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Antony Heath 6th Dec 2012 - 15:36

League One Opta Facts 8 Dec

Brentford v MK Dons

MK Dons boast the best defence in League One, having conceded only 14 goals so far this term.

If the League One ladder was based on home form only, Brentford would be second behind only MK Dons (on goal difference).

The Bees have not tasted defeat in their last seven outings (W5 D2).

The Dons have not suffered a loss in six matches and have won five of them (D1). They have conceded three goals in that period, all of which came in their last two outings.

Last season, the two fixtures between these sides produced nine goals. They drew 3-3 at Griffin Park and the Bees won 2-1 in the return.

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Bury v Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient are currently enjoying a four-match winning streak, the joint-longest sequence of its kind this season.  They have netted 11 goals in that period.

Bury have suffered one defeat in their last seven matches (W4 D2) and have not lost any of their last five at home.

The O's have not lost any points after moving into winning positions this season (nine times), a record only Doncaster can match (12 games).

The two league meetings between these sides last season were the first since 2005. Orient picked up four points in total, winning at home and securing a 1-1 draw at Gigg Lane.

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Carlisle v Sheffield United

Sheffield United have netted four times from the penalty spot this season - a joint-high in the division (along with Shrewsbury Town).

Carlisle's 3-1 victory over Yeovil on 24 November ended a five match winless streak, of which they lost four.

The Cumbrians have scored in all of their last seven matches, though they have won just two of them.

After going 16 matches unbeaten at the start of the season, the Blades have picked up four points in their last four matches (W1 D1 L2).

The last four meetings between these sides have all ended in home wins, two last season and two back in 1985/86.

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Colchester v Oldham

Oldham have scored only once in the opening 15 minutes of matches so far this season, a league low figure.

25% of the Latics 20 goals overall have come in the first half of matches; a lower total and lower ratio than any other side in League One.

Colchester have lost four of their last five matches (W1), conceding three goals or more in three of these games.

Oldham have lost five of their last eight games (W2 D1) and have averaged under a goal per game in that period.

The U's are unbeaten in their last eight league games against Oldham (W4 D4).

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Coventry v Walsall

Only Portsmouth (11) have seen more attempts hit the woodwork than Coventry (9) this season.

The Sky Blues have netted in each of their last 14 matches, the longest scoring run in the division this season.

Coventry have suffered one loss in their last six (W4 D1) as they continue their climb up the table, scoring 14 goals in that span.

Walsall have failed to win any of their last 11 matches (D5 L6), though three of those draws have come in their last three outings.

The Ricoh Arena outfit have lost 21 points from winning positions this season; a division high figure.

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Crawley v Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury have shipped nine goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches so far this season; an unwanted division high.

Shrewsbury have picked up three points on their travels so far this season, the joint-lowest tally in the league.

Crawley are winless in their last six games (D3 L3) and have scored only five goals in those matches.

The Shrews have picked up only one victory in their last eight outings (D2 L5). They have conceded two or more in five of those matches.

The meetings between these two teams last season were the first in their respective histories. Both matches ended 2-1 in favour of the home side on the day.

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Hartlepool v Stevenage

Hartlepool are the most vulnerable side in the league when it comes to conceding late goals; they have shipped 13 in the last 15 minutes of games, accounting for 35% of their total.

Hartlepool have also managed the fewest goals in League One. They have scored just 15 so far, five fewer than the next worst record in the league.

Hartlepool are winless in their last 17 games.  The next longest streak without a victory in the division this season is Bury with 13.

Stevenage's last victory was over a month ago, they have lost two matches 4-1 and drawn two 1-1 since then.

These sides met three times last season in all competitions, both league games ended in a draw with Stevenage winning their FA Cup tie 1-0 at Hartlepool.

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Preston v Crewe

Crewe have leaked 27 goals this season, but only seven of them have come after half-time, the lowest percentage (26%) in League One.

Preston have drawn four of their last six league games (W1 L1) and they have gone 208 minutes of football since their last goal.

Alex have suffered one defeat in their last five games (W3 D1) and have averaged two goals per game in that period.

Crewe have picked up 11 points from losing positions this season, a feat that can be matched only by Stevenage and Tranmere.

Preston have won the last six meetings between these two sides in all competitions.  They have not met in the league since 2006, but clashed in the League Cup last season.

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Scunthorpe v Bournemouth

Scunthorpe have netted seven times before the 15-minute mark this season, a league high figure.

The Iron are eight points clear of bottom place side Hartlepool, but have the worst home record in the league, with six points and a goal difference of -11 at Glanford Park.

Scunthorpe have had five red cards shown to their players this season, a division high.

Bournemouth are unbeaten in nine matches, currently the longest lossless streak in League One.

There has not been an away win in the last six meetings between these sides, not since Bournemouth won at Scunthorpe back in 2003.

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Swindon v Doncaster

Doncaster are the league's top side away from home. They have picked up 23 points in 10 away matches so far, more than any other team in the division.

Swindon have kept nine clean sheets this season, only Tranmere and MK Dons boast records as good.

The Robins have lost their last two matches 1-0 and have conceded exactly once in each of their last three games.

Donny are enjoying a four match winning streak, in which they have averaged over two goals per game.  They have conceded just one goal in this period.

Doncaster have won all 12 matches that they have taken the lead in this season.

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Tranmere v Portsmouth

Tranmere have netted 12 goals after 75 minutes this season; a division high total.

The Wirral outfit are the top scorers in the division, having banged in 36 goals so far.

Portsmouth have seen 11 attempts crash against the woodwork this season, a division high.

Tranmere have picked up two points from a possible nine in their last three and have found the net only once in that time.

Pompey's 1-1 draw at Coventry on 24 November ended a six-match losing streak, in which they failed to find the net in four consecutive games.

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Yeovil v Notts County

Notts County have conceded only four goals in the first half of games so far this season, 20% of the total they've shipped.

Yeovil's last six matches have seen a sequence where they follow up a win with a defeat. If that was to continue, they would win this match.

The Glovers have netted in each of their last 12 games, but have kept just three clean sheets in that time.

The Magpies are unbeaten in their last five (W2 D3). They have kept three clean sheets in that period.

These two sides have never shared a draw and in the last two seasons the home side has taken all three points in their four league meetings.

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