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Eden Jon 3rd Oct 2014 - 10:22

Championship Opta Facts : Oct 3 - 5

 

Blackpool V Cardiff

  • Blackpool have won only once in their last 11 clashes with Cardiff City, losing six (D4).
  • After going 18 games without a win away to Blackpool (1969 to 2002), the Bluebirds are unbeaten in their last five at Bloomfield Road (W2 D3).
  • Blackpool have lost eight and drawn three of their last 11 fixtures in league competition.
  • Defender Matthew Connolly has scored two goals in two appearances against the Seasiders for Cardiff.
  • Kenwyne Jones has netted five league goals in 10 games this season; the same total has his previous three seasons combined.
  • Ishmael Miller's strike against Middlesbrough in midweek was Blackpool's first goal in the first half in seven attempts.

Leeds V Sheff Wed

  • Leeds have won four of their last six home fixtures against Sheffield Wednesday (D1 L1).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have scored in each of their last five against Leeds, after scoring just once in their previous six against them.
  • The Whites have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three at Elland Road. They've not kept four home shutouts in a row since April 2009.
  • Leeds have fired in a league-low 27 shots on target so far in 2014/15, three fewer than their tally after 10 games last term.
  • The Owls have yet to concede a goal in the opening 30 minutes this season. Indeed, no side has shipped fewer first half goals (2).

Blackburn V Huddersfield

  • Blackburn Rovers have won five and drawn two of their last seven against Huddersfield Town.
  • Huddersfield have failed to find the back of the net in each of their last four trips to Ewood Park.
  • Jordan Rhodes has scored five goals in four appearances against Huddersfield since leaving to join Blackburn.
  • The Terriers have won back to back league games for the first time since December 2013 (a run of three wins).
  • Both teams have scored in each Blackburn's last six games at Ewood Park with 27 goals being netted in the process.
  • Since the start of last season, Craig Conway has provided five more assists than any other player in the division (19 - 16 for Blackburn & 3 for Brighton).

Bolton V Bournemouth

  • Bolton have netted exactly twice in each of their last three against Bournemouth (W2 D1).
  • Bournemouth have avoided defeat in their last three trips to Bolton (W1 D2).
  • The Trotters have afforded their opponents 61 shots on target so far this season, nine more than any other team.
  • Bournemouth (7) have scored more times from the penalty spot in 2014 than any other Championship side.
  • The Cherries have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight Championship games.
  • Bolton have gone six games without scoring a first half goal. They also failed to score in the second half in five of those matches.

Brentford V Reading

  • Brentford have gone seven games without keeping a clean sheet against Reading (W1 D2 L4).
  • Reading have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last seven games away vs Brentford.
  • No player has attempted more shots without actually scoring this season than Brentford's Alan Judge (23).
  • Reading converted 17.3% of their shots to goals this season, which is considerably higher than their opponents Brentford (10.5%).
  • Reading have failed to score in three of their last four away fixtures, losing twice (W1 D1).

Charlton V Birmingham

  • Charlton have won just once in their last six league encounters with Birmingham City (D3 L2).
  • The home side has failed to win any of the last five clashes between Charlton and Birmingham.
  • David Cotterill has scored in consecutive games for the first time since November 2012.
  • The Blues winger has also created 36 goalscoring chances for his teammates this season, three more than any other player in the division.
  • Birmingham City have dropped a league-high 11 points from leading positions this season.
  • Charlton have conceded 78% of their goals in the second half this term, the highest proportion in the league.

Derby V Millwall

  • Derby's 5-1 victory over Millwall in September 2013 was their joint-biggest victory against them.
  • Milllwall have failed to score in four of their last five away to Derby, thought they netted in their most recent outing last March (1-0).
  • Derby midfielder Craig Bryson has netted four goals in six appearances versus Millwall, against no side has scored more.
  • Four of the five of the goalscoring chances Johnny Russell has created this season have been converted by his team-mates.
  • Millwall are winless in their last four on the road, losing the last three (D1).
  • Derby County right-back Cyrus Christie has provided more assists than any other defender this season (4).

Middlesbrough V Fulham

  • Middlesbrough have failed to score in their last two versus Fulham; they've never gone three without a goal.
  • Fulham are winless in their last 11 away to Middlesbrough, losing eight and drawing three.
  • Since the turn of the year, Middlesbrough (15) have kept more clean sheets than any other Championship team.
  • Fulham defender Tim Hoogland is the Championship's top scoring defender so far this term with four goals.
  • Since the start of last season, Ross McCormack has been directly involved in more Championship goals than any other player, scoring 30 and assisting 10.

Norwich V Rotherham

  • Norwich have gone seven games unbeaten against Rotherham United, though five of those have been draws (W2).
  • Rotherham have failed to win any of their last six away to Norwich, losing three (D3).
  • Norwich have recovered a league-high 10 points from trailing positions this season.
  • The Millers have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine away games.
  • The Canaries have scored six times from outside the area in open play in 2014/15, the most in the division.

Watford V Brighton

  • Watford have scored in nine of their last 10 league encounters with Brighton.
  • Brighton have bagged just five goals in their last eight away games at Watford and never more than once in this run.
  • Watford have lost only one of their last 15 games at Vicarage Road, winning 11 (D3). In that 15 game run, Troy Deeney has bagged 12 goals, eight more than any other player.
  • There have been five penalties taken in the last five league games involving Watford, with three being awarded to their opponents.
  • Since the start of last season, Brighton (8) have drawn more games nil-nil than any other side (excl. play-offs).
  • Watford have been shown nine red cards in 2014, two more than any other team.

Wolves V Wigan

  • Wolves have never kept a clean sheet at home to Wigan.
  • Wigan have won four of their last five matches against Wolves, losing the other.
  • Wolves' midweek defeat to Huddersfield was their first on home soil in 17 games.
  • The Latics have failed to win any of their last six away fixtures (excl. play-offs), losing five.
  • Wolves (6) have conceded as many goals in their last two games as they managed in their previous 996 minutes of league football.

Nottm Forest v Ipswich

  • Nottingham Forest have won five and drawn four of their last nine at home to Ipswich Town.
  • The Tractor Boys have failed to find the back of the net in four of their last five trips to the City Ground.
  • Forest have kept a league-high six clean sheets in 2014/15, twice as many as opponents Ipswich (3).
  • Ipswich have conceded in each of their last seven on the road, winning only once (D3 L3).
  • Nottingham Forest have drawn their last three games nil-nil, they've never recorded four goalless draws in a row.

 

 
 
 

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