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Simon Gott 9th Oct 2014 - 10:20

League One Opta Facts October 11th- 12th 2014


Bristol City v Chesterfield

  • Bristol City have only ever lost twice to Chesterfield in their 23 league meetings at Ashton Gate, but both of these losses have come in the last three clashes (W18 D3).
  • The Spireites have scored eight in their last three games away to the Robins, after having failed to find the back of the net on any of their previous six visits.
  • The Robins are one of four sides in the pyramid unbeaten this campaign, but the only side in League One.
  • Eoin Doyle has scored 12 goals in 10 league games for Chesterfield this season, one more than his total tally from last season in League Two (11 in 43 games).
  • Bristol City have won three in a row at Ashton Gate. The last time they managed four consecutive league wins at home was in February 2013.
  • Daniel Johnson has laid on four assists for his teammates in his last five games, having never recorded an assist before in the Football League.

Colchester United v Fleetwood Town

  • This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.
  • Fleetwood Town have lost their last three away games in League One, having won their first two in the division.
  • The Cod Army have also failed to score in each of those matches, losing each by a solitary goal.
  • Colchester have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine home games in League One, albeit in their last game there.
  • Colchester have lost the most points from leading positions this season in League One (11).
  • Stephen Dobbie's converted penalty against Port Vale was the first goal this season from Fleetwood that wasn't from open play.

Crawley Town v Peterborough United

  • Crawley won both of their league meetings with Peterborough last season; keeping a clean sheet in each victory.
  • Having won their first three away games this season, the Posh have now lost two in a row on the road.
  • Izale McLeod has netted three goals in six league games against Peterborough, but all of those goals have come at London Road.
  • The Posh have scored five times from outside the area in open play, a league-high figure.
  • No side has scored fewer goals in League One than the Red Devils (8), as many as bottom side Crewe.
  • Neither of these sides have scored in the opening 15 minutes this season. In fact, Crawley are yet to net in the opening 30.

Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City

  • Crewe have won four of their last five home encounters with Coventry, but did lose at home to the Sky Blues last season.
  • Coventry's win over the Railwaymen in March ended a run of eight league games without a victory against them (D2 L6).
  • Crewe have failed to score in their last three league games. The last time they went four without finding the net was March 2008.
  • Both of these sides have had just five different goalscorers this season - only Crawley have had fewer in League One (4).
  • Crewe have collected eight yellow cards this season - no side has fewer in this division.
  • No player has had more shots without scoring this season than Coventry's Jim O'Brien (17).

Gillingham v Scunthorpe United

  • Gillingham have been on the losing side in each of their last three league games against Scunthorpe.
  • The Iron have lost on only one of their last five trips to Gillingham (W2 D2).
  • Cody McDonald has scored three goals in his three home appearances for the Gills this season.
  • Matt Sparrow has scored in his last two visits to Gillingham as a Scunthorpe player, both coming in 2006.
  • Gillingham have won five penalties this season in League One, a joint-league high, but only two have been scored.
  • Having gone unbeaten in 14 away games last season, Scunthorpe are now winless in seven on the road (D2 L5).

Oldham Athletic v Walsall

  • Oldham Athletic are without a win in four against the Saddlers, losing each of the last three.
  • Both meetings last season were won by Walsall courtesy of a 1-0 scoreline.
  • The Latics are unbeaten in seven League One games (W3 D4).
  • The Saddlers have won just two away games in 2014 in League One (D7 L6).
  • Oldham have faced a joint-league low of 35 shots on target this season.
  • James Baxendale has netted in both of his league appearances against Oldham.

Port Vale v Yeovil Town

  • Port Vale are unbeaten in three previous league clashes with Yeovil at home, winning two and drawing once.
  • Yeovil have never kept a clean sheet at Vale Park.
  • Vale are one of three sides yet to keep a clean sheet in League One (Crewe and Scunthorpe are the others). Their opponents Yeovil have kept just one themselves.
  • Only Fleetwood (7.9%) have an inferior shot conversion rate than Yeovil this campaign (9.2%).
  • 82% of Vale's goals this season have arrived in the first half, a greater share than any other team.
  • By contrast, 80% of Yeovil's have come in the second half.

Sheffield United v Leyton Orient

  • Sheffield United have been beaten only once in their last 11 league games at home to Leyton Orient (W7 D3)
  • The O's are winless in seven league matches with the Blades, although the last three have been draws (D4 L3).
  • Sheffield United have won six of their last seven league games at Bramall Lane, with the opening day defeat to Bristol City the only blemish on that record.
  • Chris Dagnall has netted three times in just two league appearances against the Blades.
  • The Blades have scored nine times in the final 15 minutes this season, accounting for 60% of their goals.
  • Leyton Orient are the only League One side yet to concede a headed goal this season.

Barnsley v Bradford City

  • Barnsley's last win over their Yorkshire rivals came in April 1997, a victory which secured promotion to the Premier League.
  • Bradford are unbeaten in eight against the Tykes in the league (W4 D4).
  • Only Paddy Madden (23) has been caught offside more times than Sam Winnall this season (20).
  • 10 different players have scored for Bradford this season, more than any other club in League One.
  • The Tykes have let in six goals in the final 15 minutes, more than any other side.
  • Both of these sides have scored five headed goals this season, a joint-league high.



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