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Stuart Dalgleish 29th Apr 2015 - 13:56

League 1 Final Day Opta Facts - 3 May

Barnsley v Rochdale

 

  • Barnsley have lost just once in their last 10 league games with Rochdale (W7 D2).
  • Rochdale's last visit to Barnsley in the league ended in a 3-0 win, their first victory over the Tykes away. However, this match was in April 1979.
  • The Tykes are winless in nine League One matches, the longest current run in the league (D6 L3).
  • Rochdale's last clean sheet away from home in the division came in October against Yeovil, a run of 15 games without one.
  • Dale have won as many league games in 2015 as they have lost (10, two draws).

 

 

Bristol City v Walsall

 

  • The Robins have won four of their last five meetings with Walsall (D1).
  • Walsall have failed to score in their last two trips to Bristol City. They've never gone three without a goal against them away.
  • Bristol City have already set their best points tally for a league campaign (96). A win here would be the 5th highest total for a third tier title winning side.
  • Walsall have lost three of their last four on the final day of a league season (W1).
  • Luke Freeman has assisted more goals in League One than anyone else (16).
  • Tom Bradshaw has netted five times in his last six league games. Only one of these goals has come away from home however.

 

 

Colchester v Preston

 

  • Colchester have been victorious in four of their last five home matches against PNE (L1).
  • Preston have won back-to-back games against Colchester, having gone eight without a win against the U's.
  • Colchester are dependent on other results if they want to stay in League One.
  • PNE will be promoted if they beat Colchester or match MK Dons' result against Yeovil.
  • The U's have won five of their last six final day matches in the league (L1).
  • This is Preston's best points tally in a campaign since 1999/2000, when they took 95 points on the way to the third tier title under David Moyes.

 

 

Crawley v Coventry

 

  • In five previous Football League meetings, Crawley have won twice, both at home.
  • Coventry have scored two or more goals in four of their five league games against the Red Devils, failing to score in the other.
  • Crawley have conceded more goals in 2015 than any other League One side (41).
  • This is the fifth season in a row Coventry will end the campaign away from home. They haven't won on final day since the 2006/07 season (D2 L5).
  • The Sky Blues have gone 365 minutes without conceding away from home.

 

 

Crewe v Bradford

 

  • Crewe have won just one of their last five meetings with Bradford (D2 L2).
  • The Bantams are winless in three visits to Crewe, failing to score in the last two (D1 L2).
  • Crewe's last three home games have all ended in draws.
  • Bradford have scored just once from the spot all season in League One - no team has fewer than them.
  • Lauri Dalla Valle has three in his last four for Crewe.

 

 

Doncaster v Scunthorpe

 

  • Doncaster have won five of the last six games they've hosted against Scunthorpe (D1).
  • The Iron have shipped 11 goals in their last three visits to Doncaster.
  • Doncaster have won just one of their last eight on the final day, yet this was the dramatic 1-0 win over Brentford handing them promotion to the Championship in 2013 (D2 L5).
  • Scunthorpe haven't lost their closing game to a season since 2004 (W2 D8).
  • Rovers haven't won any of their last five league games at home (D2 L3), while the Iron are winless in nine away (D4 L5).

 

 

Gillingham v Notts County

 

  • Gillingham have lost back-to-back league games against the Magpies. They've never lost three successively against them.
  • Only one of Notts County's last nine trips to Gillingham has ended in a win (D1 L7).
  • Only Port Vale (10) have conceded more penalties this season in League One than the Gills (9).
  • Notts County haven't lost their final game of a league season since the 1998/99 campaign (W5 D10), but this loss came to Gillingham.
  • The Magpies have taken the fewest number of points in 2015 in the division (19).

 

 

MK Dons v Yeovil

 

  • MK Dons have been beaten once at home to Yeovil in the Football League (W3 D2).
  • Yeovil lost the reverse fixture 2-0. They've alternated between a win and defeat in their last eight against MK Dons.
  • MK Dons must better Preston's result against Colchester to claim automatic promotion.
  • The Glovers have lost exactly the same number of games as they did in the Championship in 2013/14 (25). A defeat here would set a new negative record for them in the Football League.
  • This is MK Dons' highest points tally in the third tier (88); beating the 87 they collected in 2008/09. They finished third and weren't promoted via the playoffs.
  • If Yeovil fail to score here, they would be the lowest scorers in a League One season since Stockport County in 2009/10 (also 35).

 

 

Oldham v Peterborough

 

  • Oldham have avoided defeat in their last two league matches against Peterborough, having lost four in a row to them prior to that.
  • The Posh have scored nine goals in their last two trips to Oldham, winning one 5-0 but losing the other 5-4.
  • This exact fixture last season ended 5-4 to Oldham, the most goals seen in a home league game for Oldham since December 1991 when Manchester United won 6-3.
  • The last five games between these two sides in the league have contained 28 goals (5.6 per game).
  • The Latics have lost just two of their last 13 on the final day of a league season (W6 D5)
  • By contrast, Peterborough have won just two of their previous 12 final day matches (D6 L4).

 

 

Port Vale v Fleetwood

 

  • After winning their first league meeting with Fleetwood 5-2, Port Vale have lost the next two without scoring.
  • Fleetwood have exactly the same number of points as their first Football League campaign in 2012/13. Their previous two final days in the Football League have ended in 2-1 defeats.
  • Port Vale are winless in six at home, but have drawn their last two (L4).
  • Fleetwood have won fewer penalties than any other side in League One this campaign (1).
  • David Ball has been involved in five of Fleetwood's last six league goals (scoring three and assisting two), while Jamie Proctor has played a part in each of the last four (scored two, assisted two).

 

 

Sheffield United v Chesterfield

 

  • Sheffield United have won five of their last seven at home to Chesterfield, losing twice.
  • Chesterfield haven't kept a clean sheet in seven attempts against the Blades.
  • The Blades will finish in the play-off spots of League One for the third season out of the last four (they finished 7th in 2013/14).
  • Chesterfield have won four of their last five games to close a league campaign (L1).
  • Only the current top three have taken more points in 2015 than Sheffield United (37).

 

 

Swindon v Leyton Orient

 

  • Swindon Town's last clean sheet against Leyton Orient at home came in October 1968, a wait of 11 games.
  • Leyton Orient are looking to record three consecutive league wins at Swindon for the first time.
  • Swindon conceded the fastest goal in League One this season to Colchester on Tuesday (37 seconds to Jacob Murphy).
  • The O's must win and hope other results go their way to stay in the division.
  • Ben Gladwin has six goals in his last four games for Swindon.
  • If Leyton Orient fail to win, this will be their lowest points total in the third tier since 1994/95 (26), when they were last relegated from the third tier.

 

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