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Simon Gott 14th Mar 2013 - 22:10

League One Opta Facts - March 16th

 

Brentford v Preston

  • Brentford have gone six games unbeaten at Griffin Park (W3 D3).
  • The Lilywhites are unbeaten in five games home and away (W3 D2).
  • The Bees have conceded just three goals in the opening fifteen minutes of matches this season; a league-low.
  • Brentford have clawed back 10 points from losing positions at home this season; the most in the league.

Bury v Colchester

  • The last five meetings between the two sides have produced 17 goals, averaging 3.4 goals per game.
  • The U's have lost just once in their last five games (W2 D2).
  • Bury have lost five of their last six games (W1).
  • Colchester have scored four goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches this season; a league-low.

Coventry v Hartlepool

  • When the two clubs met earlier this season, the Sky Blues won 5-0; the biggest winning in the five clashes between the two sides.
  • The Sky Blues haven't won at home in four matches (D1 L3).
  • Hartlepool have gone three games without scoring, although they've kept two clean sheets in that time.
  • Coventry are the league's joint-highest scorers with 61 goals, scoring 25% of their goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches.
  • In contrast, Hartlepool are the league's joint-lowest scorers with 33 goals. However, they've scored 24% of their goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches.

Crewe v Shrewsbury

  • Crewe have conceded 60% of their goals in the first half of matches; a league-high proportion.
  • Shrewsbury have conceded 11 goals in the opening fifteen minutes of matches; a joint-league-high with Crewe.
  • Shrewsbury have won four times on the road this season; only Portsmouth, Hartlepool and Bury won less often away from home (3).
  • Crewe have lost their last three home games (all comps), conceding exactly two goals in each defeat.

Doncaster v Portsmouth

  • Doncaster haven't won at home against Portsmouth since 1979 (D1 L3).
  • Donny have lost just once in their last seven games (W3 D3).
  • Pompey striker David Connolly has scored four goals in his last four games.
  • Portsmouth have conceded 36 goals in the second half of matches; a joint-league-high with Bury.

Leyton Orient v Carlisle

  • The last three meetings between these sides have produced 13 goals, averaging 4.3 goals per game. The last two fixtures both ended 4-1, with each side picking up one victory.
  • Leyton Orient are unbeaten in five games (W3 D2).
  • The Cumbrians haven't won away in four games (D2 L2).
  • Leyton Orient have only salvaged three points from losing positions this season; a league-low.

MK Dons v Tranmere

  • MK Dons have won each of their last four games against Tranmere without conceding a goal.
  • Tranmere have scored 69% of their goals in the second half of matches; a league-high proportion (38 goals).
  • The Dons have picked up just one win in 11 games (D6 L4); their worst run of form this season.
  • Tranmere have scored three goals in the opening fifteen minutes of matches this season; a joint-low with Oldham and Colchester.

Notts County v Scunthorpe

  • There have been three red cards issued in the last five league meetings between the sides.
  • The Magpies have lost just once in their last eight games (W2 D5), although that defeat did come last time out: 0-1 v Preston.
  • The Iron are without a win on the road in four games (D1 L3).
  • County have netted more than one goal just once in their last 10 games (4-1 v Bury).

Oldham v Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth have seen their players score two hat-tricks this season (no team has more), with Lewis Grabban scoring one in the previous fixture against Oldham.
  • Oldham have conceded 33% of their goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches this season; a league-high proportion.
  • The Cherries have picked up just one win in their last six (L5).
  • Oldham have also scored 31% of their goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches this season; another league high proportion.

 

Stevenage v Sheff Utd

  • The Blades are unbeaten in four against the Boro, including play-offs (W2 D2).
  • Sheffield United have won their last four away games, scoring seven goals and conceding just one.
  • Stevenage have picked up one win in their last nine games (L8).
  • United have conceded 66% of their goals against in the second half of games this campaign; a league high proportion.

Walsall v Crawley

  • The only previous meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-2 draw, with Crawley's Joe Walsh receiving a red card.
  • The Saddlers are enjoying a fine run of form and are currently unbeaten in eight games (W5 D3).
  • On the road, Crawley have won two out of their last three away games after losing three in a row prior to that.
  • Walsall have gone ahead 14 times this season at the Bescot Stadium (W9 D4 L1); the joint-most on home soil in the league along with Coventry and Brentford.

 

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