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Lewis Constable 13th Jan 2016 - 16:18

Championship Opta Facts Jan 15-16

Brentford v Burnley

Brentford are winless in their last five matches in all competitions against Burnley, drawing two and losing three.
Michael Keane scored the winner in the reverse fixture in August, netting in the 26th minute for the Clarets.
The Bees have failed to score in their last two league matches at Griffin Park; they've not gone three without reply since October 2013.
Burnley haven't won back to back away games since May 2015 whilst in the Premier League.
Andre Gray has netted five in his last five matches in all competitions for Burnley.
In midweek, Joey Barton scored and assisted in the same league game for the first time since April 2007 versus Fulham.

Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United

Sheffield Wednesday have won just one of their last seven league games against Yorkshire rivals Leeds, though this was a 6-0 win at home in January 2014 (D4 L2).
Leeds have failed to score in just two of their last 17 trips to Hillsborough.
Fernando Forestieri netted a brace against Leeds in August 2014, helping former team Watford secure a 4-1 win.
Souleymane Doukara's goal after 12 seconds for Leeds v Ipswich is the fastest goal in the Football League this season.
Sheffield Wednesday have won four of their last five in league competition (L1). Indeed, the Owls have gone 10 unbeaten at Hillsborough in the league (W7 D3).
The Whites are winless in four games, although three have ended level (L1).

Blackburn Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion

Blackburn haven't beaten Brighton in the league since March 1992, drawing four and losing three meetings since.
The Seagulls have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 visits to Blackburn, but this was in this exact fixture last March (1-0 win).
Jordan Rhodes has scored three goals in his last three home games against Brighton.
Blackburn have gone five games without a win, losing three and drawing two.
Rovers have netted just two goals in their last six Championship matches, this after scoring exactly twice in three consecutive matches.
Brighton have lost three games in a row for the first time since April 2015. They've not lost four on the bounce since December 2011.

Bristol City v Middlesbrough

Bristol City have won three consecutive games against Boro in the league, their best ever run against them.
Middlesbrough have kept four clean sheets in their last six league games away to Bristol City, conceding twice in each of the other two fixtures.
Middlesbrough's clean sheet in midweek was their ninth a row, becoming only the third second tier side to achieve this feat (Chelsea in 1905/06 and Leeds United in 1927/28 also achieved this).
No side has scored fewer second half goals this season than Bristol City (10) - level with Bolton.
The Robins have won just one of their last 11 league games, drawing four and losing six.
David Nugent has been directly involved in more league goals this season than any other Middlesbrough player (10 - 5 goals, 5 assists).

Derby County v Birmingham City

Derby's last clean sheet at home to the Blues came in March 1977, going 13 meetings without one against them.
Birmingham are winless in their last five contests with the Rams, though four of these have been draws.
Johnny Russell has scored in two of his last three league games against Birmingham.
The Rams have won seven and lost none of their last 10 league games at the iPro Stadium.
Tom Ince has scored or assisted six league goals in his last six appearances (five goals, one assist).
The Blues are winless in their last five away games, losing two and drawing three.

Huddersfield Town v Fulham

Huddersfield haven't won any of their last eight fixtures against Fulham (D3 L5).
Fulham salvaged a point from their home meeting with Huddersfield in August, with Cauley Woodrow scoring in the 94th minute.
The Terriers have scored just eight times in their last 12 league games against Fulham, last scoring more than once in a game against them in November 1991.
Fulham have won back-to-back away trips to Huddersfield and could win three in a row against the Terriers away for the first time.
The Terriers have conceded 14 goals in their last six contests with Fulham (2.33 per game).
Ross McCormack has scored four times in his last three league appearances against Huddersfield.

Hull City v Charlton Athletic

Hull hold just one win in their last eight fixtures against Charlton Athletic (D4 L3).
Charlton's loss away to Hull in February 2013 is their only defeat there in nine visits (W4 D4).
Charlton have scored the fewest away goals in the Championship this season (7).
Since winning back to back games in November, the Addicks have gone nine without a win, with five of those contests ending in defeat.
The away side in this fixture hasn't netted more than twice since October 1971 when Charlton won 3-2.
Despite scoring an 89th minute equaliser in the reverse fixture, the Tigers went on to lose courtesy of a 90th minute winner from Charlton's Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Ipswich Town v Preston North End

Ipswich have won their last two league games against PNE by a 2-1 scoreline. They've never won three in a row against them.
Preston have scored in each of their last 14 games against the Tractor Boys, last failing to score against them in October 2004.
Ipswich have come from behind to win their last two home matches in league competition (Leeds and QPR), netting a 90th minute winner in both.
The Lilywhites have won three consecutive matches in the second tier for the first time since April 2011. They haven't won four in a row since May 2009.
Brett Pitman's seven goals have earned Ipswich nine points this season, while Daryl Murphy's seven goals have won just five points for the Tractor Boys.
Preston are the only Championship side yet to concede in the opening 15 minutes this season.

MK Dons v Reading

MK Dons' trip to Reading in August was their first ever meeting, which ended goalless.
In that match, the Royals fired in 20 shots to MK Dons' three, with goalkeeper Jonathan Bond not having to make a single save.
MK Dons have gone eight games without keeping a clean sheet, conceding 14 goals in the process, with five of those coming in midweek.
The Royals have failed to win any of their last eight away games, losing six and drawing two.
Nicky Maynard has scored two and assisted two more in his last five league starts for MK Dons.
Reading have scored just six goals in their last nine games and never more than once in this run.

Nottingham Forest v Bolton Wanderers

Forest have lost just once in their last 10 league fixtures against Bolton but have only won twice (D7).
Bolton have lost their last two visits to the City Ground by three goals each time (3-0 in August 2013, 4-1 in February 2015).
Matt Mills scored his fifth goal of the season in midweek making him the top scoring defender in the Championship this season.
Nélson Oliveira's six goals for Forest have earned them nine points this season.
The Tricky Trees are currently nine games unbeaten in the Championship (W3 D6), though six of the last seven have ended level.
Bolton have won only one of their last 20 matches in league competition, losing 11 in the process (D8).

Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers

Rotherham haven't beaten QPR in a league fixture since March 1982 (D2 L3).
QPR have failed to score in three of their five trips to Rotherham in the Football League.
After conceding another late goal in midweek versus Blackburn, QPR have dropped a league-high 19 points from leading positions this season.
Rotherham have won four of their last five home league games (L1), including each of the last three.
The R's have gone seven games without a victory (D5 L2). If they fail to win here, it would be their longest winless run in the second tier since March 2009 when they went nine games without a win.
Joe Newell remains Rotherham's most creative player this season in the Championship, with five assists and 39 chances created, both highs within the Millers' squad.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Cardiff City

Wolves have failed to score in just one of their last 10 league contests against Cardiff, though that was in the 2-0 defeat away to them in August.
Cardiff haven't kept a clean sheet in their last nine games at Molineux, last shutting out the home side in September 1986.
Wolves' Michal Zyro scored a brace on his first start in the Football League in midweek.
Wolves have won four in a row for the first time since April 2015. They last won five on the spin in the second tier back in November 2008 (seven wins).
Cardiff have won three of their last five versus Wolves, losing the other two.



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