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Antony Heath 28th Dec 2012 - 14:56

Championship Opta Facts – December 29

Huddersfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday

The last three meetings between these sides have produced 14 goals, an average of 4.7 per game.

The away team has triumphed in three of the last five meetings between these sides, whilst the Terriers have also earned one home win in that period.

Huddersfield have failed to win in eight league games (D4, L4), currently the worst run in the league.

The Terriers last five home games have seen both teams find the back of the net however they have won none of these matches (D3, L2).

The Owls have won their last three games on the bounce, scoring four unanswered goals in the process, this coming after seven straight defeats.

There have been just four goals in Wednesday's last four away games, with the Owls winning the last two 1-0 after two 1-0 defeats.

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Hull City v Leeds United

Three of the last five meetings between the Yorkshire rivals have ended in draws. 18 goals have been scored in that period, despite a scoreless match in their last KC Stadium clash last season.

The Tigers have won 14 points from the last 18 on offer in the league (W4, D2) conceding just three goals in this period.

At home Hull have now kept three consecutive clean sheets and gone 320 minutes without conceding.

Leeds have netted exactly twice in their last three consecutive matches, enough for two wins (L1).

The Whites have not drawn any of their last 10 league games, not since a 1-1 draw against Brighton back at the start of November.

Hull have won just one of their last six home games against Leeds (D2, L3), that victory coming back in April 2006.

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Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers

In all competitions, Rovers are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Barnsley (W3 D2).

Both teams have netted in nine of the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

No side has picked up fewer points over the last 10 games than Blackburn Rovers (six; W1 D3 L6).

Barnsley have lost six and won none of their last 10 home games in the Championship.

The Tykes have conceded in each of their last 13 games, only Bristol City are currently on a longer such run.

Rovers have netted just three goals in their last six games and never more than one in a game in this period.

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Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City

Birmingham have won both of their last two meetings with Bolton by 2-1 scorelines.  Before that, the Trotters were unbeaten in five matches against the Blues.

Bolton are unbeaten in their last five home clashes with Birmingham, winning three and drawing two.

Bolton have lost consecutive games for the first time this season, this coming after just one defeat in their previous nine games.

The Blues have failed to keep a clean sheet in five away games (W1, D2, L2) however they have only conceded more than one goal in one of those matches (3-2 v Derby).

Bolton have conceded 307 fouls this season, more than any other side in the division, however they have also won more fouls (287) than any other side.

Birmingham players have been caught offside 72 times so far this season, more often than players from any other side in the league.

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Bristol City v Peterborough United

The away team has picked up all three points in three of the last four league matches between these teams.

Lee Tomlin has netted four goals in his last three appearances against Bristol City.

Bristol City have won just two of their 11 home games in the Championship. Their haul of eight points at home is a divisional low.

Bristol City are the only side in the league yet to keep a clean sheet in 2012/13.

The Posh have won three consecutive games, scoring 10 goals in the process. It is their best run since winning five on the spin in League One in March 2011.

Peterborough's clean sheet against Wolves last time out was their first since October against Derby County.

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Burnley v Leicester City

The Foxes are unbeaten in their last four against Burnley, winning three and sharing the points on one occasion.

Dave Nugent has netted in two of the last three matches between the sides, both Leicester victories, with the other ending 0-0.

Leicester have the best defence in the division having conceded just 22 goals in 24 games so far.

Burnley have lost just one of their last seven league games (W2, D4, L1), a 2-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

At home Burnley have conceded just three goals in their last seven games, and never more than one per game.

The Foxes have failed to score in the three games, and have now played 270 minutes of football without a goal.

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Cardiff City v Millwall

Three of the last four meetings between these sides have ended in draws, with both meetings last season failing to produce a goal.

The Lions have failed to defeat Cardiff in their last seven attempts, though five of those have been draws (L2).

Over their last 10 games, Cardiff have picked up more points (22) than any other team in the Championship.

The Bluebirds have won 11 of their 12 home games so far this season; the best home record in the division.

Only Charlton and Leicester (both four) have kept more clean sheets on the road than Millwall this season (3).

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Charlton Athletic v Derby County

Derby are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Charlton (W2 D1), a run of matches that has averaged over three goals per game.

The away team has failed to win in the last seven meetings between these teams, four of those have ended in home wins whilst the other three ended all-square.

Charlton have lost three games in a row for the second time this season, scoring just one goal in total in these last three games.

None of Derby's last seven away games have finished level (W2, L5).

Charlton have scored in each of their last six home games but have won just two of these games at The Valley.

There has not been a goalless draw between these sides since 1996, a run of nine games.

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Middlesbrough v Blackpool

Blackpool are unbeaten in their last five matches against Boro, winning four and drawing one.  They also kept three clean sheets and have averaged 2.8 goals per game.

The Tangerines have lost just one of their last ten league games; however they have drawn six of those matches.

At home 'Boro have not beaten Blackpool in the league since 1973, suffering two defeats and two draws since that victory.

Middlesbrough have drawn just one of their last 15 games in the league (W10, D1, L4).

Blackpool are unbeaten in five away games in a row (W2, D3), and overall have lost just once in their last 10 league games.

The Tangerines have netted 14 times in the last 15 minutes of their games this season, no side has scored more in this period.

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Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace

The home team has failed to take the points in any of the last four matches between the pair.  Three away wins to nil and a score-draw have been played out since 2011.

Sacked manager Sean O'Driscoll won eight of his 23 matches in charge of Nottingham Forest before being dismissed following Wednesday's 4-2 win over Leeds.

Only Hull City (22) have picked up more points on the road than Crystal Palace this season (18).

Nottingham Forest have seen four players sent off this season, no other side has had more players shown red cards.

Forest have won three of their last four home games, netting eight goals and keeping two clean sheets in the process.

Palace have failed to win any of their last four away games (D2, L2), this after five wins from six on the road.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Ipswich Town

Wolves are unbeaten in four against the Tractor Boys. They've won 2-0 twice and played out two draws with the Norfolk outfit.

Ipswich have gone 270 minutes of football against the Molineux side without scoring a goal.

Ipswich are the only Championship side yet to score 10 goals on the road this season (9), conceding a league high 27 in the process.

Wolves have only managed to score four goals in the final 15 minutes of their games this season, a league joint-low figure and just 13% of their total goals scored.

Wolves have won just one of their last eight home games in the league (W1, D3, L4) and have scored just once in their last three at Molineux.

None of Ipswich's last seven away games have ended level, with them failing to score in three of their last five on the road.

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Brighton and Hove Albion v Watford

Four of the last five games between these sides have ended 1-0, with each team winning two of those.

Troy Deeney has scored in two of the last three meetings between the teams.

Only league leaders Cardiff City (22) have picked up more points from their last ten matches than Watford (21).

Watford have scored a league high 24 goals on the road so far this season.

The Seagulls have drawn three consecutive games, with two of them finishing 2-2.

At home Brighton are unbeaten in six, however four of these games have ended level.

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