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Simon Gott 23rd Oct 2014 - 15:39

League One Opta Facts October 25th 2014


Barnsley V Bristol City

  • Barnsley have won five and lost two of their last eight home league games against Bristol City.
  • Bristol City have scored two or more goals in eight of their last nine league encounters with Barnsley.
  • Only Crewe (15) have shipped more goals at home than the Tykes (14).
  • The Robins are unbeaten in 20 league games (W12 D8), their longest run without defeat in the top four tiers since 1955 (a run of 20 games also).
  • Despite their strong away form, Bristol City have kept just two clean sheets in their last 31 league games away from home.
  • Devante Cole has been involved in three goals in his last two games for Barnsley (scoring twice, assisting once).

Coventry V Peterborough

  • Coventry are unbeaten in five at home to Peterborough, winning three and drawing two.
  • Peterborough have netted two or more goals in each of their six previous trips to Coventry in league competition.
  • There have been 30 goals scored in six previous meetings between these two sides in Coventry, an average of five goals per game.
  • Coventry have lost their last three league games by a 2-1, 3-1 and 4-1 scoreline.
  • Indeed, the Sky Blues have now gone seven games without a victory, the longest wait currently by a side in League One (D1 L6).
  • No side has received more red cards in the top four tiers than the Posh (3), though two of these came in mid-week.

Crewe V Sheff Utd

  • Crewe have scored in 10 of their last 11 home league matches against the Blades.
  • Sheffield United have alternated between scoring exactly three goals or none at all in each of their last six against Crewe. They failed to score in their last game.
  • The Railwaymen have put together three successive wins in League One, having lost four successively prior to that.
  • Mark McNulty has scored in each of his last four games for the Blades.
  • Crewe have conceded 21 second half goals, as many as Sheffield United have scored this season in total.

Doncaster V MK Dons

  • Doncaster have failed to score in their last two against MK Dons (D1 L1).
  • MK Dons have never won away at Doncaster Rovers, losing once and drawing two.
  • Doncaster have let in just one goal in the final 15 minutes this season, fewer than any other club in League One.
  • Only three of Benik Afobe's 12 goals this season for MK Dons have come in away fixtures (all comps).
  • MK Dons' last 10 goals in League One have come after half-time.

Gillingham V Crawley

  • Gillingham won this exact fixture last term thanks to a goal from Charlie Lee.
  • Crawley Town's only previous league victory at the Priestfield came back in March 2012, 1-0.
  • Gillingham have failed to score in six of their last nine in League One.
  • No team has kept more clean sheets this season than Crawley (6).
  • The Gills have conceded seven headed goals this season, a league-high.

Oldham V Bradford

  • Oldham have won six and drawn two of their last eight matches against Bradford City.
  • Bradford City have gone 13 games without keeping a clean sheet against Oldham Athletic.
  • Oldham have already enjoyed a victory over Bradford City this season in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy (1-0), thanks to Jordan Bove's first professional goal.
  • The Bantams have netted in 16 of their last 17 away trips to Oldham in the league.
  • Jonson Clarke-Harris scored three times in two appearances versus Bradford last term, though luckily for the away side he no longer plays for the Latics.
  • Bradford have shipped exactly two goals in four of their last six away outings to Oldham.

Port Vale V Leyton Orient

  • Port Vale failed to score in this exact fixture last term as they lost 2-0. It was the first time they had failed to score against the O's since September 1985.
  • Leyton Orient have won four of their last five against Port Vale (L1).
  • Port Vale are one of two sides in the top four tiers yet to keep a clean sheet this season (the other side being Exeter).
  • Only Bristol City (15) have taken more away points than Leyton Orient this season (13).
  • Jay Simpson has scored four in his last four for the O's.

Preston V Fleetwood

  • Preston North End are unbeaten in their last 19 games at Deepdale (W12 D7). It is their longest unbeaten run at home since December 2006 (31 games).
  • This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Preston and Fleetwood Town.
  • PNE have won their last five league matches. The last time they managed to put together six consecutive victories in the league was in September 2011 (a run of seven games in total).
  • Fleetwood have lost their last five games away from home, all by a single goal.
  • Preston are the only side to have scored in all of their League One matches this campaign.

Scunthorpe V Notts County

  • Scunthorpe have won only one of their last 11 versus Notts County (January 2000, 1-0).
  • Notts County are unbeaten in their last six against the Iron, winning three (D3).
  • Scunthorpe have dropped the most points from leading situations this season in League One (13).
  • The Magpies have won their last four games in League One. They last won five in a row in April 2010 while in the fourth tier.
  • 75% of the goals conceded by Notts County this season have come in the second half (9/12).

Swindon V Colchester

  • After going eight league games without a clean sheet against Colchester, Swindon have recorded two in their last three against them.
  • Colchester have kept two consecutive clean sheets away to Swindon, they've never managed three in a row.
  • Michael Smith has netted five times in five home appearances for Swindon this season.
  • Freddie Sears has scored in four of his last six games for Colchester.
  • Indeed, the Colchester striker has had the most shots on target of anyone in League One (29).

Walsall V Chesterfield

  • Walsall have netted in 10 of their last 11 games against the Spireites.
  • Chesterfield have scored two or more goals in four of their last five matches against Walsall in all competitions.
  • The Saddlers are winless in four League One matches, losing the last three by a single goal.
  • Sam Clucas scored the second quickest goal in League One this season against Colchester, 55 seconds in.
  • Walsall have failed to score in seven of their 14 games in League One this season, a league-high.

Yeovil V Rochdale

  • Yeovil have won two, drawn one and lost one of their four home league matches against Rochdale.
  • Rochdale have never scored more than two goals in a single game versus the Glovers.
  • The Glovers are the only League One side yet to score in the opening 30 minutes at home this season.
  • Rochdale have claimed 10 points from behind this season, no team has managed more in the division. Nine of these have come in away games.
  • Matt Done has been involved in 12 of Rochdale's 23 goals so far this season (52%), scoring seven and assisting five.



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