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Stuart Dalgleish 10th May 2015 - 11:45

Championship Opta Facts - Play-Off 2nd Legs


Middlesbrough v Brentford

  • Boro have won each of their last four home matches against Brentford, keeping a clean sheet in each their last three.
  • The Bees have only been victorious once in seven previous trips to Middlesbrough, back in March 1938 (D1 L5).
  • Middlesbrough have never lost a home leg of a play-off tie before (W2 D1).
  • By contrast, Brentford have won only one of their seven away legs in the play-offs (D4 L2).
  • In six of those seven matches, Brentford have shipped exactly one goal.
  • Boro have won all seven games this season in which Jelle Vossen has scored.
  • The Bees have lost all three of their previous meetings with Boro this season, last beating them in January 1964 in the FA Cup.
  • Aitor Karanka's side picked up six bookings in the first leg. No Championship team has collected more in a game this campaign.
  • This is Brentford's first appearance in the Championship play-offs. They have made the final of the third tier play-offs on three of their seven attempts, losing each time.
  • Middlesbrough have appeared in the second division play-offs twice, beating Chelsea in the final in 1988 and losing in the semi-finals to Notts County in 1991.



Norwich v Ipswich

  • Norwich have won each of their last three at Carrow Road against Ipswich, and are unbeaten in five against their rivals (D2).
  • Ipswich have gone seven away games against the Canaries without a clean sheet.
  • The Tractor Boys are winless in five East Anglian derbies (D1 L4).
  • Ipswich haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last 15 matches against Norwich.
  • Bradley Johnson has scored four goals in his last three games at Carrow Road. Indeed, Johnson has 15 league goals to his name this season; his best ever haul in a campaign.
  • The Canaries won their only previous home play-off game back in 2002 against Wolves (3-1).
  • Ipswich Town have never won an away leg of a play-off tie before (D3 L4).
  • The Tractor Boys haven't made the second tier play-off final since 2000, when they beat Barnsley 4-2 to secure promotion to the Premier League.
  • Norwich have won three of their last four games at Carrow Road, losing the other.
  • Daryl Murphy has scored or assisted six goals in his last six games for Ipswich (four goals, two assists).




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