Championship facts - April 10-11


Brighton v Bournemouth

Brighton are winless in five against Bournemouth in league competition (D3 L2).

However, the Cherries have won none of their last 11 league visits to Brighton (D5 L6), last triumphing there 2-1 in September 1988.

Callum Wilson has won 10 of Bournemouth's 15 penalties this season in the Championship.

In fact, Wilson has now scored 20 goals in all competitions this season; six more than any other Bournemouth player.

Leon Best has had a hand in five goals in four appearances against Bournemouth (three goals, two assists).

Bournemouth (87) have scored more than twice as many goals as Brighton (43) in the Championship this season.


Fulham v Wigan

Fulham are unbeaten in 14 league games against Wigan (W6 D8).

Indeed, Wigan's last league win against Fulham came at Craven Cottage in October 2006 (1-0).

Both sides scored a penalty and had a player sent off in the reverse of this fixture (3-3 in November).

The Whites have conceded more goals in the opening 15 mins (14) and final 15 mins (20) of matches than any other team in the Championship this season.

No Championship side has lost more games in 2015 than Wigan (10).

Only Brighton (4) have kept fewer clean sheets at home this season than Fulham (5).

Ross McCormack has scored or assisted nine of Fulham's last 15 goals (seven goals, two assists).


Derby v Brentford

Chris Martin has scored three goals in two games against Brentford for Derby in all competitions.

Both teams have scored in the last six league meetings between these sides, with Brentford winning twice in that time (W2 D3 L1).

The Bees have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes this term than any other team (24).

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) is one of only two outfield players in the Championship to play in every minute of every game this season (3690 minutes) - Danny Batth (Wolves) the other.

Brentford substitutes have contributed 20 goals and assists this season in the Championship; more than any other team, while Derby are second with 19.

Derby have kept just two clean sheets in their last 13 games.


Birmingham v Wolves

Following a nine game unbeaten run against Wolves in league competition, Birmingham are winless in five against their Midlands rivals (D2 L3).

Wolves have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven visits to St. Andrew's (W1 D4 L2), though they've only failed to score once in that time.

No player in England's top four tiers has scored more goals in all competitions this season than Benik Afobe (29) - level with Harry Kane.

Clayton Donaldson has scored in each of his last two games; he has yet to net in three consecutive matches this season.

Wolves have won their last four games; the current longest winning run in the division.

Kevin McDonald has provided more assists in 2015 than any other Championship player (8).


Bolton v Norwich

Bolton have won just one of their last five against Norwich, losing the other four.

Norwich have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 league meetings with Bolton.

On Easter Monday, Emile Heskey provided two assists in an English league game for the first time since August 2002 (Liverpool v Southampton).

Norwich have won more points in 2015 than any other Championship team (39).

The Trotters have seen 20 different players score a league goal for them this term, a league-high.

The Canaries have won six and lost none of their last eight games on the road.


Ipswich v Blackpool

Ipswich have never lost at home to Blackpool in league competition (W6 D5).

After scoring in their first nine fixtures at Portman Road, Blackpool have failed to find the net on their last two visits there.

The Tractor Boys are the only team yet to receive a red card in 2014/15.

Blackpool have fielded more players in the Championship this season than any other team (50).

Ipswich have scored exactly one goal in each of their last seven matches (W2 D2 L3).

The Tangerines have conceded more goals from the penalty spot than any other Championship side (9).


Leeds v Cardiff

Leeds are winless in 15 league meetings with Cardiff (D5 L10), last beating them 1-0 in February 1984.

Cardiff have scored on each of their last seven visits to Elland Road, conceding just three times in that run.

Leeds have attempted fewer shots on target than any other team in 2014/15 (138).

Cardiff have gone six games unbeaten on their travels, winning three.

The Whites have failed to score in their last two home games; they've not gone three in a row without a goal since September 2006.

Only Harry Kane (29) and Benik Afobe (29) have scored more goals in all competitions in England's top four tiers this term than Eoin Doyle (26); though he's netted just once in 11 games for Cardiff.


Middlesbrough v Rotherham

The last three league meetings between these sides in Middlesbrough have ended in a draw, though they've not faced each other there since March 1987.

Rotherham have kept just one clean sheet in their last 25 league games against Boro.

Middlesbrough have seen just 11 players score for them this season; a joint-league-low alongside Birmingham.

Matt Derbyshire has scored more Championship goals for Rotherham than any other player this season (7).

All four of Jordan Bowery's goals this season have come as a substitute.

Patrick Bamford has scored or assisted seven goals in his last seven games at the Riverside Stadium (six goals, one assist).


Millwall v Watford

Millwall have won just one of their last nine league meetings with Watford (D2 L6).

The Hornets came from behind to win the reverse of this fixture 3-1 in November.

Watford's Troy Deeney has been involved in 18 league goals in 2015, more than any Championship player in that time.

Millwall have committed the most fouls in the division this season (563).

Odion Ighalo has scored more league goals in 2015 than any other player in England's top four tiers (15).

Watford have won four and lost none of their last six games on the road.


Nottm Forest v Huddersfield

Forest have won their last five home games against Huddersfield, netting 16 goals in total (3.2 per game).

The Terriers have not kept a clean sheet in their last 11 visits to the City Ground, last shutting them out there in February 1957.

Nottm Forest have recovered 26 points from losing positions this season; a league-high.

Jacob Butterfield (110) has created the most goalscoring chances in the division this campaign.

In fact, Butterfield has assisted three of Huddersfield's last five goals.

Dexter Blackstock has found the back of the net in each of his last three appearances at the City Ground.


Reading v Blackburn

Reading have won only one of their 13 previous league meetings with Blackburn (D7 L5), and none of the last 10.

Rovers have conceded just one goal in their last four meetings with the Royals.

Jordan Rhodes' goals this season have won more points than any other Championship player this season (20).

The Royals have conceded in 11 of their last 12 games.

Rovers have won their last three away games. They last won four in a row in April 2001.

Blackburn substitutes have contributed just three goals and assists this season in the Championship; fewer than any other team.


Sheff Wed v Charlton

The Owls have scored in their last five meetings with Charlton (W2 D2 L1).

Charlton came from behind to win this exact fixture 3-2 last season, thanks to Marvin Sordell's hat-trick.

Charlton have yet to concede a goal from the penalty spot this season; a joint-low alongside Bournemouth.

Lewis McGugan has scored or assisted four of Sheffield Wednesday's last six goals (one goal, three assists).

Charlton have scored in 13 of their last 14 games, this after failing to net in the four prior to this run.

10 of Sheffield Wednesday's 13 goals at Hillsborough this season have come via set-pieces (77%).

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Written by: btfstats

Date: 08:13 10 Apr, 2015