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David Thompson 15th Sep 2011 - 16:18

League One Opta Facts - September 17th



Brentford v Preston

None of the last 13 meetings between these sides have been won by the away team.

The last three clashes between the Bees and PNE at Griffin Park, however, have ended in draws.

Brentford have conceded 83% of their goals against in the second half, a League One-high.

The Bees have netted exactly one goal in each of their last three league games.

Preston have won their last four league games, the current longest run of its kind in League One.

The Lilywhites have now scored in all of their last eight league matches (stretching back to last term).

 

Chesterfield v Carlisle

The last three league meetings between these sides have all been draws.

The Spireites are unbeaten in eight league clashes with the Cumbrians, not losing to them in the league since May 1995.

A league-high 80% of Carlisle's goals have come in the second half term.

Carlisle have the best away record in League One this season, taking 10 points out of 12 available.

Chesterfield have kept three successive clean sheets in the league.

Despite this, the League Two champions have only scored two goals in four home games this term.

 

Exeter v Bournemouth

Bournemouth have won five and lost two of their last seven clashes with the Grecians.

The two meetings between these sides last season saw the home side win and also keep a clean sheet.

Bournemouth have conceded a league-high five goals in the closing 15 minutes of games this season.

Exeter, on the other hand, have conceded a league-high 73% of their goals in the first half this season.

The Grecians have failed to score in five of their eight league games this season.

The Cherries haven't kept a clean sheet since their opening home game of the season (2-0 v Sheffield Wednesday).

 

Hartlepool v Bury

Hartlepool are unbeaten in four meetings with the Shakers, winning two and drawing two.

'Pool stalwart Anthony Sweeney netted in both of the last two clashes between these sides.

Bury have lost their last four league games, conceding 11 goals in the process.

Hartlepool have yet to lose a league game this season, winning three and drawing four of seven played so far.

Gary Liddle has opened the scoring in Hartlepool's last two league games.

 

Leyton Orient v Oldham

Only one of the last 13 matches in all competitions involving these teams has been won by the away side.

Only one of the last eight meetings between the sides at Leyton Orient has ended in a draw.

The O's are still searching for their first league victory this season, having taken just two points from the 24 available to date.

Orient are yet to even claim a single point at Brisbane Road this season.

Oldham have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four league games.

Shefki Kuqi has scored two in his last three league games for the Latics.

 

MK Dons v Huddersfield

Huddersfield have won their last four meetings with the MK Dons, netting seven in two games last term.

Jordan Rhodes has scored three goals in his last three appearances against MK Dons.

The Dons have netted more goals in the closing 15 minutes than any other side this term (four).

Huddersfield are now unbeaten in 33 league fixtures (excluding playoffs).

A 1-3 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday last time out ended a run of five straight victories for the Dons.

The Terriers have only failed to find the net in one of their last 18 league fixtures on the road.

 

Rochdale v Charlton

Rochdale's 2-0 victory over Charlton in this fixture last term was their first ever league win over the Addicks.

Despite that, only two of the 10 previous meetings between these sides in all competitions have been won by the visiting side.

The Addicks have been ahead in more games (seven) than any other League One side this term, winning five and drawing two.

Charlton have won all three away league games this campaign.

Dale have won back to back league games for the first time since March.

Rochdale have conceded more than one goal in six of their last eight league games.

 

Sheffield United v Colchester

Colchester have scored exactly two goals on each of their last three meetings with the Blades, though the last two finished 2-2.

United have scored the first goal in each of the last seven clashes between these sides in all competitions, but have failed to win any of the last three.

Colchester have gained a joint-league-high seven points from behind this season.

Colchester's last three league games have all ended 1-1.

The Blades have lost just one of their eight league games this season.

 

Stevenage v Notts County

This will be the first competitive meeting between Stevenage and Notts County.

Stevenage have scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes than any other team in League One this term (four).

No player has scored more goals in League One this term than County's Lee Hughes (six).

The Magpies are without a clean sheet in seven in League One.

Stevenage's 5-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday last time out was their biggest-ever Football League win.

Borough haven't kept a clean sheet since the opening day of the season.


Tranmere v Wycombe

Tranmere have won five of their last six meetings with the Chairboys, but lost the other.

That defeat, however, came in Rovers' last home meeting with Wycombe (0-3).

Rovers have only scored one goal in their last three league games combined.

Wycombe are on a run of four straight league defeats, failing to score in each game.

Wycombe are still searching for their first league clean sheet this season.

Tranmere have only won one of their last five league games at Prenton Park.

 

Walsall v Scunthorpe

Four of the last five clashes between these sides have seen one side reduced to ten men.

Both teams have found the net in each of the last six clashes between the sides in all competitions.

Walsall have already gained a joint-league-high seven points from losing positions this season.

The Iron are still searching for their first win since relegation from the Championship last term.

Scunthorpe have failed to keep a clean sheet this season, though they have scored in seven of their eight league games so far.

The Saddlers have lost both of their last two home league games 0-1.

 

Yeovil v Sheffield Wednesday

Yeovil have never beaten Sheffield Wednesday, losing two and drawing two of four previous meetings.

There were three red cards shown in the two meetings between the sides last term; the first ever league clashes between the sides.

Sheffield Wednesday's 1-5 defeat at Stevenage in midweek was the eighth time the Owls have conceded 5+ goals in the league since relegation from the Premier League in 2000, and the third time in the last 12 months.

The Owls have conceded a league-high five goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this term.

The Glovers' last three home league games have all ended 1-0 (twice to the visiting side).

If the league was based on away performances alone, Sheffield Wednesday would be bottom with just one point and a goal difference of -7.

 

 
 
 

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