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Stuart Dalgleish 27th Dec 2015 - 21:59

League 1 Opta Facts - 28 December

 

Southend v Millwall

Southend have won just one of their last six meetings with Millwall (D2 L3), though it was in the reverse of this fixture back in September (2-0).

The Lions have won just one of their last five league visits to Roots Hall (D2 L2), failing to score in those other four games.

However, Millwall have already won at Roots Hall this season, beating Southend 2-0 in the Football League trophy on December 8th.

There's been a goal either side of half-time in each of the last four meetings between these sides in all competitions.

Barnsley v Blackpool

Barnsley have lost just one of their last six league meetings with Blackpool (W2 D3), including a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in September.

Blackpool have scored exactly once in five of those six meetings with Barnsley, failing to score in the other.

The Tykes have opened the scoring in each of their last four home meetings with Blackpool (W2 D1 L1).

The Seasiders have kept just one clean sheet in their last 24 league visits to face Barnsley.

Burton v Swindon

Burton won the reverse of this fixture 1-0 in September, thanks to a Stuart Beavon goal.

In the three previous meetings between the sides, the winning team has always kept a clean sheet (1 for Swindon, 2 for Burton).

The Brewers won the only previous time they hosted the Robins, 2-0 back in September 2011.

Both of Swindon's league goals against Burton have arrived in the 13 minutes after half-time.

Indeed, there has never been a goal later than the 58th minute in meetings between these sides.

Nicky Ajose and Wes Thomas are the only current members of Swindon's squad to score a league goal against Burton, while playing for Bury and Cheltenham respectively in 2010/11.

Chesterfield v Coventry

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe was sent off as Chesterfield lost the reverse of this fixture 1-0 in September.

The Sky Blues have won three of their last four league meetings with Chesterfield, drawing the other.

The last three league meetings between these sides in Chesterfield have produced 13 goals (4.2 per game).

Coventry have either scored once, three times or not at all in their 12 previous away meetings with the Spireites.

Crewe v Shrewsbury

Crewe have won their last two against the Shrews, including a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture courtesy of Adam King's goal.

Shrewsbury are unbeaten in their last five league visits to Crewe, with the last three all ending 1-1 (W2).

Ryan Lowe has scored six goals in nine league games against Shrewsbury, dating back to 2005.

The Shrews have scored exactly once in five of their last six against Crewe, failing to score in the other.

Fleetwood v Wigan

This will be the first meeting between these sides in Fleetwood.

Wigan won the reverse of this fixture 2-1 in September, thanks to goals from Jordan Flores and Michael Jacobs.

William Grigg is the only other current Wigan player to score in the league against Fleetwood, netting in MK Dons' 3-0 win there last season.

Fleetwood have won their last three home games in all competitions, scoring nine goals and conceding just one.

Gillingham v Colchester

Gillingham suffered their first league defeat of the season in the reverse of this fixture, 2-1 back in September.

The U's have won just one of their last six visits to Priestfield Stadium (D3 L2), though they're unbeaten in their last three their (W1 D2).

The Gills have lost just one of their last 14 league home games (W11 D2), though it was their most recent fixture (0-3 vs Burton).

Chris Porter has scored five goals in six league games against Gillingham, including one in his only game against them for Colchester.

Oldham v Doncaster

The last two meetings between these sides have ended level, with the home side scoring first before being pegged back.

Doncaster have lost just one of their last six visits to Oldham in league competition (W3 D2).

The Latics are winless in nine home league games (D3 L6), losing their last three in a row.

Rovers have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 away league games against Oldham.

Port Vale v Bury

There have been just seven goals scored in the last six league meetings between these sides, with Vale winning just one of these (D3 L2).

Bury won the reverse of this fixture in September thanks to Nathan Cameron's goal, though they haven't beaten them twice in one season since 1980/81.

Port Vale have lost just once at home this season in the league (W6 D4), and are unbeaten in seven at Vale Park. That solitary defeat was the only home game they've failed to score in this term.

After a run of conceding in eight consecutive games there, Bury have kept a clean sheet on each of their last two visits to Port Vale.

Scunthorpe v Rochdale

Scunthorpe have lost their last two against Rochdale, having won four in a row against them prior to that.

12 of the last 13 goals scored in meetings between these sides have come in the second half.

The Iron are unbeaten in their last eight home league meetings with the Dale (W6 D2), scoring at least twice in six of these games.

Rochdale have won just one of their last 10 away league games (D4 L5).

Sheff Utd v Bradford

The Blades came from 2-0 down to snatch a point in the reverse of this fixture in September.

The Bantams have won just one of their last 19 league meetings with Sheffield United (D8 L10).

Sheffield United have scored in each of their last 24 home league games. They last scored in 25 in a row between September 1958 and October 1959.

Bradford have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 20 league visits to Brammall Lane, since a goalless draw in April 1920.

Walsall v Peterborough

The last four meetings between these sides have ended level, with three of those ending 0-0 before a 1-1 in the reverse fixture this season.

Jermaine Anderson was sent off before Michael Bostwick scored a penalty to rescue a point for the Posh in the reverse fixture in September.

Walsall have kept three clean sheets in their last five home meetings with Peterborough, though they've conceded five goals across those other two games.

Bostwick is the only current Peterborough player to score a league goal against Walsall, once for Stevenage and once for Posh.

 

 
 
 

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