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Jon Riley 28th Jan 2010 - 15:45

Championship Opta Facts - January 30

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

Cardiff v Doncaster

  • Cardiff have won their last two home matches with Doncaster by scores 3-0 and 7-1.
  • Following a run of four league matches without a win, the Bluebirds won their last match 6-0.
  • Peter Whittingham has scored three goals in his last four appearances in all competitions.
  • None of Doncaster's last 10 league matches have ended in a draw.
  • Rovers have conceded only one goal in their last three away games in the Championship.

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Coventry v Blackpool

  • The Seasiders have scored exactly once on each of their last three trips to Coventry, losing each time.
  • The side playing at home has won 14 of the last 16 meetings between Coventry and Blackpool.
  • Coventry have won their last three league matches at the Ricoh Arena.
  • Freddy Eastwood has scored four goals in his last three league matches at home.
  • Charlie Adam has opened the scoring for Blackpool in their last four league games.

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Crystal Palace v Peterborough

  • Eight of the last 10 league meetings between the Eagles and the Posh have ended in a draw.
  • In all competitions, Crystal Palace have won their last three matches with United at Selhurst Park.
  • Palace have lost just one of their last nine league games at Selhurst Park.
  • Victor Moses has scored in three of his last four appearances on home turf.
  • Peterborough have picked up just one win from their last 13 Championship outings.

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Derby v Nottingham Forest

  • Derby have won four of the last eight clashes with Forest, though the Reds won their meeting earlier this season 3-2.
  • Dexter Blackstock, who scored in the meeting at the City Ground earlier this season, has scored three goals in his last four league appearances.
  • Forest are unbeaten away from home in the Championship since March 2009.
  • Forest have conceded fewer away goals than any other side in the Championship in 2009/10 (8).
  • Nottingham Forest are the first side to go 19 games unbeaten in a season in the Championship since Preston in 2005/06.
  • Derby have lost their last three league matches at Pride Park.

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Leicester v Newcastle

  • Newcastle are unbeaten in eight matches with Leicester, winning four.
  • However, the last three clashes at Leicester have all ended in a draw.
  • The Magpies' last two away matches in the Championship have both ended 2-2.
  • Kevin Nolan has scored in each of his last three appearances on the road in the Championship.
  • Leicester have conceded exactly once in their last four league games, losing the last two 1-0.

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Middlesbrough v Bristol City

  • Boro have won five of their last six league meetings at home to the Robins.
  • Middlesbrough have kept only one clean sheet in their last 14 league matches.
  • Only three teams have picked up fewer points on their own turf than 'Boro in the Championship this season.
  • Bristol City have lost three of their last four on the road in the league.

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Preston v Ipswich

  • Preston are unbeaten in their last four matches with Ipswich, winning twice.
  • Ipswich have not won on any of their last nine trips to Deepdale in the league.
  • Just 25 goals have been scored in league matches at Deepdale this season, a league-low alongside the Madejski Stadium.
  • Preston have not played a home match in the Championship since 12th December, a match they won 2-0 against Plymouth.
  • Ipswich have lost just one of their last 15 league games.
  • However the Tractor Boys have managed just one away win in the Championship all season.

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QPR v Scunthorpe

  • The Hoops are unbeaten in seven meetings with the Iron, winning six.
  • Only one of the 10 total meetings between the two teams has ended in a win for Scunthorpe.
  • A win in their last away match at Derby ended a run of nine league games on the road without a win for the Iron.
  • The Hoops have won only one of their last 10 games in the Championship.
  • QPR have not kept a clean sheet in 14 league games.

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Reading v Barnsley

  • The Tykes have already won at the Madejski this season, 2-1 in the League Cup in August.
  • Reading are without a win in six matches at home to Barnsley.
  • Reading have scored only nine goals in 12 league games in front of their own fans this season, fewer than any other side.
  • The Royals have lost only one of their last five home league games.
  • The Tykes have scored in all but one of their last 17 league matches.

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Sheffield Wednesday v Plymouth

  • Plymouth are unbeaten in their last five matches at Hillsborough.
  • The Owls have kept only one clean sheet in their last 11 league matches at home.
  • Argyle have won three of their last four games in the Championship following a run of five straight defeats.
  • On the road, the Pilgrims have scored just one league goal over their last four games.
  • Four of Jamie Mackie's five league goals this season have come away from home.

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Watford v Swansea

  • Watford have won four of their last six meetings with Swansea in all competitions.
  • The Hornets have picked up only two points from their last six league matches, fewer than any other team.
  • Watford have not picked up all three points in any of their last six league outings.
  • However, the Hornets have conceded only twice over the course of their last five league games at Vicarage Road.
  • Swansea are unbeaten in six league matches.
  • The Swans have conceded only two goals in their last six Championship matches.

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West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United

  • The Baggies have failed to score on any of the last three occasions that they have hosted Sheffield United.
  • West Brom have suffered only one league defeat in six matches.
  • However the Baggies have claimed all three points in only one of their last four home matches in the Championship.
  • The Blades have won their last three league matches, keeping a clean sheet in each.
  • Richard Cresswell has scored four goals in his last five appearances in all competitions with Sheffield United.

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