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Eden Jon 9th Sep 2015 - 20:34

League 1 Opta Facts: 12 Sept

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Barnsley v Swindon


  • In this exact fixture last season, the Tykes failed to score against the Robins on home soil for the first time since February 1990.
  • Swindon won both meetings with Barnsley last season, scoring five and conceding none.
  • Barnsley have conceded more goals from headers than any other side (3).
  • 11 of Swindon's 12 goals this season have come after the half-time interval.
  • Indeed, the Robins have the best shot conversion rate of any League One side (24%).


Burton v Rochdale


  • Burton have never lost a league game against Rochdale, winning five and drawing one.
  • Dale have failed to score in two of their three league trips to the Pirelli stadium.
  • This will be the first meeting between the sides in the third tier of English football.
  • Rochdale's only previous competitive win over the Brewers came in the FA Cup in November 1999 (3-0).
  • Burton's defeat at home to Coventry at the weekend was their first since February. It was also the first time they had conceded more than once at home since October 2014.
  • Rochdale have won only once in their last eight away games, losing four.


Chesterfield v Colchester


  • Chesterfield's clean sheet in the last meeting with Colchester, a 6-0 win, was their first shutout against them in 19 attempts.
  • That defeat in April was Colchester's heaviest loss against the Spireites in league competition.
  • On-loan Lee Novak has scored in three of his six league games against Colchester (all while at Huddersfield).
  • Gavin Massey has assisted three of Colchester's five goals so far this season.
  • Colchester have conceded the most goals in League One from outside the area (5).


Crewe v Millwall


  • Crewe have failed to score in each of their last four games against the Lions, this after scoring in each of the previous eight against them.
  • Millwall are unbeaten in five against the Railwaymen, winning two and drawing three.
  • Half of Crewe's goals this season have been scored from outside the box (three of six).
  • The Lions have failed to score in 13 of their 27 league games in 2015, including three of the last four.
  • The Railwaymen's winless run in the league now stretches to seven games (D2 L5).


Fleetwood v Bradford


  • Fleetwood have shipped two goals in three of their four matches against the Bantams (one conceded in the other).
  • Bradford have never lost a league game against the Cod Army, winning two of the four previous meetings (D2).
  • The Cod Army have just one clean sheet in their last eight league games.
  • All eight of the goals shipped by Bradford this season have come in the second half.
  • James Hanson has scored twice and assisted another goal in four league games against Fleetwood.


Gillingham v Blackpool


  • Gillingham have lost just two of their previous 15 home league games against Blackpool, winning seven (D6).
  • Both sides have scored in 10 of the last 11 league clashes between the Gills and the Tangerines.
  • Gillingham are the only unbeaten side left in League One (W4 D2).
  • Blackpool have the worst goal difference in the division (-8), while Gillingham have the best (+8).
  • No player has been involved in more goals this season than Bradley Dack (four goals and one assist).


Oldham v Peterborough


  • Oldham have conceded in each of their last 12 league matches versus the Posh, shipping 28 goals in the process (W3 D5 L4).
  • Peterborough have lost only one of their last eight games against the Latics, winning four (D3).
  • Oldham's five league goals this season have all come from different players (Forte, Philiskirk, Kelly, Croft, Mills).
  • Peterborough are now without a win in eight away games (D2 L6), scoring just four goals in that time.
  • Michael Bostwick scored in both games against Oldham last season for the Posh.


Port Vale v Wigan


  • The last four league encounters between these two sides have ended 1-0, with Port Vale winning three.
  • Wigan have scored just two goals in their last seven against Port Vale, failing to register in five of those meetings.
  • Port Vale have lost just two of their last 10 league matches, though six of those have been draws (W2).
  • Wigan recorded their first away win since March in the 3-2 win at Chesterfield last weekend.
  • Uche Ikpeazu has conceded more fouls than any other player in the division (19).


Scunthorpe v Coventry


  • Scunthorpe have lost just once in their last five versus Coventry, winning two (D2).
  • Both sides have scored in six of the last seven league clashes between the Iron and the Sky Blues.
  • Darius Henderson has scored four times in eight league appearances against Coventry.
  • After netting five in his opening three league games this season, Adam Armstrong has now gone two without scoring.
  • Players from six different countries (England, Scotland, Wales, France, Portugal, Benin) have netted for Coventry this season.


Sheff Utd v Bury


  • Sheffield United have won 13 and lost none of their last 20 league games against the Shakers.
  • Bury have scored more than once on just one occasion in their last 25 matches against Sheffield United (3-3 draw in 1998).
  • Since losing on the opening day to Gillingham 4-0, the Blades have put together four successive victories.
  • No team has conceded more goals in the final 15 minutes than Bury (4).
  • Leon Clarke has scored five times in his last four league games against Sheffield United.


Southend v Shrewsbury


  • Southend have won their last two home games versus Shrewsbury; they've not won three in a row since October 1999.
  • Shrewsbury have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last four trips to Roots Hall (W1 L3).
  • Southend's Noel Hunt scored in back-to-back league games for the first time since October 2012, when playing for Reading in the Premier League.
  • Shrewsbury are one of two sides yet to keep a clean sheet in League One this season (Peterborough are the other).
  • David Mooney has scored two goals in two league games against Shrewsbury.


Walsall v Doncaster


  • Walsall have won three consecutive league games against Doncaster for the second time in their history; they've never won four on the bounce against them.
  • Doncaster have conceded in 14 of their last 15 games at Walsall.
  • Walsall have had more shots on goal than any other side in League One (75).
  • Donny are the only League One side yet to score away from home.
  • These two sides have collected the fewest yellow cards in League One (four each).




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