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Simon Gott 29th Jan 2015 - 12:28

Championship Opta Facts January 30-31


Bournemouth v Watford

  • Bournemouth have won just one of their last 13 matches against Watford, with that victory arriving back in March 1997 (D4 L8).
  • Watford have won four and lost none of their last six away to Bournemouth.
  • Only Bournemouth (158) have registered more shots on target this season than Watford (148).
  • Gabriele Angella has scored more league goals against Bournemouth than against any other side while at Watford.
  • Troy Deeney has scored two and assisted four more in his last four league appearances for Watford.
  • Last weekend, Odion Ighalo became the first player to score four in a Championship game since Ross McCormack in November 2013.
  • Only Bournemouth (57) have scored more league goals than Watford (56) in the top four tiers of English football this season.


Brentford V Middlesbrough

  • Brentford's 4-0 defeat to Middlesbrough in the reverse fixture was their heaviest loss of the season.
  • Middlesbrough have kept a clean sheet in each of their last five meetings with Brentford in league competition, though only one of these meetings has been contested in this century.
  • No player has won more points thanks to their league goals this season than Andre Gray (11).
  • Middlesbrough have lost only once in their last 14 league matches, winning seven (D6).
  • The Bees have picked up more points from their last 10 games than any other Championship team (21).
  • Boro have conceded just once in their last seven games in all competitions, keeping six clean sheets in the process.


Huddersfield V Leeds

  • At home, Huddersfield have lost just one of their last 12 against Leeds United, winning six (D5).
  • Leeds have won their last two against the Terriers; they've not recorded three victories in a row since October 1946 (a run of six wins).
  • Huddersfield have won six and lost just one of their last 10 at the John Smith's stadium (D3).
  • The Whites (8) have scored as many goals in their last three visits to Huddersfield as they did in their previous 11.
  • Chris Powell's men have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last four at home (W3 L1).
  • Leeds have lost six and won none of their last nine games on the road.


Birmingham V Norwich

  • Birmingham have won none and lost three of their last seven clashes with Norwich.
  • Cameron Jerome scored a brace against his former club in the reverse fixture back in September (2-2) - his first goals against the Blues.
  • Gary Rowett has guided his side to as many wins (7) in his opening 13 league games for the club as Lee Clark managed in his final 38.
  • Gary Hooper has bagged four goals and assisted two more in his last five games for Norwich in league competition.
  • Only David Button (99) has made more saves than Birmingham's Darren Randolph (90) this season.
  • Norwich have conceded in each of their last six games, shipping exactly two goals on four occasions.


Blackburn V Fulham

  • Blackburn have been victorious in each of their last two versus Fulham; they've not won three in a row since April 2003.
  • Fulham have kept just one clean sheet in their last 18 league encounters with Rovers.
  • Last weekend, Rudy Gestede scored his first goal in all competitions at Ewood Park since November 1st.
  • Only Blackpool (50) and Carlisle (49) have shipped more goals in the top four tiers this term than Fulham (47).
  • The Tangerines are winless in five (D2 L3), scoring only two goals in the process.
  • Hugo Rodallega has gone six games without a goal for the Whites, his longest drought of the season.


Blackpool V Brighton

  • Blackpool have lost only once in their last six at home to Brighton (W2 D3).
  • Brighton are unbeaten in five against the Tangerines, winning two and drawing three.
  • Blackpool have scored two goals in a Championship game only four times this season. They haven't won any of those games (D2 L2).
  • Greg Halford (Brighton) has scored twice as many league goals against Blackpool than any other side (4).
  • Blackpool have made eight errors leading directly to goals this season; a league-high.
  • Brighton defender Lewis Dunk has made a division-high 77 interceptions in 2014/15.


Bolton V Wolves

  • Bolton have won seven and lost none of their last 10 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  • Wolves have scored only six times in this run and never more than once in a match.
  • Bolton are one of three sides yet to be shown a red card this season (along with Ipswich and Cardiff).
  • Indeed, the Trotters last saw red in March 2014 versus Yeovil Town.
  • After going six games without a win (D1 L5), Wolverhampton Wanderers have since won five and lost none of their last seven.
  • Kenny Jackett's men have kept five clean sheets in this aforementioned run, conceding only twice.


Cardiff V Derby

  • Cardiff have gone seven games without tasting defeat against the Rams (W4 D3).
  • Derby are without an away win against Cardiff in seven attempts, losing four times.
  • Peter Whittingham has scored or assisted four goals in his last six appearances against Derby (three goals, one assist).
  • The Rams have converted 19% of their shots to goals this season, a league-high share.
  • Darren Bent has bagged three goals in three appearances for Derby.
  • Kenwyne Jones has scored in six of his last eight games for Cardiff City.


Charlton V Rotherham

  • Charlton are without a win at the Valley in six attempts, though four have been draws (L2).
  • Rotherham are unbeaten in six against the Addicks in league competition, winning five.
  • The Addicks have failed to win any of their last 10 games (D5 L5); the current longest run in the league.
  • Rotherham's 4-2 victory in midweek was the first time they've scored four or more goals in a second tier game since February 2004.
  • The Millers have won 29 points through their opening 27 games this season; equalling their total the last time they were in the Championship in 2004/05.
  • Charlton's top scorer Igor Vetokele hasn't scored a league goal since November 8th; going 829 minutes without find the back of the net.


Ipswich V Wigan

  • Ipswich have won five of their last six league games on home soil, though they lost the most recent game against Derby.
  • There has never been a goalless draw between these two sides at Portman Road in the league. Indeed, both teams have scored in the three previous meetings between the sides there.
  • Daryl Murphy has scored seven and assisted two more in his last eight appearances for the Tractor Boys in league competition.
  • Ipswich Town have won more points at home this season than any other side (29).
  • The Latics have lost five of their last six games on the road, winning the other.
  • Four of James McClean's five league goals this term have arrived in away matches.


Nottm Forest V Millwall

  • Nottm Forest have found the back of the net in each of their last 23 home games against the Lions.
  • Millwall have won their last two games against Forest at the City Ground, scoring six in the process.
  • Stuart Pearce's charges have lost four of their last five in the league, shipping 12 goals in the process.
  • Chris Burke has assisted three goals in his last three games against Millwall.
  • The Lions have netted just four times in their last eight games and never more than once in this run.
  • Forest flyer Michail Antonio has embarked upon 146 dribbles this season, 28 more than any other player.


Reading V Sheff Wed

  • Reading have won four of their last five at home to Sheffield Wednesday, though they lost the last clash.
  • The Owls have won their last three games against the Royals, keeping a clean sheet in the last two.
  • Simon Cox has scored or assisted four goals in four league games against the Owls (three goals, one assist).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have kept more clean sheets on the road than any other Championship team (7).
  • Reading midfielder Oliver Norwood has attempted 92 tackles this season, 11 more than any other player.
  • The Owls have converted just 7.8% of their shots to goals this season, a league-low share.


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