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Robert Alexander 16th Oct 2013 - 10:58

League One Opta Facts | October 18-19

Swindon V Notts County

  • Swindon Town have conceded just three goals in their last six home leagues games against Notts County; keeping four clean sheets during that period.
  • The Magpies are currently unbeaten in their last six league games against Swindon Town (W3 D3).
  • Only Leyton Orient (16) have accrued more points at home this season than Swindon (13), with the Robins playing one game fewer than the O's on home soil.
  • The Robins have netted a league-high six goals from long-range this season.
  • Danny N'Guessan has scored in each of Swindon's last three league games.
  • On loan from Celtic, Callum McGregor has now netted four goals in his last five games for the Magpies.

 

Brentford V Colchester

  • Brentford have lost just once in their last 14 home league games to Colchester United (W9 D4).
  • The U's are without a clean sheet against The Bees in nine league games.
  • All 15 of the goals the Bees have shipped this season have come from inside the box.
  • The U's have conceded just one goal in the final 15 minutes of their games this season.
  • The Bees have failed to score in four of their last seven games.
  • Three of Colchester's last four games have ended in 1-1 draws (the other was 3-0 defeat against Wolves).

 

Crawley V Bradford

  • Crawley Town have faced Bradford City twice before; winning both matches.
  • The Bantams have been at their most potent in the 15 minutes directly after half-time, netting a league-high six goals in this period.
  • The Bantams have conceded five goals over the two games in which they have lined up against Crawley (average of 2.5 goals per game).
  • In Crawley's last four games, neither side has ever scored more than one goal (three 1-1 draws and one 1-0).
  • The Red Devils have scored five goals in the first 15 minutes of their games this season. No side has scored more in this period.
  • Crawley have benefited from six goals scored by defenders this season, more than any other side.

 

Crewe V Bristol City

  • Crewe Alexandra have registered just one clean sheet in their last eight league games at home to Bristol City.
  • The Robins have lost just one game in their last nine in the league against Crewe Alexandra (W6 D2).
  • City are one of three sides yet to concede in the opening 15 minutes of their games.
  • However, the Robins have conceded 11 first-half goals, more than any other League One side this season.
  • The Railwaymen are one of just two sides (along with Wolves) yet to win a single point from a losing position this season.
  • Crewe have failed to find the back of the net in two of their last three (and three of their last five) games.

 

Gillingham V Preston

  • The Gills have failed to score against Preston North End in four of the last six in all competitions.
  • Preston have managed to register just two wins in their last 10 league games away from Deepdale (D4 L4).
  • North End have benefited from two own-goals so far this season, more than any other side.
  • The Gills have bagged a joint-league-low one goal in the final 15 of their games this season, equating to an outright league-low 8% of their total goal haul.
  • After drawing their first four and winning their next five, Preston have now lost their last two games, their longest losing streak since last February when they lost three on the trot.
  • Gillingham have only managed to keep one clean sheet in their 11 games this season.

 

MK Dons V Rotherham

  • Patrick Bamford has netted nine goals in 10 starts for MK Dons this season, including five in his last three.
  • Rotherham have picked up 11 points from losing positions this season, more than any other side.
  • The Millers have conceded just one headed goal this season, no team has shipped fewer.
  • MK Dons have never lost to Rotherham (W1 D3).
  • The Millers have travelled to MK Dons twice before; both matches ended 1-1.
  • 71% of the goals the Dons have shipped this season have come before half-time, a league-high proportion (10 out of 14).

 

Oldham V Carlisle

  • Oldham have one win in seven (all competitions) against The Cumbrians (L3 D3).
  • Carlisle United have managed two wins from their last three league visits to Oldham (L1).
  • The Latics have conceded four penalty goals this season, more than any other side.
  • The Cumbrians have shipped seven goals from outside the box, a league-high figure.
  • Only three of Oldham's goals this season have come before half-time, equating to just 23% of their toal goal haul, both division-low figures.
  • The last three Carlisle games have produced a total of 11 goals, after the previous three before that had produced just two in total.

 

Peterborough V Shrewsbury

  • The Posh have lost just once at home in their last 10 matches against Shrewsbury Town (W4 D5).
  • Shrewsbury have managed just one clean sheet in 19 against Peterborough United.
  • The Shrews have shipped a joint-league-high five headed goals this season, equating to an outright-high 38% of their total goals against.
  • The Posh have bagged five penalty goals this season, more than any other side.
  • Peterborough are one of just two sides (along with Wolves) yet to lose a single point from a leading position this season.
  • Shrewsbury have thrown away 11 points this season from leading positions, more than any other side.

 

Sheff Utd V Port Vale

  • Sheffield United have suffered just one defeat in their last 17 clashes with Port Vale, winning nine and drawing seven.
  • Five of Port Vale's last seven games (and each of their last three) have seen no goals scored before half-time.
  • The last five meetings between these two sides have produced a total of 20 goals, an average of four per game, although the last game came back in 2000.
  • The Blades are one of three sides yet to find the back of the net in the opening 15 minutes of their games this season.
  • The Blades are currently enduring a run of 10 games without a win, the joint-longest winless streak in the division.

 

Tranmere V Leyton Orient

  • Tranmere have lost just one of their last five games against Orient (W4).
  • Despite their unbeaten run, Orient have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven games.
  • At Prenton Park, Rovers have suffered just one defeat in their last 11 clashes with the O's (W7 D2), a run stretching all the way back to 1987.
  • The O's have bagged a division-high seven headed goals so far this season, while Rovers are one of three teams yet to register a headed goal.
  • Rovers have netted just one goal in total in their last four games.
  • Tranmere have the worst record on home soil this season, taking just two points from five home fixtures so far.

 

Walsall V Stevenage

  • Walsall are one of three sides yet to ship a goal in the final quarter-hour period of their games this season.
  • Stevenage have shipped a total of 12 goals in their last five games.
  • The Saddlers have managed a total of just three goals in their four games against 'Boro, and no more than one in any single game.
  • Three of Walsall's last four games have ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • Only Sheffield United (8) have netted fewer goals this season than Stevenage (9).
  • Walsall have won just one of their four games against Stevenage, drawing two and losing one, although that victory did come last time out, 1-0 away at 'Boro back in January.

 

Wolves V Coventry

  • Wolves have suffered just one defeat in their last four games against Coventry, winning two and drawing one, although the two teams last met in 2009.
  • 81% of Coventry's goals this season have been netted by strikers (21 out of 26), a league-high proportion.
  • At Molineux, Wolves are unbeaten in four against the Sky Blues, winning the last three in a row.
  • Coventry have bagged 15 first-half goals this season, more than any other side.
  • Wolves are the only side in the division yet to concede a first-half goal this season.
  • Wolves are how gone three games without conceding a goal, the joint-longest run without conceding so far this season.

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