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Simon Gott 17th Sep 2015 - 12:17

Championship Opta Facts - September 18-21


Ipswich v Birmingham

  • Ipswich Town are unbeaten in their last seven league meetings with Birmingham City (W4 D3).
  • Birmingham City were promoted from the Championship in the season that they last defeated Ipswich away (Dec 2008).
  • Jonathan Parr received the fastest yellow card for a substitute in the Championship this season (27 seconds) against Leeds United midweek.
  • The Blues have the best conversion rate of any Championship team, scoring with 22% of their shots.
  • Clayton Donaldson has the most assists in the Championship this season (4), three more than he managed in the whole of last season.


Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough

  • Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last six home games against Boro (W4 D2).
  • Middlesbrough have lost just one of their last seven league meetings with Forest (W3 D3).
  • Only Reading (86) have had more shots than Forest this season (84), excluding blocked efforts.
  • Boro's Christian Stuani has the best mins/goal ratio of any player with three or more goals, scoring a goal every 81 minutes.
  • Adam Clayton has completed the most successful passes so far this season (418).


Blackburn v Charlton

  • Blackburn have enjoyed four successive victories against Charlton in all competitions, including three in 2014-15.
  • Before losing at Ewood Park last season (0-2), Charlton won their previous two league games there in January 2013 and October 2013.
  • Jordan Rhodes scored a brace in both of Blackburn's league wins over the Addicks last season.
  • Only Birmingham's Clayton Donaldson has more Championship assists than Simon Makienok (3).
  • Craig Conway has created more chances than any other player in the Championship so far (28).


Brentford v Preston

  • Brentford have won four and lost none (D1) of their last five league meetings with Preston North End.
  • Preston have failed to find the net in each of their last three league games against the Londoners.
  • The Bees are one of four Championship teams without a clean-sheet this season (Huddersfield, Wolves and Fulham are the others).
  • Brentford have scored in 11 consecutive home league games.
  • Joe Garner has had the most shots (excl. blocked) without scoring (24) in the Championship.


Bristol City v Reading

  • Bristol City have only failed to score in one of their last 15 league games at home against the Royals.
  • Reading have won three successive league meetings with Bristol City, netting eight goals over these three games.
  • The Robins have conceded 10 goals in their previous four home games.
  • Reading are looking to win back-to-back away games for the first time since February 2015.
  • The Royals have had the most shots (86) and the most shots on target (39) in the Championship this season.


Huddersfield v Bolton

  • The last five league meetings between these two clubs have produced only seven goals.
  • Just three of the last 16 league meetings between these sides has seen Bolton lose (W10 D3).
  • The Terriers have won just three of their last 14 home games (D6 L5) since beating Bolton in December 2014.
  • Bolton are the only Championship team yet to score an away goal this season.
  • Only Bolton (48) have had more corners than Huddersfield this season (47).
  • Of players with 200 or more passes, Bolton's Mark Davies has the best passing accuracy (90%).


Hull City v QPR

  • Hull City have lost only one of their last seven league meetings with QPR (W3 D3).
  • The Hoops have not won a league game away at Hull City since Feb 1970, losing three and drawing five of their eight trips there since.
  • Abel Hernandez has scored three times in his five Championship games this season. He got four in 25 Premier League appearances last season.
  • Nine of QPR's last 10 Championship goals have been scored in the second half, with the other coming in the 42nd minute.
  • The Hoops have also conceded the most goals in the second half of any Championship side (9).


MK Dons v Leeds

  • MK Dons won their first ever league game against Leeds; 3-1 thanks to goals from Sean O'Hanlon and Aaron Wilbraham (2).
  • Leeds have won their last three league meetings with MK Dons, conceding only one goal.
  • These two sides have had the fewest shots on target in the Championship this season (MK Dons 14, Leeds United 19).
  • Sol Bamba has made more interceptions than any other Championship player this season (32).
  • MK Dons are on a run of three successive losses. The last time they lost four on the bounce was December 2009


Rotherham v Cardiff

  • Rotherham have lost just two of their previous 22 home games against Cardiff City in the league (W16 D4 L2).
  • Cardiff are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Rotherham (W3 D3).
  • Rotherham have faced more shots on target than any other side in the division (44).
  • Cardiff's Joe Mason has had more shots on target than any player this campaign (12).
  • No side has fewer points than Rotherham in the Championship, while the Millers have also shipped the most goals in the division (16).


Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham

  • Five of the last six league meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.
  • Fulham have scored in all but one of their last 13 league games against Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Wednesday are winless since their opening day victory over Bristol City (D3 L3).
  • Fulham last won three league games in a row in March 2012, while in the Premier League.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have scored in each of their last 10 home league games, yet never more than twice in that run. The last time they scored more than twice at Hillsborough was in April 2014.


Wolves v Brighton

  • Wolves have scored in 16 of their last 17 league meetings with Brighton & Hove Albion.
  • Brighton have only lost three of their previous 24 league games against Wolves (W12 D9).
  • Only Daryl Murphy and Sergio Aguero (27) have scored more league goals in England than Benik Afobe since the start of last season (26).
  • Brighton's Tomer Hemed has four goals in his last three Championship games.
  • The Seagulls are the only unbeaten side left in the Championship (W6 D1).


Derby v Burnley

  • Derby County have collected just two points in their last 10 league games against Burnley (D2 L8).
  • Burnley have conceded just one goal in their last five league meetings with the Rams.
  • The Rams have attempted the most passes in the division (3608), exactly 900 more than Burnley have.
  • In midweek, George Boyd scored his first league goal since netting the winner for Burnley v Manchester City in March.
  • The Clarets have scored the most headed goals in the Championship so far (5).


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