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David Thompson 5th Oct 2012 - 7:28

League 1 Opta Facts - 6 October



League One Opta Facts - 6 October

Brentford v Crawley Town

This match will be the first ever meeting between Brentford and Crawley Town.

Brentford have won three and lost just once in their last eight league matches.

Crawley have won eight and lost just two of their last 11 league games.

Brentford have kept clean sheets in their last three home league games.


Bury v Swindon Town

Swindon have won each of their last five league meetings with Bury.

Bury have won five and lost just three of their last ten home league matches against Swindon.

Bury are the only team in League One not to have tasted victory yet this season.

Paolo Di Canio's side have lost just one of their last six away league fixtures.


Coventry City v Bournemouth

Coventry have won none and lost four of their last seven league fixtures against Bournemouth - although the two teams have not faced off since 1964.

The Sky Blues have not won a home league match since March - a run of eight games (W0 D4 L4).

Bournemouth have won only one league match this season (W1 D5 L4) - although it did come away from home (1-0 v Yeovil).

The Cherries have failed to score in only one of their opening ten league matches.


Crewe Alexandra v Hartlepool United

Crewe Alexandra have won four and lost just one of their last six league clashes with Hartlepool.

Hartlepool haven't left Crewe with all three points on any of their last nine visits (W0 D3 L6).

Crewe have lost their last two league matches - the same number of defeats as they had tasted in the previous 24.

Pool have won none of their last last six league games (W0 D2 L4).


Doncaster Rovers v Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury have won five and lost just two of their last nine league meetings with Doncaster.

Shrewsbury have failed to score on each of their last two visits to the Keepmoat Stadium, athough Donny have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 14 home league games.

The last five league meetings between the two sides have produced just six goals.

The Shrews have won just one of their last eight league matches (W1 D4 L3).


Leyton Orient v Sheffield United

Last season was the first time since 1984 the two sides had met in the league. Sheffield United took four points from the two games.

Leyton Orient had a player sent-off in each of their games against the Blades last season.

Orient have won four of their last six league matches (W4 D1 L1) - the same number as they achieved in the previous 22.

The Blades have only scored 14 goals in their opening 10 games this season, with five of those coming in a single game.


MK Dons v Portsmouth

This will be the first meeting between the two teams.

The Dons have picked up 13 points from a possible 15 at home so far this season (W4 D1 L0).

MK Dons have not conceded more than one goal in any league fixture so far this season and have only conceded once in five home matches.

Portsmouth have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 league matches.


Notts County v Tranmere Rovers

Notts County have beaten Tranmere seven times in their last 11 home games against Rovers (W7 D2 L2).

There have been four red cards shown in the last four league clashes between the two sides.

Both games last season featured result changing goals in the final minute (Tranmere snatched a draw and County snatched a win).

Three Tranmere players currently share the top spot in the League One scoring charts with seven goals each (Akpa Akpro, Cassidy and Robinson).


Oldham Athletic v Preston North End

Preston have won four and lost none of their last seven league fixtures against Oldham.

The last five games between the two sides at Boundary Park have produced just seven goals.

Oldham are without a win at home this season, and have conceded in every home league game so far in 2012/13.

Since the start of last season, Preston have used more players than any other team in the Football League (63).


Stevenage v Scunthorpe United

Last season marked the first time the two sides had met in the league. Scunthorpe took four points from the two games.

Three of the five goals scored in those games between the two teams last season came in the final 10 minutes of games.

Stevenage have not lost at home in 16 league matches (W6 D10 L0).

Scunthorpe have won just twice in their last 15 league games (W2 D5 L8), scoring just nine goals.


Walsall v Carlisle United

Carlisle have won just one of the last 14 matches against the Saddlers (W1 D8 L5).

Both teams have scored in each of the last 16 league meetings between the two.

In 50 previous league meetings, there have been just two 0-0 draws.

Walsall have managed to keep just one clean sheet in their last 10 home league games.


Yeovil Town v Colchester United

Having won none of their first six league matches against Colchester (W0 D1 L5), Yeovil are unbeaten in the last four (W2 D2 L0).

The last three games between the two have produced a total of 15 goals.

Yeovil have lost each of their last six league matches, conceding 12 goals and scoring just four.

Colchester have won their last two league matches, having won two of their previous 22 (W2 D13 L7).


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