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David Thompson 30th Mar 2012 - 10:36

League 1 Opta Facts - March 31

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League One Opta Facts - March 31



Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End

There have been no home wins in the last five meetings between Sheffield Wednesday and Preston.

There were no bookings in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Wednesday have taken 13 points from their last five games, after taking four from the previous five.

Preston have scored only five goals in their last nine games.

Gary Madine has scored in two of his last three appearances at Hillsborough.


AFC Bournemouth v Yeovil Town

Bournemouth have scored at least two goals in each of their last six meetings with Yeovil.

Five of the Cherries' last six goals against the Glovers have come before half-time.

Bournemouth have failed to score in five of their last eight league games.

Yeovil have lost their last two games, they have not lost three in a row since September/October.

Yeovil's Andy Williams has scored eight goals in his last 10 appearances.


Bury v Tranmere Rovers

Bury have failed to score in four of their last five games against Tranmere.

Bury have gone 13 games without a win, the longest current run and the second longest in League One this season.

Two of Bury's last three points have been gained by scoring a 90th minute goal.

Tranmere have won four and drawn two of their last six league games.


Carlisle United v Huddersfield Town

This will be the seventh meeting between these sides since the start of last season. The record in the six games so far is three wins for Huddersfield, two draws and a Carlisle win.

Despite having a negative goal difference, Carlisle are in the top six.

The Cumbrians have won three and drawn three of their last six league games.

Huddersfield's last four clean sheets have seen them win, the last four games where they've conceded they've drawn the match.

The Terriers are unbeaten on the road since November (eight games).

Carlisle have come from behind to claim 24 points this season, more than any other side in League One.


Charlton Athletic v Leyton Orient

Orient have scored exactly one goal in each of their last seven encounters with Charlton.

Charlton goalkeeper Ben Hamer was sent off after only six minutes in the reverse fixture earlier this season (which the O's won 1-0).

Leaders Charlton are in their worst spell of the season, taking just four points from their last five games.

Orient have lost four of their last six games, conceding 11 goals in the process.

Bradley Wright-Phillips has scored in three of his last four appearances at The Valley.


Chesterfield v Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe scored a last minute equaliser in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Chesterfield have lost their last two home games against Scunthorpe.

Chesterfield have won three of their last six home games, each win being by one goal to nil.

Scunthorpe have drawn five games in a row and they can equal a club Football League record of six in a row (set in February 1984) if they draw with Chesterfield.

Chesterfield have claimed just four points from losing positions this season, the lowest such total in the division.

Scunthorpe have lost more points from leading positions than any other side (27).

Seven of the eight games where Scunthorpe have kept a clean sheet this season have ended 0-0.


Exeter City v Colchester United

Colchester have mustered nine goals in their last three clashes with the Grecians.

Exeter have had three men sent off in their last two games with Colchester.

Exeter have lost five league games in succession. They haven't lost six in a row in the Football League since April 1995.

Colchester have gone six games without a win but five of those matches have been draws.

Exeter have seen the opposition score first 25 times, more than any other side in League One this season.


Hartlepool United v Sheffield United

This will be the third time Hartlepool and Sheffield United have met this season. Both teams have scored in the two earlier fixtures.

Sheffield United have scored more goals (77) than any other team in the top four English divisions this season.

Each of Hartlepool's last six league games have gone under 2.5 goals.

Three of Sheffield United's last five games have gone under 2.5 goals but the two that haven't have been over 4.5.

Sheffield United's Ched Evans has scored nine goals in his last seven appearances.


Milton Keynes Dons v Brentford

MK Dons and Brentford have met twice already this season and both games ended 3-3.

In fact, three of the last five games between the Dons and the Bees have ended 3-3.

Brentford came from 3-0 down in the league game earlier this season.

MK Dons have won just two of their last seven league games.

The Dons have conceded a 90th minute goal in each of their last two games.

Brentford's form is mixed, with three wins and three defeats in their last six games.


Notts County v Oldham Athletic

Oldham have won their last three league games in a row against Notts County.

County have lost their last two home games, they haven't lost three in a row at Meadow Lane since April 2011.

County have conceded nine goals in their last four games, compared to one in the five matches prior to that.

Four of Oldham's last five games have ended 1-0 (two to the Latics, two to the opposition).


Rochdale v Walsall

Five of the last seven meetings between Rochdale and Walsall have ended as draws (three 0-0s, two 1-1s).

'Dale have not picked up a single booking in their last three games with Walsall (in all competitions).

Rochdale have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last five league games.

'Dale have gone 200 minutes without a goal.

Walsall have lost only one of their last 10 League One games.

Walsall have drawn 10 away games this season, only Huddersfield have drawn more on the road.

No team has won fewer away games than Walsall this season (2).


Stevenage v Wycombe Wanderers

All three Football League meetings between Stevenage and Wycombe have been won by the away team, who have also kept a clean sheet in the process.

Wycombe are the only team in the top four English divisions to have conceded more than 70 goals this season (72).

Stevenage have drawn seven of their last eight games.

If the season had started on January 1, Stevenage and Wycombe would be level on 20 points each.

Wycombe have won their last two League One away games. They have only ever once won three in a row on the road in the third tier in 272 away games (April 1999).

No team is on a longer current unbeaten run in League One than Stevenage (8).

Stevenage have thrown away fewer points from leading positions than any other League One side (4).

Wycombe's Stuart Beavon has scored nine goals in his last eight appearances.



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