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Andrew Tibot 19th Oct 2015 - 13:14

Championship Opta Facts - October 20-21

Brighton v Bristol City

Brighton are unbeaten in four league games against the Robins (W3 D1), keeping a clean sheet in each game.

The last three meetings between these sides in Brighton have finished 2-0, once in Bristol City's favour.

The Seagulls remain the only unbeaten team in the top four tiers of English football this season.

The Robins have only failed to score in one of their last 14 league games on the road.


Cardiff v Middlesbrough

After a run of six straight home wins against Middlesbrough, Cardiff have won just one of the last four against them, losing the other three.

Boro have won six of their last eight league meetings with Cardiff (L2), including each of the last three. They've never won four in a row against the Bluebirds.

Cardiff have won three of their last four at home (L1), scoring exactly twice in each win.

Middlesbrough have failed to score in their last two league games. They've not gone three without a goal since a run of seven in March 2014.


Charlton v Preston

Charlton have won just one of their last five home games against Preston (D2 L2), though it was in their most recent meeting at the Valley (5-2 in Nov 2011).

Preston have scored either twice or not at all across their last seven meetings with Charlton.

The Addicks are winless in seven league games. Only Preston are on a current longer run in the Championship (9).

North End have also scored fewer goals than any other Championship side this season (7).


Huddersfield v MK Dons

Huddersfield have never failed to score in 14 league meetings with the Dons (including play-offs), though they've kept only three clean sheets in that time as well.

The Dons won their last visit to Huddersfield, 2-1 in the 2012 League One play-off second leg. They lost 3-2 on aggregate, however.

The Terriers have scored 15 goals in their six previous home games against MK Dons (excluding play-offs), an average of 2.5 per game.

Prior to that play-off win, the Dons were winless in eight meetings with Huddersfield (D3 L5).

Huddersfield have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 home league games, conceding exactly once in each of the last five.

MK Dons are winless in four away games (D2 L2), since winning 4-1 at Rotherham on the opening day.


Hull v Ipswich

Hull are unbeaten in six league games against Ipswich (W4 D2), last losing against them in May 2008.

Ipswich have never kept a clean sheet in 15 league visits to Hull, conceding 31 goals in total.

Abel Hernandez has scored six goals in his last eight games for the Tigers, scoring in the last three consecutive games.

The Tractor Boys have failed to score in consecutive league games. They've not gone three without a goal since a run of five in February 2007.


Nottingham Forest v Burnley

Forest have won just one of their last six league meetings with Burnley (D2 L3).

Sam Vokes has scored three of Burnley's last four league goals against the Tricky Trees.

No side has scored fewer home goals in the Championship this season than Forest (4).

Burnley have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes than any other Championship side (5).


QPR v Sheff Wed

The Hoops are unbeaten in seven home games against the Owls (W3 D4), last losing to them at Loftus Road in October 2000.

Wednesday have found the net in 10 of their last 11 meetings with QPR, including each of the last seven.

No side has won more points from losing positions than QPR this season (7, level with Brentford). However, Rangers have also dropped a league-high 10 points from winning positions.

The Owls have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 away games (W2 D4 L4).


Rotherham v Reading

The Millers have won their last three home games against Reading, scoring eight and conceding just twice.

Reading have alternated between defeat and victory in their last five against Rotherham, losing last time out.

Only Birmingham have attempted fewer passes than Rotherham in the Championship this season (3926).

The Royals have won their last four league games, conceding just one goal in that run. They've not won five in a row since April 2012 (a run of six).


Bolton v Birmingham

Bolton have lost just one of their last eight at home to Birmingham (W4 D3), though it came in this exact fixture last season.

Both meetings between these sides last season went in favour of the away side (1-0).

Despite sitting at the foot of the table, Bolton are unbeaten at home this season (W1 D4).

However, Birmingham are unbeaten in their last seven away from home (W5 D2).


Blackburn v Derby

Blackburn are winless in four league games with Derby (D2 L2), including losing both fixtures against them last season.

Darren Bent has scored six goals in his last six league games against Blackburn.

Rovers have kept a clean sheet in their last three home games, winning the last two.

Derby are still unbeaten away from home this season (W3 D2). Indeed, no team has conceded fewer goals on the road than the Rams (3).


Fulham v Leeds

Fulham have kept five clean sheets in their last eight meetings with Leeds, losing all three games in which they've conceded.

The away side won both meetings between these two last season, including a 3-0 victory for Leeds at Craven Cottage. It was their biggest away win of the campaign.

There has not been a goalless draw at Craven Cottage in the league since August 2011. The 84 games since then have produced 271 goals (3.2 per game).

Leeds have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine league games, losing each of the last three.


Wolves v Brentford

Wolves have only failed to score in one of their 10 previous home meetings with Brentford (W6 D1 L3).

Four of the five goals Brentford scored against Wolves last season arrived in the second half.

Benik Afobe has scored three goals in his last two games for Wolves.

Brentford are the only Championship side yet to keep a clean sheet this season.


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