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Simon Gott 25th Sep 2014 - 13:11

Championship Opta Facts – September 27

Birmingham V Fulham

  • The Blues have scored just six goals in their last nine encounters with Fulham and never more than once in that run (W2 D3 L4).
  • Fulham won on their most recent visit to Birmingham City in May 2011, courtesy of a brace from Brede Hangeland.
  • Birmingham's David Cotterill has created 27 goalscoring chances for his teammates this term, more than any other player.
  • Fulham have gone 12 games without keeping a clean sheet in league competition. Indeed, the Whites have failed to win in that run of games, losing nine (D3).
  • Since the start of last season, Ross McCormack has scored more Championship goals than any other player (30).
  • Fulham have shipped 12 second half goals this season, a league-high and two more than Birmingham

Blackburn V Watford

  • Blackburn have won their last three home clashes against Watford; their longest ever winning streak versus the Hornets.
  • Watford's last league victory at Ewood Park was back in September 2000, when they came from 2-0 down to claim a 4-3 win.
  • Jordan Rhodes has scored four goals in his last five appearances. Indeed, Rhodes scored in this exact fixture last season as Blackburn won 1-0.
  • Watford have conceded a penalty in each of their last three games, though the last two have been missed.
  • Since the turn of the year, Craig Conway has provided 16 assists in league competition, seven more than any other in the top four tiers.
  • The Hornets have picked up just three wins from their last 21 fixtures on the road (D9 L9).

Blackpool V Norwich

  • Blackpool have gone three games unbeaten against Norwich, winning twice (D1).
  • Norwich have conceded in each of their last eight matches against Blackpool.
  • Blackpool have fired in a league-low 23 shots on target so far this season. In contrast, opponents Norwich have registered the most (50).
  • No side has recovered more points from losing positions than Norwich (7).
  • Blackpool have failed to score in five of their eight games this season, a league-high. Indeed, Blackpool are one of two sides yet to win in 2014/15 - Fulham the other.
  • All three sides that were relegated from the Championship last season have won more second tier games in 2014 than Blackpool (3).
  • Cameron Jerome has bagged six goals in five games (all comps) since joining Norwich City. Indeed, Jerome has scored as many goals in 2014/15 as he managed in his previous two seasons combined.

Bolton V Derby

  • Bolton have gone six games unbeaten against Derby County, though four of those games have ended level (W2).
  • Derby have gone six games without a clean sheet away to Bolton Wanderers, losing three times (W1 D2).
  • Craig Davies (21) has committed more fouls without actually receiving a card than any other Championship player in 2014/15.
  • Derby have yet to score a header this season, a joint-low with Leeds.
  • The Trotters have won just once in their last nine matches, losing five (D3).
  • Derby's Craig Bryson, who was the Championship's top scoring midfielder last season has netted just two goals in his last 15 league games (incl. play-offs).

Bournemouth V Wigan

  • Bournemouth have won five and drawn three of their last eight home matches against Wigan, keeping a clean sheet in seven of those games.
  • Wigan have won only once in their last seven encounters with the Cherries, losing two and drawing four.
  • Eddie Howe's men have dropped 10 points from leading situations this season, a league-high.
  • Both of Martyn Waghorn's goals this season have come as substitute.
  • Bournemouth are one of three sides to have scored in every league game this season (Charlton & Blackburn the other teams).
  • Wigan have yet to win away from this season (D1 L3).

Brentford V Leeds

  • Brentford have gone four home games unbeaten against Leeds, winning two and drawing two.
  • The two sides have met just twice since the turn of the century with both games ending level.
  • No side has made more errors leading to goals this season than Brentford (3) - level with Huddersfield.
  • Brentford have made just 59 fouls so far this term, nine fewer than any other team.
  • Leeds have conceded exactly three goals in both the opening and closing 15 minutes of matches this season.
  • Souleymane Doukara has scored four goals in his last five games in all competitions for Leeds.

Cardiff V Sheff Wed

  • Cardiff have won their last three against Sheffield Wednesday; they've never won four in a row.
  • The Owls have lost their last four away trips to Cardiff, failing to score in three of those games.
  • Cardiff are the only team yet to score in the final 30 minutes of games this season.
  • No side has kept more clean sheets this season than Sheffield Wednesday (5).
  • Sheffield Wednesday are the only Championship side yet to concede in the opening 30 minutes in 2014/15.
  • Cardiff are winless in five league games, losing three (D2).

Charlton V Middlesbrough

  • Charlton are winless in six against Middlesbrough, losing five and drawing the other.
  • Middlesbrough have won four of their last five league trips to the Valley (L1).
  • The Addicks have scored four times in the opening 15 minutes this term, a joint-league-high with Reading.
  • Middlesbrough have won each of the five games in which they've gone ahead this season.
  • Charlton are one of two Championship sides yet to taste defeat this season, Nottm Forest the other.
  • Boro have bagged four goals from the penalty spot in 2014/15, more than any other team.

Huddersfield V Millwall

  • Huddersfield have won their last three games against Millwall without reply.
  • Millwall have failed to find the back of the net in four of their last five encounters with Huddersfield.
  • The Terriers have never won four consecutive matches against the Lions.
  • Millwall have gone 12 games without keeping a clean sheet away to Huddersfield (W2 L10).
  • Huddersfield have won 10 of the last 11 home clashes with Millwall, losing the other.
  • Millwall's last victory away at Huddersfield came back in March 2009, 2-1.

Ipswich V Rotherham

  • Ipswich have won their last four against the Millers which is their joint-longest winning run against them
  • Rotherham have won just two of their last 17 league encounters with the Tractor Boys (D6 L9).
  • Christophe Berra has scored more goals than any other defender this term (3).
  • Rotherham have netted just one first half goal in their last 12 matches in the second tier of English football.
  • The last time Ipswich lost when Daryl Murphy had scored in a match was back in January 2013 versus Bristol City. Their record since that game stands at 12 wins and four draws.
  • No player has attempted more shots without actually finding the back of the net than Rotherham's Paul Taylor (20).

Nottm Forest V Brighton

  • Forest have won only one of their last seven matches against the Seagulls (D4 L2).
  • Brighton have avoided defeat in each of their last four trips to the City Ground (W1 D3).
  • Nottingham Forest have scored a league-high six goals via headers this season.
  • Since the turn of the year Britt Assombalonga has scored 21 goals in league competition (incl. play-offs), more than any other player in the top four tiers.
  • Brighton failed to score in their last two matches; they've not gone three without a goal since March 2014.
  • Michail Antonio has provided a league-high five assists this season, two more than his total for 2013/14.

Reading V Wolves

  • Reading have won three and drawn one of their last four against Wolves.
  • Wolves have gone six games without keeping a clean sheet against Reading (W2 D1 L3).
  • The Royals have scored in each of their last nine games at home.
  • Wolves have lost only once in their last 18 league games, winning 13 and drawing four.
  • Reading have lost only one of their last eight on home soil, winning four (D3).
  • No side has been shown fewer yellow cards this season than Wolves (7).

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