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Rich 26th Nov 2012 - 18:11

Championship Opta Facts – November 27-28

Barnsley v Burnley

  • Burnley have won three of their last four league matches against Barnsley.
  • The Tykes are without a home win in seven league matches (D3 L4).
  • Charlie Austin is the Championship's leading scorer this season with 17 goals. However, he is without a goal in 276 minutes of league action.
  • Barnsley are one of three teams in the Championship to have picked up just one point from their last five games (along with Wolves and Peterborough).
  • Barnsley have scored a league-high 71% of their goals in the second of half of games this season.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Bristol City

  • Brighton did the double over Bristol last season; their only meetings since February 2007.
  • The last six games in all competitions between the two teams have been won to nil.
  • Bristol City are the only team in the top four flights of English football yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
  • Only Palace (10) have been awarded more penalties than Brighton (6) this season.
  • Bristol City have claimed just one point from losing positions this season, having been behind in 12 games so far this season, losing 11.

Charlton Athletic v Peterborough United

  • Charlton have won each of the last four matches between the two teams.
  • The last three league matches between the two teams have produced a total of 17 goals.
  • Posh have lost all 13 games this season that they've gone behind in.
  • 60% (12) of Peterborough's 20 goals this season have been scored in the first half; the highest proportion in the division.
  • Charlton have taken the lead in only four of their home games this season, winning two and drawing one.

Derby County v Cardiff City

  • Cardiff have won six and lost one of their last seven matches against Derby.
  • Only Hull (13Y) have been shown fewer cards than Derby County players (17Y 1R) this season.
  • 27 of Cardiff's 37 points this season have come at home. The Welsh side have lost five of their nine away games this season.
  • The Bluebirds have scored 12 times in the opening 30 minutes of matches this season. No team has more.
  • The Rams have won three and lost two of their last five league games.

Hull City v Crystal Palace

  • The last four games between the two teams have produced just three goals in total.
  • Hull have committed fewer fouls (146) than any other team in the Championship this season.
  • Glenn Murray has scored seven goals in his last five games for Crystal Palace.
  • Palace boast the best away record in the Championship, having picked 16 points on the road so far (W5 D1 L3).
  • The Tigers are the only team in the Championship yet to be awarded a penalty this season. Palace have taken the most spot-kicks this season (10).
  • The Eagles have struck 24 times in the second half of games this season; the highest of any club in the Championship.

Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest

  • Forest are unbeaten in six matches versus Ipswich and have won the last five.
  • Ipswich have won just one of their nine home league matches this season and boast the joint-worst home record in the division (six points, W1 D3 L5).
  • Forest have came back to win 10 points on the road from losing positions this season; the best record in the division.
  • The Tractor Boys have shipped 39 goals this season; more than any other team.
  • Nottingham are unbeaten in four games, having won their last two.

Leeds United v Leicester City

  • Four of the last five matches between the two teams in all competitions have been won by the away team. The other match ended as a draw.
  • Leicester have the joint-best defensive record in the Championship this season (with Brighton); having conceded only 16 goals.
  • The Foxes have shipped just four goals (25%) in the second half of games this season; the lowest proportion in the league.
  • Leeds have conceded a joint-league-high 12 times in the final 15 minutes of their games this season (level with Ipswich).
  • El Hadji Diouf has been fouled 46 times this season; more than any other Championship player.
  • Luciano Becchio's goal against Crystal Palace at the weekend was his first league goal in seven appearances.

Middlesbrough v Huddersfield Town

  • Huddersfield haven't scored a league goal against Middlesbrough since October 1987 (four meetings ago).
  • Town have conceded just once in the opening 15 minutes of league matches this season, a joint-league-low figure.
  • Middlesbrough have clawed back 13 points from losing positions this season; more than any other team.
  • Huddersfield have conceded just two headed goals this season. No team have conceded fewer.
  • Huddersfield have lost none of the five away matches that they have lead in this season (W4 D1).

Sheffield Wednesday v Watford

  • Watford have lost just two of their last five visits to Hillsborough (W1 D2 L2).
  • Only Bolton (6) have conceded more penalties this season than Watford.
  • Wednesday are currently on the worst losing streak in the league, having lost their last four games.
  • The Owls have failed to score in seven games this season. They have fired more blanks than any other team in the division.
  • Watford's Daniel Pudil has picked up seven yellow cards and one red card this season. No player has been shown more cards by referees.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Millwall

  • The only meeting between the two teams since January 2006 was in last season's Capital One Cup. Wolves won 5-0.
  • Wolves have dropped 17 points from leading positions this season; more than any other side.
  • Millwall are unbeaten in 11 Championship games; the current longest run in the Championship.
  • Wolves are without a win in their last eight league games.
  • Wolves have lead in each of their nine home games this season but held on to win just three (D4 L2).
  • Millwall have scored 12 goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season; more than any other Championship side.

Blackpool v Birmingham

  • Birmingham took four points from the two games between these two clubs last season; but lost out to Blackpool in the Play-Off semi-finals (3-2 on aggregate).
  • Blackpool have found themselves behind in 14 different matches this season. No team have been behind more often (level with Sheffield Wednesday).
  • The Tangerines have dropped fewer points from winning positions than any other club. They've lost just two points after going in front.
  • Marlon King has scored seven goals in his last seven games appearances for Birmingham.
  • Birmingham are the only side yet to score a goal in the opening 15 minutes of any league games this season.
  • Lee Clark's side have allowed their opponents to score a joint-league-high seven times in the first 15 minutes of their games.

Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers

  • Both teams have won three of the last six matches between them with Bolton winning both Premier League matches last season.
  • Only Sheffield Wednesday (five) have picked up fewer points than Bolton away from home this season (six).
  • The Trotters have drawn each of their last four league games.
  • Chris Eagles has assisted eight goals for his team-mates this season. No Championship player has assisted more.
  • Only Luciano Becchio (46) has conceded more fouls this season than Kevin Davies (38).
  • Blackburn have managed to score just four goals in their last six home games; winning just two and losing three.




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