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Rupert Wyman 6th Mar 2012 - 10:54

Championship Opta Facts - March 6-7

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Bristol City v Leicester

  • The last two meetings between the two sides both ended in a 2-1 scoreline (one win each).
  • Bristol have enjoyed just one victory in their last four home meetings with Leicester, although that win came in the last clash on home soil (2-0 in November 2010).
  • City have lost three on the trot in the league, the joint-current worst losing streak in the division.
  • David Nugent has netted a total of three goals in his last three games for the Foxes.
  • A league-high 56% (25) of Leicester's goals have come in the first half this season.
  • City have shipped exactly three goals in five of their last six games (conceding two in the other fixture).

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  • The last three meetings between the two sides (in all competitions) have ended in 2-1 wins for the home side (one victory for Coventry, two for Palace).
  • In the league, the Sky Blues have enjoyed just one victory in their last six home meetings with the Eagles (drawing one and losing four), although that win did come in the last meeting (2-1, February 2011).
  • City have failed to find the net in three of their last five fixtures, and two of their last three.
  • Palace have kept three clean sheets in their last three games, the joint-current longest run without conceding in the Championship.
  • 73% of the goals Palace have shipped this season have come in the second half, a league-"high" figure.
  • Three of City's last five goals have come from the penalty spot.

 

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Derby v Blackpool

 

  • There have only been a total of just three goals scored in the last three meetings between the two sides.
  • At Pride Park, the Rams have enjoyed just one win in their last four games against the Tangerines (in all competitions), drawing one and losing two.
  • Blackpool have only netted one goal in the first 15 minutes of their games this season, a league-low figure.
  • The Rams are without a win in seven league games, the joint-worst current winless run in the division.
  • Blackpool have found the back of the net in each of their last 10 games, the current longest scoring run in the division.
  • Ian Holloway's charges have picked up a league-high 26 points from losing positions this season.

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Hull v Leeds United

  • Leeds have lost just one of their last 11 games against Hull, winning seven and drawing three.
  • Robert Snodgrass has bagged a goal in each of Leeds' last two fixtures against the Tigers.
  • Hull have shipped a total of just one goal in their last seven league games.
  • Leeds have failed to score in their each of their last two games - they have yet to go three without finding the net this season.
  • The Tigers have failed to score in six of their last 10 league games.
  • United have kept just two clean sheets in their last 14 fixtures.

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Middlesbrough v Barnsley

  • At the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough have lost just one of their last seven games against Barnsley, winning four and drawing two.
  • Scott McDonald has scored in both of Boro's last two meetings with the Tykes.
  • Dutch striker Marvin Emnes has bagged a total of four goals in Boro's last four games.
  • The Tykes have enjoyed just one victory in their last six league games.
  • Barnsley have only picked up one point from losing positions this season, a joint-league-low figure.
  • 'Boro have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 league games.
  • Barnsley have bagged only one first-half goal in their last six games.

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Nottingham Forest v Doncaster

  • The last four meetings between the two sides have produced a total of just four goals in total (one 1-1, one 0-0 and two 1-0s).
  • Forest have enjoyed just one win in their last five home games against Rovers, drawing two (both 0-0) and losing two.
  • Forest have won just one of their last eight games at the City Ground, although that victory did come in their last game (2-0 v Coventry).
  • Rovers are without a win in seven league games.
  • Forest have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 league fixtures.
  • Donny's last two games have both ended in a 1-1 scoreline.

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Peterborough v Millwall

  • Peterborough have enjoyed just one win in their last five meetings with Millwall, drawing two and losing two.
  • On home soil, the Posh have lost just one of their last seven home clashes with the Lions, winning two and drawing four.
  • Peterborough have enjoyed just one win in their last 10 league games.
  • Irish international Andy Keogh has bagged three goals in the Lions' last four league games.
  • 55% of the goals the Posh have shipped this season have come before the break, a league-"high" figure.

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Southampton v Ipswich

  • Southampton are unbeaten in their last five clashes with Ipswich (in all competitions), winning three (the last three in a row) and drawing two.
  • The Saints have scored a total of 10 goals in their last three games against the Tractor Boys.
  • Ricky Lambert has netted a total of four goals in his last two games for the Saints.
  • Ipswich's last three games have all ended in a 3-0 scoreline (two wins, one defeat).
  • The Saints have netted a league-high 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes of their games this season.
  • Ipswich have kept clean sheets in three of their last four games.
  • The Solent side have kept three clean sheets in a row, their longest run without shipping a goal this season.

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Reading v Portsmouth

  • Reading have won just one of their last 10 meetings with Portsmouth, losing six and drawing three.
  • The Royals have netted just one goal in total in their last four clashes at home to Pompey.
  • Reading have now won six games in a row, the best such run in the division this season.
  • Reading have thrown away a league-low two points from leading positions this season.
  • 24% of the goals Pompey have shipped this season have come in the first 15 minutes of their games, a league-"high" proportion.
  • A league-high 72% (31) of Reading's goals this season have come in the second half.

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Brighton v Cardiff

  • Brighton have enjoyed just one win in their last six meetings with Cardiff (in all competitions), although that victory did come earlier this season (3-1 away).
  • The Bluebirds have netted exactly one goal in each of their last three games against the Seagulls.
  • The Sussex side are now unbeaten in 10 games, the best current such run in the Championship.
  • 37% of the goals Cardiff have conceded this season have come in the last 15 minutes of their games, a league-"high" proportion.
  • The Seagulls have failed to score in just one of their last 10 fixtures.
  • Cardiff have failed to score in both of their last two games, their worst scoring run in the current campaign.

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West Ham v Watford

  • Three of the last four meetings between these two sides in all competitions have ended in a 1-0 scoreline (all wins for Watford), although West Ham won the last meeting, earlier this season, 4-0.
  • At Upton Park, the Hammers have lost just one of their 11 league clashes with the Hornets, although that defeat did come in the last meeting in east London in February 2007 (1-0).
  • Watford have failed to score in two of their last three games.
  • The Hammers are unbeaten in their last five league games, winning three and drawing two.
  • In the 15 minute period leading up to half-time, Watford have netted a total of 12 goals this season, more than any other side.
  • Sam Allardyce's side have lost just one of the 12 home games in which they were ahead this season.

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