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Simon Gott 20th Aug 2015 - 20:22

League One Opta Facts August 22nd


Barnsley v Bradford

  • Barnsley have won just one of their last 10 league meetings with Bradford (D4 L5), though that was in this exact fixture last season.
  • The Bantams have won only one of their last 11 trips to Oakwell in league competition (D5 L5).
  • In four out of their last six meetings with the Bantams, Barnsley have failed to register a goal.
  • All of Bradford's league goals this season have come in the first half.


Burton v Peterborough

  • This will be the first ever league meeting between these sides.
  • The Posh have never scored against Burton in two previous meetings, in the FA Cup in 2005 (D1 L1).
  • Peterborough have not won in their last six away games in the league (L4 D2).
  • Burton are unbeaten in seven home league games (W5 D2).


Chesterfield v Rochdale

  • Chesterfield have lost just one of their last 11 league meetings with Rochdale, though that was the last time they played in February last season (W5 D5).
  • The Dale have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 league visits to Chesterfield (W2 D5 L4).
  • All three goals in this exact fixture last season were scored from the penalty spot (2-1 Chesterfield).
  • Ian Henderson scored both of Rochdale's goals against Chesterfield last season.
  • The Spireites have only failed to score in one of their last nine home games, netting 21 goals in total.
  • The Dale's 2-0 win at Blackpool in their last away game was their first clean sheet on the road in 17 attempts.


Crewe v Bury

  • Crewe have won their last two at home to Bury, keeping a clean sheet in both games.
  • Bury have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 17 league visits to Crewe.
  • Crewe have not won at home in the league for six games (D4 L2).
  • Bury's Leon Clarke has been called offside more than any League One player this season (12).


Fleetwood v Colchester

  • Fleetwood lost both games against Colchester last season, the first league meetings between the sides.
  • Colchester came from behind to win both games against Fleetwood last season - with four of their five goals against them coming in the second half.
  • Fleetwood Town have had more corners than any other side this season (37).
  • Colchester have faced the fewest number of shots this season (19).


Gillingham v Wigan

  • This will be the first league meeting between these sides since February 2005, Gillingham winning 2-1 in that game.
  • Wigan have either conceded two goals or none at all in their last 12 visits to Gillingham in league competition.
  • Gillingham have received the most yellow cards in League One so far this season (9).
  • Wigan put three past Scunthorpe in midweek, their biggest league win since August 2014 (4-0 over Birmingham).
  • Gillingham are the only side to benefit from an own goal this season (Hanson - Bradford City).


Oldham v Shrewsbury

  • The Latics have lost just one of their last six at home to Shrewsbury (W4 D1), scoring in each of these games.
  • The last time these sides met in the league (2013/14), the away side won 2-1 both times. The season before that, the home side won 1-0 in both games.
  • Only Doncaster's Thorsten Stuckman (15) has made more saves than Oldham goalkeeper Joel Coleman so far this season (14).
  • Shrewsbury Town are now winless in four league games, losing three of them (D1).


Port Vale v Doncaster

  • Port Vale won both games against Doncaster last season, netting three goals in each game.
  • There has not been a draw in any of the last 16 league meetings between these sides at Vale Park, with Doncaster winning five of these (L11).
  • Port Vale are winless in their previous eight home games (D3 L5).
  • There has never been a goalless draw between the pair at Vale Park.
  • Doncaster have been involved in consecutive goalless draws. The last time they drew three in a row 0-0 was in September 2006.


Scunthorpe v Millwall

  • Scunthorpe have failed to score just once in six home league meetings with Millwall. However, they've kept only one clean sheet in that run (W2 D1 L3).
  • Millwall have won their last two against Scunthorpe, this following five straight defeats against the Iron, including the 2008/09 League One play-off final.
  • Scunthorpe are unbeaten in eight home league matches (W4 D4).
  • Millwall have conceded more goals than any other team this season (8).


Sheffield United v Blackpool

  • The Blades have lost just one of their last 10 league meetings with Blackpool (W6 D3), though they've not met since 2009/10.
  • The Tangerines are winless in eight league trips to Bramall Lane (D3 L5), conceding 20 goals in this run.
  • Blackpool have not won an away league game in 24 attempts (D8 L16).
  • Sheffield United have not been involved in a goalless draw since April 2014.


Southend v Swindon

  • After five straight league wins against Swindon, Southend are winless in five against the Robins (D1 L4).
  • Swindon have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine league visits to Roots Hall.
  • Swindon are second top goal-scorers this season in League One with eight goals.
  • Southend have won just one of their last 12 league games in the third tier (D5 L6).


Walsall v Coventry

  • The Saddlers have won just one of their last 14 league meetings with Coventry (D4 L9), failing to score in nine of these games.
  • The Sky Blues won 6-1 at Walsall back in January 2004 - their joint-second biggest ever away win in the Football League.
  • Coventry are the league's top scorers with nine goals, with Adam Armstrong League One's leading goalscorer with five goals.
  • Walsall have only lost once in their last 11 matches in League One (W5 D5), though that defeat was an 8-2 loss to Bristol City last season.



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