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Tom Stitfall 13th Feb 2014 - 12:27

Championship Opta Facts| February 15-16


Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town

Birmingham have let in only seven goals in their previous 12 league games against the Terriers, though they have conceded exactly once in each of their last five versus them.

Huddersfield have won only once in their last nine visits to St. Andrew's in the league, though this did come in their most recent trip.

The Blues have gone ten league games at St. Andrew's without tasting victory (D6 L4). Only once in their league history have they gone 11 home fixtures without a win, in April 1963.

Huddersfield have lost five of their last six Championship away games (D1).

Since arriving at the club, Federico Macheda has scored three goals in as many games.

88% of the goals conceded by Huddersfield this season have come from inside the area, a Championship-high share.

Bournemouth v Burnley

Bournemouth have failed to score in three of their last five league home games against the Clarets, though they did put five past them in November 1998.

Burnley are unbeaten in four league matches against the Cherries (W2 D2).

Four of the six league goals scored by the Cherries in 2014 have come from Lewis Grabban.

The Clarets have gone eight games without defeat in the Championship (W4 D4).

Bournemouth have let in 39 goals from inside the area this season, more than any other side in the division.

Sam Vokes has found the net four times in his last three away league fixtures for Burnley.

Doncaster Rovers v Barnsley

Doncaster have won just two of their last nine league encounters with the Tykes (D2 L5).

Barnsley have kept three clean sheets in their last six trips to Doncaster in the league, but have also failed to score on three occasions (W3 L3).

60% of the goals Doncaster have conceded this season in the Championship have come in the final 15 minutes of each half (10 between 31-45 minutes, 17 between 76-90 minutes).

Barnsley have picked up just six points on the road this campaign, the fewest accrued by any Championship side.

Rovers have scored just 11 times from open play this season, the lowest tally in the Championship.

Chris O'Grady has scored four times in his last four games for the Tykes, though all of these goals came at Oakwell.

Ipswich Town v Blackpool

After being winless in four against the Tangerines (D1 L3), Ipswich have won their last two league games against them by a single goal.

Blackpool have never beaten Ipswich at Portman Road in league competition (D4 L6).

Ipswich have scored in each of their last nine games at home, the longest current run by a Championship side.

Only Charlton (1) have taken fewer points than Blackpool have so far this calendar year (2).

David McGoldrick has scored in each of his last three Championship appearances for the Tractor Boys.

Blackpool have lost each of their last seven away league games, the most any side has lost consecutively in the Championship this season.

Millwall v Bolton Wanderers

Millwall have won once in five league games against the Trotters (D1 L3).

Bolton have only won once away at Millwall in their league history, a 1-0 win in March 1995 (D1 L13).

The Lions have scored just three times in their last five home league fixtures, conceding nine in the process.

Bolton have gone eight league games without a victory (D3 L5). Only Blackpool are on a longer winless run (13 games).

Millwall have scored just two headed goals this campaign, a league low, yet have let in 13, the most from any Championship side.

Just 3% of Bolton's goals this season have been scored in the 15 minutes following half-time, a league low share.

Watford v Middlesbrough

The Hornets have lost just one of their previous five league games against Middlesbrough at Vicarage Road, though this did come in last season's fixture.

Middlesbrough's last league clean sheet away at Watford came in October 1990 - they've conceded in each of the nine meetings played there since.

Watford have been shown 60 yellow cards so far this season, the most in the Championship.

Boro have kept three clean sheets in a row, the current longest run by a Championship side. They last kept four sides out consecutively in October 2011 (a run of five games).

The Hornets have scored 10 times in the opening 15 minutes this season, the highest tally from a Championship side.

Middlesbrough have also failed to score in four league games. The last time they failed to find the net in five was in February 2009 in the Premier League.

Queens Park Rangers v Reading

QPR have lost just one of their last eight league home games against Reading, though five of those meetings have ended all square (W2).

Reading have won just once in their last nine league meetings against QPR (D5 L3).

Only Danny Drinkwater (1441) has completed more passes in the Championship this season than Joey Barton (1371).

Adam Le Fondre has scored a goal every 107 minutes in the Championship, the best rate of any player to have scored five or more goals.

Nobody has kept more home clean sheets than QPR this season (8).

Reading have failed to score in four of their last six away games in all competitions (L4), though won the other two in which they found the net.


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