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Italy v England Opta Facts – March 31

Italy v England Opta Facts – March 31

Italy v England
England’s record against Italy is P25 W8 D7 L10. One of those draws ended in a penalty shootout defeat in Euro 2012.
The Three Lions have won just two of their last 12 meetings with the Azzurri (D3 L7).
However, England won the last n…

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The Punt Podcast

The Punt Podcast

The Punt is William Hill’s top flight football podcast, concentrating on the Premier League clubs in the top flight, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, Europa League and international action.
Dave Kelner and Lee Phelps are with you every Monday a…

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The FWA Podcast

The FWA Podcast

The FWA Podcast features the best football writers in Britain discussing the biggest stories every week
This week it’s matt lawton on transfers and QPR

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The League Podcast

The League Podcast

Every week William Hill looks at featured games from the Football League on three podcasts.
Just scroll down the playlist above to find each one every Friday.
Commentator Pete Farries preview the Championship, while Jason Lewis from www.the72.co.uk …

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League Two Opta Facts March 27th – 30th

League Two Opta Facts March 27th – 30th

Accrington v Newport

All three league meetings between these sides in Accrington have ended in a draw.
Both teams have scored in six of the previous meetings between these sides, with the other ending 0-0.
Stanley are winless in six league games (D…

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League Two Opta Facts March 27th – 30th

League Two Opta Facts March 27th – 30th

 

Accrington v Newport

  • All three league meetings between these sides in Accrington have ended in a draw.
  • Both teams have scored in six of the previous meetings between these sides, with the other ending 0-0.
  • Stanley are winless in six league games (D3 L3), with the last two both ending 2-2.
  • The Exiles have failed to score in four of their last seven on the road (W2 D1 L4).
  • No team has conceded more fouls in League Two this season than Newport (491).

 

Bury v Southend

  • Each of the last six meetings between these sides in all competitions have ended level, with five of those finishing 1-1.
  • Neither side has scored more than once in any of the last 11 matches between Bury and Southend (all comps).
  • Southend have had a player sent off in two of their last three meetings with Bury.
  • The Shakers have won seven of their last eight (L1) conceding just three goals in that run.
  • The Shrimpers have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight away games.
  • Having not won four in a row since April 2011, Bury could now achieve the feat twice in the space of nine games.

 

Cheltenham v Plymouth

  • Cheltenham have conceded at least once in each of their last 10 league meetings with Plymouth.
  • The Pilgrims have scored exactly three times in their last two trips to Cheltenham in all competitions.
  • The Robins have kept just one clean sheet in their last 32 matches.
  • Plymouth have failed to score in five of their last six games, including each of the last three.
  • Cheltenham have lost a league-high 24 points from leading positions this season. However, Plymouth have gained a joint league-low two points from behind.

 

 

Dag & Red v Wycombe

  • The Daggers have won their last two at home to Wycombe, keeping a clean sheet both times.
  • The away side has not won this fixture in any of the last five attempts (D1 L4).
  • Dagenham and Redbridge have won four of their last five, losing the other.  However, they’ve not won back-to-back home games since November 2013.
  • The Chairboys have lost just once away all season in the league, and are unbeaten in their last 12 on the road (W7 D5).
  • Wycombe have seen nine opposition players sent off this season, more than any other League Two side.

 

Exeter v Morecambe

  • Tom Nichols has scored in his last two appearances against Morecambe for Exeter.
  • Morecambe have never lost at Exeter in a Football League match (W1 D2).
  • The Grecians have won just one of their last seven home matches (D2 L4).
  • The Shrimps have lost just one of their last eight on the road (W3 D4), scoring in each match.
  • No side has won more points from losing positions in League Two this season than Exeter (23).


Hartlepool v Cambridge

  • Pools are unbeaten in three home league games against Cambridge (W1 D2), scoring at least twice in each game. However, they’ve not played them at home since December 2002.
  • Harrison Dunk scored the winner for Cambridge in the reverse of this fixture (2-1). It’s his only goal of the season so far.
  • Hartlepool have won their last three games without conceding. They’ve not gone four without reply since January 2007 (a run of eight).
  • The U’s have won just one of their last 13 league games (D6 L6).
  • Cambridge have scored more second-half goals (32) this season than Hartlepool have in total (29).

 

Mansfield v York

  • The Stags lost this exact fixture 1-0 last season. They’ve not lost consecutive home games against York since April 1982.
  • York have scored exactly once in each of their last four meetings with Mansfield in the Football League.
  • Mansfield have conceded just four goals in their last seven home games and never more than once in a match in that time.
  • The Minstermen have conceded a 90th minute goal in their last two away games, costing them three points in total.
  • The Stags’ last six goals have all arrived in the second half of games.
  • Jake Hyde has scored in three consecutive away games for York.

 

Northampton v Luton

  • Northampton have won four of their last five at home to Luton in league competition, losing the other.
  • Luton have scored just two goals across their last five league visits to Sixfields.
  • Luke Guttridge scored his first Football League goal for Luton with a 90th minute winner in the reverse of this fixture.
  • The Cobblers lost their last home game (0-2), this after winning six in a row and scoring in 19 successive home games.
  • The Hatters have lost their last five league games. They last lost six in a row between April and August 2008 (a run of seven).
  • Northampton have scored a league-high 19 goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season.

 

Oxford v Carlisle

  • The U’s are unbeaten in seven home league games against Carlisle (W5 D2), conceding just three goals in that run.
  • Derek Asamoah scored the winner as Carlisle came from behind to win the reverse of this fixture in October.
  • Oxford have failed to score in their last three games, losing 2-0 in each of the last two (D1).
  • Meanwhile, the Cumbrians have kept a clean sheet in their last two away games (W1 D1).
  • Carlisle have conceded 32 goals in the first half of games this season, more than any other side.

 

Portsmouth v Shrewsbury

  • Portsmouth have won all 10 of their previous home meetings with Shrewsbury in all competitions. They’ve conceded just three goals in that run and scored 29, never conceding more than one or scoring fewer than two.
  • However, the Shrews have won their last two meetings with Portsmouth.
  • Ryan Taylor has scored four goals in his last four home games for Pompey.
  • Shrewsbury have alternated between victory and defeat in their last five away games, winning their last trip 4-1 at Morecambe.
  • Pompey have conceded 22 goals in the opening 30 minutes of games this season, just six fewer than Shrewsbury have shipped in total (28).

