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Sky Bet League One: Weekend stat pack

13 January 2023

Sky Bet League One is back with a bang this weekend and we've got you covered with all the key stats and facts...

Accrington Stanley v Bristol Rovers

  • Accrington Stanley have only lost one of their last 12 league meetings with Bristol Rovers (W9 D2), a 1-4 defeat in March 2021.
  • Bristol Rovers have never won away to Accrington Stanley in the Football League, drawing two and losing five of seven previous such trips.
  • Accrington have failed to win any of their last five league games at the Wham Stadium (D2 L3), they last failed to win six successive such games in April 2019.
  • Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton has lost two of his last three league games against Accrington (W1), having gone unbeaten in his first three such games (W2 D1).

Bolton Wanderers v Portsmouth

  • Bolton are winless in their last five league games against Portsmouth (D2 L3) since a 3-2 victory in September 2009 in the Premier League. Tamir Cohen, Matthew Taylor and Gary Cahill scored the Trotters; goals that day.
  • Portsmouth have only lost one of their last five league visits to Bolton (W2 D2), a 2-1 defeat in December 2008 in the Premier League under Tony Adams.
  • Bolton have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three home league games, not since April 2013 in the Championship have they enjoyed a longer such run in the Football League (5 games).
  • Portsmouth are without a win in their last nine league games (D6 L3), their longest such run since January 2015 (also 9), while they last had longer such streak in February 2013 (run of 22).

Burton Albion v Shrewsbury Town

  • Burton Albion have only won one of their last seven league meetings with Shrewsbury Town (D3 L3), a 1-0 away win in August 2021.
  • Shrewsbury won their league visit to Burton Albion in both of the last two seasons; they had only won one of their first six Football League away games against the Brewers before this (D3 L2).
  • Burton Albion lost 5-0 against Morecambe last time out, conceding as many league goals in that game as in their previous five fixtures combined, while only once under Dino Maamria have they lost consecutive league games, in October.
  • Shrewsbury have lost each of their last three league games, last losing more in a row in a single campaign in their opening four matches of 2021-22.

Cambridge United v Morecambe

  • Cambridge United have won each of their last five league games against Morecambe, scoring 2+ goals each time. They have never won six in a row against an opponent in the Football League before.
  • Morecambe have lost each of their last three league visits to Cambridge United, this after only losing one of their first five such trips in the Football League before this (W3 D1).
  • Cambridge have lost each of their last three League One games, only once in Mark Bonner’s previous 126 league games in charge have they endured a longer such streak; a run of five successive defeats in October earlier this campaign.
  • Morecambe have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 23 away games in the Football League, conceding 45 goals during that spell. Indeed, their last away league shutout was almost a year ago to the day against AFC Wimbledon (0-0 15thJanuary 2022).

Charlton Athletic v Barnsley

  • Charlton have won both of their last two home league games against Barnsley, most recently a 2-1 win in February 2020.
  • Barnsley are looking to complete a league double over Charlton for the first time ever, after their 3-1 win in this season’s reverse clash. This is the 27th season that the two sides have faced in the Football League.
  • Charlton have won each of their first two league games of 2023, not since 2013 as a Championship side have they won their opening three league fixtures to a calendar year.
  • Barnsley’s 3-0 defeat to Bolton in their last league game ended a seven-game unbeaten run in League One (W6 D1), only once this season previously have the Tykes lost consecutive games, doing so in October to Morecambe and Lincoln.

Cheltenham Town v Derby County

  • This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Cheltenham Town and Derby County.
  • Cheltenham Town will be Derby County’s 110th different Football League opponent. The last side to win their first such match against the Rams were Burton Albion in the Championship in August 2016.
  • Cheltenham have lost four of their last five league games (W1), as many as their prior 13 (W6 D3), while they’ve never lost their opening three Football League fixtures in a calendar year before.
  • Derby are unbeaten in their last 11 league games (W5 D6), keeping a clean sheet in each of the last four; not since December 2017 as a Championship side have they recorded a shutout in five consecutive games.

