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Stuart Dalgleish 29th Apr 2015 - 13:50

League 2 Final Day Opta Facts - 2 May

Accrington v Mansfield

 

  • Stanley are unbeaten in seven against Mansfield (W5 D2).
  • Indeed, Mansfield have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last eight meetings with Accrington.
  • Accrington have won just one of their last 13 games (D7 L5).
  • Meanwhile, the Stags have won just one of their last eight, losing the other seven.
  • No team has kept fewer clean sheets than Accrington this season (5, level with Cheltenham).

 

 

AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham

 

  • The Dons have conceded first in each of their last five meetings with Cheltenham (W1 D1 L3).
  • Indeed, the Robins have only failed to score in one of their seven games against Wimbledon.
  • No side has lost more points from leading positions than AFC Wimbledon this season (27).
  • Already relegated Cheltenham have won none of their last 10 away games (D3 L7).
  • Both teams have scored in all three of AFC Wimbledon's closing day fixtures in the Football League (W2 L1).

 

 

Cambridge v Burton

 

  • Cambridge won the reverse of this fixture 3-1, the first Football League meeting between the sides.
  • Burton will be champions if they win against Cambridge.
  • The U's have won just one of their last 10 at home, though it was in their most recent game at the Abbey Stadium (D4 L5).
  • Lucas Akins has bagged a brace in each of his last two games for Burton.
  • The Brewers have conceded a joint league-low 13 goals in the first half of games this season.

 

 

Carlisle v Hartlepool

 

  • Carlisle have won their last three against Hartlepool, including their last two by a 3-0 scoreline.
  • There has not been a draw between these sides in Carlisle since 1961, with Hartlepool winning eight and losing 11 of the 19 games since then.
  • Pools have scored just 12 goals in the final 30 minutes of matches this season, a league-low.
  • Carlisle have lost their last four closing day fixtures, conceding at least twice in each game.
  • Hartlepool have not won a closing day fixture since 2002, drawing eight and losing four since then.

 

 

Exeter v Dag & Red

 

  • Exeter have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their nine league meetings with Dagenham, however they've only failed to score in one of those.
  • Jamie Cureton has scored in two of his last three appearances against his old club.
  • Tom Nichols' 14 goals have earned Exeter 18 points this season, more than any other League Two player.
  • No player has involved in more of his team's goals this season than Jamie Cureton (25, 18 goals, 7 assists).
  • Dagenham have alternated between victory and defeat in each of their seven closing day fixtures in the Football League, beating Cheltenham 3-2 last season.

 

 

Luton v Stevenage

 

  • Luton won the reverse of this fixture 2-1, the first Football League meeting between the sides.
  • The away side has won all five of the previous meetings between these two in all competitions, just once in Stevenage's favour.
  • The Hatters have scored the most first-half goals in League Two this season (32). However, they've also scored the fewest in the second half (20).
  • The Boro unbeaten in seven away from home, though five of these have ended level (W2).
  • Stevenage have lost their last two closing day fixtures, both by a 2-0 scoreline.

 

 

Morecambe v Southend

 

  • Morecambe beat Southend 1-0 in a closing day fixture in 2013, their third in a current run of six consecutive league wins against the Shrimpers.
  • Southend will be automatically promoted if they beat Morecambe.
  • Jack Redshaw has scored in his last two appearances against Southend.
  • Southend have kept a clean sheet in each of their last eight games, winning the last seven.
  • Only Burton (48) have won more points than Southend in 2015 (45).

 

 

Newport v Oxford

 

  • The Exiles have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last six home games against Oxford (W2 D1 L3).
  • Despite having a player sent off, Oxford won the reverse of this fixture 1-0 in October.
  • David Tutonda has scored in his last two games for Newport, after failing to score in the previous nine.
  • Danny Hylton has been involved in 21 goals for Oxford this season (14 goals, 7 assists), at least 14 more than any other player.
  • Oxford players have been flagged offside only 58 times this season, fewer than any other team.

 

 

Northampton v Wycombe

 

  • The last two meetings between these sides have finished 1-1, with Northampton scoring first both times.
  • Wycombe can still be automatically promoted if they win, Southend lose and Bury fail to win.
  • Cobblers' top scorer Marc Richards has just one goal in his last five matches.
  • No team has won more (12) or scored more (34) away from home this season than Wycombe.
  • The Chairboys have failed to score in back-to-back league games for the third time this season, though they've not gone three without a goal since March 2014.

 

 

Portsmouth v York

 

  • Portsmouth are winless in four against York (D1 L3), failing to score in three of these matches.
  • Wes Fletcher has scored two goals in three games against Portsmouth for York.
  • Portsmouth have conceded a league-high 18 goals from outside the box this season.
  • The Minstermen have scored 67% of their goals in the second half this season, a joint league-high share.
  • Pompey have not won a closing day fixture since beating Middlesbrough 5-1 in the Premier League in 2004, drawing three and losing seven since then.

 

 

Shrewsbury v Plymouth

 

  • Shrewsbury will be champions if they win and Burton fail to beat Cambridge.
  • Plymouth have won the last two meetings between these sides, both by a 1-0 scoreline.
  • The Shrews have scored more (67) and conceded fewer (29) than any other League Two side this season.
  • No side has scored more penalties in League Two this season than Plymouth (7), with the Pilgrims also the only team not to concede from the spot.
  • Shrewsbury have conceded just one goal in their last eight games (W7 L1).

 

 

Tranmere v Bury

 

  • Rovers have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five at home to Bury (W3 D1 L1).
  • Bury will be automatically promoted if they win and Southend fail to beat Morecambe.
  • Tranmere have lost five league games in a row for the third time this season. They've not lost six consecutively since September 2009.
  • Bury have conceded just one goal in their last five games (W4 L1).
  • No team has scored fewer (4) or conceded more (18) headed goals in League Two this season than Tranmere.

 

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