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Eden Jon 5th Mar 2013 - 8:16

Championship Opta Facts – March 5th

Birmingham v Blackpool

  • Blackpool have won only twice in their last 13 games (D4 L7), and are yet to win under new manager Paul Ince (D2 L1).
  • Birmingham winger Chris Burke has scored four goals in his last six appearances in the league.
  • The Tangerines have gone four games without a win (D2 L2) and have failed to score in any of those matches.
  • Birmingham's Curtis Davies has scored two goals in his last two appearances against Blackpool (including last season's play-offs).
  • Birmingham have won just one of their last five in the league (D2 L2).

Bristol City v Brighton

  • Brighton have won their last three games against Bristol City, without conceding a goal, but prior to that the Robins had won their last three against the Seagulls (all
    competitions).
  • Bristol City are one of four teams (Hull, Ipswich, Blackburn), who are yet to receive a red card this season.
  • City have won their last four home games, with Jon Stead scoring three goals in his last four appearances at Ashton Gate.
  • Leonardo Ulloa was the first Brighton player to score a hat-trick this season, when he bagged three against Huddersfield. The Uruguayan has scored four in his last three games.

Burnley v Barnsley

  • After going six unbeaten in the league, the Tykes have lost their last two games, conceding eight goals in the process, although they've also managed to score five in those two
    losses.
  • Before beating Charlton at the weekend, The Clarets had gone six games without a win (D2 L4) and have failed to win in their last three fixtures at Turf Moor (D1 L2).
  • Barnsley have scored 72% of their goals in the second half (31 of 43); a league high proportion.
  • Burnley have conceded the majority of their goals in the second half (63%; 29 of 46).

Cardiff v Derby

  • Cardiff are unbeaten in five games against Derby (W4 D1), scoring 12 goals in the process.
  • In the 13 games the Welsh side have gone ahead at home this season, they've managed to win every time.
  • The Rams have the joint lowest total for away wins this season with just three to their name.
  • Derby have gone six games without a win in the Championship (D3 L3).

Huddersfield v Middlesbrough

  • Huddersfield have lost 12 points from winning positions at home this season, a total only beaten by Wolves (19) and Charlton (14).
  • Middlesbrough have scored 61% of their goals in the second half (33 of 54), with 10 of their last 14 league goals being scored in the second half of matches.
  • James Vaughan has scored three goals in his last four games for the Terriers.
  • Middlesbrough have scored 17 goals in the final 15 minutes of matches, a total only bettered by Blackpool (18) this season.

Leicester v Leeds

  • Leicester have kept 14 clean sheets this season, seven of them coming at home.
  • The Foxes have won just once in their last five in the league (D1 L3), prior to that they picked up five consecutive wins.
  • After going three games without a win (D1 L2), Leeds have kept three clean sheets in a row, winning two of those three (D1).
  • Leeds have conceded 73% of their goals in the second half (35 of 48), a league high proportion.

Millwall v Wolves

  • The Lions have lost eight of their last 12 games (W2 D2).
  • Only one side has picked up fewer points than Millwall (7: W2 D1 L7) from their last ten games; Wolverhampton Wanderers, who have picked up five points from 30 (D5 L5).
  • Wolves have gone 12 games without a win in the league (D5 L7); their last win came on the road, when they beat Blackpool 2-1.
  • Millwall are yet to pick up any points from losing positions at the New Den. They are the only side yet to claw back points at home.

Nottm Forest v Ipswich

  • In the last five meetings, 16 goals have been scored, averaging at 3.2 goals per game.
  • The Reds also hold a slight edge in recent years, winning five of the last six (L1).
  • Since the return of Billy Davies as manager, Forest have won three in their last five (D1 L1).
  • Having failed to find the back of the net all season, Reds playmaker Radoslaw Majewski has scored five goals in his last three games.

Peterborough v Charlton

  • The Addicks have won their last five games against the Posh, with midfielder Johnnie Jackson scoring three goals in his last three appearances in this match.
  • Peterborough's Dwight Gayle was the second player to score a hat-trick for the club this season, after bagging three against Blackburn at the weekend (Leicester are the only
    club other club to have seen two players score hat-tricks).
  • The Posh have picked up just five points from losing positions this season; a joint-league low.
  • Both Charlton and Peterborough have conceded 67% of their goals in the second half of matches (only Leeds have conceded a higher percentage).

Watford v Sheff Wed

  • Watford are unbeaten in six (W4 D2), and currently sit top of the form table, picking up 23 points from their last 10 games.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have only lost twice in their last 10 league games (W4 D4).
  • Watford have scored a joint league-high 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes of Championship games this season.
  • There have been 19 goals scored in the last five meetings between the two sides, averaging at 3.8 goals per game.

Bolton v Blackburn

  • The Trotters have beaten Blackburn four times in their last five meetings, winning 2-1 every time.
  • Rovers have gone four games without a win in the league (D1 L3), conceding eight goals in the process.
  • Bolton are unbeaten in six in the league (W4 D2), with on-loan defender Craig Dawson scoring four goals in his last three for the club.
  • Bolton have lost 26 points from winning positions this season, a league high.

Crystal Palace v Hull

  • The last five meetings between the sides have seen four games end in draws, three of which have been scoreless.
  • Hull City have lost only five points from leading positions in the Championship this term; a league-low.
  • Hull's Egyptian striker Gedo has scored five goals in his last five appearances.
  • Palace have won five of their last 10 games (D2 L3).

 

 

 
 
 

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