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Robert Alexander 27th Aug 2013 - 9:49

Capital One Cup Round Two Opta Facts

 

Accrington Stanley v Cardiff City

Accrington have never progressed past the Second Round, losing on each of the three occasions that they've reached this stage.

Cardiff have failed to score in just one of their last 11 League Cup games, scoring 22 in the process.

This will be the first-ever competitive meeting between these two sides.

Cardiff have progressed in each of their last five Second Round matches on home soil. Indeed, they've won six of their last seven (home and away) in the Second Round (L1).

 

Aston Villa v Rotherham United

Last season, only Theo Walcott scored more goals in the Capital One Cup than Villa's Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann (4).

The Millers have not kept a clean sheet in this competition in eight games, conceding four on three occasions.

This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides since March 1972.

Despite being eliminated in five of their last seven matches in the Capital One Cup, the Millers have scored in six of those games; all against higher league opposition.

 

Barnsley v Southampton

Only Brighton (24) attempted more shots on goal in the First Round than Barnsley (23).

Southampton are unbeaten in their last five games against Barnsley, winning the last three and drawing the previous two.

The Tykes have not scored in four successive matches against Southampton.

The Saints have won four of their last five Capital One Cup matches at home, scoring 10 in the process.

 

Bristol City v Crystal Palace

Bristol City have not lost any of their last 10 competitive home games against Crystal Palace (W6 D4).

The Eagles have only managed one clean sheet in their last 19 away games in the League Cup.

The Robins have won just once in their last six competitive matches against the Eagles (D3 L2).

11 goals have been scored in the last three matches between these sides at Ashton Gate, averaging at 3.7 goals per game.

 

Burnley v Preston North End

Only Craig Alcock (three) assisted more goals in the First Round than Burnley's Junior Stanislas (2).

The Lilywhites have progressed in three of the last five away cup ties.

There have been at least three goals scored in each of the last six competitive meetings between Burnley and Preston.

None of the last nine meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.

 

Burton Albion v Fulham

Burton's Chris Hussey has scored with both of this two shots in the Cup this season.

The Cottagers have failed to score in each of their last three away matches in the Capital One Cup.

This will be Burton's first home match in the Capital One Cup, having played their last seven on the road.

This will be the first competitive meeting between these sides.

 

Carlisle v Leicester City

Carlisle have won just one of their previous 12 competitive meetings with Leicester City.

The Foxes have scored two goals or more in each of their last six Capital One Cup matches.

No side recorded more shots on target in the First Round than the Cumbrians (11).

No player has attempted more shots without scoring in the Capital One Cup than Carlisle's Mark Beck (8) this season.

 

Derby County v Brentford

Derby have won just one of their last six previous competitive meetings with Brentford (W1 D3 L2).

Brentford striker Farid El Alagui has scored twice in just 36 minutes of Cup football this season.

No-one provided more assists in the Capital One Cup last season than Derby's Michael Jacobs (5; despite only playing one game in the competition).

The Rams have conceded eight goals in the last three Capital One Cup matches.

 

Doncaster Rovers v Leeds United

Doncaster were eliminated at this stage by Leeds United two years ago, losing 1-2 on home soil.

Leeds have won their last four successive games versus Doncaster, netting 13 goals overall.

The last four matches (all comps) have produced a total of 18 goals, averaging at 4.5 goals per game.

Only Gary Jones (10) created more chances in the Capital One Cup last season than Leeds' El Hadji Diouf (8).

 

Everton v Stevenage

The Toffees have been eliminated by lower league opposition twice in the last three seasons in the Capital One Cup.

This will be Stevenage's first away match in the Capital One Cup, having played their previous five matches at home.

This will be the first ever competitive meeting between these two clubs.

Stevenage's 2-0 victory of Ipswich in the First Round was their first clean sheet in the competition.

 

Huddersfield v Charlton Athletic

James Vaughan has taken just two shots so far in the cup, netting with each strike.

The Addicks have lost their last three away matches in the Capital One Cup, conceding eight goals in the process.

In the previous round, the Terriers knocked out last season's finalists Bradford, courtesy of a brace from James Vaughan.

There have only been eight goals scored in the last six competitive meetings between these two sides.

 

Leyton Orient v Hull City

The O's have lost six of the last eight home matches in the Capital One Cup, although they've won their last two.

Hull City knocked out Leyton Orient in the FA Cup last season after a replay, with Nick Proschwitz netting in both matches.

The Tigers have lost seven of the last nine matches on the road in the Capital One Cup (W2).

Indeed, Hull are without a win in their last five League Cup matches, losing four (D1 - progressed on penalties).

The O's conceded 18 fouls in the First Round; the most alongside Newport County.

Liverpool v Notts County

The Reds have not won in three attempts at Anfield (D2 L1) in the League Cup.

Notts County have not won any of their last 12 meetings with Liverpool (L9 D3).

The Magpies are one of five teams who have received a red card in this year's Capital One Cup.

