Friday, January 25, 2013

Championship Opta Facts – January 26

Bristol City v Ipswich Town
Bristol have lost four of their last six Championship matches (W1 D1); including the last three in a row.
Ipswich Town have lost just one of their last six matches in the league (W2 D3 L1).
Bristol City have conceded a goal in every league game this season (27 matches). They are the only team in England's top four divisions yet to keep a clean sheet.
The Robins have picked up just 11 points at home this season (W3 D2 L8); the worst home record in the Championship.
The Tractor Boys are unbeaten in three matches on the road (W2 D1), conceding just one goal in those three matches.

Burnley v Birmingham City
Burnley have won four of their last five league matches (W4 L1); keeping clean sheets in all four of the victories.
Birmingham have won just one of their last eight matches in the Championship (W1 D4 L3).
Lee Clark's side have won just two of their 12 matches against sides in the top 10 this season (W2 D5 L4).
All 10 of the draws Birmingham have played out this season have been score draws.
The last five league games involving Burnley have produced just eight goals, with none of the matches featuring more than two goals.

Charlton Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday
Charlton Athletic have won their last three in a row; this after going the previous six without a win (D3 L3).
The Owls have won four and lost just one of their last seven league matches.
Both teams have scored in each of the Addicks last five league matches.
Wednesday have conceded just three goals in their last six away league games; keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Charlton have won 10 and lost just one of the 15 games that they have taken the lead in this season.

Nottingham Forest v Watford
Nottingham Forest have won two and lost one of their last five league games (D2).
Watford have won four of their last five league matches (W4 L1). The five matches produced 20 goals.
Nottngham Forest are yet to lose this season when they have scored first; winning seven of the 11 games they have opening the scoring in.
Watford are the Championship's top scoring side this season with 53 goals, 16 of which have been netted by striker Matej Vydra; who has the best shot conversion rate in the league (48%).
Eight of the nine matches Watford have lost this season have been by a single goal.

Wolves v Blackpool
Only Huddersfield Town (12) are currently on a longer winless run than both Blackpool (six) and Wolves (five) in the Championship.
Wolverhampton Wanders have won just one of their last 10 home games (W1 D4 L5) in the Championship.
Blackpool have won none of their last four games on the road in the Championship (D2 L2).
Wolves have scored the fewest goals (four) in the final 15 minutes of matches this season. Blackpool have scored the most (16) in this period.
Only Barnsley (19) have conceded the first goal of a match often more than Blackpool (18) this season.