League One Opta Facts - August 8
Burton v Scunthorpe
Burton didn't win either of their two previous league meetings in 2013/14 with Scunthorpe, drawing 2-2 at home and losing 1-0 away.
This is the sixth season in seven in which the Iron have started the campaign away from home.
Burton only lost three times in 30 games after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took charge last November.
Scunthorpe have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 season openers.
This will be just the second time in which the Brewers have opened a Football League season at the Pirelli.
Scunthorpe are without a win in 10 away games, losing six.
Chesterfield v Barnsley
Chesterfield have only played once at home on the opening day of the season since 2004/05 while opponents Barnsley haven't opened their season away since 2011/12.
Barnsley haven't beaten Chesterfield in their last five attempts (D4 L1).
The Spireites have won their last two matches on opening day; they've not won three consecutively since 2006.
The Tykes have won just one of their last nine season openers, losing six (D2).
Chesterfield have lost only one of their last nine encounters with Barnsley on home soil (W4 D4).
Conor Hourihane, who may miss the season opener, had a hand in 26 goals in 2014/15; 15 more than any other Barnsley player.
Colchester v Blackpool
Colchester have enjoyed just one victory in their last nine home matches against the Tangerines (D5 L3).
Blackpool have only ever won away at Colchester three times (D5 L7).
Colchester went behind in a league-high 17 out of their 23 home games last season.
The U's also lost 15 points from winning positions at home.
During their last stay in the third tier of English football, Blackpool lost all six of their opening day games, by an aggregate score of 15-1.
The Tangerines conceded more goals in 2014/15 than any other side in the top four tiers (91).
Coventry v Wigan
Coventry have never beaten Wigan Athletic before, losing three of their four previous games against them.
Although Wigan have yet to lose against the Sky Blues, they've also never kept a clean sheet against them, shipping exactly one goal in each clash.
Coventry have not won on the opening day of a new season since 2010/11. They have lost three of their four openers since then.
Coventry won only 50% of the 12 home games that they pulled ahead in last term.
The last time Wigan played in the third tier of English football, in 2002/03, they won their opening game of the season 2-0 away from home.
Crewe v Port Vale
Crewe have lost six of their last seven matches on the opening day of a new season (D1).
Port Vale have won five and lost none of their last 10 season openers in the Football League.
Crewe have won their last three games against the Vale.
Crewe Alexandra went behind in 23 games last season, losing 22 of them (W1).
No side scored fewer (6) or conceded more (16) headed goals in League One last season than Port Vale.
Doncaster v Bury
Donny are unbeaten in their last three third tier season openers, keeping a clean sheet in each game (W2 D1).
Bury have not won on the opening day of a new season since 2008/09 (D2 L4).
These sides have not played out a draw in their last 14 meetings, during which Bury have won 11 games.
Doncaster won five games from losing positions last season, more than any other League One side.
The Shakers have won their last eight away games in league competition; their best ever such run.
Fleetwood v Southend
Fleetwood have never lost on the opening day in the Football League (W2 D1).
Southend will be playing away from home on the opening day of the season for just the second time in 13 seasons.
The Shrimpers have won three of their last four games on the opening, all by a 1-0 scoreline (L1).
Three of the four meetings between these sides have ended level, with Southend winning the other.
Fleetwood Town were shown 92 yellow cards last season, more than any other League One side.
All four of Southend's goals against Fleetwood have been scored by the now departed Barry Corr.
Gillingham v Sheffield United
Gillingham have lost their last two opening day encounters since they were promoted back to League One in 2013.
Before losing to Bristol City last year, United had won their previous three openers, and were unbeaten in five.
Last season, Gillingham never lost when they took the lead at home; winning 11 of the 13 games that they pulled ahead in (D2).
No Sheffield United player has scored a hat-trick in league competition for them in the last three seasons.
The Blades saw 19 different players hit the back of the net for them in 2014/15; more than any other League One team.
Rochdale v Peterborough
Rochdale have not beaten Peterborough in league competition since April 2006 (D2 L6).
This exact fixture occurred on the opening day of last season with the Posh winning 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Kyle Vassell.
Peterborough haven't drawn on the opening day of the season since 2001/02 (W8 L5).
Rochdale only lost a league-low nine points from winning positions in this division last season.
Ian Henderson was directly involved in 39% of Rochdale's league goals in 2014/15; more than any other player at the club.
Shrewsbury v Millwall
Shrewsbury haven't won on the opening day of a league season since 2010/11 (D3 L1).
During Millwall's last stay in the third tier of English football, they did not win any of their four opening day games (D3 L1).
Shrewsbury haven't beaten Millwall in their last eight attempts (D3 L5).
Excluding play-offs, no side kept more clean sheets in the top four tiers last season than the Shrews (23).
The Lions are winless in their last eight away games in league football (D2 L6).
Swindon v Bradford
Swindon are unbeaten in their last seven league games against Bradford City, winning the last three (D4).
Bradford haven't kept a clean sheet on the opening day of a new season in their last nine attempts.
Swindon have not conceded more than one goal in the last seven games between the pair; they have conceded one four times and kept three clean sheets.
Swindon haven't drawn in their last six opening day games at home, winning four.
Only Peterborough (8) were shown more red cards than Bradford in League One last season (7).
Walsall v Oldham
Walsall have won four of their last five meetings with Oldham Athletic, losing the other.
Oldham ended last season on an eight-match winless streak, including a 2-0 loss at Walsall in their penultimate match.
This will be Oldham's fourth opener away from home in a row.
Walsall only managed one comeback victory last season, they drew seven and lost 15 of the games in which they went behind.
The Saddlers saw just 12 different players find the back of the net for them in 2014/15; a league-low spread.