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Robert Alexander 22nd Aug 2013 - 10:14

League One Opta Facts | August 23-25

Colchester United v Carlisle United
Last season, Colchester United won both of their two league meetings against Carlisle 2-0, with four different players getting on the score sheet.
Carlisle have lost their opening three league games for the first time since 2003/04. That season saw them relegated from the Football League.
On their travels to Colchester, Carlisle have failed to score more than one goal in a game in their last 15 visits.
Colchester have won two of their last four home league games (D1 L1).
The Cumbrians have conceded a league high three goals by way of headers so far this season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crawley Town
This will be the first meeting between the two sides.
Only Coventry City (46; excluding blocked shots) have attempted more shots than Wolves (43) so far this season.
Crawley have already dropped five points from leading positions this season; a high for the division.
Wolves have won 20 and lost just one of their last 25 home games in the third tier of English football.
The Red Devils have scored four goals in the opening 30 minutes of their matches this season; more than any other team in League One.

Bradford City v Sheffield United
The Bantams are currently enduring a 14-match winless streak against the Blades in the league, losing nine and drawing five.
Sheffield United have won their last five league games against Bradford City.
Nahki Wells have now scored in seven consecutive games for Bradford City.
The Blades average 71.19% possession so far this season; more than any other League One side.
Febian Brandy has been fouled more often than any other player in League One this season (15).

Brentford v Walsall
Brentford have recorded only one win in their eight league meetings with Walsall (L3 D4).
Walsall have failed to score in three of the last four matches against Brentford.
Brentford have faced just 12 shots so far this season; a low in League One.
Walsall have won just one of their last six league matches on the road (D4 L1). However, that win did come in their only away league match this season.
Clayton Donaldson, who scored 18 league goals last season, has failed to score with any of his seven shots so far this season. No player who is yet to score has attempted more shots.

Leyton Orient v Crewe Alexandra
Leyton Orient have gone four games unbeaten against Crewe in the league, winning twice (D2).
Crewe have won three and lost just one of their last five league games.
Orient have won their opening three league games for the first since 2007/08. On that occasion, they drew their fourth game.
On the road, Alexandra haven't kept a clean sheet in the league for 17 matches.
The O's have scored six headed goals so far this season. No other team has scored more than two with their heads.

MK Dons v Bristol City
MK Dons have never beaten Bristol City in the league; losing three times and drawing once.
Only Carlisle (33) have allowed more shots on target than Bristol City (26) so far this season.
The Dons have lost both previous home games against the Robins (0-1 & 1-2).
Bristol City have lost 10 and won none of their last 13 league matches on the road.
MK Dons have hit the target with just 37.0% of their shots so far this season; the worst accuracy in the league.

Notts County v Stevenage
After winning their first two league fixtures against Stevenage, the Magpies have lost their last two (1-2 & 0-2).
Stevenage's only competitive victory against Notts County came in the FA Cup in January 2012, as the Boro' progressed to the next round thanks to a Damion Stewart own goal.
No side has attempted fewer shots in their opening three league games (21) than Stevenage this season.
Notts County have lost three of their last six home games in League One.
Stevenage have never before lost their opening three games of a Football League season.

Oldham Athletic v Port Vale
This will be the first meeting between the two sides since March 2008, when Oldham secured a 3-0 victory over Port Vale.
Port Vale have lost just three of their last 16 league games on the road (W6 D7).
The Latics have failed to score in three of their last five matches against Port Vale with two of those attempts occurring at home.
Only Gillingham (42) won more points away from home last season in League Two than Port Vale (41).

Rotherham United v Shrewsbury Town
Rotherham have not beaten Shrewsbury in the league in nine attempts losing six and drawing three.
The Shrews are unbeaten in four on their travels to Rotherham; winning twice (D2) and scoring seven goals in the process.
The Millers have picked up four points from losing positions this season; a high for League One so far.
Rotherham have conceded three times in the opening 15 minutes of their matches this season; a high for League One.
The Shrews have won none and lost two of their last five league matches on the road.

Swindon Town v Gillingham
Swindon have won their last three home league games in a row; and are unbeaten in six (D3).
Gillingham won more points away from home last season (42) in League Two than they did at home (41).
However, the Gills have drawn five and won none of their last eight league matches on the road.
Swindon have won their last four matches against Gillingham at the County Ground and are unbeaten in five (D1).
The Gills have failed to score in three of their last four trips to Swindon.

Tranmere Rovers v Peterborough United
Tranmere are now without a win in nine league games (D2 L7).
Peterborough have won their opening three league games for the first time since 1999/2000 (when they won promotion through the play-offs from the fourth tier).
Tranmere have not lost to Peterborough at home in the league in 15 attempts, winning nine times (D6); a run stretching back to 1982.
After failing to score in the last three home games of the 2012/13 campaign, Tranmere have netted five goals in two matches (all comps) at Prenton Park this season.

Coventry City v Preston North End
Coventry have gone four games without a victory over the Lilywhites on home soil (D3 L1).
In all competitions, Preston have lost just one of their last 10 (W4 D5).
Coventry's games have produced 18 goals so far this season; more than any other team in League One.
Preston are unbeaten in nine matches against Coventry; winning five.
Billy Daniels has scored with three of his five shots this season for Coventry.

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