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Antony Heath 27th Oct 2011 - 15:44

Championship Opta Facts - Oct 29-30

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Championship Opta Facts - October 29-30

Barnsley v Bristol City

There have been 25 goals scored in the last four meetings between Barnsley and Bristol City.

There have been five penalties scored in the last three Championship meetings between City and the Tykes.

Nicky Maynard has scored four goals in the last four meetings with Barnsley.

Marvin Elliott has scored in three of the last four games against Barnsley.

Andy Gray has scored four goals in the last three matches against Bristol City.

Danny Haynes has scored three goals in the last three matches between City and Barnsley; two while a Robins player and one for the Tykes last season.

There have been exactly two goals scored in each of the last four matches played at Oakwell.

Bristol City have scored just one goal in their last four Championship matches.

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Birmingham City v Brighton

Birmingham City have won three and drawn one of their last four meetings with the Seagulls.

Brighton's last win at Birmingham City came back in April 1989 (2-1); a season that the Blues were relegated from Division Two.

Brighton have won just three of a possible 21 points in their last seven games in the Championship, the second worst run in the league.

The Seagulls are one of two teams (with Millwall) yet to concede a single goal in the opening 15 minutes of a league game this season.

Birmingham are one of three teams yet to net in the opening 15 minutes of a league game this season.

Birmingham have kept a clean sheet in their last three matches.

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Crystal Palace v Reading

Reading have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three games against Palace.

The Royals' winger Jimmy Kebe has scored in each of the last three meetings between the two sides.

Palace have drawn four and lost two of their last six home games against Reading and haven't won a home match against the Royals since April 1997.

Dougie Freedman's side have won their last four games in all competitions, keeping a clean sheet in each.

The Royals are unbeaten in seven league games, winning three and drawing four.

No team has scored more goals in the closing 15 minutes than the Eagles (eight) this Championship campaign.

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Derby County v Portsmouth

Portsmouth striker Benjani scored a hat-trick in his last appearance against Derby County (back in January 2008). He also scored in their meeting prior to this game.

Pompey have won just one of their last six away games against Derby County.

The Rams have won only three points in their last five games in the Championship (three draws).

Portsmouth have lost four successive away games in the league, all by one goal difference (three 0-1, one 3-4).

Derby have netted a joint-league-high four goals from free kick situations this term.

Pompey are one of only two teams (with Coventry) yet to win on the road in the league this term.

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Doncaster Rovers v Coventry City

There has been a goal scored in the final five minutes of the game in each of the last three encounters between Doncaster and Coventry City.

Only nine goals have been netted in the last seven games between these two teams.

Doncaster are unbeaten in their eight previous home encounters with Coventry.

Nine of Coventry's 10 league goals this season have arrived in the second half of matches.

Dean Saunders' side have lost three successive league games, conceding eight goals in those matches.

Rovers have conceded a league-high nine goals to crosses this campaign.

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Millwall v Ipswich Town

Ipswich have lost just one of their last five meetings with Millwall.

Only one of the last eight matches between the Lions and Ipswich Town have ended level.

Michael Chopra has scored three goals in his last three league starts for Paul Jewell's side.

Millwall's 3-0 win at Leicester City last weekend ended a 10-game winless streak for the Lions in the Championship.

Darius Henderson has scored (5) or assisted (2) seven of Millwall's 12 goals in the Championship this season.

Millwall are one of two second tier teams (with Brighton) yet to concede a goal in the opening 15 minutes this season.

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Nottingham Forest v Hull City

There have been only five goals scored in the last five meetings between these two clubs.

Hull have won four of their last six meetings with Nottingham Forest, drawing one and losing the other.

Only eight of the previous 56 meetings between these two sides (14%) have ended in a draw.

New Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cotterill has won both of his league games in charge of the club, already equalling former manager Steve McClaren's tally in his 10-game tenure.

Hull are unbeaten in eight games in the Championship; winning five and drawing three.

The Tigers have scored a league-low 8% of goals from set pieces this term.

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Southampton v Middlesbrough

Four of the last seven games between these two sides have ended in a draw.

The Saints have not won any of their last seven home games against Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough scored more goals in their last league game (2) than they had in their previous five put together (1).

Southampton have scored in all 13 of their league games so far this season. However, they have also conceded a goal in nine of these matches.

The Saints have won the most points at home (18), while only West Ham have won more away points than Middlesbrough (13) this term.

Southampton have scored more goals open play (20) than other team in the second tier this campaign.

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Watford v Peterborough
Peterborough have won their last three matches against Watford, all by one goal difference.

Watford lost their last home meeting with Peterborough, 0-1. This was one of just two away wins for the Posh in their 2009/10 Championship campaign.

The Hornets have won just two of their last eight meetings with Peterborough United, both coming in 1993/94.

Watford have lost four successive league games. The last time they lost five in a row was back in November 2008.

There have been an average of 4.6 goals scored in the last five league games involving Peterborough United.

Peterborough have gained more points from losing positions (10) than any other team in the Championship this season.

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West Ham United v Leicester City

Three of the last four games between West Ham and Leicester City have ended in a draw.

There have been five red cards handed out in the last six meetings between the Hammers and Leicester.

The Hammers have won four of their last eight league games, but never during this run have they won back to back matches.

Leicester have failed to score in their last three away games in the Championship and have not won on the road in league competition since the opening day of the season.

West Ham have scored more goals from corners than any other team in the Championship this term (four).

No team has conceded more set piece goals in the Championship than the Foxes this season (eight).

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Burnley v Blackpool

10 of the last 11 goals that Burnley have scored against Blackpool have been in the second half of the game.

Burnley have won four and drawn one of the last five home games that they've played against Blackpool in all competitions.

Only one of Burnley's last nine league games has ended in a draw.

Ian Holloway's side have scored four goals in the 90th minute or later in their last five league games.

Blackpool have drawn three and lost two of their last five away games in the Championship.

The Clarets haven't a kept a clean sheet at Turf Moor in the league this season, and have only kept one overall this term.

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Leeds United v Cardiff City

Cardiff have won their last six matches against Leeds United.

Leeds have scored only one goal in their last five meetings with the Bluebirds.

The Whites have won four and drawn one of their last five Championship games at Elland Road.

The last five league games involving Cardiff City have seen an average of five goals scored.

Cardiff have lost their last two, and have not won any of their last five, away from home in the Championship.

Leeds have already netted eight goals from crosses in the league this season, the most of all Championship sides.

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