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Lewis Constable 27th Dec 2014 - 23:05

Championship Opta Facts December 28-30

Nottingham Forest v Birmingham
Forest have won only one of their last five meetings with the Blues (D2 L2).
Birmingham have lost only one of their last six trips to the City Ground (W2 D3).
Forest are without a win in five attempts (D3 L2) and have won just two of their last 16 (D8 L6).
The Blues have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four away games.
Birmingham (5) have won as many games in their last eight fixtures as they recorded in their previous 32.

Blackburn v Middlesbrough
After winning five in a row against them, Blackburn have won just one of their last eight meetings with Boro (D5 L2).
Boro have conceded exactly one goal on each of their last four trips to Ewood Park.
Middlesbrough have been awarded more penalties than any other Championship side this season (7). Indeed, skipper Grant Leadbitter has converted all seven attempts from the spot.
No Championship side has kept more clean sheets this term than Boro (10).
In contrast, no side has kept fewer shutouts in 2014/15 than Blackburn Rovers (4).

Blackpool v Rotherham
Blackpool have scored just once in their last five meetings with Rotherham, though this came in the 1-1 draw between the sides in November.
Rotherham have emerged victorious on three of their last six visits to Bloomfield Road, drawing two.
Paul Taylor has scored two and assisted one more in his last two league matches against Blackpool.
Jordan Bowery scored in the reverse fixture between the two sides this season but hasn't netted since.
The Tangerines have won fewer points at home this term than any other Championship outfit (8); winning only two of their 11 games so far.

Cardiff v Watford
Cardiff are unbeaten in six games against the Hornets (W3 D3).
Watford have scored on their last eight visits to Cardiff, last failing to find the net there in October 2003.
Both teams have scored in each of the last seven meetings between these sides in Cardiff.
Peter Whittingham has scored six goals in 12 appearances against Watford in league competition, against no side has he netted more.
The Hornets have won their last two away games without reply; they've not won three in a row since January 2013.
Cardiff have been shown fewer cards this season than any other Championship team (31 - all yellow cards).

Huddersfield v Bolton
Huddersfield have won just two of their last 15 meetings with Bolton (L10 D3).
All of Bolton's last 11 goals against Huddersfield have come in the second half.
Each of the last four meetings between these sides has finished 1-0, once for Huddersfield.
Bolton are unbeaten in their last four visits to Huddersfield, winning three.
The Terriers have conceded in each of their last seven home games against Bolton, last keeping them out on December 28 1991.
Bolton won this exact fixture last season thanks to a last minute goal from Joe Mason.

Millwall v Bournemouth
Millwall have won each of their last three home games against Bournemouth, all by a single goal margin.
Bournemouth have not scored more than a single goal on any of their last five trips to Millwall, last bagging two goals there on Boxing Day in 1998.
Matt Ritchie is the Championship's top assister with 11 - three more than any other player.
Defender Steve Cook has scored two goals in three appearances against Millwall, though both arrived at home on the south coast.
Millwall have scored just seven goals in the first half this season - the same total Bournemouth have netted in the opening 15 minutes of matches.

Reading v Norwich
Reading are unbeaten in four home games against the Canaries (W2 D2).
Norwich have failed to score in three of their last four visits to the Madejski.
Reading youngster Jake Cooper scored a brace in the reverse fixture this season as Reading won 2-1. They were his first goals in professional football.
Cameron Jerome has scored 11 league goals in 2014/15; only in 2005/06 has he scored more goals in a single campaign (18).
The Canaries have scored a joint-league-high 32 second half goals this season; four more than Reading have netted in total (28).

Wolves v Brentford
Wolves have only failed to score once in nine previous home games against the Bees, though this was in a 0-0 draw at Molineux last season.
Brentford have lost in only one of their last five trips to Molineux (W3 D1).
Leon Clarke has bagged four goals in six league games against Brentford; only against Carlisle and Sheffield United (5) has he scored more.
The Bees are the only Championship team yet to drop any points from leading positions in 2014/15.
Wolves have scored just five goals in their last nine games and never more than once in this run. In fact, Kenny Jackett's side have netted exactly once in each of the last four.

Fulham v Brighton
Fulham have won 13 of their 17 home league meetings with Brighton, losing the other four.
Darren Bent scored on his debut for Brighton in the reverse of this fixture in November.
Fulham have lost only one of their last seven games at Craven Cottage, winning five (D1).
Brighton have won only one of their last 19 games in league competition (D11 L7).
Fulham have conceded 13 goals in the final 15 minutes this season, the most in the division.

Derby v Leeds
Derby are unbeaten in seven home league games against Leeds (winning six - including the last five), conceding just three goals in this run.
Leeds' victory over Derby in November ended a run of 11 games without a win against the Rams.
Chris Martin has had a hand in four goals in his last six games against Leeds United, scoring three and assisting one.
Mirco Antenucci bagged his first brace in English Football as Leeds won the reverse fixture earlier this season (2-0).
Johnny Russell has scored six goals in his last eight league games for Derby County.

Ipswich v Charlton
Ipswich have won just one of their last five home games against Charlton (D2 L2).
Johnnie Jackson rescued a point for Charlton in this exact fixture last season with a 90th minute strike.
Daryl Murphy is the Championship's leading scorer this campaign with 16 goals; three more than in any other season in English football.
The Tractor Boys are unbeaten in 10 league games, winning seven.
Charlton are without a win in six games, though four have ended level (L2).

Wigan v Sheff Wed
Wigan have scored in each of their three previous league meetings with the Owls.
Stevie May's brace against the Latics in November were the first league goals Sheffield Wednesday had ever scored against Wigan.
The Latics have squandered 14 points from winning positions this season; no side has dropped more.
Chris Maguire's goal from the penalty spot against Blackpool on Boxing Day was Sheffield Wednesday's first penalty since April.
No side has kept more clean sheets on the road this term than the Owls (5).

 

 
 
 

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