Exeter City v Forest Green Rovers

  • Exeter have only lost one of their 11 Football League meetings with Forest Green Rovers (W5 D5), a 1-2 home defeat in October 2018.
  • Forest Green have scored just one goal in their last eight league meetings with Exeter (D5 L3).
  • Exeter have won each of their last two league games, last recording three successive wins in the third tier in April 2011, a run of five back then.
  • Forest Green, following a pair of wins at the beginning of December, have lost each of their last four league games; only in their first Football League season in 2017-18 have they been on a longer such run, losing five consecutive fixtures between December 2017 and January 2018.

Fleetwood Town v Oxford United

  • Fleetwood Town are winless in four league meetings with Oxford United (D1 L3); they had never lost to them in the Football League before this run (P12 W10 D2 L0).
  • Oxford United’s 3-2 win in this exact fixture last season was their first ever away win at Fleetwood in eight Football League visits (D2 L5).
  • Fleetwood beat Shrewsbury 3-0 in their last league game; they’re yet to win successive league games under Scott Brown, previously doing so under Stephen Crainey in January 2022.
  • Oxford have lost two of their last three league games (W1), as many as in their previous 12 (W3 D7 L2), and could fail to score in three successive league fixtures on the road for the first time since October 2020.

Ipswich Town v Plymouth Argyle

  • Ipswich have only lost one of their last 12 home league games against Plymouth (W8 D3), a 0-2 reverse in March 2010.
  • After their 2-1 win in September, Plymouth are looking to earn back-to-back Football League wins over the Tractor Boys for the first time ever, with this their 50th such meeting.
  • Conor Chaplin is Ipswich’s top scorer in League One this season with 10 goals, just one shy of his best ever tally in a single Football League campaign of 11 with Barnsley in 2019-20.
  • Plymouth are unbeaten in each of their previous 11 Football League away games (W5 D6), keeping a clean sheet in the last three; they last did so in four successive such games in October 1931, and would just be the third time overall in the club’s history (October 1920 also).

MK Dons v Lincoln City

  • MK Dons completed a league double over Lincoln City last season, and are looking to win three in a row against the Imps for the first time in the Football League.
  • Lincoln have alternated between winning (twice) and losing (three times) in their last five Football League away games at MK Dons, losing 2-1 most recently in February 2022.
  • MK Dons won their last home league game on Boxing Day, keeping a clean sheet against Forest Green - not since September 2021 have they won successive home league matches without conceding (run of three).
  • Lincoln have lost each of their last four Football League away games; they haven’t lost five successive league games on the road in the same campaign since November 2000 in the fourth tier.

Wycombe Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday

  • Wycombe have won both of their last two home league games against Sheffield Wednesday, both 1-0 wins in 2020-21 and 2021-22.
  • Sheffield Wednesday are looking to complete a league double over Wycombe Wanderers for a second time, previously doing so in 2011-12.
  • Lewis Wing has scored three goals in his last two league games for Wycombe, in the Football League he’s never scored in three consecutive appearances before.
  • Michael Smith has scored a brace in each of his last two league games for Sheffield Wednesday, as many goals (4) as in his previous 18 league games for the Owls this season.

Port Vale v Peterborough United

  • Port Vale have lost both of their last two league meetings with Peterborough United, and have never lost three in a row to the Posh in the Football League.
  • This will be Peterborough’s first league visit to Port Vale since winning 3-0 in February 2017. The Posh last won back-to-back Football League away games against the Valiants in 1964.
  • Port Vale have won each of their last three home league games without conceding, not since August 2012 have the Valiants recorded four successive home victories with a clean sheet each time.
  • This will be Darren Ferguson’s fourth different spell in charge of Peterborough – he failed to win his first league game in any of his previous tenures, all of which were away from home (D1 L2).

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