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Antony Heath 16th Feb 2012 - 18:34

Championship Opta Facts –February 17-18

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Championship Opta Facts -February 17-18

Reading v Bunley

Reading have won the last four meetings with Burnley in all competitions.

The Royals have scored four goals in the 85th minute or later against Burnley in their last four games.

Burnley have lost five and won one of their last six visits to the Madejski Stadium.

The Clarets have netted a league-high nine goals from corners this season.

Reading have only dropped two points from winning situations this term, a league-low.

Jay Rodriguez has fired in four goals in his last four league outings.

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Barnsley v Portsmouth

Portsmouth have won four and lost just one of their last six games against Barnsley.

The Tykes have scored exactly one goal in each of their last three games against Pompey at Oakwell.

The Tykes have scored the joint-highest percentage of first-half goals (55%), while Pompey have netted the highest portion of second-half goals (76%) in this season's second-tier.

Barnsley have gone 13 league games without a clean sheet.

Pompey have only won one of their last six league games on the road, drawing two and losing three.

None of Barnsley's last 21 league matches have ended in draws.

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Crystal Palace v Watford

Palace are unbeaten in their last five Championship games against Watford, winning four and drawing one.

Darren Ambrose has scored in Palace's last two games against Watford at Selhurst Park.

No side has scored more goals from free kick situations in the second-tier than the Hornets this campaign (eight).

Palace have conceded 73% of their goals against in the second-half this term, a league-high.

The Eagles have netted a penalty goal in three of their last four league games.

The Hornets have won three and drawn one of their last four league games.

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Ipswich Town v Cardiff City

Ipswich have scored exactly two goals in each of their last five Championship games against Cardiff.

Ipswich have won five and drawn one of their last six Championship games against the Bluebirds.

Cardiff have scored a higher percentage of set piece goals (46%) than any other side in the Championship.

Cardiff and Ipswich have both lost a joint-high 21 points from winning positions this season.

Former Cardiff star Michael Chopra has scored four goals in his last three league games for the Tractor Boys.

Peter Whittingham has provided a joint-Championship high 10 assists this season.

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Leeds United v Doncaster Rovers

Leeds are unbeaten in their last four games against Doncaster, winning the last three in a row.

The two sides have already met twice this season, in the league and carling Cup with Leeds winning both games away from home.

The 15 goals Leeds have scored in their last 12 league games combined (excluding own goals) have all been scored by either Becchio (four), McCormack (five) or Snodgrass (six).

Rovers have had fewer shots than any other team in the division this season (215).

The four previous Yorkshire derbies involving Leeds this term have seen 16 goals netted in total.

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Nottingham Forest v Coventry City

Coventry have opened the scoring in each of the last four games against Forest, but last season, Forest came from behind to win 2-1 on two occasions.

Forest have conceded more goals from crosses (18) than any other side in the Championship this season.

Nottingham Forest have won none of their last seven home matches in the Championship, losing six and drawing one.

The Sky Blues have lost their last eight away league games in a row and are yet to win on the road all term.

Forest, meanwhile, have scored just one goal in their last eight at the City Ground.

Coventry have only scored two first-half goals on the road all season (15 games).

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Peterborough United v Bristol City

Peterborough's win earlier this season at Ashton Gate ended a run of 12 games against Bristol City without a win for the Posh.

George Boyd has scored in his last three appearances for Peterborough against Bristol City.

Peterborough have conceded more goals from corners (eight) than any other side in the Championship.

The Posh are without a win in seven, the longest current run of its kind in the Championship.

City have failed to score in each of their last three away league games.

Peterborough have been shown fewer yellow cards than any other team in the Championship this season (35).

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Southampton v Derby County

None of the last nine meetings in all competitions between Derby and Southampton have ended as a home win; five draws and four away victories.

Southampton have scored first in their last two home games against Derby, but lost one and drawn one of the two games.

Southampton have claimed more home points than any other Championship side this season (38).

The Saints have the best shot conversion rate in the second-tier this season, finding the back of the net with 17% of their shots.

Derby have only taken two points from the last 12 available to them and have failed to score in three of their last four in the league.

Despite this, the Rams have kept three clean sheets in their last four on the road.

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