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Lewis Constable 11th Dec 2014 - 18:05

League One Opta Facts December 13th

Bristol City v Crawley Town

These two sides met for the first time in the league last season - Bristol City won this exact fixture 2-0 in November 2013 and drew away 1-1.

Crawley's only win over the Robins came in the third round of the FA Cup in January 2012, a 1-0 victory at home.

Kieran Agard has scored three goals in two appearances against Crawley Town in league competition.

14 different players have scored a league goal for the Robins this term, the largest spread in the division.

Crawley have drawn their last five games, none of which ended goalless.

 

Chesterfield v Bradford City

Chesterfield are unbeaten in five league meetings with Bradford, having lost four in a row prior to this (W1 D4).

The Bantams have been on the winning side just once in their previous 11 trips to Chesterfield (D5 L5).

Four of the last five games between these two sides in Chesterfield have ended in score draws.

Billy Clarke and Jon Stead are both looking to score in their third consecutive game for Bradford, in all competitions.

Having scored 14 in his opening 11 League One appearances this season, Eoin Doyle has netted just twice in his last eight. Both of these goals came in his last home game v Barnsley.

Bradford have gone eight games without a clean sheet in League One.


Colchester United v Rochdale

Colchester have been beaten just once in their previous 13 league games against Rochdale (W4 D8).

The Dale have failed to score in their last six trips to Colchester. They scored nine times in their two games prior to this run in 1992 and 1993.

Rochdale have scored a league-high 11 headed goals in 2014/15.

Colchester United have used 30 different players in this campaign, a league-high.

Colchester United have gone five games without a win, losing the last four (D1). They haven't lost five in a row since January 2013 (a club record run of nine defeats).

 

Doncaster Rovers v Gillingham

Doncaster have won just three of their last 13 league matches against Gillingham (D4 L6).

The Gills' last five wins at Doncaster have all come by a single goal.

Donny have recovered 12 points from losing positions this season, the most in the division.

In fact, they've also yet to drop any points from games in which they've gone ahead this term, a league-low.

The Gills have picked up just three points on the road this season, the fewest in League One. However, no side has won fewer points at home than Doncaster (6).

Antonio German's first professional goal came against Doncaster while playing for QPR back in 2010.

 

Fleetwood v Sheffield United

This is the first ever meeting between Fleetwood Town and Sheffield United.

The Blades have recorded three successive away wins for the first time since March 2014. In both of those runs, they didn't concede a single goal.

Only four goals have been scored in Fleetwood's last four league games (two for, two against).

The Blades (13) have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season than any other team in the top four tiers of English Football.

Sheffield United have conceded just four goals in their last eight games and never more than once in this run.

 

Leyton Orient v Peterborough United

David Mooney scored three times in the regular league season games against Peterborough last season.

The Posh won just one of the four matches against the O's last season, being beaten by them in the League One Playoff semi-final. They did however win 2-1 away in February.

Peterborough have won fewer points from their last six games than any other League One side (1).

David Mooney has scored three times in four games for Leyton Orient against Peterborough.

Aaron McLean has scored four goals in four appearance against Leyton Orient and three in three for the Posh.


Notts County v Swindon Town

Notts County have won their last three home matches against Swindon, without conceding a goal.

The away team has failed to score in five of the last six meetings between Notts County and Swindon. On three of those occasions, it has been the Robins who have failed to find the back of the net.

Swindon Town have won more points from their last six games than any other League One team (15).

Roy Carroll has made 90 saves so far this season, 15 more than any other goalkeeper.

 

Oldham Athletic v Yeovil Town

The Latics' win over Yeovil in April 2013 ended a run of nine without a victory against the Glovers (D4 L5).

Yeovil have conceded exactly one goal in their last five against Oldham.

Jonathan Forte has scored six goals in his last seven league games for the Latics.

Yeovil have failed to score in five of their last six games, netting just two goals.

Oldham have lost just once in their last 15 in league competition (W7 D7).


Port Vale v Coventry City

Port Vale are unbeaten in 10 league games against the Sky Blues (W6 D4).

Coventry's last win over Port Vale came in April 1960.

Coventry City have kept a clean sheet in each of their last two games; they've not gone three without conceding since December 2010 (a run of four).

Port Vale have won four and lost none of their last five matches at home.

No side has conceded more goals in the opening 15 minutes this season than Port Vale (6).

 

Preston North End v MK Dons

Preston have never lost to MK Dons in six previous clashes (W1 D5).

MK Dons have claimed a draw in each of their three previous trips to Deepdale.

Jermaine Beckford has netted four goals in three league games against MK Dons.

Joe Garner has bagged five goals in his last four home games in all competitions for Preston.

Preston have won nine of their last 12 league games, losing the other three.

 

Scunthorpe United v Crewe Alexandra

Scunthorpe have lost their last three against Crewe Alexandra, all by a single goal. They've never lost four in a row versus the Railwaymen.

Crewe last kept a clean sheet at Scunthorpe in February 1982, a run of 12 games without one.

The Iron are without a win at home in four attempts, losing three. They've also gone nine games without a clean sheet on home soil.

Crewe have lost all 11 games in which they've gone behind in this term.

However, no side has dropped more points from leading positions this season than Scunthorpe (15).

 

Walsall v Barnsley

The Saddlers have lost eight of their last ten games against Barnsley (W1 D1).

Barnsley have never kept a clean sheet at Walsall in the Football League (18 games).

Walsall have been involved in six 0-0 draws this season in League One; three more than any other side.

Walsall's Richard O'Donnell has kept a league-high nine shutouts this season.

The Tykes have scored exactly once in each of their last five on the road (W2 L3).

The Saddlers have conceded fewer goals at home this term than any other side (5).

 

 
 
 

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