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Tom Stitfall 11th May 2014 - 14:00

Football League Play-Offs Opta Facts | 11 - 15 May


Championship Opta Facts May 11-12

Derby County v Brighton & Hove Albion

Derby have won five of their last eight home league games against the Seagulls (D2 L1), conceding only four times in total.

Brighton only conceded 19 away league goals in 2013/14; the lowest tally of any side in the regular Championship season.

Derby County have scored 17 goals in their last five league games at home; an average of 3.4 per match.

The Seagulls have only lost one of their last eight away from home in league competition (W4 D3).

Johnny Russell (Derby County) has scored in four of his last five appearances at Pride Park.

Brighton and Hove Albion have lost three successive matches against the Rams.

Derby County have only lost one of their last five play-off matches (W3 D1).

Brighton have scored just four goals over their last eight visits to Derby; failing to score more than one in any of those matches.

Craig Bryson has scored eight home league goals this season, level with Jesse Lingard (including the playoffs).

Brighton have failed to win any of their last four Championship play-off ties (D1 L3).

The Rams earned more points from their final 10 league games at home than any other side in the Championship (25).

Brighton have scored in each of their last eight matches heading into this fixture.

Derby County will feature in their third Championship play-off final in 20 years if they get past Brighton.

Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton) has scored three goals in his last three appearances away from home.

Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic

QPR didn't lose any of their last seven league games at Loftus Road this season (W4 D3), a run that included a 1-0 win over Wigan.

The Latics have only scored four goals in six previous league trips to Loftus Road.

The R's are unbeaten in six matches against Wigan Athletic (W2 D4).

In six previous visits to Loftus Road, Wigan have recorded just one victory (D2 L3).

Wigan Athletic registered just one win over their final five league games away from home (D1 L3).

QPR conceded just 16 first half goals this season in the league; a league-low number.

Wigan did not lose any points from leading positions this season away from home; the only team to do so in the Championship.

Only 16% of teams that finished in fourth place in the Championship have been promoted via the play-offs; the lowest proportion. In contrast, 28% of the sides that placed fifth have won the play-offs.

There has been just one goal scored over the last three games played out between these sides.

QPR have scored in each of their last 12 home league matches.

Uwe Rosler's men shipped four goals in their last match on the road (v Blackburn Rovers).

Junior Hoilett has claimed five league assists this season, all of them coming at Loftus Road.

Only three of 14 goals scored between Jordi Gomez and Nick Powell in the Championship this season came away from home.


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League One Opta Facts - May 13-15

Leyton Orient v Peterborough United

The O's have scored in all 15 previous home league games against Posh.

Peterborough lost five of their last seven away league games in the regular League One campaign (W2).

32% of the teams that finished third in League One have won promotion via the play-offs, the highest proportion.

Peterborough have taken part in the Football League play-offs on three occasions, winning promotion each time (1992, 2000, 2011).

Peterborough have dropped a league-high 17 points from leading positions on the road this term.

Britt Assombalonga has scored three goals in his last three appearances for Peterborough. Indeed, only Sam Baldock (12) has scored more goals in away games in League One this season than the Posh hitman (11).

The O's recovered 22 points from losing positions in the regular League One season, only Rotherham won more (23), while Orient also came from behind to draw the first leg of this tie 1-1.

Despite winning 16 points more at home this season, Peterborough scored three goals more on the road than at London Road (inc. play-offs).


Rotherham United v Preston North End

The Millers won six more points on the road (46) than they did at the New York Stadium (40) in League One this season.

Preston have failed to score in six of their last eight league trips to Rotherham, though they did win on both occasions in which they found the net (D2 L4).

The team that finished in fourth place in League One has won the play-offs in each of the last three seasons.

The fifth placed side in League One hasn't won promotion via the play-offs since 2005/06.

Rotherham have recovered 15 points from losing positions at home this season, a joint-league-high alongside Port Vale.

Joe Garner's 49th minute strike against Rotherham in the first leg ended a run of 407 minutes without a goal.

The Millers have gone 11 league games unbeaten at the New York Stadium, winning seven (D4).

Rotherham have scored 17 goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches this term; a league-high.


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