 

Tranmere v Wimbledon

  • The 2-2 draw in the reverse of this fixture was the first ever meeting between the sides.
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa has scored three goals in his last three league games against Tranmere.
  • Rovers have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 13, and have lost six of their last seven (W1).
  • The Dons have lost their last three away games. They’ve not lost four in a row on the road since September 2012.
  • Tranmere have conceded a league-high 16 headed goals this season, while Akinfenwa has scored more headed goals than any other player (6).

 

Burton v Stevenage

  • Burton have lost all three of their previous Football League meetings with Stevenage.
  • Stevenage have conceded just one goal in their three previous Football League games against Burton.
  • The Brewers have won their last four league games. They’ve never won five in a row in the Football League.
  • The Boro are unbeaten in four on the road, though the last three have all ended level.
  • In each of the last six games in which they’ve scored, Burton have netted at least once in the 85th minute or later.
  • Stevenage have failed to score in their last 253 minutes of football.

 

 

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Sky Bet League One Opta Facts March 28-29

Sky Bet League One Opta Facts March 28-29

 

Bradford V Oldham

  • Bradford have lost four of their last six home games against the Latics in league competition, drawing the other two.
  • Oldham have won both of their matches against Bradford in all competitions this season.
  • Oldham have gone 11 games unbeaten against the Bantams in all competitions (W9 D2).
  • Bradford’s last three league games have all ended in score draws.
  • Rhys Turner has three goals in his last three games for the Latics.
  • Jon Stead has found the net in each of his last two league games for the Bantams. He last scored in three successive league games in May 2011 while at Bristol City.

 

Bristol City V Barnsley

  • Bristol City have scored two or more goals in each of their last seven home games against the Tykes, netting 23 in the process.
  • Barnsley haven’t won at Ashton Gate since October 1993, losing nine and drawing three since that victory.
  • Bristol City have gone 368 minutes without conceding a goal at home in League One.
  • Only Preston (10) are on a longer unbeaten run currently in League One than these two sides (Barnsley on 8, Bristol City on 7).
  • Luke Freeman has recorded more assists than any other player in the division (12).

 

Chesterfield V Walsall

  • Chesterfield have lost only one of their last eight at home to Walsall, winning three (D4).
  • Walsall are unbeaten in four against the Spireites in league competition (W2 D2).
  • Chesterfield have gone six games without keeping a clean sheet against the Saddlers.
  • Tom Bradsaw scored the only goal of the game as Walsall beat Chesterfield in the reverse of this fixture in October.
  • 33 goals have been scored in the last nine league matches at the Proact Stadium (21 for Chesterfield), an average of 3.7 per game.
  • Walsall have kept a clean sheet in four of their last seven games on the road (W4 D1 L2).

 

Crawley V Gillingham

  • Both sides have found the back of the net in each of the four previous meetings between the two sides at the Broadfield Stadium.
  • The Gills are unbeaten in three against the Red Devils in all competitions, winning two. In fact, one of those wins came at the Broadfield Stadium this term in the JPT.
  • Crawley have won each of their last three league games. They last won four on the spin in March 2012, a run which included a victory over Gillingham.
  • Doug Loft has played a part in each of Gillingham’s last three goals (assisting two and scoring another).
  • The Red Devils’ clean sheet against Leyton Orient was their first for 15 League One games.

 

Leyton Orient V Port Vale

  • Leyton Orient have won their last three league games against Port Vale at Brisbane Road.
  • Port Vale have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 trips to Leyton Orient.
  • The O’s have collected just 16 points from their home games this season – only Notts County have fewer (15). They had 36 from their opening 19 home matches last campaign.
  • Louis Dodds’ double against Crawley was his first since September 2012 against Fleetwood Town.
  • Vale have conceded the joint-most headed goals in League One (14).

 

Notts County V Scunthorpe

  • Notts County have won all nine of their previous league matches against Scunthorpe at Meadow Lane.
  • The Iron are winless in seven against the Magpies, losing four.
  • Notts County were in the top six at the start of November but now find themselves outside of the relegation only on goal difference.
  • Scunthorpe haven’t won any of their last eight in League One (D3 L5), the longest current wait in the league.
  • The Magpies have collected just 15 points in home games, fewer than any other side in the division.

 

Peterborough V Coventry

  • Peterborough have won three of their last four at home to the Sky Blues, keeping a clean sheet in each win (L1).
  • Coventry have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 against the Posh.
  • The Posh have won five of their last six home games in League One, including each of the last four (L1).
  • Coventry have now dropped 26 points from leading positions this season, the joint highest in the top four tiers (level with Bournemouth).
  • No Coventry player has scored more goals than Dominic Samuel this season (6), having only joined on loan in January.

 

Rochdale V Yeovil

  • Ian Henderson scored twice as Rochdale secured a 3-0 victory over the Glovers in the reverse of this fixture in October.
  • Yeovil have kept a clean sheet in each of their last two away to Rochdale (W1 D1).
  • The Dale have been victorious in each of their previous three league matches at Spotland, scoring nine times in the process and letting in just two.
  • Yeovil’s last three in the league have all ended in defeat, with the Glovers failing to score in any of those games.
  • The Glovers last tasted success on the road in League One in December, going nine games without an away win (D2 L7).

 

Sheff Utd V Crewe

  • Sheffield United have won nine and lost none of their 12 league clashes against Crewe at Bramall Lane.
  • Crewe have scored just six goals across those 12 games, with three arriving in one fixture in 2012.
  • Sheffield United have found the net in each of their last 12 league games.
  • The Railwaymen have lost four of their last five league matches, winning the other. In that time, they’ve conceded 13 times.
  • Jose Baxter has netted six goals in his last seven games for Sheffield United.

 

Fleetwood V Preston

  • The five-goal thriller back in October was the first ever competitive meeting between Fleetwood and Preston.
  • Joe Garner scored his first league hat-trick for Preston in the reverse fixture as the Lilywhites came from behind to win.
  • Fleetwood have picked up more yellow cards than any other side in League One (79).
  • PNE are on a 10-game unbeaten run, winning eight of those matches. In those matches, they’ve kept seven clean sheets.
  • Joe Garner has six goals in his last four league games for Preston, and nine in his last nine.

 

 

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League Two Opta Facts – March 24

League Two Opta Facts – March 24

Luton v Wycombe
Luton are winless in four against Wycombe in league competition (D3 L1), failing to score in three of these games.
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League One Opta Facts – March 24

League One Opta Facts – March 24

Oldham v Rochdale

Oldham have lost just one of their last seven home games against Rochdale in league competition (W4 D2).

