League One Opta Facts Jan 16-17
Blackpool v Scunthorpe
Blackpool have won 10 of their 11 home league games against Scunthorpe, losing the only game they’ve failed to score in (2-0 in April 2000).
The Iron are without a win in seven league games against The Tangerines (D1 L6).
After three wins on the bounce, Blackpool have slumped to three successive defeats in League One.
None of the Tangerines’ last 12 fixtures have ended all square (W4 L8).
Six of Scunthorpe’s last seven goals in League One have come from set-pieces.
Bradford v Oldham
Bradford have won their last two against Oldham in league competition after failing to win any of their previous nine (D2 L7).
The Latics have lost only one of their last seven league games at Valley Parade (W4 D2), although that defeat was in this fixture last season.
The Bantams are unbeaten in five at home, keeping a clean sheet in each of the last three (W3 D2).
The last time they kept four successive home clean sheets in the league was in September 2013.
Oldham haven’t won any of their last seven league games (D2 L5).
Bury v Walsall
Bury have lost only one of their last 10 league games against Walsall, winning seven (D2).
Walsall haven’t kept a clean sheet against Bury since May 1995, conceding in 11 league games since then.
Bury have lost three successive league games, something they last did in December 2014 in a run of four consecutive defeats.
Walsall have only once scored more than twice in an away game at Bury – winning 4-3 in December 1960.
Bury have scored just 10 times in all competitions since November – four of the last seven have been converted by Leon Clarke.
Colchester v Sheffield United
Colchester have won one of their last 11 games against Sheffield United (D5 L5), though that win came earlier this season, a 3-2 win at Bramall Lane.
The Blades have scored in each of their last 16 league meetings with Colchester, including nine goals in their last three (W2 L1).
Colchester are winless in 11 outings in League One, the longest winless run in the division (D2 L9).
Sheffield United have scored in 15 of their 16 clashes with Colchester in the league. The only time they didn’t was in their first meeting in August 1979.
The U’s have kept just one clean sheet in their last 22 matches in League One, conceding 55 times in that period.
Coventry v Burton
Coventry have only hosted Burton once before, a 0-0 draw in the Football League Trophy in September 2012 in which they triumphed 10-9 on penalties.
The two sides met earlier this season at the Pirelli Stadium, with Coventry coming from a goal behind to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Marcus Tudgay and Romain Vincelot.
Coventry scored with both of their shots on target in the reverse fixture in September.
Burton are currently on the longest unbeaten run in League One, going seven games without defeat (W6 D1).
None of Burton’s last 14 away games have ended in a draw (W10 L4).
Doncaster v Gillingham
Doncaster haven’t netted more than twice against Gillingham since October 1987 when they won 4-2, netting 20 goals in 24 league games since then.
The Gills have won four of their last six away league games at Donny, including a 2-1 win last season courtesy of two goals from Luke Norris.
Andy Williams has found the net five times in his last five league games.
No team has gained more points from behind in League One this season than the Gills (18).
Rory Donnelly has scored in back-to-back games for the Gills. His other six league goals this season came in a four game run between September and October.
Peterborough v Southend
Each of the last five league meetings between the sides has seen a win by a one goal margin, two for Peterborough (1-0 and 1-0) and three for Southend (1-0, 2-1, 2-1).
Southend, who won at London Road last time out in February 2009, are aiming to win back to back league games there for the first time in their history.
Conor Washington has scored nine times in his last nine games for Peterborough in all competitions.
Last weekend, Tyrone Barnett scored with his first shot on his Southend debut against Swindon.
Defeat for Southend here would mean it is their worst league run of defeats since September 2013, also four.
Rochdale v Fleetwood
Since beating Fleetwood 4-2 on penalties in a FL Trophy encounter (after a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes) in September 2012, the Dale have failed to win three home league meetings against them (D1 L2).
Fleetwood are unbeaten in five games against Rochdale (W3 D2), including a 1-1 draw with them earlier this season thanks to a late equaliser from Jamille Matt.
Rochdale have dropped the fewest points when leading this season in League One (4).
No team has won fewer away points than Fleetwood this season (8, level with Blackpool and Colchester).
Ian Henderson has scored in four successive league games for Rochdale.
Shrewsbury v Barnsley
This is Shrewsbury’s first home league meeting against Barnsley since a 3-2 defeat in December 1988, their only loss in seven at home against the Tykes (W5 D1).
Barnsley have won four of their last six against Shrewsbury, drawing one and losing the other 2-1 earlier this season at Oakwell.
The Shrews have won just three of their last 13 home league games (D2 L8).
Barnsley haven’t kept an away clean sheet since last March in League One.
Shrewsbury’s last league game ended in a 7-1 defeat to Chesterfield – their heaviest defeat since December 2002. After that 6-0 defeat to Boston, they beat Bury 4-1 in the following game.
Swindon v Crewe
Swindon are unbeaten in their last six home league games against Crewe, winning each of the last four by at least a two-goal margin (D2).
The Railwaymen haven’t beaten Swindon since October 2012, drawing two and losing four since then.
Both teams have scored in each of Swindon’s last nine home games.
Indeed, Swindon’s last clean sheet at home in League one came in April, against Peterborough (a run of 16 games without one).
Crewe have conceded two or more goals in each of their last four away games. They had let in three goals in their five away games before that.
Wigan v Chesterfield
Wigan are unbeaten in 12 league games against Chesterfield, drawing five and winning seven.
Chesterfield have kept just one clean sheet in 12 away league games at Wigan, a 2-0 win in January 1989.
Wigan’s 3-2 win over Chesterfield earlier this season came courtesy of three goals in the last 10 minutes to overcome a 2-0 deficit.
Jay O’Shea has netted three goals in his last two games for Chesterfield, this after failing to score in his previous 23 in all competitions.
The Latics have failed to score in only one of their last 11 fixtures against Chesterfield.
Millwall v Port Vale
Millwall have scored exactly once in nine of their last 12 league games with the Valiants (W5 D2 L5).
The Valiants have failed to score in each of their last two league games with The Lions – they’ve never gone three without scoring in their league history.
Milwall are the only side in League One not to win a point when trailing at home this season, losing all six matches in which they’ve been in this situation.
Port Vale’s clean sheet away to Blackpool last weekend was their first away from home in 12 matches.
The Lions have lost successive home games without scoring, this coming after an unbeaten run of six (W5 D1).