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Eden Jon 30th Dec 2013 - 18:26

League One Opta Facts –1 January

Crewe v Carlisle

  • Crewe have won just one of their last seven league games against the Cumbrians (D1 L5).
  • Carlisle have been beaten 11 times in their previous 14 trips to the Alexandra Stadium, but do hold three wins in their past six visits.
  • On-loan striker Tom Hitchcock has scored three times in his last four appearances for Crewe.
  • Carlisle are without an away win in four attempts, losing three (D1).
  • Indeed, Carlisle have failed to score in three of their last four away games.

Leyton Orient v Bristol City

  • Orient have gone five home league games against the Robins without keeping a clean sheet, conceding once on each occasion (W1 D2 L2).
  • Bristol City are unbeaten in eight games against the O's (W5 D3).
  • Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has now bagged three goals in his last five appearances for City (in all competitions), while his two goals today were his third brace of the season (in all comps, one ended up a hat-trick).
  • Orient have conceded in each of their last nine league games; the joint-longest current run of its kind in League One.

MK Dons v Colchester

  • MK Dons had won their previous five games against Colchester United, before losing 3-1 away to them in November.
  • Colchester have never won away against the Dons in the league (D3 L4), and have never managed to score more than a solitary goal in those seven visits.
  • The Dons have scored nine goals from outside the area in open play this season; a league-high.
  • Patrick Bamford has scored three goals in his last four appearances for the MK Dons.
  • Colchester have dropped 18 points from winning positions this season; a league-high.

Notts County v Bradford

  • After losing five consecutive league games against the Bantams, Notts County are unbeaten in four against them (W2 D2).
  • Bradford have conceded eight goals in their last two league games at Meadow Lane, finding the net just once (L2).
  • The Bantams are without a league win in six attempts, drawing four (L2).
  • Bradford are one of three League One teams yet to be shown a red card this season (along with Wolves & Coventry).

Oldham v Shrewsbury

  • Oldham have lost only one of their last seven league games against Shrewsbury (W4 D2).
  • Shrewsbury's last league win at Boundary Park came in August 1985. They've lost four of the five meetings since (D1).
  • In the last five league encounters at Boundary Park, Oldham have scored 13 times and kept three clean sheets.
  • Town have failed to score in three of their last four trips in the league to Oldham (D1 L3).
  • Danny Philliskirk has scored three times against Shrewsbury already this season in the two matches against them (in all competitions).
  • Shrewsbury have kept three clean sheets in their last five games on New Year's Day (W3 D1 L1).

Peterborough v Brentford

  • The Posh have only lost two of their last 12 clashes with Brentford (W6 D4), though both of these defeats have come in the last three meetings.
  • Brentford haven't won any of their previous seven trips to London Road (D3 L4), including a 5-1 defeat in 2002 and a 7-0 loss in 2007.
  • Brentford have won their last six league games; the current longest winning run in League One.
  • In fact, the Bees are unbeaten in their last 12 in the league, winning 11 (D1).
  • No side has picked up as few points from their last 10 league games as Peterborough (7).

Preston v Port Vale

  • PNE had gone nine games without a win against Vale in all competitions, before winning 2-0 in the reverse fixture this season.
  • Port Vale's last visit to Deepdale was a memorable one, with the Valiants winning 5-2 in December 1992.
  • Preston have scored 11 goals via headers this season, more than any other side.
  • Only Preston (21) and Brentford (28) have picked up more points from their last 10 league games than Port Vale (19).

Rotherham v Coventry

  • The Millers have lost just one of their last six against Coventry (W3 D2) and were 3-0 winners in the reverse fixture in November.
  • In their last six away league games against Rotherham, Coventry hold just one win (D3 L2), though this was their last meeting on New Year's Day in 2005 (2-1).
  • Leon Clarke has scored five goals in his last four appearances (all competitions) for the Sky Blues.
  • No League One side has scored more second half goals than Coventry (28).

Stevenage v Gillingham

  • Stevenage are yet to beat Gillingham in league action, losing twice and drawing once.
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa has scored in both of his appearances against the Boro in 2010/11, but was an unused sub in the reverse fixture this season.
  • The Gills have conceded 12 headed goals this term, the most of any League One side.
  • Only Peterborough (7) have picked up fewer points from their last 10 league games than Stevenage (8).

Swindon v Crawley

  • Swindon are unbeaten against Crawley in the league, winning three and drawing two.
  • The Red Devils have scored just once in five league matches against Swindon, though this was in the 1-1 draw at home last season.
  • Swindon have gone five games without keeping a clean sheet (W2 D1 L2).
  • Swindon have scored eight goals between the 16th and 30th minute marks; a joint-league-high with Leyton Orient and Bradford.

Tranmere v Wolves

  • Tranmere have lost nine of their last 12 league games with Wolves, winning on the other three occasions.
  • Wolves' last four wins against Rovers have all come to nil (in all competitions).
  • Ryan Lowe has scored seven goals in his last seven league games for Tranmere.
  • Wolves have scored a joint-league-high eight goals in the opening fifteen minutes of games this term, while Tranmere have conceded nine in the same period - also a joint-league-high.

Walsall v Sheff Utd

  • Craig Westcarr has scored for Walsall in his last two games against Sheffield United.
  • The Blades have lost just one of their previous eight games against the Saddlers in the league (W5 D2).
  • The Blades are unbeaten in their last seven league games, winning three (D4).
  • United's 3-1 victory over Tranmere last time out was only the second time they've scored more than two goals in a single league game this term.
  • Walsall have scored 68% of their goals in the second half; a league-high share.




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