Rochdale have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last seven meetings with Oldham.

The Latics have lost their last four home games, scoring twice and conceding 11. They’ve not lost five in a row at home since September 1948.

Ian Henderson has scored five goals in his last five games for Rochdale.

Rochdale have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last four games.

 

Sheff Utd v Scunthorpe

The Blades are unbeaten in five against the Iron (W2 D3), this after losing the previous four in a row.

Scunthorpe have won only two of their previous 10 visits to Bramall Lane in league competition (D1 L7).

Sheffield United have found the net in each of their last 11 league games, netting exactly once in the last six.

The Iron have kept a league-low two clean sheets this season.

No team has scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of games (20) or conceded fewer in the first 15 minutes (2) than Sheffield United this season.

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Scottish Premiership Opta Facts – Match 20-21

Scottish Premiership Opta Facts – Match 20-21

Motherwell v Hamilton

The Steelmen have scored only once in their last three matches at home to Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership.

Hamilton have scored nine times against Motherwell across their two previous encounters this season; keeping clean sheets in both.

Ali Crawford has scored three goals in two appearances for Hamilton against Motherwell this campaign.

Hamilton are winless in 10 matches (D3 L7); they won four of their five games immediately before this run (L1).

No side has scored fewer goals this season than Motherwell (22).

 

Dundee v Aberdeen

Dundee have failed to win any of their last seven top-flight matches versus the Dons (D3 L4).

Aberdeen have scored exactly three goals in both previous meetings with Dundee this campaign.

Adam Rooney (Aberdeen) has scored a league-high 14 goals this term.

Dundee last failed to score at home in the top-tier back in March 2013; 18 games ago.

Aberdeen have struck the woodwork 17 times; a league-high.

 

Celtic v Dundee Utd

Celtic have not lost at home to Dundee United since January 1993 in league competition.

The Terrors have shipped 31 goals across their last eight visits to Celtic Park; an average of 3.9 per game.

No goalkeeper has kept more clean sheets this term than Celtic’s Craig Gordon (13).

Eight different Celtic players have already scored for the Bhoys against Dundee United this season in all competitions.

Dundee United have dropped eight points from winning positions away from home; no side has managed to forfeit more.

These sides have already met three times this month in cup competitions, with these matches producing a total of six red cards.

 

Partick Thistle v Inverness CT

The Jags have only won one of their last four at home to Caley Thistle in all competitions (D1 L2).

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have conceded seven league goals to Partick Thistle already this term.

Ross Draper has been shown 10 yellow cards for Inverness this season; no player has been awarded more.

Partick Thistle have failed to score in four of their last seven matches.

Inverness have drawn three of their last five Scottish Premiership games (W1 L1).

 

Ross County v Kilmarnock

The Staggies have tasted defeat in three of their last four top-flight home games against Kilmarnock (W1).

Having previously managed four successive clean sheets against Ross County, Killie have since gone five meetings without one.

Kilmarnock’s Josh Magennis has struck more shots on target than any other player this term (34).

The nine goals scored by Ross County in the last five matches played against Kilmarnock have come from different players.

Nine of Kilmarnock’s 13 away goals have come in the first half.

 

St Johnstone v St Mirren

St Johnstone have won three of the last four meetings with St Mirren; recording clean sheets in those three matches.

St Mirren have gone nine games without a clean sheet versus St Johnstone.

John McGinn (St Mirren) has conceded 52 fouls; a league-high.

St Johnstone are winless in three games at home; they last went four games without tasting victory since December 2012 (five games).

18% of St Mirren’s goals this season have come from the penalty spot; a league-high share.

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Scottish Premiership Opta Facts – Match 20-21

Scottish Premiership Opta Facts – Match 20-21

Motherwell v Hamilton

The Steelmen have scored only once in their last three matches at home to Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership.

Hamilton have scored nine times against Motherwell across their two previous encounters this season; keeping clean sheets in both.

Ali Crawford has scored three goals in two appearances for Hamilton against Motherwell this campaign.

Hamilton are winless in 10 matches (D3 L7); they won four of their five games immediately before this run (L1).

No side has scored fewer goals this season than Motherwell (22).

 

Dundee v Aberdeen

Dundee have failed to win any of their last seven top-flight matches versus the Dons (D3 L4).

Aberdeen have scored exactly three goals in both previous meetings with Dundee this campaign.

Adam Rooney (Aberdeen) has scored a league-high 14 goals this term.

Dundee last failed to score at home in the top-tier back in March 2013; 18 games ago.

Aberdeen have struck the woodwork 17 times; a league-high.

 

Celtic v Dundee Utd

Celtic have not lost at home to Dundee United since January 1993 in league competition.

The Terrors have shipped 31 goals across their last eight visits to Celtic Park; an average of 3.9 per game.

No goalkeeper has kept more clean sheets this term than Celtic’s Craig Gordon (13).

Eight different Celtic players have already scored for the Bhoys against Dundee United this season in all competitions.

Dundee United have dropped eight points from winning positions away from home; no side has managed to forfeit more.

These sides have already met three times this month in cup competitions, with these matches producing a total of six red cards.

 

Partick Thistle v Inverness CT

The Jags have only won one of their last four at home to Caley Thistle in all competitions (D1 L2).

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have conceded seven league goals to Partick Thistle already this term.

Ross Draper has been shown 10 yellow cards for Inverness this season; no player has been awarded more.

Partick Thistle have failed to score in four of their last seven matches.

Inverness have drawn three of their last five Scottish Premiership games (W1 L1).

 

Ross County v Kilmarnock

The Staggies have tasted defeat in three of their last four top-flight home games against Kilmarnock (W1).

Having previously managed four successive clean sheets against Ross County, Killie have since gone five meetings without one.

Kilmarnock’s Josh Magennis has struck more shots on target than any other player this term (34).

The nine goals scored by Ross County in the last five matches played against Kilmarnock have come from different players.

Nine of Kilmarnock’s 13 away goals have come in the first half.

 

St Johnstone v St Mirren

St Johnstone have won three of the last four meetings with St Mirren; recording clean sheets in those three matches.

St Mirren have gone nine games without a clean sheet versus St Johnstone.

John McGinn (St Mirren) has conceded 52 fouls; a league-high.

