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Simon Gott 20th Feb 2015 - 18:48

League One Opta Facts February 21

 

Barnsley v Crewe

  • Martin Cranie's winner in the 2-1 victory for Barnsley in the reverse of this fixture secured the Tykes' first win against Crewe since September 2001.
  • Crewe have won five of their last six meetings with Barnsley in all competitions (L1).
  • Barnsley have lost the most points from leading positions this season (21). However, Crewe have gained a league-low three points from behind.
  • The Railwaymen have found the net in each of their last nine away games.
  • Nicky Ajose has three goals and one assist in his last four games for Crewe.

 

Bradford v Walsall

  • The Bantams have won just one of their last five home games against Walsall (D2 L2).
  • Walsall have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine visits to Valley Parade, though that was in this exact fixture last season.
  • James Hanson has scored four goals in his last three league games for Bradford, earning his side five points.
  • The Saddlers are unbeaten in seven away from home (W5 D2), this after a run of 10 games without a win on the road.
  • Indeed, no side has conceded fewer away goals this season than Walsall (12).

 

Colchester v Bristol City

  • Colchester have won just one of the last 10 against Bristol City in league competition (D5 L4), and none of the last five.
  • The Robins have scored exactly two goals in each of their last four visits to Colchester.
  • Both teams have scored in the last six meetings between these sides.
  • No side has lost more home games (10), or conceded more goals at home (26) than Colchester.
  • Indeed, the U's have won just one of their last eight at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, losing the other seven.
  • The Robins have kept a clean sheet in their last two games away from home. They've not gone three without conceding since November 2008.

 

Fleetwood v Notts County

  • Fleetwood's 1-0 win at Meadow Lane in August was the first ever Football League meeting between these sides.
  • The Magpies' only previous win against the Cod Army came in the League Cup last season (3-2).
  • Fleetwood have won just one of their last seven at Highbury Stadium (D3 L3).
  • However, Notts County have an identical record in their last seven away from home (W1 D3 L3), and have scored just once in the last five.
  • The Magpies have scored just 14 goals in the second half of games this season, a league-low.

 

Leyton Orient v Oldham

  • Orient are unbeaten in four league games against Oldham (W1 D3), though the Latics did beat the O's in this season's FA Cup.
  • Oldham have lost none of their last three visits to Brisbane Road (W1 D2), though they've not kept a clean sheet there in eight.
  • Leyton Orient have picked up fewer points at home this season than any other team (9).
  • 59% of Oldham's goals have arrived in the first half of games this season, a league-high share.
  • Dean Cox has made eight assists for the O's this term, at least five more than any of his teammates.

 

MK Dons v Peterborough

  • The Dons' last seven goals against the Posh in all competitions have arrived in the second half.
  • Including play-offs, Peterborough have won their last four meetings with MK Dons, scoring at least twice in each match.
  • MK Dons have scored more home goals than any other League One side this season (36).
  • The Posh have kept a clean sheet in just one of their last 13 away from home.
  • The Dons have scored 42 goals in the second half of games this season; four more than Peterborough have in total (38).

 

Port Vale v Doncaster

  • Vale's 3-1 win in the reverse of this fixture ended a run of four straight defeats against Rovers.
  • Doncaster have won their last two visits to Vale Park, following a run of six straight defeats there.
  • Only Scunthorpe (2) have kept fewer clean sheets than Port Vale in League One this season (3).
  • Rovers have won their last three games, scoring 10 goals in the process. They've not won four in a row since November 2012.
  • Donny have won 12 of the 13 games in which they've been ahead this season, drawing the other. They've also recovered the most points from losing positions (16).

 

Preston v Scunthorpe

  • Preston have won their last three against Scunthorpe, scoring 10 goals in the process.
  • Indeed, the Iron have lost four and won none of their last six league meetings with Preston.
  • No side has lost fewer home games than Preston in League One this season (1).
  • Scunthorpe have conceded 28 goals in the second half of games this season, double that of Preston (14).
  • No side has kept fewer clean sheets than Scunthorpe this season (2).

 

Rochdale v Chesterfield

  • Rochdale are winless in 10 league meetings with Chesterfield (D5 L5).
  • The Spireites have found the net in each of their last 21 league meetings with Rochdale.
  • All three goals in the reverse of this fixture came from the penalty spot (2-1 to Chesterfield).
  • Rochdale have conceded seven goals in their last three games, all of them coming in the first half.
  • Chesterfield have lost their last three league games. They've not lost four in a row since April 2012.
  • No side has won or scored more penalties in League One than Chesterfield this season, converting seven of their eight spot kicks.

Sheff Utd v Coventry

  • The Blades have won just one of their last seven against Coventry (D2 L4), though that win came in this exact fixture last season.
  • Coventry have failed to hit the back of net in only one of their last nine visits to Bramall Lane in league competition.
  • Matt Done has scored four goals in three games for the Blades since signing from Rochdale.
  • The Sky Blues are winless in six League One games (D3 L3).
  • 80% of Sheffield United's goals in League One this season have arrived in the second half of games, a league-high share.

 

Swindon v Crawley

  • After winning each of their first three league meetings with Crawley 3-0, Swindon are winless in four against them (D3 L1).
  • Izale McLeod's penalty in the reverse of this fixture in August marked Crawley's first ever league win against Swindon, though they did win 3-2 at the County Ground in the 2010/11 FA Cup.
  • The Robins have had a man sent off in two of their last three meetings with the Red Devils.
  • On the road this season, Crawley have won fewer points (7), won fewer games (1) and scored fewer (11) goals than any other side in League One.
  • Swindon's top scorer Andy Williams has failed to score in any of his last four games, after having scored nine in the previous seven.

 

Yeovil v Gillingham

  • Yeovil have failed to score in any of their last four league meetings with Gillingham.
  • Gillingham have won none of their previous four league visits to Yeovil (D1 L3), though they did win there in this season's League Cup.
  • The Glovers have scored just eight goals at home this season, the joint-lowest total in England's top four tiers.
  • The Gills have won five of their last six in League One, drawing the other.
  • No side has given away more penalties in League One this season than Gillingham (7).

 

 

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