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Eden Jon 21st Dec 2015 - 21:25

League 1 Opta Facts: 26 Dec

Blackpool v Oldham

  • Blackpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 12 home games played on Boxing Day.
  • The Latics haven't won on Boxing Day since 2008, losing three and drawing once since then.
  • This will be the first meeting between these sides since the 2006/07 season. Blackpool beat Oldham three times that season, including in both legs of the play-off semi-final (D1).
  • Including play-offs, Oldham are winless in their last six visits to Blackpool (D3 L3).

 

Bradford v Burton

  • The last time these sides met was in the 2012/13 League Two play-off semi-final. Bradford won 5-4 on aggregate despite losing the home leg 3-2.
  • Burton have never kept a clean sheet in seven visits to Bradford in all competitions. However, they've only ever failed to score there once (W1 D3 L3).
  • The Bantams have won four of their last six Boxing Day games (D1 L1).
  • The Brewers have won all four of their Boxing Day games since they were promoted into the Football League.

 

Bury v Barnsley

  • Bury are winless in four league meetings with Barnsley (D3 L1). However, this is their first league meeting since the 1998/99 campaign.
  • The Tykes have failed to win on their last five league visits to Bury (D3 L2), last emerging victorious there in September 1969.
  • The Shakers haven't lost a Boxing Day game since 2007, winning two and drawing three since then.
  • Barnsley have lost their last five Boxing Day games, failing to score in the last two.

 

Colchester v Southend

  • Colchester have won four of their last six league meetings with Southend (D1 L1).
  • Southend have won four of their last six league visits to Colchester, losing the other two.
  • This will be the U's fifth consecutive Boxing Day game at home. They've won just one of the previous four (L3) conceding 11 goals in total.
  • The Shrimpers have won four of their last five Boxing Day games, with the only defeat coming against Colchester in 2009.

 

Coventry v Port Vale

  • Coventry have scored exactly twice in each of their last four meetings with Port Vale, though they've won just once (D1 L2).
  • Vale are unbeaten in their last seven away games against Coventry (W3 D4), scoring in every game.
  • The Sky Blues have won their last three Boxing Day games at home, having lost the previous four in a row.
  • Port Vale have won their last four Boxing Day games, all by a 2-1 scoreline.

 

Doncaster v Scunthorpe

  • Doncaster are unbeaten in nine league games against Scunthorpe, winning the last seven (D2). They've scored at least twice in all nine of these games (28 goals in total).
  • The Iron are without a win in seven league visits to Doncaster (D1 L6), last winning there in January 1998.
  • Nathan Tyson scored four goals against Scunthorpe last season, including a hat-trick in this exact fixture.
  • Scunthorpe have won just one of their last 19 away Boxing Day fixtures (D8 L10).

 

Millwall v Walsall

  • The Lions have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 meetings with Walsall (W5 D3 L3).
  • The Saddlers are winless in four against Millwall (D1 L3), though this will be their first meeting since the 2009/10 season.
  • Millwall have lost their last two Boxing Day games, conceding 10 goals in total (0-4 vs Watford, 1-6 vs Norwich).
  • Walsall have also lost their last two Boxing Day games, having won three in a row prior to that.

 

Peterborough v Chesterfield

  • Michael Bostwick scored in both games for Peterborough against Chesterfield last season (W1 L1).
  • The home side won both fixtures between these sides last season, after the away side had won five in a row.
  • This will be the Posh's first Boxing Day game at home since 2008, when they beat Millwall 1-0.
  • The Spireites are unbeaten in three Boxing Day games (W2 D1), though these have all been at home.

 

Rochdale v Crewe

  • Rochdale are unbeaten in five league games against Crewe, winning the last three (D1). They've scored at least twice in all five games.
  • Indeed, Crewe lost all three meetings with Rocdale in all competitions last season, conceding 12 goals in total.
  • The Dale are unbeaten in eight home Boxing Day games (W5 D3), scoring at least once in every game.
  • Crewe have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 10 Boxing Day fixtures.


Shrewsbury v Fleetwood

  • This will be the first ever league meeting between these sides.
  • Fleetwood won their only previous match against Shrewsbury, 2-1 at home in the Football League Trophy in October.
  • The Shrews have alternated between scoring twice and not at all in their last five Boxing Day games, winning 2-0 at Oxford last year.
  • The Cod Army have lost their last two Boxing Day games, failing to score both times.

 

Swindon v Gillingham

  • Swindon are winless in five games against Gillingham (D2 L3), conceding at least twice in each game.
  • Cody McDonald has scored three goals in three games for the Gills against Swindon.
  • This will be the Robins' first Boxing Day game at home since 2006, when they beat Wycombe 2-1.
  • Gillingham have won their last two away Boxing Day games, both by a 2-1 scoreline (2011 and 2014).


Wigan v Sheff Utd

  • This will be the first meeting between these sides since Wigan beat Sheffield United on the final day of the 2006/07 season, to relegate the Blades from the Premier League.
  • The away side has won this fixture on each of the last three occasions.
  • Wigan have kept a clean sheet in their last two Boxing Day fixtures, last conceding in a 2-1 loss to Everton in 2012.
  • After a run of five straight Boxing Day away wins between 1999 and 2004, Sheffield United are winless in three on the road (D1 L2).

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