St Johnstone are winless in three games at home; they last went four games without tasting victory since December 2012 (five games).

18% of St Mirren’s goals this season have come from the penalty spot; a league-high share.

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League Two Opta Facts -  March 21-24

League Two Opta Facts -  March 21-24

Accrington v York

Accrington have won none of their last five league games against York (D3 L2), conceding exactly one goal in each game.

Keith Lowe scored the winner for 10-man York in the reverse of this fixture in December, the Minstermen’s first home win of the season (1-0).

No League Two side has won fewer games in 2015 than York City (2).

Indeed, goal-shy York City have drawn more games nil-nil than any other team this season (6).

In contrast, Stanley have yet to record a goalless draw this term.

 

Wimbledon v Portsmouth

The Dons have won two of their three previous meetings with Portsmouth (L1), scoring six goals.

Pompey have scored just once in three games against the Dons.

Matt Tubbs has scored in back-to-back games for Portsmouth for the first time. He has 21 in all comps for them and AFC Wimbledon this season.

George Francomb has assisted more goals than any other player in League Two this term (10), though he’s provided just one in his last seven.

Portsmouth have lost only one of their last 11 league games, winning five (D5).

 

Bury v Northampton

Bury are unbeaten in their last seven league games against Northampton (W3 D4).

Northampton have lost none of their last four visits to Bury, though three have ended level.

Both sides had a player sent off in the reverse of this fixture, with Bury coming out on top (3-2).

Bury have conceded fewer goals in 2015 than any other side (7). In fact, the Shakers have won six of their last seven in league competition (L1).

No side has conceded more set-piece goals (excl. penalties) this season than Northampton (9).

 

Carlisle v Morecambe

David Amoo scored the winner for Carlisle in the reverse of this fixture, the first ever Football League meeting between the sides.

Morecambe have failed to score in their last three meetings with Carlisle in all competitions.

In midweek, Andreas Arestidou became the third goalkeeper to be sent off in League Two this season.

Only nine players have scored for Morecambe in 2014/15, a league-low.

No side has been shown more red cards this season than Carlisle (6).

 

Cheltenham v Exeter

Cheltenham have won all five of their previous home clashes with Exeter, conceding just two goals in the process.

After a run of nine straight defeats to the Robins in league competition, Exeter are unbeaten in two against them (W1 D1).

The Robins have dropped a league-high 24 points from leading positions this season. In fact, only Bournemouth (26) have squandered more in England’s top four tiers.

Contrastingly, no League Two side has won more points from losing situations this term than Exeter (23).

Cheltenham and Exeter have kept a joint-league-low five clean sheets this season (along with Accrington).

 

Hartlepool v Mansfield

Pools held on for a 1-1 draw in the reverse of this fixture despite having two players sent off. Indeed, Mansfield also finished the game with 10 men.

The Stags have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 10 league visits to Hartlepool, though they’ve lost just three of those (W2 D5).

Hartlepool have won their last two games without reply; they’ve not won three in a row since October 2013 (a run of four).

Mansfield have been shown a league-high 74 cards in 2014/15 (70Y 4R).

The Stags have scored just nine goals in their last 15 away games and never more than once in a match.

 

Plymouth v Newport

The Pilgrims have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three home games against Newport.

Chris Zebroski has scored in his last two appearances against Plymouth for Newport.

Plymouth have kept more clean sheets than any other League Two this season (18).

Newport have won two of their last three away games, losing the other.

Reuben Reid has scored in just two of his last 14 league games for the Pilgrims.

 

Shrewsbury v Oxford

The Shrews have won three of their last four at home against Oxford (D1), keeping a clean sheet in each victory.

Oxford have scored at least twice or not at all in their last 15 meetings with Shrewsbury.

One side has scored at least twice in each of the last 11 league meetings between them.

Shrewsbury have scored more goals in the 90th minute or later than any other side (6).

No side has scored more goals from the penalty spot in 2014/15 than Oxford (6).

 

Southend v Cambridge

Southend are unbeaten in their last seven league games against Cambridge (W5 D2).

The U’s have failed to score in their last five meetings with Southend in league competition.

No League Two player has scored more goals in 2015 than Barry Corr (8).

Similarly, Southend’s Ben Coker have provided five assists in 2015, no player has more.

Cambridge have found the net in nine of their last 10 games on the road in League Two.

 

Stevenage v Dag & Red

The Boro won the reverse of this fixture 2-0, the first ever Football League meeting between the sides.

The Daggers have won four of their seven previous trips to Stevenage in all competitions (L3).

Stevenage have won four and lost none of their last eight in league competition.

Dagenham have yet to score a penalty this season; a joint-league-low alongside Luton and Mansfield.

Only Shrewsbury (43) and Burton (44) have won more points at home this campaign than Stevenage (38).

 

Tranmere v Burton

Liam Ridehalgh was sent off in the reverse of this fixture in December.

Burton’s 2-0 win over Tranmere in December was the first ever meeting between the sides.

No side has seen more different players score a league goal for them this season than Burton (18).

The Brewers have yet to lose from a leading position this season, winning 22 of the 24 games in which they’ve gone ahead.

Tranmere have used 44 different players so far this term; a league-high.

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League Two Opta Facts -  March 21-24

League Two Opta Facts -  March 21-24

Accrington v York

Accrington have won none of their last five league games against York (D3 L2), conceding exactly one goal in each game.

Keith Lowe scored the winner for 10-man York in the reverse of this fixture in December, the Minstermen’s first home win of the season (1-0).

No League Two side has won fewer games in 2015 than York City (2).

Indeed, goal-shy York City have drawn more games nil-nil than any other team this season (6).

In contrast, Stanley have yet to record a goalless draw this term.

 

Wimbledon v Portsmouth

The Dons have won two of their three previous meetings with Portsmouth (L1), scoring six goals.

Pompey have scored just once in three games against the Dons.

Matt Tubbs has scored in back-to-back games for Portsmouth for the first time. He has 21 in all comps for them and AFC Wimbledon this season.

George Francomb has assisted more goals than any other player in League Two this term (10), though he’s provided just one in his last seven.

Portsmouth have lost only one of their last 11 league games, winning five (D5).

 

Bury v Northampton

Bury are unbeaten in their last seven league games against Northampton (W3 D4).

Northampton have lost none of their last four visits to Bury, though three have ended level.

Both sides had a player sent off in the reverse of this fixture, with Bury coming out on top (3-2).

