failed to score away from home against Donny.

No player has assisted more goals this season than Aaron Cresswell (8).

Ipswich have dropped a league-high 19 points from winning positions.

Ipswich have also gained 13 points from behind this season, a Championship high.

Huddersfield Town v Derby County

The Terriers have lost four of their last five league games against the Rams, though they did win their last home game against them (1-0 in September 2012).

Derby County have only one win to show from their last nine trips to Huddersfield (D1 L7). In fact, this came on Boxing Day 1995.

Huddersfield have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven games at the John Smith's Stadium.

The two sides have met three times on Boxing Day before, with the Rams edging it two wins to one.

The Terriers have only lost two of their last nine league games on Boxing Day (W3 D4).

Derby have won three consecutive away league games and have won four of their last five on the road (L1).

Leicester City v Reading

The Foxes have lost four of their last five home league matches against the Royals (D1).

Reading have won five straight league games against Leicester, scoring 12 in the process.

Only Derby (23) have scored more second half goals this season than Leicester (21).

David Nugent has converted six times from the penalty spot this season, more than anyone among England's top four divisions.

Reading are the only side yet to score between the 16th and 30th minute marks.

Middlesbrough v Burnley

Boro have won three of their last four league games at the Riverside against Burnley, losing the other.

The Clarets have been victorious on only two occasions in their last nine clashes with Middlesbrough in the league (D2 L5).

No player has assisted more goals than Burnley's Kieran Trippier (8).

19 of Boro's goals this season have come from midfield, the highest number in the Championship.

Danny Ings has scored four of Burnley's last seven league goals.

Indeed, Ings (13 goals, 2 assists) has been involved in 45% of Burnley's goals, more than any other player at the club.

Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers

Four of the last five league games between Forest and QPR have ended in draws, with Forest winning 5-0 in the other.

QPR have never won at the City Ground in the league (D11 L14).

Of all current Football League teams to have played over 50 games on December 26th, Queens Park Rangers have the lowest win percentage (27.9%).

Charlie Austin has been involved in 50% of QPR's league goals this season, scoring 10 and assisting two; more than any player at the club.

No Championship player has created more chances (including assists) than Andy Reid this season (55).


Watford v Millwall

The Hornets have lost just one of their last seven games at Vicarage Road against Millwall (W4 D2).

Millwall have enjoyed only one win in their last six league encounters against Watford, albeit their last meeting with them in April 2013 (D1 L4).

Watford have failed to score in four league games at Vicarage Road; the current longest run of its kind.

Indeed, the Hornets are without a win in 10 in league competition (D5 L5); the current longest run in the division.

Millwall are the only Championship side yet to score via a header this season.


Wigan Athletic v Birmingham City

The Latics have won just two of their last eight games against Birmingham City (D2 L4).

Birmingham have been victorious just once against Wigan on the road (D2 L4).

Birmingham have gone seven games unbeaten in league competition (W3 D4); the joint-longest current unbeaten run in the Championship.

Wigan have dropped two points from games in which they have been leading this season; a league-low.

Kyle Bartley has scored three goals in his last four appearances for the Blues.


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