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Simon Gott 28th Aug 2014 - 11:22

League One Opta Facts August 30th 2014


Colchester v Peterborough United

Colchester have lost just one of their last nine home league games against the Posh (W5 D3).

Peterborough won two of the three meetings with the U's last season, including a 5-1 victory in the first round of the League Cup at Colchester.

Jabo Ibehre has had more shots without scoring than anyone else in League One (12).

The Posh are one of three sides yet to concede away from home in League One this season (along with Doncaster and Fleetwood).

Kyle Vassell has scored four goals in four league games this season; he failed to score any in six appearances last term.


Doncaster Rovers v Oldham Athletic

Doncaster have never lost a home league game to the Latics, in 16 previous contests (W8 D8).

Oldham have ran out as winners just once in their last 11 league games against Rovers (D5 L5).

The last game between the two at the Keepmoat saw both sides receive a 90th minute red card.

Both of these sides have been shown just one yellow card this season, though Doncaster have also received a red card.

Doncaster are looking to end a run of six home games without a victory (D1 L5).


Fleetwood Town v Leyton Orient

This will be the first ever league meeting between Fleetwood Town and Leyton Orient.

Fleetwood are on a 10-game unbeaten run at Highbury Stadium (incl. playoffs), winning four and drawing six.

Leyton Orient have lost only one of their last 10 games on the road (incl. playoffs), winning three and drawing six.

The Cod Army have conceded just once in the league so far, fewer than any other side.

The O's have kept just one clean sheet in their last six away fixtures, though this did come last time out against Bristol City.


Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra


Gillingham have conceded three or more goals in each of the last four occasions they've hosted Crewe in the league.

Crewe have beaten the Gills on each of their last four visits to Gillingham.

After failing to score in his final nine games of 2013/14, Gillingham frontman Danny Kedwell has now netted a goal in each of his four league appearances this season.

Crewe have let in 11 goals so far this season, more than any other side. Gillingham have conceded 10.

The Railwaymen are the only League One side without a point so far.

These two sides have had the fewest shots in League One so far (Gillingham with 20, Crewe with 23).


MK Dons v Crawley Town

MK Dons have failed to score in three of their four meetings with the Red Devils.

Only one of the previous league contests hasn't ended 2-0, with Crawley winning by that scoreline twice.

No side has received more bookings than MK Dons this season (9).

Crawley Town have mustered just 10 shots on target in the division so far. No side has managed fewer than them.

No player has conceded more fouls than Crawley's Izale McLeod in League One so far this season.


Port Vale v Chesterfield

Port Vale are winless in four against the Spireites, since beating them 5-0 in March 2010 (D2 L2).

Chesterfield have scored exactly two goals in their last three games against Vale, winning two and drawing once.

Port Vale are the only side in League One yet to score in the second half.

Chesterfield's Eoin Doyle has had 15 shots on goal this term, more than anyone else in the division.


Preston North End v Sheffield United

Since both sides were relegated to the third tier in 2010/11, Preston have beaten the Blades only once (D2 L3).

Sheffield United have gone three games without scoring against Preston

The last four games between the two has seen a total of two goals.

Preston are one of three League One sides yet to be beaten this campaign (along with Fleetwood and Bristol City going into the weekend).

Preston have scored exactly one goal in each of their last three home games (incl. playoffs).


Rochdale v Bradford City

Rochdale have been beaten just twice in their last nine league games with the Bantams (W5 D2).

Bradford have failed to score in three of their last five league encounters with Rochdale.

Rochdale have gained four points from behind this season, a joint-league high.

The Bantams have faced just 10 shots on target in their opening four fixtures, fewer than any other club in League One.

Bradford have lost only one of their last seven league away games (W3 D3).


Scunthorpe United v Walsall

Scunthorpe have gone 10 league games without keeping a clean sheet against Walsall.

Walsall are unbeaten in five previous trips to Scunthorpe (W3 D2). They last lost there in January 1994, though this was a 5-0 defeat.

The Iron are the only League One side awaiting a home goal, having lost both of their opening two home games so far.

Both of these sides have scored just twice in League One this season, a joint-league low.

Walsall are one of three sides yet to net in the first half.


Swindon Town v Coventry City

Swindon haven't lost any of their last six home league games against the Sky Blues (W4 D2), averaging three goals per game.

In fact, Coventry City are winless in their previous seven league matches home and away against the Robins (D2 L5), though they have scored in each game.

Swindon have registered 27 shots on target so far in League One, more than any other side. Coventry are joint-second in this regard with 23.

The Robins have also faced the fewest shots in the division, just 23.

Coventry have conceded the most fouls in League One thus far (65).


Yeovil Town v Barnsley

Yeovil have won only of the four clashes with Barnsley, drawing one and losing two. They've never kept a clean sheet against the Tykes.

Barnsley's biggest win of last season came at Yeovil, winning 4-1 in March.

Yeovil have the lowest shooting accuracy in League One - just 29% of their shots so far have been on target.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) has scored in successive matches for the first time.

Barnsley's Martin Cranie has been booked three times this season already, having conceded five fouls.


Notts County v Bristol City

Notts County are winless in four league games against Bristol City (D1 L3).

Sam Baldock netted both of Bristol's goals in the last game between the two in April, as the Robins won 2-1.

Three of Notts County's five goals so far have come from outside the box.

Only Walsall (25) have given away fewer fouls than Bristol City so far (31).

Bristol have been beaten just once in their last nine away fixtures (W5 D3), yet have kept only one clean sheet in that time.


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