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Adam Walker 6th Mar 2014 - 16:13

Championship Opta Facts - March 8-9

Barnsley v Nottm Forest

  • Barnsley have gone six league games without a win against Nottm Forest, losing twice (D4).
  • Forest have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 12 league visits to Barnsley.
  • Nottm Forest have scored 14 goals via headers; a league-high.
  • Forest have kept one clean sheet in their last 11 league games, conceding nine in their last three (average of three goals per game).
  • Chris O'Grady (11 goals, 1 assist) has been involved in 40% of Barnsley's league goals this term; more than any other player at the club.
  • The Tykes are unbeaten in their last four at home in league competition, winning twice (D2).

Birmingham v QPR

  • Birmingham are unbeaten in eight home league matches against QPR, winning six (D2).
  • QPR have failed to score in seven of their last eight league visits to St. Andrew's.
  • The R's have gone nine games without keeping a clean sheet; the current longest run in the division. Indeed, they are the only Championship side yet to keep a clean sheet in 2014.
  • QPR are yet to win a league game this season without the injured Charlie Austin, with the Super Hoops losing four and drawing three.
  • Birmingham have gone 11 home games without a win (D6 L5); the longest run in the Championship this season.

Blackpool v Bournemouth

  • Blackpool are unbeaten in four against Bournemouth in league competition, winning their last three (D1).
  • Bournemouth have conceded in each of their last 11 league matches against Blackpool (W2 D2 L7).
  • The Tangerines have gone 16 matches without a win (D4 L12); the longest run of any top four tier side this season.
  • The Cherries have gone four games without an away win, losing twice (D2).
  • Bournemouth have scored 12 goals from outside the area in open play this season, a joint-league-high.
  • Only Leicester (9) have scored more goals from the penalty spot this season than Bournemouth (7).

Brighton v Reading

  • Brighton have failed to score in five of their last six league encounters with the Royals, scoring just one goal.
  • Reading have won six of the last seven league meetings with Brighton, drawing the other.
  • Adam Le Fondre has gone five league games without a goal; his longest drought of the season.
  • The Seagulls have conceded the fewest headed goals this campaign (3).
  • Reading have won three of their last four league matches on the road (L1), scoring three times in each of their last two.
  • Brighton have netted exactly one goal in each of their last five at home in league competition (W3 D1 L1).

Derby v Millwall

  • Derby are unbeaten in four at home to Millwall in league competition, winning three (D1).
  • Millwall have failed to score in five of their last six league trips to Derby.
  • Millwall are winless in seven league games; losing four and drawing three.
  • The Rams have won their last four league matches at the iPro Stadium, keeping three clean sheets in that run.
  • Millwall have conceded 15 goals from outside the area in open play this term; more than any other side.
  • Derby have failed to score a first half goal in nine of their last 10 Championship matches.

Doncaster v Huddersfield

  • Doncaster have gone six league games without defeat to Huddersfield in league competition (W2 D4).
  • Huddersfield have failed to register a goal in four of the last five league encounters with Donny.
  • Doncaster have failed to score in four of their last five Championship matches.
  • The Terriers are yet to recover any points from losing positions in away matches this season.
  • Doncaster have scored a joint-league-low three goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches this term.

 

Leeds v Bolton

  • Leeds are three without defeat to Bolton in the league (W2 D1), keeping clean sheets in each of their last two against the Trotters.
  • Bolton are without an away win in the Championship in five, losing four (D1).
  • Ross McCormack has been involved in 61% of his team's league goals this season, scoring 23 and assisting four; more than any other player in the top four tiers this season.
  • 63% of Bolton's goals have arrived in the first half; a league-high proportion.
  • Leeds have picked up 15 points from losing positions; a joint-league-high alongside Leicester.
  • Bolton have won back to back games for the first time since November, keeping two clean sheets in the process.

Middlesbrough v Ipswich

  • Middlesbrough have failed to register a goal in any of their last seven in league competition; the longest run by any Championship side this season.
  • Ipswich have lost just one of their last six league encounters with Middlesbrough, winning two (D3).
  • Ipswich have dropped 25 points from leading positions this season; a league-high.
  • Indeed, the Tractor Boys have drawn eight of the 23 games in which they've gone ahead; more than any other side.
  • Boro have kept six consecutive clean sheets at home; the current longest run of shutouts on home soil in the division.

Yeovil v Sheff Wed

  • Yeovil are yet to record a victory over Sheffield Wednesday in league competition, losing three (D2).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have netted two or more goals in four of their five previous league meetings with the Glovers.
  • Yeovil have accumulated just 13 points from a possible 48 at home this season; a joint-league-low.
  • Wednesday have kept six clean sheets in 2014; no side Championship has kept more.
  • Indeed, the Owls kept just two clean sheets between August and December 31st 2013.
  • The Glovers head into this fixture unbeaten in four, drawing three and winning the other; they are yet to go five unbeaten this season.

Blackburn v Burnley

  • Blackburn have gone nine league games without defeat to Burnley in the league, winning six (D3).
  • Burnley's last league win away to Blackburn came back in April 1979; they've lost three and drawn one since.
  • Jordan Rhodes has gone eight league games without scoring; his longest run of games without a goal at this level.
  • Danny Ings and Sam Vokes have scored 36 league goals between them this season; more than any other strike pairing in the Championship.
  • Kieran Trippier has provided 13 assists for Burnley this season; more than any other Championship player.
 
 
 

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