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Simon Gott 31st Jul 2013 - 11:25

League One Opta Facts - August 3rd

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Sheffield United v Notts County

  • Notts County have failed to beat Sheffield United in their last four attempts in the league (D2 L2).
  • In total, 10 cards were shown over the two league matches played between the two sides last season, one being red.
  • The Magpies received seven red cards in League One last season, a league-high.
  • The Blades did not lose a match when they went ahead in a game over the entirety of the 2012/13 campaign (W19 D7).
  • Sheffield United won just once in their final eight league games last season, scoring only five goals in the process (D4 L3).
  • The hosts have only lost one of their last 10 opening day fixtures (W3 D6).

Bristol City v Bradford City

  • Bristol City will start the new season having won only once in their last 10 matches during their ill-fated battle in the Championship (D2 L7).
  • The Robins have only managed eight wins out of a possible 34 against Bradford City in the league (D6 L20).
  • The Bantams have won three of their last four league visits to the Ashton Gate (D1).
  • Bradford City are without a win on the opening day of the season in four attempts (L4).
  • There has been a goal scored inside 20 minutes in each of the last three meetings between these sides.

Carlisle United v Leyton Orient

  • The last three games played between the two sides have ended 4-1; two of which went in favour of Leyton Orient.
  • The Cumbrians conceded more goals in the first half than any other side in League One last season (39).
  • Carlisle dropped only two points from winning positions at home last season; equalled only by Colchester United, Oldham Athletic and Yeovil Town in League One.
  • The O's have scored at least once in their last five meetings with Carlisle.
  • Carlisle conceded 14 goals at home in their final 10 home fixtures; more than any side in the division with the exception of Bury, who shipped the same figure.

Crawley Town v Coventry City

  • The two clubs met for the first time last season with each side winning their respective home fixture.
  • Coventry went ahead in matches on 32 occasions last season; more than any other side.
  • Last season, Crawley failed to win a single match after going behind at home (D6 L5).
  • Coventry City finished the 2012/13 campaign without a win in five games (D2 L3).
  • Crawley Town finished the 2012/13 campaign with a streak of seven home games unbeaten (W3 D4).

Crewe v Rotherham

  • The Millers scored more goals over the course of their final 10 away games last season than any other side in League Two during the same period (16).
  • Crewe enter the new season having finished the previous with back to back victories and clean sheets at Alexandra Road.
  • Last season Crewe Alexandra conceded 56% of their goals in the first half; the highest percentage of any side in League One.
  • Crewe have been unable to beat Rotherham United in their last six attempts in league competition (D2 L4).
  • Rotherham have beaten Crewe in their last three meetings at the Alexandra Stadium.

Gillingham v Colchester United

  • Colchester have gone six games unbeaten (all comps) against the Gills, winning four (D2).
  • Colchester United have not scored more than one goal at Gillingham in their last five visits.
  • Colchester United shipped more goals than any other side in the final fifteen minutes of matches in League One last season (20).
  • The Gills scored 59% of their goals in the first half of matches last season during their successful term in League Two.
  • Gillingham finished last season with a five match unbeaten streak at the Priestfield Stadium, winning four (D1).

Peterborough v Swindon Town

  • Posh are unbeaten at home in their last six home league games (W3 D3).
  • Peterborough United have only conceded three goals in their last five home league games.
  • There have been 13 goals scored in the last two games played between these sides at London Road in the league.
  • Four of the last five league matches contested between Peterborough United and Swindon Town have ended in a draw.
  • Swindon Town finished the 2012/13 season with four consecutive away defeats; scoring just one goal in the process.

Port Vale v Brentford

  • Port Vale scored 13 goals in their final four home games last season before sealing promotion to League One.
  • Vale only managed one clean sheet in their last eight home games last season in League Two.
  • Brentford ended last season on a four match unbeaten run away from home (W1 D3).
  • The Bees kept just one clean sheet in their last nine away league games last season in League One.
  • Brentford have won their last three matches against Port Vale scoring nine goals in the process.

Preston North End v Wolves

  • There has been only one draw in the last eight meetings between these sides at Deepdale in the league, with Preston winning three (L4).
  • There have been eight goals scored in the last two league games involving these two teams.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers ended last season as the side with the highest percentage of defeats in games in which they had taken the lead in the Championship (24%).
  • Preston North End conceded just two goals in their final six matches of last season.
  • Preston went unbeaten in their final seven home league games (W5 D2).

Shrewsbury v MK Dons

  • There have been 18 goals scored in the last four fixtures between the sides, averaging at 4.5 goals per game.
  • MK Dons are yet to beat Shrewsbury Town away from home (D2 L1).
  • MK Dons bagged more goals in the opening 15 minutes than any other side in League One during 2012/13 season (13).
  • Shrewsbury Town conceded more goals in the opening 15 minutes than any other side in League One last term (14).
  • Shrewsbury Town conceded the highest number of goals from the penalty spot in League One last season (10).

Stevenage v Oldham Athletic

  • In the four previous meetings involving Stevenage and Oldham Athletic, Boro' have scored one goal in each of those games.
  • There is yet to be a draw between these sides at The Lamex Stadium, both sides winning one game each.
  • There was a clean sheet for at least one of the teams involved in the last seven league games at The Lamex Stadium.
  • Stevenage lost more games from winning positions at home than any other team last season in League One (4).
  • Stevenage went behind at home more often than any other team competing in League One last season.

Walsall v Tranmere Rovers

  • Walsall have won just one of the last six meetings with Tranmere Rovers (D2 L3).
  • There has not been a draw between these two teams at the Bescot Stadium in the last six matches.
  • Walsall conceded 34% of all their league goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches; the highest percentage of any team in the league last season.
  • Walsall scored more goals from the penalty spot than any other team in League One during the 2012/13 term (10).
  • Tranmere Rovers failed to score in any of their final six games of last season.



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