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Antony Heath 15th Sep 2011 - 13:51

Championship Opta Facts – Sep 17-19

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

 

Millwall v West Ham

Millwall have won their last three home meetings with West Ham and are unbeaten in four.

In fact, only one of the last 17 clashes between these fierce rivals have been won by the away team.

The Hammers have started the season in excellent form on the road, winning all three games and scoring nine goals already.

86% of the goals the Hammers have conceded this term have come after the break, a league-high.

Millwall have failed to score in each of their last three league games.

West Ham have netted a league-high four goals from corners this season.

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Nott'm Forest v Derby

Forest won both meetings with their East Midlands rivals last season, hammering in five when the sides last met at the City Ground.

The Rams haven't kept a clean sheet in their last 17 trips to Nottingham Forest in all competitions, last earning a shutout in October 1971.

Steve McLaren's Forest have conceded a joint-league-"high" eight goals in the opening 45 minutes in the Championship side (along with Ipswich).

Seven of the eight goals Derby have scored this term have been from set piece scenarios.

Forest have only won one of their last eight league games including playoffs.

None of Derby's last 10 league games have ended in draws.

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Barnsley v Watford

There have only been three goals in total netted in the last four meetings between these sides, and all were netted by the home team.

The Hornets are winless in five trips to Oakwell, losing four times and drawing once.

Barnsley are unbeaten in three league games and have only lost two in nine.

At home, however, the Tykes have only managed one clean sheet in 11 league games.

Watford ended a run of eight games without a win with a 2-0 victory at Reading last time out.

The Hornets haven't kept three successive away clean sheets since January 2008.

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Blackpool v Cardiff

The last meeting between these sides was the Championship Playoff Final in 2009/10. Blackpool lead 3-2 at half-time and held on to progress to the Premier League.

Excluding that game, only one of the last 14 clashes between these sides has been won by the away team.

Kevin Phillips has scored four goals in Blackpool's last five league games combined.

The Seasiders have only lost one of their last six league games at Bloomfield Road.

Cardiff are unbeaten in eight away league games.

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Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough

Four of the last five meetings between these sides at Selhurst Park have ended in a 1-0 scoreline, with the Eagles coming out on top in two of those four games.

Only two of the last 18 meetings between these sides in all competitions have ended in draws.

Middlesbrough have won all three away league games this term, conceding just one goal in the process.

'Boro are the only Championship side yet to concede a goal to a cross this season.

The Eagles have only lost two of their last 19 home league games.

Palace have only failed to score in one of their last 12 league games at Selhurst Park.

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Hull v Portsmouth

The last three meetings between these sides have seen 13 goals netted in total.

Pompey are unbeaten in eight trips to Hull, winning four and drawing four.

Greg Halford (Portsmouth) and Nick Barmby (Hull) both netted in each of the two clashes between these sides last term.

The KC Stadium has seen a joint-low of just three league goals this term.

The away side has conceded exactly one goal in 16 of Hull's last 21 league games.

The last three league games at the KC Stadium have all ended 1-0.

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Leeds v Bristol City

The last three meetings between these sides at Elland Road have all finished 3-1 (twice to Leeds, and once to Bristol City).

Luciano Becchio netted a hat-trick in this fixture last term.

Leeds have already scored two own goals this season, the most in the division.

Simon Grayson's men have conceded more goals in the opening 15 minutes than any other Championship side this season (three).

The Robins have only lost one of their last four away league games, winning two and drawing one.

Nicky Maynard has scored three of Bristol City's four league goals this term.

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Leicester v Brighton

The last two meetings between these sides at the home of the Foxes have both ended 0-0.

Leicester themselves have failed to score in four of their last five home meetings with the Seagulls, netting twice in the other.

Brighton have won all three away games this season, scoring five and conceding just one.

The Seagulls have netted a league-high four goals in the closing 15 minutes of games this term.

The Foxes have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last five home league games.

Leicester have conceded a league-high five set piece goals this season.

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Peterborough v Burnley

This will be the first meeting between these sides since 1996/97.

Six of the last seven clashes between the teams have been won by the home team.

The Posh have gained a league-high seven points from behind in the league this season.

Peterborough have conceded the first goal in all six league games this term.

Burnley have only won one of their last eight league games.

The Clarets have lost five of their last seven away games without even scoring, but won the other two (netting six in total).

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Reading v Doncaster

Reading netted seven goals against Doncaster last season, but no single player scored more than once.

Doncaster are winless in four trips to Reading, not winning there since September 1984.

Rovers are the divisions' lowest scorers having netted just two so far.

All five of Reading's league goals this season have come after the break.

It has now been 18 games since Doncaster's last victory in the Championship.

Reading have lost their last five games in all competitions.

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Southampton v Birmingham

None of the last seven meetings between these sides in all competitions have ended in draws.

Adam Lallana has scored in each of his last two home meetings with the Blues (in all competitions).

Southampton have won all three home league games this term.

The Saints have netted 10 first half goals this season, more than 18 of the 23 other Championship sides have scored in total.

Birmingham have already lost eight points from winning positions this term, more than any other side.

Chris Wood has scored four goals in his last two games in all competitions.

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Ipswich v Coventry

Neither side has managed a clean sheet in any of the last 18 clashes between Ipswich and Coventry in all competitions.

Coventry have only won one of their last 12 trips to Portman Road (in all competitions), though that victory came last season (2-1).

Ipswich have already conceded five more goals than any other Championship side this term (16).

Coventry are yet to score a single first half goal in the league this season.

The Sky Blues are now unbeaten in three league games, picking up two draws and a win in this run.

Ipswich, on the other hand, have lost four of their last five league encounters.

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