Bradford City v Gillingham

Bradford City and Gillingham meet in Sky Bet League 1 on Saturday afternoon with the clubs deadlocked on 44 points.

The Bantams are the higher of the two sides, in 12th, and won 2-0 away at Colchester United on Tuesday night. That was a third win in five for Phil Parkinson's men as they continue to recover following a 13-game winless run.

The Gills, pushed into 13th due to an inferior goal difference, have picked up back-to-back victories; 4-2 over Coventry City after a 1-0 success against Crawley Town, both at home. They are the division's third-worst travellers, losing 12 of their 17 outings.

Bristol City v Swindon Town

Rejuvenated Bristol City host faltering Swindon Town this weekend in a West Country derby.

City have recorded three successive league victories for the first time this season, most recently a 2-1 triumph away at Play-Off contenders Peterborough United on Tuesday night - a third away win in four.

Swindon haven't won since 8th February, drawing three times and losing three to slip to ninth and eight points away from the top six. This will be the 99th meeting between the two Robins, with Bristol leading the head-to-head with 40 wins to 28.

Carlisle United v Stevenage

Carlisle United, in 19th, and 20th-placed Stevenage will meet for just the ninth time when they clash at Brunton Park.

Carlisle are higher by just a single point, although they are in a poor run of form following three defeats and one draw in their past four.

Stevenage were sitting bottom of the standings three weeks ago, but Graham Westley's side have stormed to 11 points from a possible 15 to sit above the bottom four on goal difference.

Coventry City v Port Vale

Coventry City host Port Vale in Sky Bet League 1 on Sunday afternoon.

After collecting four points from two games at the start of March, Steven Pressley's team have lost successive matches - at Colchester and Gillingham - and have slipped to 14th. However, both of those defeats were away.

Vale are 11th, five points clear of the Sky Blues, but have been defeated four times in their past five matches. They have the joint fewest draws in the division, with four, and have drawn only once in 17 away league games this season.

Crawley Town v Colchester United

Colchester United have never beaten Crawley Town ahead of their meeting on Saturday.

The three previous encounters have produced two draws, both 1-1, with a Crawley victory wedged between those stalemates.

These clubs also sit side-by-side in the League 1 table; Crawley are 16th on 40 points and have been defeated just once in nine matches, while Colchester are 17th on 39 points following a solitary success in their past eight outings.

Crewe Alexandra v Oldham Athletic

Crewe Alexandra play host to Oldham Athletic this weekend and both teams are embroiled in the Sky Bet League 1 relegation battle.

Crewe are 22nd, in the bottom four on goal difference, after being held to a 1-1 draw by Walsall on Tuesday night. They are now winless in four, as are Oldham who were beaten 2-0 at home by Rotherham United in midweek.

This will be the 71st clash between these two clubs and its Oldham who have dominated the fixture, with 37 wins compared to Crewe's 16, in addition to 17 draws.

Leyton Orient v Brentford

Leyton Orient and Brentford get the weekend's League 1 action under way on Saturday lunchtime, with a top-of-the-table clash in front of a sell-out crowd at the Matchroom Stadium.

The O's lost three straight matches at the start of February, but have since taken 14 points from 18. Russell Slade's men are the top scorers in the entire Football League with 70 goals from their 36 games.

Brentford have conceded the second fewest goals in the division, and are one point behind their opponents. They saw their 19-game unbeaten run ended by leaders Wolves three weeks ago, but a draw and two wins since means that the Bees have been defeated only once in 23 league outings.

Milton Keynes Dons v Peterborough United

Another tasty League 1 clash this weekend sees Milton Keynes Dons and Peterborough United clash in a battle for sixth place.

The seventh-placed Dons have flown into the Play-Off race of late, winning three of their past four. Darren Ferguson's men have lost three matches in that time, meaning that Saturday's hosts are now just three points behind their visitors.

These two clubs have met 16 times in the past 10 seasons, with Posh winning seven, MK Dons six and three draws, including their League 1 Play-Off Semi-Final clash in 2011.

Preston North End v Sheffield United

Hard-to-beat Preston North End in-form Sheffield United on Monday night.

Simon Grayson's men are fourth, six points off an automatic promotion spot having been held to a draw by Stevenage on Tuesday. The visiting Blades weren't in action until Wednesday when they beat Carlisle United 1-0 for a 10th straight win in all competitions. That was also their seventh consecutive clean sheet in League 1.

There have been 108 previous meetings between the two clubs - Sheffield United lead the head-to-head record by 48 wins to 33, plus 27 draws.

Rotherham United v Walsall

Rotherham United and Walsall are in vastly different veins of form ahead of their meeting at the New York Stadium.

The Millers are undefeated in their past 11 league outings, picking up 27 points of 33 available. In the same time, Walsall have managed only 10 points, and haven't won in nine, since 25th January. That form has seen the Saddlers slip to eight points behind the Play-Off pace.

The clubs are almost inseparable over their previous 74 meetings; Rotherham have 31 wins, Walsall 30 victories, alongside 13 draws.

Tranmere Rovers v Notts County

League 1's worst home record meets the worst away record this weekend when Tranmere Rovers host Notts County.

At Prenton Park, Tranmere have only won four of their 17 league matches, drawing six and losing the remaining seven. They also have the leakiest home defence, and sit in the highest relegation place of 21st.

County are rock-bottom, five points adrift of safety. They have been defeated seven times in their past nine outings, taking only four points from a possible 27. On the road during the 2013/14 campaign they have lost 14 of 18 fixtures, winning two and drawing two.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Shrewsbury Town

Wolverhampton Wanderers picked up a club-record ninth straight league win in midweek and now they host struggling Shrewsbury Town.

The Sky Bet League 1 leaders cruised past Swindon 4-1 on Tuesday night and remain two points clear at the summit. In those nine fixtures they have netted 25 goals and conceded only two.

Shrewsbury are operating at the other end of the table, in second bottom. They have won only once in 11 matches and are now three points adrift of safety.

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