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Stuart Dalgleish 6th Sep 2013 - 10:45

League 1 Opta Facts: 7-9 September

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MK Dons v Swindon


  • The MK Dons have won four of the last five matches against Swindon (L1), with that defeat coming on the road.
  • After failing to score in six matches (all comps), Swindon striker Nile Ranger has scored twice in his last two (all comps).
  • Indeed, the Dons have won their last three home fixtures against the Robins, scoring exactly twice in each of those games.
  • Swindon's Ryan Mason was the first player to score a hat-trick in League One this season, after netting a treble in the Robins' 5-0 win over Crewe.
  • Swindon have not won an away match (exc. Cup & Play Offs) in six attempts, losing all six.


Bradford v Brentford


  • Nahki Wells has netted 14 times in his last 14 games (inc. play offs and cup matches) for the Bantams.
  • Brentford have avoided defeat in their last five trips to Valley Parade in all competitions, winning one (D4).
  • The Bees are unbeaten in the league this season, winning twice (D3). At this stage last season, Brentford had accumulated one point less.
  • No player has attempted more shots than Bradford's leading scorer Nahki Wells (24).
  • The Bantams are yet to drop a point from winning positions this season, winning on both occasions in which they went ahead.


Carlisle v Port Vale


  • Carlisle are unbeaten in their last 10 league games against Port Vale, winning seven (D3).
  • After going seven games without a goal (all comps), Tom Pope netted a late goal against Wolves at the weekend, his first this season.
  • The Cumbrians are the only side yet to score in the second half of matches this season.
  • Indeed, Carlisle have conceded eight goals in the first half of fixtures this season; more than any other side.
  • Only Crewe and Swindon (0%) have a lower proportion of goals scored away from than Port Vale this season (20%).


Crawley v Gillingham


  • Crawley have lost five points from winning positions; a joint-league-high alongside Stevenage.
  • Gillingham have conceded 76 fouls this season; the most in the division.
  • In contrast, Crawley have conceded just 43; a league-low.
  • No player has attempted more shots without scoring in League One than Gillingham's Charlie Lee (9) this season.
  • The two clubs have met four times in all competitions, with both teams winning twice.
  • Crawley have netted three times in the opening fifteen minutes of matches this season; a joint-league-high alongside Coventry.


Crewe v Peterborough


  • The Railwaymen have not beaten the Posh in six league games, losing twice (D4).
  • The Posh are yet to lose a game this season after going ahead in a match (W4).
  • Peterborough have scored three goals from the penalty spot this season; more than any other club.
  • Britt Assombalonga has netted five goals in his first seven games for the Posh.
  • Crewe have failed to score in three of their five league matches this season.


Rotherham v Sheff Utd


  • The Millers have salvaged five points from losing positions this season; a league-high.
  • Sheffield United have averaged 69.24% possession so far this season; more than any other League One side.
  • Rotherham have failed to win any of their last 10 league games against Sheffield United, losing six (D4).
  • The Millers have conceded 50% of their goals in the opening fifteen minutes of matches this season; a joint-league-high proportion alongside Colchester.
  • Since their opening day victory over Notts County, the Blades have failed to win in their last five (all comps), losing four (D1).  Indeed, their longest winless run last season was just four league games.


Tranmere v Stevenage


  • Tranmere have conceded three goals in the opening fifteen minutes of matches this season; a league-high alongside Rotherham.
  • Stevenage's only win and clean sheet this season came away from home (v Notts County 1-0).
  • Tranmere have picked up 13 yellow cards already this season, a figure only beaten by opponents Stevenage (15).
  • Tranmere have attempted just 33 shots (including blocks) this season; the fewest of any League One side.
  • The two clubs have four times in their history, with Tranmere winning twice (D1 L1).


Coventry v Colchester


  • The Sky Blues have won five of the last seven league meetings with Colchester, drawing the other two.
  • Colchester have failed to win in eight league trips to Coventry, losing six (D2).
  • Callum Wilson has netted six and assisted three goals in five league appearances for Coventry this season.
  • Coventry have scored four goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches this season; a league-high.
  • Colchester have conceded more headed goals this season than any other club (3).


Preston v Oldham


  • Preston have kept three clean sheets in five league matches this season; a joint-league-high alongside MK Dons and Leyton Orient.
  • 88% of Oldham's goals this season have come in the second half of matches; a league-high proportion.
  • 14 goals have been scored in the last four league meetings between the sides, averaging at 3.5 goals per game.
  • The Lilywhites have drawn two games nil-nil this season, more than any other side.
  • Only 22.22% of Preston's league goals this season have been scored at home; a league-low proportion.




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