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Simon Gott 19th Nov 2014 - 13:41

League One Opta Facts November 22



Bradford V Gillingham

  • Bradford have won only one of their last seven against Gillingham, losing three (D3).
  • The Gills are unbeaten in their last three trips to Bradford, drawing two and winning the other.
  • After netting five goals in his opening seven games (all comps), James Hanson has failed to score in each of his last eight for the Bantams.
  • Gillingham have scored just one first half goal in their last nine league games.
  • Defender Leon Legge has bagged three league goals so far this season. Only in 2011/12 (4) has he scored more.


Bristol City V Preston

  • Bristol City have lost just once in their last 26 home league encounters against Preston, winning 15 (D10).
  • Both sides had a man sent off when they met at Deepdale in November 2013, though Preston eventually ran out 1-0 winners.
  • Preston's Jack King scored in both games against Bristol City last season.
  • Bristol City have had 14 different players score a league goal for them this term, the most in the division.
  • The Robins have also used fewer players this season than any other team (19).


Chesterfield V Barnsley

  • Chesterfield have lost only once in their last eight home league clashes with Barnsley, winning three (D4).
  • Barnsley's last league win away at Chesterfield came back in September 2003, courtesy of goals from Anthony Kay and Craig Ireland.
  • Chesterfield have failed to score in three of their last five home matches against Barnsley.
  • Barnsley have failed to score in five of their previous seven trips to Chesterfield, netting twice in the other two games.
  • The Spireites have won only one of their last seven against the Tykes, losing three (D3).
  • The last three meetings between the two sides have ended level; they've never drawn four in a row.
  • Sam Winnall has scored eight goals in his last eight appearances in all competitions for Barnsley.


Colchester V Coventry

  • Colchester's 2-1 victory in the last meeting against Coventry in March ended a run of eight without a win versus the Sky Blues.
  • Coventry have scored in each of their last six against the U's, netting 14 in the process.
  • Freddie Sears has scored six goals in his last six games (all comps).
  • In fact, Sears (12) has already equalled his goal tally from last season.
  • Colchester (27) have has used the joint-most different players this term while Coventry have used 26.


Crawley V Scunthorpe

  • Crawley won their only previous competitive match at home to Scunthorpe 3-0 back in August 2012.
  • The away side has lost both previous clashes involving Crawley and Scunthorpe.
  • Gwion Edwards has had a hand in each of Crawley's last three league goals (two goals, one assist).
  • Matt Harrold has bagged two goals in two previous appearances against the Iron.
  • Scunthorpe United have kept just one clean sheet this season, the fewest in League One.


Fleetwood V Walsall

  • This will be the first ever meeting in league competition between Fleetwood Town and Walsall.
  • Walsall have never lost a competitive match against the Cod Army, winning one and drawing the other (both in the FA Cup).
  • David Ball has been directly involved in more goals than any other Fleetwood player this season (three goals, three assists).
  • Tom Bradshaw has registered nine goals in all competitions for the Saddlers this season, seven more than any other player.
  • No side has seen fewer different players score for them this season than Walsall (6).


Leyton Orient V Crewe

  • The O's did the double over the Railwaymen last season, scoring two goals in each game.
  • Crewe have lost four and won none of their last six versus Leyton Orient.
  • No player has had more shots without scoring this season than Dean Cox (17).
  • Leyton Orient are the only League One side without a home win in 2014/15.
  • The Railwaymen have yet to pick up any points from games in which they've fallen behind in this season, losing all 10.


MK Dons V Port Vale

  • MK Dons have only ever recorded one victory at home to Port Vale in the league, 3-0 back in December 2013.
  • Port Vale have never won at the Stadium MK, drawing two and losing the other.
  • The two teams have met once already this season, in the FA Cup, with MK Dons running out 4-3 winners as Benik Afobe helped himself to a brace.
  • MK Dons' last 12 league goals have all arrived in the second half. They haven't scored a first half goal since September.
  • No side has conceded more goals in the final 15 minutes this season than Port Vale (7).


Notts County V Yeovil

  • Notts County have won two of their last three home clashes with Yeovil (L1).
  • Yeovil have lost just one of their last five against Notts County (W3 D1). Indeed, the Glovers won on their last trip to Meadow Lane in April 2013 (2-1).
  • Garry Thompson has scored six goals in his last five league games for Notts County.
  • Yeovil (17) have conceded more goals in the second half than Notts County (14) have shipped in total this season.
  • Notts County's Stephen McLaughlin is the division's top assister this term with seven.


Peterborough V Swindon

  • The Posh won this exact fixture last term back in August (1-0), courtesy of a solitary strike from Britt Assombalonga.
  • Swindon's 2-1 victory against Peterborough back in January ended a run of seven without a win against them in league competition.
  • Peterborough have netted nine goals from outside the area this term, three more than any other side.
  • Last weekend, Swindon hitman Michael Smith scored his 12th goal of the season in all competitions, but his first in five games.
  • Conor Washington has scored in three of his last four league appearances at London Road.


Rochdale V Doncaster

  • Rochdale have won seven of their last 10 against Doncaster (D1 L2).
  • Doncaster have scored six goals in their last eight trips to Rochdale and never more than once in this run.
  • Rochdale have scored 10 headed goals this season, more than any other side.
  • In contrast, Doncaster Rovers are the only side yet to score a headed goal in 2014/15.
  • Dale have conceded a league-high five penalties this term, though only two have been converted by their opponents.


Sheff Utd V Oldham

  • The Blades have scored in each of their last 20 games against Oldham, netting 34 in the process.
  • The last time Oldham shut out Sheffield United at Bramall Lane was in January 1988, they won 5-0, which is their biggest league victory against them.
  • Only one of Sheffield United's last 18 goals has come in the first half.
  • Indeed, 52% of the Blades' goals this season have arrived in the final 15 minutes; a league-high share.
  • The Latics have faced a league-low 54 shots on target so far this campaign.



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