Bury have conceded fewer goals in 2015 than any other side (7). In fact, the Shakers have won six of their last seven in league competition (L1).

No side has conceded more set-piece goals (excl. penalties) this season than Northampton (9).

 

Carlisle v Morecambe

David Amoo scored the winner for Carlisle in the reverse of this fixture, the first ever Football League meeting between the sides.

Morecambe have failed to score in their last three meetings with Carlisle in all competitions.

In midweek, Andreas Arestidou became the third goalkeeper to be sent off in League Two this season.

Only nine players have scored for Morecambe in 2014/15, a league-low.

No side has been shown more red cards this season than Carlisle (6).

 

Cheltenham v Exeter

Cheltenham have won all five of their previous home clashes with Exeter, conceding just two goals in the process.

After a run of nine straight defeats to the Robins in league competition, Exeter are unbeaten in two against them (W1 D1).

The Robins have dropped a league-high 24 points from leading positions this season. In fact, only Bournemouth (26) have squandered more in England’s top four tiers.

Contrastingly, no League Two side has won more points from losing situations this term than Exeter (23).

Cheltenham and Exeter have kept a joint-league-low five clean sheets this season (along with Accrington).

 

Hartlepool v Mansfield

Pools held on for a 1-1 draw in the reverse of this fixture despite having two players sent off. Indeed, Mansfield also finished the game with 10 men.

The Stags have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 10 league visits to Hartlepool, though they’ve lost just three of those (W2 D5).

Hartlepool have won their last two games without reply; they’ve not won three in a row since October 2013 (a run of four).

Mansfield have been shown a league-high 74 cards in 2014/15 (70Y 4R).

The Stags have scored just nine goals in their last 15 away games and never more than once in a match.

 

Plymouth v Newport

The Pilgrims have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three home games against Newport.

Chris Zebroski has scored in his last two appearances against Plymouth for Newport.

Plymouth have kept more clean sheets than any other League Two this season (18).

Newport have won two of their last three away games, losing the other.

Reuben Reid has scored in just two of his last 14 league games for the Pilgrims.

 

Shrewsbury v Oxford

The Shrews have won three of their last four at home against Oxford (D1), keeping a clean sheet in each victory.

Oxford have scored at least twice or not at all in their last 15 meetings with Shrewsbury.

One side has scored at least twice in each of the last 11 league meetings between them.

Shrewsbury have scored more goals in the 90th minute or later than any other side (6).

No side has scored more goals from the penalty spot in 2014/15 than Oxford (6).

 

Southend v Cambridge

Southend are unbeaten in their last seven league games against Cambridge (W5 D2).

The U’s have failed to score in their last five meetings with Southend in league competition.

No League Two player has scored more goals in 2015 than Barry Corr (8).

Similarly, Southend’s Ben Coker have provided five assists in 2015, no player has more.

Cambridge have found the net in nine of their last 10 games on the road in League Two.

 

Stevenage v Dag & Red

The Boro won the reverse of this fixture 2-0, the first ever Football League meeting between the sides.

The Daggers have won four of their seven previous trips to Stevenage in all competitions (L3).

Stevenage have won four and lost none of their last eight in league competition.

Dagenham have yet to score a penalty this season; a joint-league-low alongside Luton and Mansfield.

Only Shrewsbury (43) and Burton (44) have won more points at home this campaign than Stevenage (38).

 

Tranmere v Burton

Liam Ridehalgh was sent off in the reverse of this fixture in December.

Burton’s 2-0 win over Tranmere in December was the first ever meeting between the sides.

No side has seen more different players score a league goal for them this season than Burton (18).

The Brewers have yet to lose from a leading position this season, winning 22 of the 24 games in which they’ve gone ahead.

Tranmere have used 44 different players so far this term; a league-high.

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League One Opta Facts – March 21

League One Opta Facts – March 21

Barnsley V Preston

Barnsley have won three of their last four games against Preston, though they lost the reverse of this fixture in December.

Preston have found the back of the net in 24 of their last 26 league encounters with Barnsley.

The Tykes have conceded just one goal in their last seven matches (W6 D1).

North End have scored at least once in their last 20 league matches and are unbeaten in nine (W8 D1).

Jermaine Beckford has scored four goals in his last five games for Preston, averaging a goal every 49.5 minutes across those games.

 

Bradford V Fleetwood

Bradford have yet to lose against Fleetwood Town, winning two (D1).

The Cod Army lost on their only previous visit to Valley Parade back in August 2012 courtesy of a James Hanson goal (1-0).

The Bantams have scored at least once in their last 10 home games in League One, though they’re yet to win back-to-back league games at Valley Parade this season.

No side has conceded fewer goals in the opening 30 minutes of matches this season than Fleetwood (4).

Jon Stead scored in Bradford’s last outing, ending a run of eight league games without a goal.

 

Coventry V Doncaster

Coventry saw two of their players sent off in the reverse of this fixture as they crashed to a 2-0 defeat.

Doncaster have lost six of their last eight trips to Coventry in league competition (W2).

The Sky Blues have won their last two league games. They’ve not won three in a row since November 2013.

Meanwhile, Doncaster have lost back-to-back league games for the fourth time this season, though they’re yet to lose three in a row this campaign.

After a run of 14 league games without a goal, Frank Nouble has scored in his last three for Coventry.

Doncaster have won more points from behind than any other team this season (17), while Coventry have dropped more points from leading positions than any other side (23).

 

Crawley V Leyton Orient

Crawley have won four of their five previous encounters with the O’s, though they lost the reverse fixture this season 4-1.

Orient scored more goals in their last match versus the Red Devils (4), than in their previous four games combined (3).

The Red Devils have not kept a clean sheet in their last 14 league games, conceding exactly twice in their last three.

The O’s have not conceded in their last two games. They last went three without conceding in August 2013.

Only Yeovil (487) have conceded more fouls than Crawley this season (473).

 

Crewe V Oldham

Crewe have conceded in each of their last 17 matches against Oldham.

Oldham have lost just once in their last eight trips to Crewe, winning five (D2).

The Railwaymen have lost their last two league games, conceding eight goals in the process. However, they’ve not conceded in any of their last four at home.

The Latics have won just one of their last seven, losing the other six.

In the last eight games that Crewe have conceded, they’ve conceded more than once. Meanwhile, Oldham haven’t scored more than once in their last seven.

