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Stuart Dalgleish 22nd Mar 2016 - 13:17

League 1 Opta Facts - 25-26 March

Barnsley v Scunthorpe

Barnsley have won nine of the previous 12 home league games against Scunthorpe (D2 L1), scoring on each occasion and racking up 33 goals.

However, the Iron did in win last time out at Oakwell, their first win there in over half a century (March 1959).

Barnsley have taken more points from their last 10 games than any other League One side has managed (22).

Paddy Madden is looking to score in three successive league games for the first time since October.

Based on results entirely in 2016, Barnsley would be six points clear at the top of the table (34 points from a possible 42).


Blackpool v Bury

Earlier this season these two sides played out a seven goal thriller at Bury, with six of the seven goals scored in the first half (Bury 4-3 Blackpool, 31st October).

Bury have lost one of the last 11 league encounters against Blackpool (W7 D3), with the Shakers unbeaten in the last five fixtures.

The Tangerines have claimed just three points from behind this season in League One, a league-low figure.

The Shakers have lost each of their last four away games. In the process, they've conceded 15 times and scored none.

In fact, Bury have lost 11 of their last 12 games on their travels in League One. They had won 12 of the previous 14 away games before that (D2).


Colchester v Doncaster

Colchester haven't scored in 420 minutes against Doncaster, scoring just once in the last six fixtures between the two clubs.

Donny have won five consecutive games against the U's, matching the longest winning streak they've had against the club (Five successive wins between 1968 and 1972).

Colchester have conceded a league-high 86 goals in 37 games this season, at a rate of 2.3 per game.

Doncaster have lost all of their last five games in the league, while they haven't lost six straight since October 2008.

Doncaster have won just one point from their possible last 30 in League One.


Rochdale v Southend

Rochdale have conceded two goals or more in five of the last six encounters with Southend (W1 D2 L3).

Each of the Shrimpers' last four wins against Rochdale have come by two goal margin or more (3-0, 3-1, 3-0, 4-0).

Rochdale are currently riding a three game winning streak, which is their longest of the current season.

No team in League One has received more yellow cards than Southend (83) this season.

Rochdale have won each of their last three at Spotland without conceding a goal.


Sheff Utd v Crewe

Sheffield United have lost just once in league competition against Crewe at Bramall Lane (W9 D3), although that loss came last season, thanks to Ryan Colclough's 90th minute strike.

The Railwaymen have won three of the previous four clashes with the Blades (L1), including each of the last two.

Billy Sharp has scored just twice in his last eight games in League One, yet when he hasn't scored neither have the Blades.

Crewe last won away in League One in November, failing to pick up a win in any of their last eight away fixtures (D4 L4).

No team has scored more times from corners this season than Sheffield United (9 - level with Barnsley).


Shrewsbury v Port Vale

The Shrews are looking to keep clean sheets in three consecutive home games against Port Vale for the first time in the league (W1 D1).

However, Port Vale themselves are looking to shut out Shrewsbury for the third time in succession in league competition.

Only Wigan (16) are currently enjoying a longer unbeaten run in League One than the Shrews currently (eight games without defeat).

Vale are looking to win consecutive away games in League One for the first time since March 2015 (three in a row).

Shrewsbury have conceded more times from the penalty spot than any other side (8).

Swindon v Wigan

Swindon are unbeaten in four league clashes at home against Wigan (W2 D2), with both teams scoring in each fixture.

The Latics have lost one of their last eight league meetings with Swindon (W4 D3), with the North West club keeping a clean sheet in four of the past six games.

Wigan have not lost any of their previous 16 league games, which is their best unbeaten streak since November 2004 (18 unbeaten).

Swindon have 23 points from behind this season - no teams has won more in this manner in the top four tiers.

The Latics have scored eight 90th minute goals this season, the most in League One, with Swindon scoring seven in the 90th minute or later.


Peterborough v Coventry

Peterborough have scored two or more goals in 10 of their 15 encounters against Coventry, however, they have only won on four of these meetings (D2 L9).

The Sky Blues are on a three game winning streak against the Posh, coming from two goals down to win 3-2 on two of those occasions.

Peterborough (62) are one of just three teams to have scored 60 or more goals in League One this season (Wigan and Gillingham being the others).

Adam Armstrong hasn't scored in his last six league games and needs one more goal to reach 20 in the league for the season.

The Posh have lost each of their last five league games at home - they've never lost six in a row in their Football League history.

Burton v Oldham

Burton secured their first win against Oldham last time out in what was the first ever league clash between the two clubs.

The sides previous meetings had all been in the FA Cup, with Oldham winning both ties (5-4 on penalties in 2002 after a 1st round replay and 3-1 more recently in 2011).

Only Wigan (11) have kept more clean sheets at home than the Brewers this season (9).

Only third-placed Walsall (15) have conceded fewer goals away from home than Oldham in the league this season (17).

Mark Duffy has scored three times in his last two for Burton.


Bradford v Millwall

Bradford have failed to score in five of the last seven league encounters against Millwall (W1 D2 L4), although they have scored two or more in the last two meetings at Valley Parade.

Millwall have won six of the last nine clashes in the league (D2 L1) with the South-East London club undefeated in the previous four league outings (W2 D2).

Bradford average a higher percentage of possession than any other team in the division at present (59.88%).

No team has scored more goals away from home than Millwall in League One this season (33).

The Bantams are looking to win three successive home matches in the same season for the first time since September 2013.


Chesterfield v Fleetwood

Chesterfield are undefeated in the last six league encounters with Fleetwood (W4 D2), keeping clean sheets in each of the previous three games.

Fleetwood have failed to win against the Spireites in the league since both clubs met in their first encounter in October 2012, although they did beat them in the Football League Trophy in February 2014.

Chesterfield have been shown a league-high six red cards this season.

Fleetwood have lost their last three league games, their worst run in the division since October (five consecutive losses).

The Spireites have gone 11 matches at home without a clean sheet.




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