Notts County have failed to score in four of their last five trips to Anfield, losing each time.

 

Morecambe v Newcastle Utd

No player created more chances for his team in the First Round than Morecambe's Ryan Williams (4).

After winning four consecutive away ties in the League Cup, Newcastle have since lost their last two on the road (Blackburn and Manchester United).

In the second round, the Magpies have won their last six ties, scoring 18 in the process.

This will be the first-ever competitive meeting between Morecambe and Newcastle.

 

Norwich City v Bury

Norwich have won just once in their last six matches (all comps) against Bury, (D3 L2).

The Shakers haven't kept a clean sheet in nine Cup matches, conceding 16 goals in the process (W2 L7).

The Canaries have been eliminated in three of their last four Second Round matches (W1).

Bury have lost their last four away matches in the Cup, losing 0-1 in each of their last three.

 

Nottingham Forest v Millwall

Nottingham Forest have won three of the last five at home against Millwall (D1 L1).

The Lions have not kept a single clean sheet in any of their last nine visits to the City Ground.

The Reds have scored in each of their last six Second Round matches, scoring 12 in the process (W3 L3).

The Lions have won their last two Second Round scoring twice in both games.

 

Peterborough United v Reading

The Posh have won just two of their last eight against Reading (D2 L4), with both of those victories coming at home.

The Royals have netted 11 times in their last three Capital One Cup ties, although, they've conceded 11 as well.

Peterborough have scored 11 goals in their last three Capital One Cup matches, progressing into the next round in two of those matches.

The two sides met in the Second Round of last season's Capital One Cup, with the Royals progressing to the next round, winning 3-2, despite the Posh two first-half leads.

QPR v Swindon

QPR have beaten Swindon eight times in their last 10 meetings in all competitions (D1 L1).

The Robins are unbeaten in their last four away fixtures in the Cup (W3 D1), with three of those games coming against opposition from a higher division.

In last season's competition, only Michael Jacobs and Gary Jones assisted more goals than Swindon's Andy Williams (4).

The R's have lost three of their last four home ties at home, with two of those defeats coming at the hands of lower league opposition.

 

Stoke City v Walsall

Stoke are unbeaten in four against Walsall (all comps), winning three (D1).

The Saddlers have conceded exactly three goals in each of the last three Second Round ties.

The Potters have progressed in three of their last four Second Round ties, all of which have been against lower league opposition.

Kenwyne Jones has netted four goals in his last five Capital One Cups matches for the Potters.

 

 

Sunderland v MK Dons

Sunderland have alternated between progression and elimination in their last 10 home League Cup games. They are due a victory here.

MK Dons have progressed in each of their last three Second Round matches, scoring 10 goals in the process.

The MK Dons have reached the Third Round stage just four times in their history, defeating a side from a higher division on each occasion.

The two sides met for the first time in last year's Capital One Cup, with Sunderland progressing 2-0, thanks to goals from Craig Gardner and James McClean.

 

 

Tranmere Rovers v Bolton Wanderers

Tranmere have lost three of the last five matches (all comps) against Bolton, winning once (D1).

Bolton's Sanmi Odelusi has scored with both of his two shots in the Cup season.

The Trotters have won eleven of their last 14 Second Round matches in the League Cup (L3).

Tranmere have been eliminated in their last six matches in the Second Round, failing to score in four of those.

 

Watford v Bournemouth

Watford's emphatic 6-1 victory over Bournemouth earlier this month was the first meeting between the sides in 10 years.

The Cherries have been eliminated in eight of their last 10 League Cup fixtures.

Sean Murray scored twice and assisted another in Watford's first round match against Bristol Rovers; no player was involved in more goals in the first round.

Bournemouth have lost their last two matches in the Second Round, conceding five and scoring just one in the process.

 

West Bromwich Albion v Newport County

The Baggies have failed to keep a clean sheet in the Cup in seven attempts, conceding 10 in the process.

Danny Crow has scored with both of his two shots in the Cup this season for Newport County.

West Brom have won each of their last four Second Round ties, all of which have been against lower league opposition.

This will be the first meeting between these two sides in the League Cup competition.

 

West Ham United v Cheltenham

The Hammers have won seven of their last nine League Cup matches played at the Boleyn Ground (L2).

Cheltenham have netted in each of their last 10 League Cup matches, although, they've kept only one clean sheet in that period.

This will be the first ever competitive meeting between the two teams.

The Robins have lost all four of their previous Second Round ties, all of which came against teams from a higher division.

 

Yeovil Town v Birmingham City

The Glovers have kept two clean sheets in their last three matches in the Capital One Cup (W2 L1).

The Blues have scored 10 goals in their last three matches in the League Cup, although, they've also conceded six in that period.

The two clubs met for this first time earlier this season, when Birmingham claimed a 1-0 victory at Huish Park, thanks to an own goal from Danny Seaborne.

The Glovers received four yellow cards in the First Round; a joint-competition-high alongside Portsmouth.

 

 
 
 

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