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Rich 1st Oct 2012 - 17:15

League One Opta Facts – 2 October 2012

Brentford v Shrewsbury Town

  • Brentford have won two and lost none of their last five league encounters with Shrewsbury.
  • However, the Griffin Park club haven't won on any of the last five occasions that they've hosted Shrewsbury in the league, with all five ending in a draw.
  • Brentford have conceded just six goals in their last nine home league matches.
  • Shrewsbury have won just one of their last seven leagues matches (W1 D3 L3).

Bury v Carlisle United

  • Carlisle have won each of the last seven league meetings between the two teams in all comps.
  • Bury have scored just once in their last five clashes with Carlisle in all competitions.
  • Bury have not tasted victory in any of their last 12 matches (in all competitions) (W0 D5 L7).
  • Carlisle have won their last two away league matches - the same number as they managed in their 18 previous away trips.

Coventry v MK Dons

  • This match will mark the first meeting between Coventry City and MK Dons (in their current guise).
  • Coventry's win at the weekend was their first in 15 league matches (W1 D5 L9).
  • MK Dons have won four and lost just one of their last six league games.
  • MK Dons are the only team to have had as many as three players sent off in League One this season.

Crawley Town v Bournemouth

  • Crawley Town and AFC Bournemouth have never faced off before.
  • Having started the season with five wins in seven matches (excl. pens and in all competitions), Crawley Town have won just two of their last six.
  • AFC Bournemouth have won just four of their last 26 league matches (W4 D11 L11).
  • Bournemouth have used 26 players so far in the league this season, more than anyone else in League One.

Crewe Alexandra v Oldham Athletic

  • Oldham have left Crewe will all three points on four of their last five league visits there.
  • The Latics have scored in each of the last 12 league fixtures between the two.
  • Crewe have won just one of their last seven league matches (W1 D4 L2).
  • Oldham have tasted victory just twice in their last 17 league matches (W2 D6 L9).

Doncaster Rovers v Preston North End

  • Doncaster have won just one of the last nine league meetings with Preston (W1 D5 L3).
  • Rovers have not kept a clean sheet against Preston at home since 1983 (eight games since).
  • Rovers have taken all three points just once in their last 14 home league matches (W1 D5 L8).
  • PNE have alternated between a win and a defeat in their last five league games. If that run was to continue, they'd lose this match.

Hartlepool v Sheffield United

  • Hartlepool have never beaten Sheffield United in the Football League (W0 D1 L3).
  • Hartlepool have lost just once in their last five home league matches (W2 D2 L1).
  • The Blades have not lost any of their last 11 league games, but eight of these have ended in a draw.
  • There have only been two first half goals in the last five league games involving Sheff Utd - with four of those games being 0-0 at the break (five goals the in second half of these games).

Notts County v Stevenage

  • Last season was the first occasion that Notts County and Stevenage had met in the league. County won both games without conceding a goal (2-0 and 1-0).
  • County have won three and drawn three of their last six league games.
  • Stevenage last lost in the league 16 games ago - since then they've won eight and drawn seven (excl. playoffs).
  • Stevenage have scored in all nine of their league games this season, but have also conceded in seven of these matches.

Scunthorpe United v Tranmere Rovers

  • The home team have only failed to score in one of the last eight matches between these two sides.
  • Only eight of the 48 league meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.
  • Tranmere have scored more goals (22) than any other team in the League One this season.
  • Only Bury (2) have scored fewer goals at home this season than Scunthorpe (3).

Swindon Town v Colchester United

  • Colchester have won five and lost just one of the last seven league meetings between the two.
  • Both games last season ended 2-1 in the favour of the home team, with the team scoring first picking up all three points.
  • Colchester's 3-1 win over Hartlepool last time out ended a run of nine league games without a win (W1 D4 L5 in last 10).
  • Swindon Town have conceded just once at home in the league this season, no side has conceded fewer.

Walsall v Leyton Orient

  • Walsall have scored only two goals in their last five matches against Orient.
  • Only once in the last 11 league games has there been more than two goals scored in league ties between The O's and The Saddlers.
  • Orient's defeat to Doncaster on Saturday ended a four match unbeaten run (W3 D1 L1 in last five).
  • George Bowerman has scored four goals in his last three league appearances for Walsall, all in the second half.

Yeovil v Portsmouth

  • This match will mark the first ever competitive meeting between Yeovil and Portsmouth.
  • There have been five red cards given in the nine league games involving Pompey this term (two for Portsmouth).
  • Having been unbeaten in their opening four league matches (W3 D1), Yeovil have now lost five in a row.
  • Only three of Yeovil's 13 goals in the league this season have been scored at home.



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