 

Gillingham V Colchester

Gillingham’s win in the reverse of this fixture in December was their first victory over Colchester since August 2005.

Colchester have kept a clean sheet in each of their last two matches against the Gills at the Priestfield (W1 D1).

Both of these sides have given away a league-high eight penalties this season, level with Yeovil. Gillingham have conceded six goals to Colchester’s seven.

The U’s have lost seven of their last 10 games, winning the other three.

Having not scored a goal in English football since November 2010, David Fox has scored in his last two appearances.

 

MK Dons V Notts County

MK Dons have won six and lost none of their last eight against the Magpies, including each of the last four.

Notts County have never won at the Stadium MK, losing five and drawing one.

MK Dons have lost their last two at home conceding twice in each match, this after a run of four consecutive clean sheets at Stadium MK.

The Magpies have scored just three goals across their last eight games on the road, and never more than once in a match in that time.

The Dons have scored exactly twice the amount of goals Notts County have in League One this season (72 to 36).

 

Peterborough V Chesterfield

Peterborough have kept only one clean sheet in their last nine home matches versus the Spireites (November 2002).

Chesterfield have won their last three games against the Posh at London Road. They’ve not won four in a row since October 1976.

The Posh have won their last three home games in League One, as many as they had in their previous 12 at London Road.

The Spireites have scored at least twice in their last four games (W3 L1).

Chesterfield have scored more penalties than any other side this season (7), while no team has scored fewer than Peterborough (1).

 

Rochdale V Scunthorpe

Rochdale have scored just three goals in their last seven against the Iron and never more than once in a match.

Scunthorpe have won their last four games against Rochdale, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

The Dale have won four of their last five at home, losing the other.

The Iron have kept just one clean sheet in their last 23 matches, though they’ve never conceded more than twice in that run.

Ian Henderson has scored four goals in his last four games for Rochdale.

 

Sheff Utd V Port Vale

The Blades have won six of their last eight games against Port Vale (L2).

Port Vale have won just once at Bramall Lane in league competition, losing 11 (D3).

Sheffield United have both scored and conceded in each of their last 10 league games.

The Vale have won their last three away games. They’ve not won four in a row on the road since October 2012 (a run of five).

Despite having scored the lowest percentage of first-half goals this season (24%), the Blades’ last three goals have all arrived in the opening 45 minutes of games.

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Championship Opta Facts – March 20-21

Championship Opta Facts – March 20-21

Wolves V Derby

Kevin Doyle has scored seven goals in nine league appearances against Derby County, though only one has been for Wolves.

Derby have won just one of their last seven trips to Molineux (D3 L3).

Benik Afobe has scored more goals in all competitions than any player in the top four tiers (27).

Derby have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 league games.

The Rams have gone five games without a win, this after going seven unbeaten.

 

Bournemouth V Middlesbrough

Bournemouth have never lost at home to Middlesbrough, though four of those games have been draws (W1).

Five of the last six games between these two sides have ended level with Middlesbrough winning the other.

The Cherries haven’t lost any of their last six home matches in the league (W3 D3), conceding just four times in that run.

Boro have lost only twice to sides currently in the top eight in the Championship this season (W6 D2), and have conceded just six goals in those 10 games.

Patrick Bamford has scored four in his last four for Boro.

 

Brentford V Millwall

Brentford have gone 11 games without keeping a clean sheet against Millwall.

Millwall are unbeaten in their last four trips to Griffin Park, winning two.

Jota’s goal against Blackburn ended a run of 10 games without a goal for the Bees.

Millwall have scored just seven times in 2015, fewer than any Championship side.

Brentford have scored the most goals via substitutes this season (13).

 

Blackburn V Brighton

Jordan Rhodes has scored three goals in two appearances against Brighton at Ewood Park.

Brighton are unbeaten in five against Blackburn in league competition, though four have been all square (W1).

Rudy Gestede has now scored 14 league goals this season for Blackburn, one more than he managed last term for Rovers (13).

Just one of Brighton’s last nine goals has been scored before half-time.

Blackburn have scored just twice via substitutes, the joint-lowest tally in the Championship with Leeds.

 

Blackpool V Leeds

Blackpool have lost only one of their last 12 home games against the Whites, winning seven (D4).

Leeds have won three of their last four against the Tangerines, drawing the other.

The Tangerines are on a six-game losing streak, failing to score in any of their last four in the Championship. They last lost seven on the spin in January 1994 while in the third tier.

Only Watford (28) have taken more points from their last 12 league games than Leeds (25, level with Boro).

Blackpool have gone 10 league games without a win for the second time this season (D2 L8).

 

Cardiff V Birmingham

Cardiff have won three and lost none of their last six against the Blues in the league.

Birmingham have lost three of their last four away to Cardiff, winning the other 2-1.

Federico Macheda has played a part in three of Cardiff’s last four goals (scoring twice and assisting another).

Paul Caddis is the top scoring defender in the Championship with six goals, but only one of those didn’t come from the penalty spot.

Cardiff have scored just five times in the final 15 minutes this season, a joint-league-low with Sheffield Wednesday.

 

Charlton V Reading

The last three meetings between Charlton and Reading have ended 1-0; once for Charlton and twice for Reading.

Reading have won just one of their last six games at the Valley, though it was on their most recent visit there last term (D1 L4).

Charlton have won eight points with goals scored after 85 minutes (second only to Blackburn) but have lost the most too (7).

Jamie Mackie has scored five times in his last six games for Reading in all competitions.

Reading have conceded 16 times in the 15 minutes directly after the break, the most in the Championship.

 

Huddersfield V Fulham

Huddersfield are without a win in six against Fulham and have lost the last four in a row.

Fulham have netted at least two goals in each of their last four matches against Huddersfield (11 in total).

Huddersfield have scored exactly once in each of their last four home games against Fulham.

Ross McCormack has scored four and assisted four more in five league appearances against the Terriers.

The Terriers have bagged just seven goals in their last 10 games against Fulham and never more than once in a game.

Fulham have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last six visits to Huddersfield.

 

Norwich V Nottm Forest

Norwich have won five, drawn two and lost one of their last eight home games against Forest.

Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings between Norwich and Nottm Forest in league competition.

Cameron Jerome’s 17 goals this season have won Norwich 15 points. Only Jordan Rhodes has won more points for his team (20).

No Championship midfielder has scored more goals than Michail Antonio (12).

Alex Neil has lost only two of his 14 games in charge of Norwich (W9 D3).

