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Andrew Tibot 20th Mar 2015 - 10:46

Championship Opta Facts - March 20-21

Wolves V Derby

Kevin Doyle has scored seven goals in nine league appearances against Derby County, though only one has been for Wolves.

Derby have won just one of their last seven trips to Molineux (D3 L3).

Benik Afobe has scored more goals in all competitions than any player in the top four tiers (27).

Derby have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 league games.

The Rams have gone five games without a win, this after going seven unbeaten.


Bournemouth V Middlesbrough

Bournemouth have never lost at home to Middlesbrough, though four of those games have been draws (W1).

Five of the last six games between these two sides have ended level with Middlesbrough winning the other.

The Cherries haven't lost any of their last six home matches in the league (W3 D3), conceding just four times in that run.

Boro have lost only twice to sides currently in the top eight in the Championship this season (W6 D2), and have conceded just six goals in those 10 games.

Patrick Bamford has scored four in his last four for Boro.


Brentford V Millwall

Brentford have gone 11 games without keeping a clean sheet against Millwall.

Millwall are unbeaten in their last four trips to Griffin Park, winning two.

Jota's goal against Blackburn ended a run of 10 games without a goal for the Bees.

Millwall have scored just seven times in 2015, fewer than any Championship side.

Brentford have scored the most goals via substitutes this season (13).


Blackburn V Brighton

Jordan Rhodes has scored three goals in two appearances against Brighton at Ewood Park.

Brighton are unbeaten in five against Blackburn in league competition, though four have been all square (W1).

Rudy Gestede has now scored 14 league goals this season for Blackburn, one more than he managed last term for Rovers (13).

Just one of Brighton's last nine goals has been scored before half-time.

Blackburn have scored just twice via substitutes, the joint-lowest tally in the Championship with Leeds.


Blackpool V Leeds

Blackpool have lost only one of their last 12 home games against the Whites, winning seven (D4).

Leeds have won three of their last four against the Tangerines, drawing the other.

The Tangerines are on a six-game losing streak, failing to score in any of their last four in the Championship. They last lost seven on the spin in January 1994 while in the third tier.

Only Watford (28) have taken more points from their last 12 league games than Leeds (25, level with Boro).

Blackpool have gone 10 league games without a win for the second time this season (D2 L8).


Cardiff V Birmingham

Cardiff have won three and lost none of their last six against the Blues in the league.

Birmingham have lost three of their last four away to Cardiff, winning the other 2-1.

Federico Macheda has played a part in three of Cardiff's last four goals (scoring twice and assisting another).

Paul Caddis is the top scoring defender in the Championship with six goals, but only one of those didn't come from the penalty spot.

Cardiff have scored just five times in the final 15 minutes this season, a joint-league-low with Sheffield Wednesday.


Charlton V Reading

The last three meetings between Charlton and Reading have ended 1-0; once for Charlton and twice for Reading.

Reading have won just one of their last six games at the Valley, though it was on their most recent visit there last term (D1 L4).

Charlton have won eight points with goals scored after 85 minutes (second only to Blackburn) but have lost the most too (7).

Jamie Mackie has scored five times in his last six games for Reading in all competitions.

Reading have conceded 16 times in the 15 minutes directly after the break, the most in the Championship.


Huddersfield V Fulham

Huddersfield are without a win in six against Fulham and have lost the last four in a row.

Fulham have netted at least two goals in each of their last four matches against Huddersfield (11 in total).

Huddersfield have scored exactly once in each of their last four home games against Fulham.

Ross McCormack has scored four and assisted four more in five league appearances against the Terriers.

The Terriers have bagged just seven goals in their last 10 games against Fulham and never more than once in a game.

Fulham have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last six visits to Huddersfield.


Norwich V Nottm Forest

Norwich have won five, drawn two and lost one of their last eight home games against Forest.

Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings between Norwich and Nottm Forest in league competition.

Cameron Jerome's 17 goals this season have won Norwich 15 points. Only Jordan Rhodes has won more points for his team (20).

No Championship midfielder has scored more goals than Michail Antonio (12).

Alex Neil has lost only two of his 14 games in charge of Norwich (W9 D3).


Rotherham V Sheff Wed

Rotherham have failed to score in their last two games against the Owls; they've never gone three without reply.

Sheffield Wednesday have gone eight games unbeaten away to Rotherham, winning six (D2).

Rotherham have scored just four times in the opening 30 minutes this season, fewer than anyone else in the division.

Sheffield Wednesday would be sixth in the table based purely on away form (29 points), compared to 21st based on home games (21 points).

Ben Pringle has recorded six assists for Rotherham this season; no other player has more than three.


Watford V Ipswich

Watford have won seven of their last eight matches against Ipswich at Vicarage Road (L1).

Ipswich Town have scored 13 goals in their last 18 games against Watford and never more than once in a single match.

Watford have claimed the fewest number of points against teams currently in the top 8 (9), winning just twice (D3 L6).

This match sees the two players who've been involved in the most Championship goals this season face off - Troy Deeney (27) and Daryl Murphy (25).

The Hornets have netted 35 goals in 2015 - Troy Deeney has been involved in 17 of them (scoring 10, assisting seven).


Wigan V Bolton

Wigan have lost only one of their last six home games against Bolton, winning two (D3).

Bolton have found the net in each of their last eight clashes with Wigan, scoring 16 in the process.

The Latics have now gone 16 league games at the DW Stadium without a victory, last winning there in August (D6 L10).

Wigan have lost each of their last six at home in the Championship, they've never lost seven successive home games while in the Football League.

Conversely, Bolton have lost each of their last six away league fixtures. The last time they went on a worse run was in December 1995 (nine consecutive away losses).


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