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Stuart Dalgleish 22nd Mar 2010 - 16:34

Championship Opta Facts - March 23-24

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.

Blackpool v Swansea

  • Blackpool are unbeaten in their last six games against Swansea, winning three and drawing three.
  • Swansea have not won at Blackpool since 1979, they have met 10 times at Bloomfield Road since then.
  • Blackpool have won and kept a clean sheet in three of their last four league games at home, drawing the other 2-2.
  • Swansea have kept 21 clean sheets in the league this term; more than any other side.

Bristol City v Barnsley

  • There have only been two away wins in the last 14 meetings between these sides in all competitions, earlier this season and back in 2004.
  • The home team has kept a clean sheet in six of the last eight meetings between these two sides.
  • Bristol City have won just once in six league games.
  • Barnsley have lost four of their last five away matches in the Championship.

Doncaster v Newcastle

  • Doncaster have never managed to defeat Newcastle in any of their past eight meetings.
  • Newcastle have scored at least twice in each of their meetings with Rovers.
  • Doncaster have won three and drawn three of their last six league matches.
  • Newcastle have won just once in their last eight league games away from home.

Ipswich v Plymouth

  • Five of the last seven meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.
  • Plymouth have failed to score in their last three trips to Portman Road.
  • Paul Mariner's side have kept fewer clean sheets than any other side (3) in the Championship this term.
  • Ipswich have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four league games at Portman Road, winning the last three.

Middlesbrough v Preston

  • The home side has won just one of the last seven meetings between these two sides, and none of the last four.
  • Preston have scored only two goals in their last four trips to Middlesbrough, but both have been enough to seal victories for the Lilywhites.
  • Gordon Strachan's side has collected only one win in their last seven league games.
  • Preston have lost four and drawn one of their last five away games in the Championship.
  • Eight of the 11 goals scored by Middlesbrough since the transfer window shut have come from players signed from Celtic in January.

Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace

  • Nottingham Forest have won three of their last four home games against Palace, but lost in their last match at the City Ground against the Eagles.
  • Crystal Palace have scored in each of their last six meetings with Billy Davies' side.
  • Only Newcastle (49) have won more points at home than Forest this term (46).
  • Palace have failed to score in three of their last four league matches.

QPR v Derby

  • The home team has failed to win any of the last 11 meetings between QPR and Derby.
  • QPR have scored just four goals in their last eight home games against the Rams.
  • QPR have collected 10 points from a possible 12 in their last four games at Loftus Road.
  • Derby have collected only two points from their last six away games in the league.

Scunthorpe v Peterborough

  • The home side has won four of the last five meetings between these two teams, drawing the other.
  • Peterborough have lost just once in their last six matches against Scunthorpe, winning four.
  • Scunthorpe (66) are the only team to have conceded more goals than Peterborough (60) this season in the Championship.
  • Peterborough have won just seven points away from home all season; a league-low.

Cardiff v Sheffield United

  • The away team has lost just one of the last seven meetings between these two sides.
  • Peter Whittingham hit a 46 minute hat-trick in the meeting between these two earlier this season.
  • Cardiff have only suffered one defeat in their last seven league games at home.
  • Sheffield United have won just two points from their last nine away games in the Championship.

Leicester v Reading

  • Only one of the last six matches between Reading and Leicester has seen more than two goals scored.
  • The Foxes have won just once in their last five league meetings with Reading, but this came earlier this season.
  • Leicester have lost only one of their last 12 league matches.
  • Reading have shipped just two goals in their last five matches in the Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday v Watford

  • The Owls have won just once in their last nine meetings with Watford.
  • Only one of the last 12 meetings between Sheffield Wednesday and Watford has seen the away side win.
  • Watford have won fewer points in 2010 than any other side (10).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have failed to find the net in three of their last four games in the league.

West Brom v Coventry

  • The away side has won four of the last five meetings between these two teams, drawing the other.
  • The winning team has scored at least three goals on five of the last six occasions that there has been a victor in this matchup.
  • There have been five red cards in the last five meetings between the sides.
  • West Brom are the league's top scorers with 76 goals to their name.
  • Coventry have lost only once in their last six league outings.

 

 
 
 

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