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Stuart Dalgleish 4th Aug 2011 - 13:28

League 1 Opta Facts - August 6

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Brentford v Yeovil

  • Yeovil are unbeaten in their last six meetings with the Bees in league competition, winning five and drawing one.
  • The Glovers have scored exactly two goals on four of their last five trips to Griffin Park to face Brentford, netting once in the other.
  • The Bees lost a joint-league-low eight points from winning positions in 2010/11.
  • New Bees striker Clayton Donaldson finished as League Two's top scorer in 2010/11, netting 28 goals for Crewe Alexandra last term.
  • Yeovil scored a league-low eight goals in the final 15 minutes of games last season, and conceded a league-low two goals in the opening 15 minutes.
  • Brentford kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 league games last term, and conceded seven goals in their last two combined.

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Carlisle v Notts County

  • Carlisle have won their last three meetings with the Magpies, all by the odd goal.
  • The Magpies haven't won at Brunton Park since December 1986.
  • Carlisle lost their final three League One games last season, failing even to net a single goal.
  • Notts County were the lowest scorers in League One last season, netting just 46 goals.
  • The Magpies won two of their last three away games last term to avoid relegation, having previously won just three of their first 20 on the road.
  • The Cumbrians only netted four goals in the opening 15 minutes of games last term, the joint-lowest in the league.

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Charlton v Bournemouth

  • Charlton are unbeaten in three home meetings with Bournemouth, not losing at home to the Cherries since April 1975.
  • Despite this, three of the last four clashes between these sides have ended in draws.
  • The Addicks failed to score in five of their last seven league games last season.
  • 39% of the league goals that Bournemouth conceded last term came in the final 15 minutes of play, the highest proportion in the league.
  • Charlton, on the other hand, netted a higher percentage of goals in the final 15 minutes than any other team (32% of their total goals).

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Huddersfield v Bury

  • None of the last 14 clashes between these sides have been won by the away team.
  • The Shakers have not won in 12 trips to Huddersfield, last tasting victory there back in November 1964.
  • Huddersfield netted 43 goals in the first half of league games in 2010/11, the most in the third tier.
  • In their last three away games of 2010/11 combined, Bury netted 10 goals and conceded seven.
  • None of Bury's last 13 opening day fixtures have ended in a draw; the Shakers have won seven and lost six of their opening games since 1998.
  • The Terriers didn't lose any of their final 25 regular league games last season, but did lose in the playoff final to Peterborough.

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MK Dons v Hartlepool

  • The Dons have won five and drawn one of their last six meetings with Hartlepool, winning both meetings in 2010/11,1-0.
  • Hartlepool have never won away at MK Dons, losing four and drawing two of their six previous trips there.
  • MK Dons scored in 12 of their last 13 regular season league games last term.
  • Hartlepool failed to win any of their last six away games in the league last term, failing even to score in each of the last three.
  • Hartlepool only gained one point from a losing position on their travels last season, the lowest in the third tier.
  • MK Dons' defenders contributed 17 goals in the regular league season last term, the most of all sides.

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Oldham v Sheffield United

  • Only one of the last 12 clashes between these teams has been won by the away side, but this was the Blades' last trip to Oldham in September 1996 (2-1).
  • United have scored in each of their last 14 encounters with the Latics.
  • Oldham conceded a whopping 68% of their goals in the second half last season, a joint-league-high.
  • The Latics failed to win any of their last nine league games at Boundary Park last term.
  • The Blades conceded 30 set piece goals in the Championship last season, the most of all teams in the second tier.
  • Sheffield United have only won one of their last 10 opening day fixtures, a 4-1 win over Leicester in August 2005; a season that they won promotion.

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Preston v Colchester

  • Preston beat Colchester 7-0 on the last meeting between these sides - an FA Cup tie in January 2010.
  • The U's have only lost one of their last seven league meetings with PNE, however, and have won four of the last five.
  • Preston won four of their last five home games last season, yet still finished the season six points clear of safety.
  • North End conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five home games last season, and failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 12 at Deepdale.
  • Colchester were only ahead in seven away games all season in 2010/11, the joint fewest in the division.
  • The U's found the net in each of their last nine league games last term.

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Sheffield Wednesday v Rochdale

  • All four previous meetings between these sides have been won by the home side, with three of the four clashes coming at Hillsborough.
  • Dale have not even registered a single goal in their three previous trips to the home of the Owls.
  • Wednesday have opened their league campaign at home in each of the last three previous seasons, winning two and drawing the other.
  • The Owls netted a league-high 14 goals in the opening 15 minutes of games in 2010/11.
  • The last four league games involving Rochdale last season saw a total of 16 goals scored.
  • Dale scored exactly two goals in eight of their last 11 league games last term.

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Stevenage v Exeter

  • This will be the first ever Football League meeting between these two sides.
  • Including non-league meetings, Exeter are unbeaten in five meetings with Stevenage and have won the last three.
  • Stevenage lost just one of their last 13 home regular season league games last season.
  • None of Exeter's last 12 league games last term ended in a draw.
  • Stevenage had the best defensive record in League Two last season, conceding just 45 goals in the regular campaign.
  • The Grecians only failed to score in one of their last 12 league games last campaign.

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Tranmere v Chesterfield

  • Tranmere are unbeaten in seven meetings with the Spireites and have won the last five.
  • The Spireites have only won one of their last eight trips to Tranmere in all competitions and have lost the last three.
  • Tranmere gained just five points from games they were in losing positions in 2010/11, the fewest in the League One.
  • In their last seven home games in the league, Tranmere have alternated between a win with a clean sheet and a defeat in which they failed to score. For this run to continue, they are due a victory here.
  • Chesterfield failed to win any of their last five away league games in 2010/11, failing to score in four of those matches.
  • The League Two title winners netted 20 goals in the final 15 minutes of games last season, a league- high.

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Walsall v Leyton Orient

  • The Saddlers have failed to score in each of their last three meetings with the O's, losing two and drawing one of them.
  • The O's, on the other hand, have scored at least two goals on five of their last six trips to the Bescot Stadium.
  • Walsall lost just two of their last nine home league games last season as they avoided relegation to the bottom tier.
  • The Saddlers were behind in a league-high 16 home games last season, losing a joint-league-high 11 of them.
  • The O's netted in each of their final 11 away league games last season; only Huddersfield embarked on a longer run (14 consecutive games) all term.
  • Orient drew more games they had previously fallen behind in than any other team in League One last season (nine).

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Wycombe v Scunthorpe

  • In 2010/11 these teams, who last met in league competition in 2004/05, were two divisions apart.
  • The last three clashes between the sides have all been won by the home team, who have netted exactly two goals on each occasion.
  • Wycombe kept 17 clean sheets on their way to promotion from League Two last season, a joint-league-high alongside Accrington Stanley.
  • The Chairboys go into this game on the back of a 10 game undefeated run in league competition.
  • Scunthorpe were the only team in the Championship last season who won every away game they were ahead in, although they took the lead in fewer away games than any other side (7).
  • With just eight goals to his name, Scunthorpe's Michael O'Connor was the joint-lowest respective top scorer for his club in the Championship last season.

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