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Andrew Tibot 28th Sep 2015 - 12:08

League One Opta Facts - 29 September

Blackpool v Chesterfield

Blackpool have not beaten Chesterfield in the league since April 2005, when current Preston (and former Blackpool) manager Simon Grayson scored the final goal of his league career.

The Spireites are unbeaten in four against the Seasiders since then, winning two and drawing two.
The Tangerines have scored just five goals in their last 11 home games, and never more than once in that run.
Chesterfield are winless in four games (D1 L3), conceding nine goals in that run.

 

Burton v Sheff Utd

This will be the first league meeting between these sides.

Sheffield United won their only visit to Burton in competitive football 2-1, back in the 2011/12 JP Trophy.

The Brewers are unbeaten in two against the Blades, winning on penalties in a League Cup tie in 2012/13 before winning 2-1 in the same competition a year later.

Since losing 4-0 to Gillingham on the opening day, the Blades have won two and drawn one of three on the road, scoring seven times.

Burton have won seven and lost just one of their last 10 home league matches (D2).

Sheffield United have only kept two clean sheets in their last 18 away league games.

 

Colchester v Bradford

Colchester have won just one of their last 10 league meetings with Bradford (D6 L3).

The Bantams have kept three clean sheets in their last four away to Colchester, however (W1 D2 L1).
The U's have won three league games in a row for the first time since August 2013. They've not won four in a row since December 2009.

Bradford have conceded a league-high proportion 92% of their goals in the second half of games this season (12/13).

 

Crewe v Southend

This will be the first league clash between these sides since the 2011/12 League Two play-off semi-finals, when Crewe won 3-2 on aggregate.

Southend have won four of their last five regular league trips to Crewe (L1).

Crewe are winless in nine home league games (D5 L4), conceding exactly three goals in each of their last three at the Alexandra Stadium.

The Shrimpers are one of six teams in League One yet to lose away from home this season (W1 D3).

 

Doncaster v Swindon

Rovers won six and lost none of their first nine home league meetings with the Robins before losing this fixture 2-1 last season.

The away team won both clashes between these sides last season, converting a penalty in each victory.

Doncaster are unbeaten at home in the league so far this season, though they've only won once (W1 D3).

The Robins have lost their last three league games. They've not lost four in a row since August 2011.

 

Gillingham v Fleetwood

All four previous clashes between these teams have seen a goal in the opening 20 minutes.

Fleetwood have never lost a league game against Gillingham, winning both clashes 1-0 last term and drawing them both 2-2 in 2012/13.

Gillingham are one of just two teams in the top four tiers with a 100% home record still intact (Brighton the other).

The Cod Army have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four games, though they've won none (D2 L2).

 

Peterborough v Bury

Peterborough have won five of their last seven league clashes with Bury (L2).

The Shakers have only mustered three clean sheets in their last 20 away league visits to Peterborough.

Both teams have scored in each the Posh's last six home league games (W2 D3 L1).

Bury have won four consecutive games for the third time in their last 25. They've not won five in a row since April 2011 (a run of six).

 

Port Vale v Oldham

Vale have only won one of their last six against the Latics in the league, drawing two and losing three.

After a run of one win in 13 at Vale Park, Oldham have won two of their last three at the Stoke-based venue (L1).

Six of Port Vale's last seven goals have come in the second half of matches.

Oldham have won just one of their last 17 league games, though 11 have ended level (L5).
Indeed, the Latics have scored exactly once in each of their last six league games. They've not scored more than once in any of their last 13.

 

Rochdale v Shrewsbury

Rochdale are unbeaten in six against the Shrews, winning four (D2).

Shrewsbury have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 league games against Dale.

Peter Vincenti has scored in four of his last five games for Rochdale.

After a run of six games without a win, the Shrews have won three of their last four (L1).

Indeed, Shrewsbury have lost just one of their last nine league games on the road (W6 D2).

 

Scunthorpe v Walsall

Niall Canavan has scored three goals in his last three appearances against the Saddlers.

Walsall have scored in their last 12 league games against the Iron, but have only kept two clean sheets in this run themselves.

Paddy Madden has scored four of the Iron's eight league goals this season.

The Saddlers have conceded just six goals in their nine league games this season, and never more than once in a game. They conceded eight goals in their final match of last season.

 

Wigan v Millwall

There were three sendings off when these sides last met in April, with Wigan being reduced to nine men.

The Lions are unbeaten in four against the Latics, winning three and drawing this fixture last season 0-0.

Wigan have won their last three at home, conceding just one goal. They last won four in a row at home in March 2014.

Millwall have scored at least twice or not at all in their last 19 league games, failing to score on nine occasions.

 
 
 

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