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Andrew Tibot 17th Dec 2015 - 12:45

League 2 Opta Facts - 19 Dec

Barnet v Crawley

This will be the third league meeting between these two sides, with Crawley winning both games by a one goal margin in the 2011/12 season.

However, they did meet in the second round of the FA Cup in 1993, with the Bees winning 2-1.

Barnet's last three league games have seen 14 goals, conceding nine goals. The previous three league games saw just four goals, with the Bees keeping two clean sheets.

Indeed, the Reds have conceded 19 goals in their last eight League Two away trips (2.4 goals per game).

Aaron McClean has netted three in his last two league away appearances, bagging a brace in his most recent match against Yeovil.


Cambridge United v Mansfield

Cambridge are undefeated against Mansfield in their last five league games, however, four of these have ended in a draw.

The Stags' last league victory against Cambridge came in September 2003, although, this win did come at the Abbey.

The U's have won three consecutive league games for the first time since March 1999, the season when they were promoted to the third tier.

Mansfield have won six of their 10 away games in League Two this season (D1 L3), no team has won more.

Only Ross McCormack (23), Harry Kane (24) and Odion Ighalo (26) have scored more goals in the top four tiers of English football than Cambridge's Barry Corr (21) in 2015.


Carlisle v Notts County

Carlisle have lost five of their last six league encounters against the Magpies (W1).

Notts County have kept a clean sheet in four of the last six league meetings with the Cumbrians, however they have conceded in the last two.

Carlisle have won five of their last eight home league games (D1 L2), winning each game by a solitary goal.

Notts County are without a win in nine away league games (D4 L5) - if the Magpies fail to beat Carlisle it'll be their longest away winless run in the league since November 2013 (10 games).

Jabo Ibehre has hit 10 goals for Carlisle this season; if he scores one more, he will have scored more than any Carlisle player has managed in the last three seasons and the most since Francois Zoko (13) and Lee Miller (14) in 2011/12.


Dagenham v Bristol Rovers

The Daggers have beaten Bristol Rovers in five of the last seven league encounters (L2), keeping a clean sheet in four of those wins.

The Pirates three league wins against Dagenham all came by a two goal margin or higher, winning two of their four encounters at Victoria Road.

Dagenham are without a home win in League Two this season - the only other side yet to win at home in the top four tiers of English Football are Aston Villa.

No side have lost fewer points from winning positions in League Two than Bristol Rovers (2) this season.

No team has conceded more headed goals in League Two than the Daggers (11).


Exeter v Luton

Exeter have won two of the last three encounters against the Hatters (D1), both wins coming by a one goal margin.

Luton are undefeated in their four league visits to St James Park (W2 D2), last losing in February 1967.

Exeter have lost only one of their last 11 games at St James Park, winning five and drawing five.

Luton have lost their last three games, conceding 11 goals in the process, this after keeping three clean sheets in the three games previous to their current run.

Exeter have drawn their last three home games in a row - if they draw against Luton it will be their longest consecutive sequence at home since August 1996 (four draws).


Hartlepool v Plymouth

Hartlepool have won three consecutive home league games against the Pilgrims.

After failing to score in three league games against Hartlepool between 2010 and 2013, losing all three, Plymouth have scored in their last three league games in a row against Pools.

In all home league meetings with Plymouth, Hartlepool have scored at least one goal (W7 D3 L2).

Pools have netted a league-low 19 goals this season.

Argyle last conceded more than two goals in an away league game in January 2015, when Hartlepool won 3-2 at Victoria Park.


Leyton Orient v Yeovil

The last three league encounters between these two sides have ended 3-0, with two of these wins coming for Leyton Orient last season.

Indeed, Orient's last three victories against the Glovers have come by a three goal margin.

Yeovil haven't scored in either of their previous two games against Orient having scored 15 in the six before that.

Orient have bagged seven goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season, more than any other League Two side.

The Glovers are embarking on their longest winless run in their Football League history, a run of 13 games without a win (D5 L8).

Jay Simpson has scored 16 goals in League Two so far this season; no player in the Football League has scored more.


Newport v Wimbledon

These two sides have met just four times before in the league before, with Newport recording their first victory against the Dons last term (D1 L2).

Wimbledon have put two past the Exiles in three of the last four league encounters, winning two of these games.

Newport failed to score in eight of their opening 13 games, but have only failed to find the net in one of their last eight, scoring 17 goals.

If Wimbledon avoid defeat at Newport, it'll be their longest away unbeaten league run in their Football League history. They are currently unbeaten in four (W2 D2).

Only Olivier Giroud (5) has scored more headed goals than Adebayo Akinfenwa in the Football League this season (4).


Northampton v Portsmouth

The Cobblers are looking to win back to back league games against Portsmouth for the first time in their history.

Pompey have kept a clean sheet against Northampton in six of the last eight league encounters (W6 D1 L1).

Only Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (13) has more assists in the top four tiers of English football this season than Nicky Adams (11).

Pompey have kept the most clean sheets in League Two this season (9).

Northampton have scored a league-high 12 headed goals this season.


Stevenage v Accrington

Stevenage are unbeaten against Accrington in their last three encounters, scoring two goals in each of these games (W1 D2).

Accrington won the first ever league meeting between these two sides in November 2010 but they have failed to win since, including losing both games in the 2010/11 League Two play-offs (D2 L3).

Stevenage have won three league games in a row. They haven't won four on the bounce since April 2011 when they won six.

Josh Windass has netted five penalties this season, more than any other player in the top four tiers of English football.

27 of the 37 goals Stevenage have conceded this season have been in the second half of games, the highest percentage in League Two (73%).


Wycombe v Oxford

Wycombe have won twice against Oxford in their previous eight league encounters, however, both of these games came away from home.

Oxford have won on their last three league visits to Adams Park, winning by a one goal margin in their previous two.

Wycombe are without a win in five home league games (D2 L3), their worst run since February 2014 (10 games).

Oxford have the meanest defence in League Two conceding only 17 goals this season, nine fewer than they'd conceded at this stage last campaign.

Since losing back to back games in March, the U's have lost two of their last 29 league games.


York v Morecambe

York have lost just once in the six league encounters against Morecambe (W2 D3 L1), with an unbeaten streak of four games (W2 D2).

Morecambe have won just once against the Minstermen in all competitions (L5 D6), with that one win coming at Bootham Crescent in February 2013 in League Two.

If York lose to Morecambe, they will equal their longest ever losing run in their entire Football League history (eight games), set back in December 1966.

Only Nicky Adams (11) has more assists than the Shrimps' winger Jamie Devitt (10), although he hasn't assisted a goal since October.

Since Jackie McNamara took charge of the Minstermen, he's seen his side ship 18 goals in just five games (L5).


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