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Lewis Constable 11th Dec 2014 - 17:57

Championship Opta Facts – Dec 12-13

Brighton v Millwall

Brighton have won two and drawn four of their last six against Millwall.

Millwall are unbeaten in their last four trips to Brighton, winning one and drawing three.

The Seagulls have won only one of their last 16 Championship fixtures, losing six (D9).

Millwall have seen 12 different players score for them this season; a joint-league-high with four other teams - including opponents Brighton.

Millwall have scored in seven of their last eight trips to Brighton in league competition.

Defender Lewis Dunk is Brighton's top scorer in all competitions this season with five goals.


M'boro V Derby

Middlesbrough have won seven and lost none of their last eight games at home to Derby County.

Derby have conceded in each of their last 14 away to Middlesbrough, last shutting them out in March 1989.

Grant Leadbitter has scored five goals from the penalty spot in 2014/15; three more than any other player.

Chris Martin has bagged six goals in his last six away games for the Rams.

Against Millwall, Jelle Vossen netted his first, second and third goal in English football, after 12 games without one for Boro.

Derby County midfielder John Eustace is the oldest player to score in the Championship this season.

Birmingham V Reading

Birmingham have netted in 11 of their 12 previous home clashes against the Royals.

Reading have won their last their two matches against the Blues; they've never won three in a row.

Danny Guthrie has scored two goals in two appearances against Birmingham for Reading.

The Blues have scored just seven second half goals this campaign, the fewest in the Championship.

Birmingham and Reading have conceded a joint-league-high nine headed goals this season.

David Cotterill has created a league-high 69 goalscoring chances for his teammates this term; two more than his total for 13/14.


Bolton V Ipswich

Bolton have gone eight games without keeping a clean sheet against the Tractor Boys, last keeping a shutout in April 1999.

Ipswich have gone four games unbeaten against the Trotters, winning three (D1). They've not gone five without defeat since December 1996.

David McGoldrick scored in both matches against Bolton last season, earning Ipswich four points in the process.

Bolton have won three and lost none of their last five games, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

The Championship's current leading scorer Daryl Murphy has scored 13 goals this season, equalling his total from 2013/14.

Last weekend, Ipswich Town managed to score more than two goals in a Championship game for the first time since December 2013 (v Doncaster).

Bournemouth V Cardiff

Bournemouth have won six, drawn two and lost one of their last nine home encounters with Cardiff City.

Cardiff have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 13 against the Cherries, last keeping the south coast side at bay in September 1946.

Matt Ritchie is the division's top assister with nine; seven more than his total in 2013/14.

Bournemouth have gone 10 games unbeaten (W7 D3); the current longest run in the league.

Federico Macheda netted a brace against Bournemouth last season, though it came while he was at Birmingham City.

Bournemouth have struck 25 times in the second half this season, one more than Cardiff have managed in total.


Brentford V Blackburn

Brentford have lost only one of their last seven at home to Blackburn, winning five (D1).

This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides since September 1996 when Blackburn won 2-0 in the League Cup.

Brentford have registered eight goals via substitutes in 2014/15, the most in the Championship.

Rudy Gestede has scored six headed goals this term, two more than anyone else.

In fact the Blackburn hitman has bagged more headed goals since August 2013 than any other Championship player (16).

The Bees have won all 10 games in which they've gone ahead in this season.

However, opponents Blackburn have won the most points from losing positions this term (14).

Charlton V Blackpool

Charlton have won four and lost none of their last six matches at home to the Tangerines.

Blackpool have failed to score in their last two games against Charlton; they last went three without a goal in March 1949.

Charlton's Callum Harriott has scored more goals against Blackpool than against any other team (three in three appearances).

Blackpool have used a league-high 33 different players so far this season, 10 more than opponents Charlton.

Igor Vetokele has bagged eight goals for Charlton this term; one more than their top scorer Marvin Sordell (7) managed in 2013/14.

The Seasiders have gone 10 games without a win on the road (D4 L6). Indeed, they've recorded just one away victory in their last 26 attempts (D8 L17).


Leeds V Fulham

Leeds have won five of their last six home league games against Fulham, losing once.

Fulham have kept clean sheets four of their last six league games against Leeds.

No Championship side has dropped more points from leading positions this season than Leeds United (14).

Hugo Rodallega has scored or assisted five of Fulham's last six goals (three goals, two assists).

Fulham have gone 28 games without keeping a clean sheet on the road, shipping 74 goals in the process.

Mirco Antenucci has scored four in his last four for Leeds United.


Norwich V Huddersfield

After going five without a win against Huddersfield between 1999 and 2001, Norwich have won their last two, scoring three goals in each game.

Huddersfield are winless in eight away to Norwich in the league, losing six.

Lewis Grabban has scored five goals in seven appearances against Huddersfield in league competition.

Sean Scannell's strike at the weekend ended of a run of 784 minutes without a goal.

However, the former Crystal Palace attacker has failed to score in consecutive games since April 2011.

Both sides have scored in eight of Norwich City's last nine home games (W2 D5 L2).

Having gone 27 games without scoring, Jonny Howson has bagged three in his last four for Norwich City.


Rotherham V Nottm Forest

The last three meetings between Rotherham and Nottm Forest have all ended one goal apiece.

Nottm Forest are unbeaten in 13 against the Millers, winning five and drawing eight.

Luciano Becchio has scored four goals and assisted two more in six appearances against Nottm Forest.

All three of Jordan Bowery's goals this season have come as a substitute, a league-high.

Only seven different players have scored for Forest this season; the fewest in the Championship.

The Tricky Trees have bagged a league-high 10 headed goals this term; eight more than their opponents Rotherham (2).


Sheff Wed V Wolves

The Owls have failed to score in each of their last three against Wolves, though they've conceded just two, however (D1 L2).

Wolves have lost only one of their last 22 games against Sheffield Wednesday, winning 11 (D10).

Wolves are unbeaten in eight against the Owls, winning five (D3).

The top two players for most interceptions in the Championship this season are Sheffield Wednesday's Glenn Loovens (56) and Tom Lees (55).

Sheffield Wednesday have gone four games without defeat (W2 D2); their best run since August, at the start of the season (also four games).

Wolves have struck the woodwork on 12 occasions this campaign, a league-high.


Watford V Wigan

Watford have never lost at home to Wigan in league competition, winning two (D3).

Wigan have scored just three goals across those five games at Vicarage Road.

Matej Vydra (10) has been directly involved in more goals this season than any other Watford player (seven goals, three assists).

Troy Deeney's hat-trick against Fulham ended a run of five games without a goal for the striker. Indeed, the last two Watford hat-tricks have both been scored by Deeney.

No Championship side has had more different goalscorers this season than Wigan (12).

Callum McManaman has scored five goals this season, equalling his total from his previous two seasons in the Championship.



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