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Simon Gott 6th Nov 2015 - 12:23

Championship Opta Facts November 6-7


Nottm Forest v Derby

  • Nottingham Forest have found the back of the net in 19 of their last 20 home league clashes with rivals Derby County.
  • There has been a red card in each of the last four games between these two sides at the City Ground (three for Derby, one for Forest).
  • Forest have failed to win at home since the first game of the season (D3 L3).
  • Indeed, if they fail to win on Friday, it'll be their worst home run since January 2012.
  • In contrast, if Derby pick up points in Nottingham, they will be 11 away games unbeaten - their longest unbeaten away run in the league since February 1986 (13 games unbeaten).
  • David Vaughan has made the most tackles in the Championship this season (55).
  • Derby have yet to concede a goal in the opening 15 minutes of matches in the league - level with Preston.


Huddersfield v Leeds

  • Huddersfield have lost their last three league games against Leeds, conceding 10 goals in the process.
  • Leeds have scored in each of their last eight meetings with the Terriers, netting 21 goals in the process.
  • Both teams have found the net in each of the last four clashes in Huddersfield, with 18 goals being registered (eight for Huddersfield, 10 for Leeds).
  • The Whites have won two of their last three trips to the John Smith's Stadium (L1).
  • The Terriers have won just two of their last nine home league matches (D5 L2).
  • Chris Wood has bagged four goals in his last four appearances against Huddersfield.


Blackburn v Brentford

  • Blackburn have netted at least two goals in each of their last nine home games versus the Bees (24 in total).
  • Brentford have won three of their last four league clashes with Blackburn, including both fixtures last season.
  • Rovers have failed to score in four of their last five league matches (W1 D2 L2).
  • However, they have kept three clean sheets during this period.
  • The Bees also have a strong clean sheet record, keeping three clean sheets in their last four games (W3 L1).
  • Craig Conway has created the most chances (inc. assists) for teammates this season (58).
  • Indeed, no player had created more chances in the Championship since August 2013 (230).
  • Only Andre Gray (13) has had more goals and assists in the league this season than Alan Judge (five assists, six goals).

Bolton v Bristol City

  • Bolton have lost only one of their last seven home league meetings with Bristol City (W4 D2).
  • The Robins have lost four of their last five against Bolton, including each of the last three.
  • The Wanderers have managed just one goal in their last five league matches (D2 L3).
  • Indeed, Bolton are lowest scoring team in the Championship (10).
  • City's last away win in the Championship was in August (D3 L2) - they've conceded nine goals since then. However, their last result was a 0-0 draw with Cardiff.
  • Bolton have the highest percentage of goals scored in the first half of games this season in the Championship (70%).
  • Indeed, they have a record low of three goals scored in the second half of games.
  • Bristol City are most susceptible to conceding goals 15 minutes either side of half time, with 50% of goals scored during this period - a league high amount of goals.


Brighton v MK Dons

  • Brighton have picked up just one win from their six previous league games versus MK Dons (D1 L4).
  • MK Dons have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five clashes with Brighton.
  • Brighton are currently enjoying their longest ever start to a season without losing (W8 D7).
  • Indeed, they are the only team in the top four tiers to remain unbeaten this season.
  • MK are on their worst away league run (D2 L4) since March 2013 (seven games without a win).
  • The Seagulls have shipped just three goals across their last seven league games at home.
  • MK Dons have recorded the highest amount of possession in the Championship so far in this campaign (57.13%).


Cardiff v Reading

  • Cardiff have won four and drawn six of their last 10 league encounters with Reading.
  • Reading have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four against the Bluebirds, and have found the net in each of the previous six.
  • Cardiff have failed to score in the last 274 minutes of league football.
  • Indeed, only two goals have been scored in the last five league games Cardiff have played (W1 D3 L1), from either side.
  • The Royals have scored in each of their last eight league matches; scoring two goals on five of these occasions.
  • David Marshall has the best save percentage of any keeper in the Championship (85.29%).
  • No team have had more shots this season than Reading (179, excluding blocked efforts).


Charlton v Sheff Wed

  • Charlton are unbeaten in four against the Owls, though three have been draws (W1).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have gone four games unbeaten away to Charlton, drawing three and winning one.
  • Both sides have won a league high three points when scoring goals after the 89th minute.
  • Charlton have failed to score in their last five league matches - their worst run since September 1922. They've failed to score in six league matches in a row in the top four tiers.
  • Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu has given away the most free kicks in the Championship (37 fouls conceded) - five more than any other player.


Fulham v Birmingham

  • Fulham are unbeaten in their last five against Birmingham in league competition, winning three (D2).
  • Birmingham haven't won at Craven Cottage in the league since December 2004 (D3 L2).
  • No player has attempted more passes this season than Jamie O'Hara (1040)
  • In contrast, Birmingham City have played the fewest number of passes in the league (5017).
  • Fulham have conceded more headed goals in this league campaign than any other club in the Championship (8).
  • The Cottagers have the best conversion rate in the league (19.85%).
  • The Blues' defenders have scored more goals than any other team in the Championship (6) - having a 32% share of Birmingham's total league goals.


Hull v Middlesbrough

  • Hull have won their last two home league clashes against Middlesbrough; they haven't won three in a row since 1972 (five wins).
  • After keeping four consecutive clean sheets away to Hull, Middlesbrough have conceded in each of the last four.
  • The Tigers have not conceded in four consecutive games - the best run since February 2012 when they kept six clean sheets in a row.
  • Hull have yet to lose a home game this season (W5 D2) - level with Brighton.
  • No team has conceded fewer goals than Middlesbrough in the second half of Championship games - five, level with Derby and opponent Hull.


QPR v Preston

  • QPR have won four and lost none of their last five at home to Preston, scoring 13 goals in the process.
  • The Lilywhites have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last seven encounters with QPR.
  • The Rs have scored 18 goals in their last eight home league games (W4 D3 L1) - however they have also conceded 12 in this time.
  • PNE have kept clean sheets in each of their last five league games. Indeed, no team in the top four tiers has kept more clean sheets than Preston in 2015 (21).
  • Preston are the only team in the league to fail to gain any points when they've gone behind in a league game.
  • In contrast, no team has gained more points from losing positions than QPR (7).


Rotherham v Ipswich

  • Rotherham's win in this exact fixture last term ended a run of five consecutive defeats against Ipswich.
  • The Tractor Boys have found the net in 11 of their last 12 matches versus the Millers, failing to score in the last meeting back February.
  • Rotherham have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last six games in league this season (D1 L5).
  • Indeed, no team has conceded more goals in the Championship than Rotherham (28).
  • Ipswich have only scored in two of the last six Championship matches (W1 D3 L2).
  • Only Birmingham City (7) have used fewer English players than Ipswich Town so far this season in the Championship (8).


Wolves v Burnley

  • There hasn't been a draw in the league between these two sides at Molineux since August 1976, with Wolves winning 10 and losing four.
  • Burnley have won back to back league games against Wolves for the first time since 1957. They haven't won three in a row since 1931 (four wins).
  • Wolves have lost back-to-back home games - they haven't lost three in a row since April 2012 (nine games).
  • Championship top goalscorer Andre Gray has seven goals in his last six league appearances for Burnley.
  • David Edwards has scored four goals from just six shots on target for Wolves this campaign.
  • No team has scored more goals from set-piece situations than Burnley (9).



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