Brighton and Nottingham Forest the unluckiest teams in the Championship this season

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Brighton and Nottingham Forest have hit the woodwork more than any teams in the Championship.

Brighton and Nottingham Forest are the two unluckiest teams in the Championship, figures show.

The Seagulls have hit the woodwork more than any other side this season, followed by Forest.

Between them they have hit the post or crossbar a combined 33 times. 

  Hit Woodwork
Brighton 18
Forest 15
Ipswich 13
Reading 13
Bolton 12
Bristol C 11
Derby 11
Leeds 11

Having a little more luck in front of goal could have made a big difference to each team's seasons.

Brighton are in fourth place in the Championship, four points off the top, while Nottingham Forest are in 10th, eight points back from the play-offs.

Not all teams have been quite as unfortunate as Forest or Brighton. Wolves and Charlton Athletic have struck the woodwork on only four occasions, with play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday doing so just six times.

  Hit Woodwork
Cardiff 6
Sheff Wed 6
Rotherham 5
Charlton 4
Wolves 4

Brighton are just the 13th highest scoring team in the Championship, while Nottingham Forest rank in the bottom eight teams in the goals for column.

Meanwhile Sheffield Wednesday, who have hit the woodwork a third of the amount Brighton have done, are in the top three scoring teams in the division with 45 goals, behind only Burnley and Hull City.

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