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Simon Gott 17th Jan 2013 - 15:11

Championship Opta Facts - January 18-19

 

 

Leicester v Middlesbrough

  • Leicester are unbeaten in their last nine league meetings with Middlesbrough, winning three and drawing six (with four of those draws coming in the last five clashes).
  • On home soil, the Foxes are unbeaten in the last four league visits of 'Boro (W1 D3).
  • Boro have failed to score on three of their last four league  visits to Leicester.
  • The Foxes have won each of their last three games, the longest current winning-streak in the division.
  • Boro's last three goals have produced a total of 13 goals, an average of 4.3 per game.
  • New Zealand hitman Chris Wood has netted nine goals in his last five appearances for Leicester and Millwall (in all competitions).

 

Derby v Nottingham Forest

  • Derby have won each of their last three league clashes with Forest, shipping a total of just one goal in the process.
  • At Pride Park, the Rams have suffered just one defeat in their last nine league clashes with the Tricky Trees, winning five and drawing three.
  • Each of the last four clashes between the two sides has seen one red card brandished (two per team).
  • Forest have come back to win a joint-division-high 15 points from losing positions this season.
  • The Rams have enjoyed just one win in their last five games, losing three and drawing one.
  • Forest's last four games have produced a total of 16 goals, an average of four per game.

 

Birmingham v Brighton

  • Birmingham are unbeaten in their last five league clashes with Brighton, winning two and drawing three.
  • The Seagulls have visited the St Andrew's eight times in the league, but have only once come away with a win (2-1 in April 1989), losing three and drawing four.
  • The last three meetings between these two sides have produced a total of just three goals.
  • The Blues have managed just one win in their last seven games, losing three and drawing three.
  • The Seagulls have lost just one of their last six, winning their last two and drawing the other three fixtures.
  • The Blues have only netted one goal in the opening 15 minutes this season, a joint-divisional-low.

 

Blackburn v Charlton

  • Blackburn have suffered just one defeat in their last six league meetings with Charlton, winning four and drawing one.
  • At Ewood Park, Rovers have lost just one of their last eight clashes with Charlton, winning six (including each of the last three) and drawing one.
  • In their last seven league clashes with Rovers, the Addicks have netted a total of just five goals (never more than one in a game).
  • Jordan Rhodes has scored once in each of Rovers' last three league games.
  • Chris Powell's men are on a two-game winning streak now, only the second time they have managed to win consecutive league games this season  (they won three on the trot in November).

 

Crystal Palace v Bolton

  • Crystal Palace have enjoyed just one victory against Bolton in their last 15 league meetings (7L 7D) although that win did come last time out, 1-0 away in September of this season.
  • At Selhurst Park, the Eagles have failed to find the back of the net in each of their last three clashes with the Trotters, losing two and drawing one of those games.
  • Palace have managed only one victory in their last seven games, losing two and drawing four.
  • Irish international Keith Andrews has netted four goals in Bolton's last five league games, with all four coming from the penalty spot.
  • 19 of Palace's goals this season have come from set-pieces situations, more than any other side.
  • Bolton have thrown away a league-high 21 points from leading positions this season, although they have also clawed back a joint-high 15 points from losing positions.

 

Ipswich v Barnsley

  • Ipswich have lost just one of their last six league games against Barnsley, winning three and drawing two.
  • The Tractor Boys have netted exactly one goal in six of their last seven league clashes with the Tykes.
  • Ipswich have lost just one of their last five games in the Championship, winning two and drawing two.
  • Barnsley have failed to find the back of the net on four of their last five visits to Portman Road, losing three and drawing one of those four goal-free fixtures.
  • The Tykes have lost three of their last four games, although their one victory in this period did come last time out - 2-0 at home to Leeds.
  • The Tykes have shipped 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes, more than any other Championship side this season.

Leeds United v Bristol City

  • Leeds have won each of their last five league meetings with Bristol City, netting three goals in three of those victories and two in both of the other two.
  • Leeds attacker Ross McCormack has netted in each of his last two appearances against the Robins.
  • There have been three red cards shown in the last three clashes between these two sides (two for City, one for United).
  • The Robins have now gone 26 games without a clean sheet, the longest run of conceding in games this season in the Championship.
  • The Whites have failed to score in two of their last three games and have lost three of their last four league fixtures.
  • Bristol City have shipped a joint-division-high 15 goals from set-piece situations this season.

 

Millwall v Burnley

  • Millwall have suffered just one defeat in their last six meetings with Burnley, winning three and drawing two.
  • The last four meetings between the two sides at the New Den have produced a total of just four goals.
  • Millwall have registered just one victory in their last five games, losing two and drawing two.
  • The Clarets have kept three clean sheets in their last four games, shipping just one goal in total in that period.
  • Burnley have suffered just one defeat in their last six Championship fixtures, winning three and drawing two.
  • A division-high 16 of Burnley's goals this season have been headed (39% of their total haul, also a league-high proportion).

 

Peterborough v Hull

  • Peterborough have enjoyed just one victory in their last five league games against Hull, losing three and drawing one.
  • At London Road, the Posh have lost their last two league games against the Tigers, although prior to those defeats, they had won 10 and drawn two of their previous 12 home clashes with Hull.
  • Dwight Gale has netted a total of seven goals in his last eight games for the Posh.
  • The Posh are the only side in the division yet to earn any points from losing positions this season.
  • Hull have kept four clean sheets in their last six league games and have lost just one of their last nine games.
  • Peterborough have shipped a whopping 19 goals in the final 15 minutes of their league games this season, more than any other side.

 

Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves

  • Sheffield Wednesday have lost each of their last five meetings with Wolves in the league, mustering a total of just three goals in total in the process.
  • At Hillsborough, the Owls have now gone 12 league meetings with Wolves without a victory (L7 D5), with their last home win against Wolves coming all the way back in 1964.
  • A division-high seven of Wolves' goals have come from free-kick situations this season (either direct or in-direct).
  • The Owls have suffered just one defeat in their last six games in the Championship, winning four and drawing one.

 

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