 

Rotherham V Sheff Wed

Rotherham have failed to score in their last two games against the Owls; they’ve never gone three without reply.

Sheffield Wednesday have gone eight games unbeaten away to Rotherham, winning six (D2).

Rotherham have scored just four times in the opening 30 minutes this season, fewer than anyone else in the division.

Sheffield Wednesday would be sixth in the table based purely on away form (29 points), compared to 21st based on home games (21 points).

Ben Pringle has recorded six assists for Rotherham this season; no other player has more than three.

 

Watford V Ipswich

Watford have won seven of their last eight matches against Ipswich at Vicarage Road (L1).

Ipswich Town have scored 13 goals in their last 18 games against Watford and never more than once in a single match.

Watford have claimed the fewest number of points against teams currently in the top 8 (9), winning just twice (D3 L6).

This match sees the two players who’ve been involved in the most Championship goals this season face off – Troy Deeney (27) and Daryl Murphy (25).

The Hornets have netted 35 goals in 2015 – Troy Deeney has been involved in 17 of them (scoring 10, assisting seven).

 

Wigan V Bolton

Wigan have lost only one of their last six home games against Bolton, winning two (D3).

Bolton have found the net in each of their last eight clashes with Wigan, scoring 16 in the process.

The Latics have now gone 16 league games at the DW Stadium without a victory, last winning there in August (D6 L10).

Wigan have lost each of their last six at home in the Championship, they’ve never lost seven successive home games while in the Football League.

Conversely, Bolton have lost each of their last six away league fixtures. The last time they went on a worse run was in December 1995 (nine consecutive away losses).

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European Football Podcast – El Clasico Special

European Football Podcast – El Clasico Special

Alex Dunn and Ray Drewett look ahead to the best games across Europe on this edition of the William Hill European Football Podcast.
It’s El Clasico weekend in Spain once again, and this edition of the podcast lo…

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European Football Podcast – El Clasico Special

European Football Podcast – El Clasico Special

Alex Dunn and Ray Drewett look ahead to the best games across Europe on this edition of the William Hill European Football Podcast.
It’s El Clasico weekend in Spain once again, and this edition of the podcast lo…

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European Football Podcast – El Clasico Special

European Football Podcast – El Clasico Special

Alex Dunn and Ray Drewett look ahead to the best games across Europe on this edition of the William Hill European Football Podcast.
It’s El Clasico weekend in Spain once again, and this edition of the podcast lo…

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European Football Podcast – Episode 40: 19th March (El Clasico Special)

European Football Podcast – Episode 40: 19th March (El Clasico Special)

Alex Dunn and Ray Drewett look ahead to the best games across Europe on this edition of the William Hill European Football Podcast.
It’s El Clasico weekend in Spain once again, and this edition of the podcast lo…

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Ligue 1 Opta Facts – 20-22 March

Ligue 1 Opta Facts – 20-22 March

Paris Saint-Germain v Lorient

 

  • PSG are unbeaten in their last six league games against Lorient (W5, D1), winning the last four.
  • PSG have lost as many games in Ligue 1 this season as they did last season (3).
  • PSG are the only team unbeaten at home in Ligue 1 this season (W10, D4).
  • None of Lorient’s last 15 away league games has ended in a draw (W5, L10), only Evian TG and Toulouse are currently on a longer run.
  • Lorient are yet to win in their 10 trips to a title holder in Ligue 1 (D3, L7), failing to keep a clean sheet.
  • PSG have lost none of their 10 competitive games without David Luiz starting in all competitions this season (W7, D3).
  • Edinson Cavani has scored three goals in three games against Lorient in Ligue 1, his favourite opponent alongside Bastia.
  • However, El Matador has failed to score in his last 454 minutes of play, his longest drought in Ligue 1.
  • Raphaël Guerreiro has been involved in four of Lorient’s last seven goals in Ligue 1 (2 goals, 2 assists).
  • Jordan Ayew has been involved in 13 goals in Ligue 1 this season (8 goals, 5 assists), three more than any other Lorient player (Raphael Guerreiro – 10).

 

Lyon v Nice

 

  • Lyon have won their last three encounters with Nice in Ligue 1.
  • Nice have only won once in their last 26 trips to Lyon in Ligue 1 (D8, L17).
  • Nice have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 13 league games against Lyon.
  • Nice have lost their last four Ligue 1 games, the longest current drought in the league.
  • Nice have lost 20 of their 33 away league games since last season (W6, D7), only Evian TG and Lorient have lost more games (21).
  • Lyon have only lost once in their last 14 Ligue 1 games (W9, D4).
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last 12 home league games (W11, D1).
  • Eric Bauthéac has been involved in eight of Nice’s last 16 league goals (5 goals, 3 assists).
  • Lyon have failed to win in their three league games played without Alexandre Lacazette this season (D3).
  • Claude Puel has only won six of his 21 encounters with his former team in Ligue 1 (D3, L12), none since as Nice manager (D1, L4).

 

Bastia v Guingamp

 

  • Guingamp have lost six of their eight away games at Bastia in Ligue 1 (W2).
  • The last two encounters between Bastia and Guingamp at Furiani have produced 11 goals (7 for Bastia, 4 for Guingamp).
  • Guingamp have scored exactly two goals in their last last three away league games at Bastia.
  • Bastia have not kept a clean sheet in their last seven away games at Guingamp in Ligue 1.
  • Guingamp have kept only one sheet in their last 13 away league games.
  • Bastia are unbeaten in their last six home games in Ligue 1 (W5 D1), winning their last three, best current run.
  • Bastia have lost two of their last three Ligue 1 games (W1) before losing none of their previous nine.
  • There has been only one draw in the last 21 Bastia games in Ligue 1 against Britanny sides (W14 L6).
  • Christophe Mandanne has scored seven goals in the last seven games he has started all comps. These seven goals have all been scored away from home.
  • Floys Ayité has been involved in three of the last five Bastia goals in Ligue 1 (2 goals, 1 assist).

 

Caen v Metz

 

  • Metz have won their last four Ligue 1 games against Caen.
  • Metz have lost only one of their last six away games at Caen in Ligue 1.
  • Caen have lost their last two Ligue 1 games after losing none of their previous seven.
  • Caen have lost only one of their last six home games in Ligue 1 (W4 D1).
  • Caen have scored at least one goal in each of their last nine home games in the top flight, best current run.
  • Caen have not kept any clean sheet in their last five league games.
  • Metz are winless in their last 17 league game (D4 L13), their longest ever run in the top flight and the longest since Nancy in 2012/13.
  • Metz have won none of their last 11 away games in Ligue 1 (D2 L9), longest current run.
  • Metz have failed to score in 14 of their last 17 away games in Ligue 1. They have scored only three away league goals this season, less than any other team.
  • Hervé Bazile has scored three goals in his last four league games.

