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Stuart Dalgleish 11th Aug 2011 - 14:45

League 1 Opta Facts - August 13

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Bournemouth v Sheffield Wed

  • The Cherries are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with the Owls, winning three.
  • However, the last three league meetings between the sides have been draws.
  • Bournemouth scored and conceded in each of their last five regular home games last term.
  • The Owls have only won two of their last 15 away games in the league.
  • Wednesday scored 59% of their away goals in the first half last season, the highest proportion of all sides.
  • Wednesday have only scored two goals in their last six meetings with the Cherries combined, and both came in the 82nd minute or later.

Bury v Carlisle

  • Carlisle have won the last five clashes between the sides, keeping a clean sheet in the last three.
  • The Cumbrians have claimed a 1-0 win on both of their last two trips to Gigg Lane.
  • Bury have found the net in each of their last 14 home league games.
  • Carlisle alternated between scoring and failing to score in each of their last eight away games last term. For this to continue, they must score at Bury.
  • The Shakers only conceded five home goals in the final 15 minutes last season, the lowest in League Two.
  • Carlisle have now lost their last four league games.

Chesterfield v Stevenage

  • The two clashes last season, the first ever league meetings between these sides, returned just one goal.
  • The Spireites scored at least two goals in each of their last seven home games last season.
  • Veteran striker Jack Lester has scored eight goals in his last seven league games at the B2net Stadium.
  • Stevenage boasted the best defence in League Two last season, conceding just 45 goals.
  • The playoff winners lost their last two regular away league games last season without finding the net.
  • Chesterfield netted 59 home league goals last term, a League Two-high.

Colchester v Wycombe

  • The U's last home victory against Wycombe came in January 2000, although four of the last five league clashes at the home of the U's have ended in draws.
  • The last three league clashes between the sides have ended in 1-1 draws.
  • The two clubs have already met once this season in a thrilling 3-3 draw in the Carling Cup first round. Wycombe eventually won the game on penalties.
  • Colchester have won four and drawn one of their last five home league games.
  • The U's won a joint-league-high six home games from losing positions last season.
  • Only Bury (42) won more points on the road in League Two last season than Wycombe (38).

Exeter v MK Dons

  • Two of the last three league matches between these sides have ended in 1-1 draws.
  • The last three league clashes have produced twenty yellow cards, but not a single red.
  • Exeter won their last five league games at St James Park last term.
  • The Grecians were, alongside Brighton, the only League One team to score in every home game last term.
  • The Dons have only failed to score in one of their last 14 regular league games.
  • Exeter lost 17 points from winning positions at home last season, the most in the division.

Hartlepool v Walsall

  • The last seven meetings between Pool and the Saddlers have seen thirty goals, averaging more than four goals per game.
  • At Victoria Park, the last four meetings have produced 11 goals in total.
  • The home team has won the last four fixtures between these sides, with only two away wins coming in the last twelve meetings.
  • It has now been six league games since Hartlepool picked up their last victory.
  • Walsall have gone seven away league games since their last victory.
  • Hartlepool conceded more home goals in the opening 15 minutes than any other League One side last term (seven).

Leyton Orient v Tranmere

  • In each of the last four clashes between the O's and Rovers, there have been three goals and three yellow cards.
  • The last draw in a meeting between these sides in London came way back in 1986, with six wins for the O's and three wins for Tranmere since that game.
  • Orient failed to score in three of their last four home games last term.
  • Leyton Orient's last competitive home fixture was a 0-3 defeat to Tranmere at the end of last season.
  • Young forward Adam McGurk netted a brace in his last outing against the O's for Tranmere.
  • The O's lost a joint-league-low two points from winning positions at home in the league last term.

Notts County v Charlton

  • Each of the last three clashes between these sides has ended 1-0, with the home side coming out on top in both meetings last term.
  • Six of the last eight league clashes at Meadow Lane, however, have ended in draws.
  • Notts County were the lowest scorers in League One last season, netting just 46 goals.
  • The Magpies have only taken two points from the last 21 available at Meadow Lane in league competition.
  • The Addicks, on the other hand, failed to win any of their last 10 away games last season.
  • County gained just one point from losing positions at home last season, a League One-low.

Rochdale v Huddersfield

  • The home team won both clashes between these sides last season, with Rochdale picking up their first ever league win against the Terriers in this fixture last year.
  • Dale have lost five out of the last seven clashes with Huddersfield in all competitions at Spotland.
  • Rochdale scored exactly two goals in five of their last six home games last term.
  • Before suffering playoff heartbreak, the Terriers were unbeaten in 13 away games at the end of last season, winning their last six.
  • The Terriers also scored in each of their last 14 regular away games last term.
  • Huddersfield were ahead in more away games than any other League Side last season - 17.

Scunthorpe v Preston

  • The last four meetings between the Iron and PNE have seen a total of 17 goals scored.
  • None of the last nine meetings between the sides have ended in draws, with the home team winning six of the last nine in all competitions.
  • Despite this, the away side won both fixtures last season.
  • Only six yellow cards have been shown in the last five clashes between these teams combined.
  • The Iron were only ahead in nine home league games last season, the joint lowest in the Championship.
  • Scunthorpe had the poorest home record in the Championship last season, taking just 20 points.
  • Only Crystal Palace (one) won fewer away games than Preston (three) in last season's Championship.

Sheffield Utd v Brentford

  • Saturday's match at Bramall Lane will be the first clash between the Blades and the Bees since 1989.
  • Three out of the last four clashes between these two clubs at Bramall Lane have ended in draws.
  • Thirteen goals have been netted in the last three league clashes between these sides.
  • The Bees netted at least once in 10 of their last 11 away league games last term.
  • Brentford only lost five points from leading positions on their travels last season, the lowest of all League One sides.
  • The Blades were behind at some point in 35 of their 46 games last season - a Championship-high.
  • Sheffield United have conceded exactly twice in their last four league games at Bramall Lane.

Yeovil v Oldham

  • Four out of the last five clashes between the Latics and the Glovers have ended in draws.
  • Yeovil have kept three clean sheets in the last four meetings and are unbeaten in the last five clashes at Huish Park.
  • The home side has only lost two of the last 12 meetings between these sides.
  • Oldham failed to score in seven of their last 10 away games last season.
  • The Glovers won three and lost just one of their last eight home games as they staved off relegation last season.
  • Oldham lost four away games from winning positions in the league last year, a division high.

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