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Simon Gott 31st Oct 2013 - 15:33

Sky Bet Championship Opta Facts – Nov 1-2

 

Ipswich v Barnsley

  • The Tractor Boys are unbeaten in their last five league matches against the Tykes, winning twice (D3).
  • Barnsley have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last four league visits to Ipswich.
  • Barnsley striker Chris O'Grady has bagged three goals in his last four league appearances.
  • The Tykes have conceded 20 goals in the second half; a league-high.
  • Ipswich Town have mustered eight headed goals; a league-high.

Watford V Leicester

  • Including play-off matches, Watford have won four of the last five against Leicester (L1), scoring 10 in the process.
  • The Foxes have won six of their last eight league games; losing just once (D1).
  • David Nugent has scored three of Leicester's last four goals against Watford (inc. play-offs).
  • Leicester City have netted six goals from the penalty spot; the most scored by any side in England's top four divisions.
  • Watford have scored six goals in the opening fifteen minutes; currently the most in the division.

Birmingham V Charlton

  • Birmingham are unbeaten in four against Charlton, drawing three and winning the other.
  • Charlton have lost just once in their last six league trips to Birmingham, winning twice (D3).
  • Jesse Lingard scored four goals on his debut for Birmingham City but has only managed one goal in four appearances since then.
  • The Addicks have only managed to record nine goals this season; a joint-league-low.
  • Charlton Athletic have taken the lead just three this season; the fewest number of time by any side in the Championship.

Blackburn V Middlesbrough

  • Blackburn are without a win in their last five attempts against Middlesbrough (D3 L2), scoring just three times.
  • Middlesbrough did the double over Blackburn last season (2-1 & 1-0), and were the only side they beat on both occasions.
  • Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes has scored a league-high 10 goals this season.
  • Rovers have scored six goals between the 16th and 30th minute marks; a league-high.
  • Boro have conceded five goals from the penalty spot; the most in the Championship.

Bournemouth V Bolton

  • Bournemouth have won four of their last six home league encounters with Bolton, although they've lost the last two.
  • Bolton have gone nine league games without keeping a clean sheet against the Cherries, conceding 12 in the process.
  • Having scored four goals in his first three appearances this season, Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban has registered three goals in his last 10 since then.
  • Bolton Wanderers have scored just three goals in the second half; a joint-league-low.
  • Bolton are the only team in the league yet to concede between the 31st and 45th minute marks.

Doncaster V Brighton

  • At home, Doncaster have gone three league games unbeaten against the Seagulls (W1 D2), keeping two clean sheets in that run.
  • Brighton are unbeaten in four against Donny, winning two (D2).
  • Doncaster's Ross Turnbull has made 56 saves this season; a league-high.
  • Doncaster are one of only two teams in the Championship yet to score a goal in the last fifteen minutes.
  • The Seagulls have lost three games from winning positions, the most by any team in the division.

Leeds V Yeovil

  • Leeds are yet to lose against Yeovil, winning five of the previous six meetings (D1).
  • Yeovil are yet to score a goal on their travels to Elland Road, conceding nine.
  • Dexter Blackstock's debut goal for Leeds also ended a run of 21 games in all competitions without one.
  • 44% of goals scored this season by Leeds United have been headed.
  • Yeovil are yet to score between the 16th and 30th minute marks as well as 46th to 60th.

Millwall V Burnley

  • Millwall have won two of their last five against Burnley, although both of those wins came at Turf Moor (W2 D1 L2).
  • Burnley have won eight of their last nine league games; drawing the other.
  • Danny Ings who scored in the previous fixture last January, has netted nine times in 13 games in the Championship this term.
  • Burnley have conceded just two goals in the first half this season; a joint-league-low.
  • Every goal conceded by Burnley this season has come from inside the penalty area.

Nottm Forest V Blackpool

  • Forest have drawn five of their last six home league games against Blackpool, keeping two clean sheets.
  • Blackpool have lost just one of their last 11 meetings with Forest, including playoffs (W4 D6)
  • Thomas Ince has scored 38% of Blackpool's league goals this season (6 of 16). Indeed, Blackpool have lost just once when Ince has netted (v Millwall 3-1).
  • Forest have gone ahead in five league games away from home this season; a joint-league-high.
  • The Tangerines have scored a league-high nine left-footed efforts.

QPR V Derby

  • The R's have gone 10 league games without a win against Derby at Loftus Road (D5 L5).
  • Derby have scored in nine of their last 10 league trips to Loftus Road, failing to score in their last visit in April 2011 (0-0).
  • Charlie Austin has scored four goals in his last four league appearances at Loftus Road.
  • QPR have won all five games at home in which they have taken the lead.
  • Derby County have scored a league-high 14 goals in the first half of fixtures this season.

Sheff Wed V Reading

  • The Owls have lost five of the last six meetings with Reading (D1), conceding 18 goals in the process.
  • The Royals have picked up back to back victories on their league travels to Hillsborough (2-0 & 2-1).
  • Danny Guthrie has scored a joint-league-high four goals from outside the penalty area this season.
  • Sheffield Wednesday are the only team in the top four tiers yet to win a match this season (D8 L4).
  • 75% of goals scored by Wednesday have come in the first half; a league-high.

Wigan V Huddersfield

  • The Latics have won their last three home matches against the Terriers by a single goal, recording a 1-0 victory in each of those games.
  • Huddersfield have gone five games (all comps) without a win against Wigan (D2 L3).
  • Huddersfield's James Vaughan has scored 11 goals from 14 appearances this season in all competitions.
  • Wigan have gained eight points from losing positions this season; a joint-league-high.
  • 43% of goals scored by Wigan have come in the last fifteen minutes; a league-high.

 

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