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Simon Gott 16th Oct 2014 - 14:03

League One Opta Facts October 18th 2014

Chesterfield V Oldham

  • Chesterfield have alternated between a draw and a win in each of their last five at home to Oldham. They drew their most recent clash with the Latics.
  • Oldham have netted in each of their last six league encounters with Chesterfield, scoring 13 in the process (W3 D2 L1).
  • The last four meetings between these two sides have all come in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with the Spireites winning three and progressing into the next round via penalties in the other (D1).
  • Jonathan Forte has bagged seven league goals in 10 appearances for Oldham this season; his best return since 2008/09.
  • Eoin Doyle has scored 14 goals in 11 league games for Chesterfield this season.
  • Jonathan Forte's seven goals have come from just 10 shots on target.


Coventry V Bristol City

  • Billy Daniels scored a brace in this exact fixture last season as the Sky Blues ran out 5-4 winners against the Robins.
  • Bristol City have gone eight games without keeping a clean sheet against Coventry (W2 D2 L4).
  • Coventry's Jim O'Brien has attempted more shots without actually scoring than any other player (18).
  • Aaron Wilbraham has been directly involved in more goals than any other Bristol City player this season (eight goals, two assists).
  • The Sky Blues are without a win in five, the current longest winless run in the division (D1 L4).


Fleetwood V Doncaster

  • Fleetwood have yet to lose at home this season, winning two and drawing four.
  • Donny have failed to score in four of their last six League One matches but have netted two or more in the other games.
  • This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Fleetwood Town and Doncaster Rovers.
  • The Cod Army have yet to concede in the opening 30 minutes this term.
  • Donny are the only League One team yet to score a headed goal this season.


Leyton Orient V MK Dons

  • Leyton Orient have won their last three matches against MK Dons, this after losing the three prior to that.
  • Only Rochdale (13) have scored more goals on the road this season than MK Dons (12).
  • Kevin Lisbie has netted five goals in his last five matches against the Dons.
  • Benik Afobe has found the back of the net nine times in his last nine games in all competitions for MK Dons.
  • Having failed to score his first 12 appearances for the club, Jay Simpson now has three in two for the O's.
  • Leyton Orient are the only side in League One yet to win at home in 2014/15.


Notts County V Crawley

  • The Magpies have lost only two of their last 14 games in league competition, winning six (D6). However, both of those defeats came at Meadow Lane.
  • The away side has never won in matches involving Notts County and Crawley Town (D2 L2).
  • No side has kept more clean sheets this season than Notts County (5).
  • Only four different players have scored for Crawley this season, fewer than any other club in League One.
  • Roy Carroll (60) has made more saves than any other goalkeeper League One this term.


Peterborough V Barnsley

  • Peterborough have won their last two encounters with Barnsley, this after going six without a win previously (D1 L5).
  • Barnsley have won five of their last six away to Peterborough, though they lost their most recent match at London Road in 2012/13.
  • 12 different players have scored for Peterborough this season, more than any other club in League One.
  • Barnsley have shipped six goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season, a joint-league-high with Sheffield United.
  • Conor Hourihane has been directly involved in more goals than any other Barnsley player in 2014/15 (seven goals and one assist).


Preston V Port Vale

  • Joe Garner has scored six league goals in five matches against Port Vale, two more than against any other team.
  • Port Vale have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 trips to Deepdale, with that shutout arriving back in November 1985.
  • After going nine games (all comps) without finding the back of the net for Vale, striker Tom Pope has bagged a brace in each of his last two appearances.
  • There have been 34 goals scored in the last eight league clashes between Preston and Port Vale, an average of 4.3 per game.
  • Preston are the only team in League One to score in every game so far this season.


Rochdale V Gillingham

  • This will be only the fifth meeting between these two sides in the third tier, with Rochdale yet to beat the Gills at this level (D3 L1).
  • Gillingham have failed to score more than one goal in each of their last 10 against Rochdale, netting eight in the process.
  • The Kent outfit are one of four League One sides yet to win on the road this term (Coventry, Walsall, Crewe are the others).
  • Danny Kedwell has netted in both of his appearances versus Rochdale in league competition.
  • No side has used more players so far this season than Rochdale (25). Last term the Dale only used 29 different players.


Scunthorpe V Colchester

  • The Iron are unbeaten in nine against the U's, winning four and drawing five.
  • Colchester United are without a win in each of their last nine trips to Glanford Park, losing five (D4).
  • Scunthorpe have been shown 27 cards this season (26 yellow, 1 red), the most in the division.
  • Colchester United have squandered 11 points from leading positions this season, a league-high.
  • Scunthorpe United have conceded six headed goals in 2014/15, more than any other team.
  • Gavin Massey's brace at the weekend ended a run of 23 games in all competitions without a goal.


Walsall V Crewe

  • The Saddlers have won only one of their last nine encounters with the Railwaymen, though six of these clashes have ended level (L2).
  • Both teams have scored in the last seven league meetings between Walsall and Crewe at the Banks' Stadium.
  • Crewe have conceded 21 times in the second half this term, five more than any other team.
  • Crewe are one of two teams yet to keep a clean sheet this season (Port Vale being the other).
  • Walsall's top scorer this season Tom Bradshaw (five goals) has scored three goals in four appearances against Crewe.


Yeovil V Swindon

  • Yeovil have won only one of their previous six home fixtures against Swindon Town (March 2009, 1-0) in league competition.
  • Swindon have won five and drawn three of their last eight games in League One.
  • 82% of Yeovil's goals this season have come in the second half.
  • Nathan Byrne of Swindon Town has provided more assists than any other player this season (5).
  • Swindon have restricted their opponents to a league-low 72 shots so far in 2014/15.


Bradford V Sheff Utd

  • Bradford have won only one of their last 16 matches against Sheffield United in the league (D6 L9).
  • Sheffield United lost this exact fixture last term 2-0. Indeed, it was their first defeat away to Bradford since November 1987.
  • The Blades have yet to score in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.
  • In contrast, United have bagged four goals in the 90th minute or later in 2014/15, more than any other League One team.
  • Bradford's clean sheet in their last match at Valley Parade ended a run of six games without a shutout there.



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