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Andrew Tibot 16th Feb 2015 - 16:49

Football League Opta Facts - Feb 17-18


Cardiff v Blackburn

Cardiff are unbeaten in three league games against Blackburn (W2 D1).

The Rovers have won four of their last five league visits to Cardiff, though they lost on their most recent trip there in April 2013 (0-3).

Kenwyne Jones has scored in seven of his last 11 appearances in all competitions for Cardiff City.

Blackburn Rovers have not won any of their last eight league games away from Ewood Park (D4 L4).


Rotherham v Derby

Rotherham are winless in six games in league competition against Derby (D1 L5).

Indeed, Derby have lost just of their last 10 against the Millers in the league (W6 D3), though they did lose their most recent trip to Rotherham in the 2009/10 League Cup (1-2).

Rotherham will be looking to win three successive Championship home games for the first time this season.

Derby have lost just one of their last nine league games (W6 D2 L1).


Reading v Wigan

Reading are winless in six against Wigan in league competition (D2 L4), last beating them in September 2007.

Wigan have scored at least two goals in each of their last five meetings with the Royals.

Only bottom of the league side Blackpool (5) have won fewer away points than Wigan (9) in the Championship this season.

Reading lost their last home game in the Championship - they haven't lost back to back league home games in nearly a year (Feb 22nd 2014).


Birmingham v Middlesbrough

The Blues have lost just one of their last 14 at home to Middlesbrough (W9 D4).

Boro have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 visits to St. Andrew's, conceding at least twice in seven of those games.

Only Bournemouth (30) have won more points away from home in the Championship this season than Middlesbrough (28).

Birmingham have won none of their last five Championship games; collecting just four points (D4 L1) and scoring only two goals.

In fact, there have only been five goals scored in the last five league games involving Birmingham City.


League 1

Bristol City v Peterborough

Luke Freeman netted twice for the Robins in the reverse of this fixture in November (a 3-0 win), accounting for half of his goals for the season.

The Posh have lost their last two against Bristol City. However, they've only lost one of their last four trips to Ashton Gate in the league (W2 D1).

Bristol City have won a league-high 35 points in home games this season in League One.

Peterborough's last five away games in League One have seen both teams score.


Colchester v MK Dons

Colchester have won just one of their last nine against the Dons (D2 L6).

Since promotion to League One in 2008, MK Dons have scored 30 goals against Colchester, more than against any other side.

Colchester United will be looking to win two successive league games for the first time this season.

MK Dons are the leading scorers in League One this season, with 62 goals in their 30 matches so far.


Doncaster v Crewe

Doncaster have lost just one of their last five at home to Crewe (W2 D2), though that was in the most recent meeting there between the sides.

Crewe have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven meetings with Rovers.

Crewe have won three successive league matches - they haven't won four in a row since March 2012.

Doncaster have lost just one of their last 10 league games (W5 D4 L1).

Doncaster loan striker Uche Ikpeazu netted two goals in eight league apps for Crewe earlier this season when on loan from Watford.


Notts County v Sheffield United

Notts County have won just one of their last seven league games against the Blades (D3 L3).

Sheffield United lost this exact fixture 2-1 last season. They've not lost consecutive league games at Meadow Lane since March 1977.

Both teams have scored in the last 16 meetings between these sides in all competitions.

Notts County have lost six of their last seven league games at Meadow Lane (L6 W1).

Sheffield United have won one and lost three of their last five away games in League One (W1 D1 L3).


Scunthorpe v Chesterfield

Five of the last six league meetings between these sides in Scunthorpe have ended in a draw, with the hosts winning the other.

This will be the fifth meeting between these sides this season in all competitions, with Chesterfield winning two of the previous four (D1 L1).

Scunthorpe have conceded in each of their last 16 League One games; the longest current run in the competition.

In fact, Scunthorpe have only kept one clean sheet in the league all season; fewer than any other side.


Leyton Orient v Bradford

The O's have won just one of their last seven against Bradford (D2 L4), losing the last two.

The Bantams are unbeaten in three visits to Brisbane Road (W2 D1), conceding just one goal in that time.

Leyton Orient have collected fewer points at home than any other League One side this season (9).

Bradford City have beaten more Premier League opponents in 2015 (two in two games) than they have League One opponents (one in five games).


League 2

Mansfield v Luton

Mansfield are unbeaten in seven home games against Luton in all competitions (W3 D4).

Luton's 3-0 win in the reverse of this fixture in November was the first Football League meeting between the sides since March 2003.

No side have won fewer points in 2015 in League Two than Mansfield (5).

Luton Town are unbeaten in 10 League Two matches (W4 D6) - only Burton (12 games) are on a longer unbeaten run in League Two currently.


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