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Simon Gott 17th Sep 2015 - 12:34

League One Opta Facts September 19-20


Blackpool v Barnsley

  • Blackpool have only won two of their last 10 home league games with Barnsley, losing five of them.
  • Barnsley have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last seven visits to Blackpool.
  • The Tangerines have had the fewest shots on target in the league this season (19).
  • Conor Hourihane played a part in three of Barnsley's four goals v Swindon last weekend, scoring once and assisting twice.


Bury v Port Vale

  • Bury have failed to score in their last two league games against Port Vale, and there have been fewer than 2.5 goals in this fixture in each of the last five league encounters
  • Victory at Gigg Lane in their last league visit in 2010 ended a run of seven without a win there for Vale (D4 L3).
  • The Shakers have lost the most points from leading positions in League One this season (9).
  • All but one of Port Vale's nine goals this season has come from open play, the other being a penalty.


Colchester v Gillingham

  • Colchester have won four of their last five home league games with Gillingham - but they lost the last encounter 2-1 in December 2014.
  • Gillingham's win last season was their first victory at Colchester since January 1994, a run of seven games without success (L4 D3).
  • George Moncur has netted in three successive league games for Colchester, scoring four in total in those three games.
  • Gillingham are the only unbeaten side left in League One (W5 D2)


Coventry v Chesterfield

  • Coventry are unbeaten in five home league games against Chesterfield, winning four of them.
  • Last season's league encounters were the first since the 1960/61 season, but the last time the Spireites won at Coventry was in October 1948 (L4 D1).
  • No side has found the net more often this campaign than Coventry (14).
  • Only Swindon (11) have scored more second half goals than Chesterfield this season (10).


Doncaster v Oldham

  • Doncaster have lost one of the last six league games against Oldham (W2 D3), but they lost the corresponding fixture 2-0 last season.
  • Oldham have only failed to score in one of their last eight league clashes with Doncaster.
  • Donny have scored just three times so far this season, a League One-low, though all three of those goals have been scored at home.
  • Only Crewe's Ben Garratt (32) has made more saves than Joel Coleman this season (27).


Millwall v Southend

  • Millwall are unbeaten in five league games against Southend (W3 D2), and have not lost at home in six against the Shrimpers (W4 D2)
  • Southend last won away to Millwall seven trips ago, a 4-1 victory in August 1993, and have won only two of their last 17 league games at the Den (L10 D5).
  • The Lions have lost all three of their league games at home this season, shipping nine goals. All ten of their points have come in away games.
  • Southend have drawn each of their three away fixtures this season.


Peterborough v Walsall

  • Peterborough have played out a goalless draw with Walsall in each of the last three league encounters, with Boro failing to score against the Saddlers in four.
  • Walsall are on a four-game winless streak away to Peterborough, with the last time they won at London Road a 2-0 victory in January 2007 (L2 D2).
  • The Posh are the only League One side yet to register a clean sheet this season.
  • No player has more assists this season than Jason Demetriou (3).


Rochdale v Scunthorpe

  • Rochdale have lost four of their last five league games against Scunthorpe, but they did win the corresponding fixture last season 3-1 at Spotland.
  • Scunthorpe have won one of their last five trips to face Rochdale (L3 D1), failing to score in three of those games.
  • Rochdale have kept more clean sheets in the opening seven games than any other side (4).
  • Paddy Madden has had the most shots in the division this season (25).


Shrewsbury v Crewe

  • Shrewsbury have scored precisely one goal in each of their last five league encounters with Crewe, winning only one of those games (L1 D3).
  • Crewe have won five of their last eight trips to Shrewsbury (L3), with the last draw in this exact fixture coming in November 1993.
  • All eight of Shrewsbury's points this season have come in away games, being one of three sides to lose each game at home this season (with Millwall and Blackpool).
  • Crewe are the only winless side in League One this season (D2 L5).


Swindon v Burton

  • These sides have only faced each other twice in Football League history, during the 2011/12 season, with both games ending 2-0 to the home side.
  • Burton lost on their only previous visit to the County Ground in February 2012, with Ronan Murray and Paul Benson on target for the Robins.
  • Swindon have claimed more points when trailing this season than any other side (7).
  • The Brewers have faced a league-low 17 shots on target this season.


Wigan v Fleetwood

  • Wigan have kept three consecutive home clean sheets, drawing the first in this run 0-0 and winning their last two.
  • Fleetwood have never played a competitive fixture against Wigan.
  • Wigan are the only side yet to concede at home this campaign in League One.
  • The Cod Army have alternated between victory and defeat in their last four away games in the league - if that trend were to continue, they'd win here.


Bradford v Sheffield United

  • Bradford have won one of their last 18 league encounters with Sheffield United (L10 D7), a 2-0 win at Valley Parade in August 2013.
  • Sheffield United have won four of their last five league games away to Bradford, scoring 11 goals in the process.
  • After being winless in their first three league games of the season (D1 L2), the Bantams are now unbeaten in four (W2 D2).
  • Billy Sharp has now scored in four consecutive league games for the Blades, with the last two coming from the penalty spot.



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