Take a look at the key stats and facts ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet League One schedule!
Accrington Stanley v Lincoln City
- After failing to win their first three home games against Lincoln City, Accrington Stanley are unbeaten in their last six such meetings with the Imps (W5 D1).
- Lincoln City are winless in their last six league matches against Accrington Stanley (D3 L3) since a 2-0 victory under Danny Cowley in the opening game of the 2019-20 season.
- Accrington have only won two of their last 14 League One games (D3 L9), though did win their last league game on home soil against Bristol Rovers 2-0.
- Each of Lincoln’s last two league games have finished goalless, while only once in the Football League have they had three successive games ended 0-0, in April 1980.
Bolton Wanderers v Cheltenham Town
- Both of the league meetings between Bolton and Cheltenham at the University of Bolton Stadium have ended in a draw – 1-1 in January 2021 and 2-2 in November 2021.
- After defeating Bolton 1-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season, Cheltenham are looking to complete the double over the Trotters for the very first time.
- Bolton have lost only one of their last nine league games (W5 D3), keeping six clean sheets during that run. Indeed, only Sheffield Wednesday (16) have recorded more shutouts in League One in 2022-23 than the Trotters (14).
- Cheltenham have lost each of their last three league games on the road; the Robins last lost four successive League One games on their travels in February 2009.
Bristol Rovers v MK Dons
- Following their 1-0 away win in October, Bristol Rovers are looking to complete the league double over MK Dons for the first time since the 2017-18 season.
- After their 2-0 victory at the Memorial Stadium in April 2021, MK Dons are attempting to win consecutive away Football League matches against Bristol Rovers for the first time.
- This will be Bristol Rovers’ first home league game since New Year’s Day, with Joey Barton’s side winning three of their last four such games (L1), one more than their first nine such games of the season (W2 D4 L3).
- MK Dons have lost 17 league games this season, last losing more in 2019-20 (18). However, 16 of their 25 points this season have come in away games (64%), the highest share in the division.
Cambridge United v Ipswich Town
- The two previous league meetings between Cambridge and Ipswich at the Abbey Stadium both ended in score draws.
- After failing to win their first four matches against Cambridge (D2 L2), Ipswich won the most recent meeting 3-0 in October earlier this season.
- Cambridge have picked up just 12 points from their last 20 league games (W3 D3 L14), one fewer than their first seven league matches of 2022-23 (13 - W4 D1 L2).
- Ipswich ended a run of four league games without a win last time out with victory against Morecambe (D3 L1); the Tractor Boys last won successive league fixtures in October.
Derby County v Morecambe
- This is just the second ever league meeting between Derby and Morecambe, with the reverse fixture ending 1-1 earlier this term.
- Paul Warne is yet to beat Derek Adams in three previous Football League meetings (D2 L1), with the only win for either manager coming in April 2018, as Adams’ Plymouth beat Warne’s Rotherham 2-1.
- Derby have won each of their last five league games; they last had a longer such run as a Championship side under Steve McClaren in October/December 2017 (7 games).
- Morecambe have won four of their last five league games (L1), though each of those victories have come at home. Indeed, the Shrimps have lost each of their last four league fixtures on the road, last enduring a longer such run in January 2020 (5 games).
Exeter City v Charlton Athletic
- Exeter are winless in their last three matches against Charlton in the Football League (L3) since a 3-1 victory over the Addicks in February 2011.
- Charlton have won just one of their last six away league meetings with Exeter (D1 L4), although that victory came in their last visit to St James Park in January 2012.
- Exeter have won 10 of their 28 League One games this season (D8 L10), as many wins as in their prior season in the third tier in 2011-12, while the Grecians have lost just one of their last six league games (W3 D2).
- Charlton have won three of their last four league games (L1), as many as in their previous 19 fixtures (D9 L7), though the Addicks have lost each of their last two league contests against newly promoted sides.
Fleetwood Town v Burton Albion
- Fleetwood have lost three of their last four league matches against Burton Albion (W1), with that win coming in the most recent meeting in October earlier this season (1-0).
- Burton Albion have lost four of their last five away matches against Fleetwood in the Football League (W1), winning their last visit to Highbury Stadium 1-0 in October 2021.
- Fleetwood have lost each of their last three league games, while they’re without a goal in each of their last two games; they last had a longer league run without scorning in February 2021 (run of four).
- Burton have won three of their last five league games (L2), as many as in their first 15 league fixtures under Dino Maamria (W3 D6 L6).
Forest Green Rovers v Peterborough United
- This is just the second ever league meeting between Forest Green and Peterborough, with the Posh winning 4-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
- Peterborough have lost three of their last four away league games against newly promoted opposition (W1), though did win their last such game against Port Vale in January 2-0.
- Forest Green have lost seven of their last eight league fixtures (D1), conceding twice in the 90th minute last time out against Shrewsbury – no side in League One in 2022-23 have dropped more points from winning positions than them (21 – level with Fleetwood).
- Peterborough have won three of their last four league games (L1), as many as in their previous nine (D1 L5).
Oxford United v Shrewsbury Town
- Oxford United are unbeaten in their last nine league matches against Shrewsbury (W7 D2) since a 3-2 away defeat in April 2018.
- Shrewsbury are winless in their last six away meetings with Oxford United in the Football League (D2 L4), losing each of the last two. Although, the Shrews have never lost three successive such matches against the O’s.
- Only against Rochdale (11) and Oldham (10) does Oxford manager Karl Robinson have more Football League wins against a side than Shrewsbury (9), going unbeaten in each of his last nine such meetings with the Shrews (W7 D2).
- Shrewsbury have won each of their last four league games for the first time since September 2017, last enjoying a longer such run in April 2015 (run of six).
Port Vale v Wycombe Wanderers
- Port Vale have lost just one of their last seven home matches against Wycombe Wanderers in the Football League (W2 D4), although that defeat came in the most recent encounter between the two sides in August 2017.
- Wycombe Wanderers are unbeaten in their last four Football League meetings with Port Vale (W1 D3), with the last two meetings between the two sides ending in draws.
- Port Vale have lost each of their last two league games at Vale Park; they haven’t lost three successive such games since November 2020.
Portsmouth v Barnsley
- Portsmouth are unbeaten in their last six home matches against Barnsley in the Football League (W4 D2) since a 3-1 defeat in March 1999.
- Barnsley have avoided defeat in their last three league meetings with Portsmouth (W1 D2), although each of the last two matches between the two sides have ended in draws.
- Portsmouth have won nine points from their last nine league games at Fratton Park (W1 D6 L2), one fewer than their first four games of the campaign (W3 D1); they could however win consecutive league fixtures on home soil for the first time since September.
- Barnsley’s Devante Cole has two goals in two previous league appearances against Portsmouth, both coming at Fratton Park.
Sheffield Wednesday v Plymouth Argyle
- Sheffield Wednesday won their last league meeting with Plymouth at Hillsborough in January 2022 and are looking to record back-to-back home victories over Argyle for the very first time.
- Plymouth Argyle have won four of their last five Football League matches against Sheffield Wednesday, with the only defeat coming via a 4-2 loss in this fixture last season.
- Sheffield Wednesday have won each of their last five league games, while keeping a clean sheet in each of the last four, another shutout here would equal a club record in the Football League, previously doing so in April 1992.
- Plymouth are unbeaten in each of their last 12 league games on their travels (W5 D7), and will set a new club record for in the Football League should they avoid defeat at Hillsborough.