Brentford v Gillingham

This weekend's Sky Bet League 1 action begins on Friday night when Brentford take on Gillingham at Griffin Park in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

The Bees were knocked off top spot last weekend after a draw at Walsall, ending their run of eight consecutive league victories. However, they can take advantage of Leyton Orient's free weekend and regain their place at the summit with victory against the Gills.

Peter Taylor's men are 14th in the table and on an inconsistent run with two wins, two defeats and a draw in their last five.

Notts County v Walsall

Notts County suffered defeat at Peterborough United on Tuesday night and now return to Meadow Lane to host Walsall.

The Magpies had won their previous three Sky Bet League 1 games before their 4-3 loss at London Road, and they are 16th in the table but just one point above the relegation zone. They've lost 17 times this season - the most in the division.

At the other end of the standings, Walsall are two points outside the Play-Offs. They've alternated draws and wins in the past five unbeaten games, but haven't won on the road in three league attempts.

Oldham Athletic v Peterborough United

Peterborough United's win at home to County boosted them up to fifth in the Sky Bet League 1 table, and they now make the trip to 17th-placed Oldham Athletic.

Lee Johnson's Latics are slipping down the division having triumphed just once in nine matches, and they too are just one point above the bottom four. They were victorious last time out at Boundary Park, 1-0 against Stevenage.

Posh have recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since October. That month was also the last time they picked up three points on the road, with six defeats and one draw on their travels since. Their last four matches against Oldham have yielded four victories.

Nicky Ajose
Nicky Ajose scored a hat-trick for Peterborough United in their 4-3 midweek victory against Notts County

Rotherham United v Crawley Town

Rotherham United and Crawley Town will meet for only the fourth time when they play at the New York Stadium on Saturday.

The Millers won the reverse fixture 2-1 and occupy the final Play-Off place having gained promotion last season. However, they've picked up 18 points on their own patch, compared to 26 on their travels.

Crawley have contested one league match in 2014 - a 2-2 draw at Coventry City two weekends ago. Their run of postponements has seen them drop to 15th, but they've lost just once in their past five.

Swindon Town v Shrewsbury Town

Swindon Town have picked up 28 of their 37 points this season at the County Ground, and return to their hunting ground this weekend for the visit of managerless Shrewsbury Town.

Graham Turner left the Shrews on Tuesday, ending his long association with the club. Former defender Michael Jackson will take temporary charge of the Shropshire outfit, who are in the relegation zone after five defeats in their past six.

Swindon are ninth, seven points adrift of the Play-Offs. They've lost their last two, both away from Wiltshire, but have won three consecutive home matches.

Tranmere Rovers v Crewe Alexandra

Unlike Swindon, Tranmere Rovers have an awful home record, having won only twice all season at Prenton Park, and their next test in Birkenhead is against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

Rovers have gathered just 11 points from 36 available in front of their own fans - the worst home form in the division. Crewe have the second worst away return with eight points from a possible 39.

With one win in seven, Saturday's hosts are third bottom in League 1. The Railwaymen rose from 23rd to 19th on Tuesday after a 2-0 victory at home to MK Dons.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol City

Third-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers host second-bottom Bristol City at Molineux.

The pair were relegated from the Championship last term but are coping with life in League 1 rather differently. Earlier this season, Wolves triumphed 2-1 at Ashton Gate to register their 30th win over the Robins, who have been victorious on 13 occasions, with the other 15 ending level.

The hosts' defence has been breached only eight times in 14 games in the Black Country, which is the best defensive home record in the division. City have picked up just one victory in 11 away outings, against Carlisle United in October, drawing six and losing four.

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