 

Evian TG v Montpellier

 

  • Montpellier are unbeaten in their last four encounters with Evian TG in Ligue 1 (W2, D2).
  • Montpellier have won three of their last four league games (L1).
  • Evian TG have found the net in seven of their last eight home league games.
  • Evian TG have lost 13 of their 15 games against the current Top 10 in Ligue 1 this season (W1, D1).
  • Montpellier are unbeaten in their last six away league games (W3, D3), best current run.
  • Montpellier are, alongside Lens, the only Ligue 1 team to have conceded more 1st half goals 2nd half goals this season (16/31).
  • Lucas Barrios has scored four goals from his last six shots in Ligue 1.
  • Barrios is Ligue 1 top-scorer in 2015 (8 goals in 8 games).
  • Kévin Berigaud has been involved in five goals in his last eight appearances in Ligue 1 (3 goals, 2 assists).
  • Clarck N’Sikulu has scored two of Evian TG’s last three goals in Ligue 1.

 

Rennes v Nantes

 

  • Nantes have won only one of their last eight Ligue 1 games against Rennes.
  • Nantes are unbeaten in their last two away games at Rennes in Ligue 1 (W1 D1).
  • Rennes have won only 23.9% of their Ligue 1 game against Nantes (16/67), their lowest rate against a team currently in the top flight.
  • Rennes are unbeaten in their last four games against Nantes played in the return phase in Ligue 1 (W3 D1), after winning only one of their previous 27.
  • Rennes have won only two of their last 13 Ligue 1 games (D4 L7).
  • Rennes are unbeaten in their last three home league games (W1 D2), their best run since October-November (4).
  • Nantes have won two of their last three league games, as many as in their previous 13.
  • Nantes are winless in their last five away league games (D1 L4).
  • Paul-Georges Ntep has scored the last two Rennes home goals in Ligue 1.
  • Serge Gakpe has been involved in the last three Nantes goals in Ligue 1 (1 goal, 2 assists).

 

Toulouse v Bordeaux

 

  • Toulouse have won only one of their last six Ligue 1 games against Bordeaux (D2 L3).
  • Bordeaux have won none of their last four away games at Toulouse in Ligue 1 (D2 L2).
  • Toulouse have lost 24 games against Bordeaux in Ligue 1 (out of 51 games played), their second highest tally in the top flight after PSG (28).
  • Toulouse have won only two of their last 13 league games (D3 L8).
  • Toulouse have not kept a clean sheet in their last six Ligue 1 games, longest current run.
  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last eight Ligue 1 games (W4 D4), best current run, and also their longest run this season.
  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last five away league games (W2 D3).
  • Wissam ben Yedder has not scored in the last 13 Ligue 1 games he has started. He has never scored in four games against Bordeaux in the top flight.
  • Diego Rolan has scored five goals in the last six games he has started in Ligue 1.
  • Dominique Arribagé played 222 Ligue 1 games with Toulouse since the early 1990′s, more than any other player. In his career as a Ligue 1 player he lost 12 games against Bordeaux; his highest tally behind Auxerre (13).

 

 

St Etienne v Lille

 

 

  • St Etienne have won only one of their last 11 Ligue 1 games against Lille (D4 L6).
  • St Etienne are unbeaten after scoring the first goal in Ligue 1 this season (W12 D4).
  • St Etienne are unbeaten in their last four league games (W2 D2), their best run in 2015.
  • St Etienne have conceded 12 goals in Ligue 1 in 2015, as many as they did during the first part of the season.
  • Lille have won their last three games in Ligue 1 for the first time since March-April 2014, that’s the best current run.
  • Lille have won two of their last three away games, as many as in their previous 14.
  • Max-Alain Gradel has scored in his last four Ligue 1 games (against Marseille, Toulouse, Lorient and Metz), his best ever run in Ligue 1. He has scored eight goals this term, his highest tally in a Ligue 1 season and as many as in his previous two combined.
  • Only Dimitri Payet has delivered more assists (11) than Romain Hamouma (8) in Ligue 1 this season.
  • René Girard have won only three of his 12 Ligue 1 games against St Etienne (D4 L5).

 

Reims v Monaco

 

  • Reims are winless in their last ten games against Monaco in Ligue 1 (D3 L7).
  • Reims have not kept a clean sheet in their last 16 Ligue 1 games against Monaco.
  • Reims have won only one of their 10 league games in 2015.
  • Monaco have lost only one of their last 13 Ligue 1 games (W9 D3), conceding only two goals in that period.
  • Monaco have won their last two away games, the best current run in Ligue 1.
  • Monaco have kept 15 clean sheets in Ligue 1 this season, only Bayern Munich have kept more (17) in the Top 5 European leagues. They kept only 14 in the entire season in 2013/14.
  • Monaco have won 19 away games since they are back in the top flight in 2013/14 (D7 L7), more than any other team.
  • Jérémy Toulalan will play his 300th Ligue 1 game.
  • Aissa Mandi has been involved in two of the last three Reims goals in Ligue 1 (1 goal, 1 assist).
  • Anthony Martial has scored three goals in his last two Ligue 1 games, as many as in his previous 37 in the top flight.

 

Lens v Marseille

 

  • Marseille are unbeaten in their last five competitive games against Lens (W4, D1).
  • Lens have only won once in their last 10 Ligue 1 games (D3, L6).
  • Marseille have only lost once in their last seven league games (W2, D4).
  • Marseille have scored in each of their last five away league games, best current run.
  • Marseille have only lost once in his last five trips to a promoted team in Ligue 1 (W3, D1).
  • Marseille have scored 10 goals from players coming out of the bench in Ligue 1 this season, more than any other team.
  • Four of Lens’ last six goals in Ligue 1 have been scored by substitutes.
  • André-Pierre Gignac is yet to lose in eight league games against Lens (W4, D4).
  • Michy Batshuayi has scored a brace in each of his last two away league games.
  • Adamo Coulibaly has scored in each of his two games played with Lens at the Stade de France in Ligue 1 this season.

 

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