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Craig Porter 27th Feb 2015 - 9:42

League 2 Opta Facts - 28 February

Burton v Newport

 

  • Burton are unbeaten in three previous Football League meetings with the Exiles (W1 D2).
  • Newport's only league visit to the Pirelli Stadium ended in defeat, losing 1-0 last season.
  • The Brewers have scored exactly once in each of their three clashes with Newport in the Football League.
  • Newport have taken the lead in their last two games with Burton at Rodney Parade, but ended up drawing both games.
  • Burton have won seven of their eight home matches under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, drawing the other.
  • Newport's win at Wycombe ended a run of three successive defeats on the road and three away trips without scoring.

 

 

Cheltenham v Tranmere

 

  • Cheltenham were 2-0 down after 67 minutes against Tranmere in August, but won the match thanks to three goals in six minutes.
  • Tranmere have won one point in four league visits to Cheltenham (L3).
  • The Robins have won just one of their last 18 league games (D6 L11), and have not won at home since October (nine games).
  • The Rovers have conceded in each of their last seven league games (W2 D2 L3).
  • No side has kept fewer clean sheets at home in League Two this season than Cheltenham (2).

 

 

Hartlepool v Wimbledon

 

  • Hartlepool have won two of their three previous meetings with AFC Wimbledon, losing the other.
  • Wimbledon took the lead against Hartlepool in August, before losing 2-1. The reverse happened in the fixture before.
  • Scott Fenwick has scored in each of his last three appearances at the Victoria Ground.
  • The Wombles have failed to score in their last three games on the road. However, no side has kept more clean sheets away from home this season than Wimbledon (6).
  • Hartlepool have scored just seven first-half goals this season (a league-low), while the Dons have scored a league-high 27 goals in the opening 45 minutes of games.

 

 

Luton v Accrington

 

  • Luton are winless in three previous Football League games against Accrington (D2 L1).
  • Accrington threw away a two goal lead in their most recent game against Luton in August to draw 2-2, after scoring twice in the opening 16 minutes.
  • The Hatters have lost their last two league games. They've not lost three in a row in the Football League since August 2008 (a run of seven).
  • Stanley have conceded a league-high 30 goals on the road this season, keeping just one clean sheet in their last 19 away from home.
  • Accrington Stanley are unbeaten in four league games (W3 D1), though three of those have been at home.

 

 

Mansfield v Dag & Red

 

  • Mansfield have failed to score in four of their five Football League matches against the Daggers.
  • Dagenham have lost only once in five meetings with Mansfield in this tier (W3 D1).
  • The Stags' only victory over Dagenham came in this exact fixture last season - a 3-0 victory.
  • Dagenham are looking to record three successive away wins for the first time in a Football League campaign.
  • Mansfield have scored more than one goal just once in their last 13 home games in all competitions.
  • Jamie Cureton has scored four times in his last five games for Dagenham and Redbridge, three of which have come away from home.

 

 

Morecambe v Cambridge

 

  • Morecambe won the reverse fixture in August by a 2-1 scoreline, courtesy of two Paul Mullin goals.
  • Whoever has been the away team in the five previous league meetings involving these sides has not tasted defeat, including matches in the Conference (W3 D2).
  • The Shrimps have lost just three points from leading positions in League Two this season, fewer than any other team.
  • No side has scored more headed goals than Cambridge this season (15).
  • No side has scored fewer goals (2) or conceded more (9) than Morecambe in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.

 

 

Plymouth v Bury

 

  • Plymouth have won each of their last six home games against Bury, conceding just once in that spell.
  • Danny Rose has scored in each of his last two games against Plymouth.
  • Reuben Reid scored a hat-trick in his last match, having scored just one goal in the 10 games previously.
  • Bury have conceded just six goals in their last 10 games, and never more than once in a match in that time.
  • The Pilgrims have won their last four league games. They've not won five in a row since August 2007 (a run of six).

 

 

Shrewsbury v Northampton

 

  • Shrewsbury have been beaten just once in their last 14 home matches against Northampton (W11 D2).
  • The Cobblers are winless in five league matches against the Shrews and have let in 15 goals in that time (D2 L3).
  • Shrewsbury are the only side still unbeaten at home in League Two. Indeed, they've won more (13), scored more (32) and conceded fewer (6) at home than any other side.
  • League Two top scorer Marc Richards has scored six goals in his last six away games for Northampton.
  • This match sees the best attacking team (Northampton, 51 goals) take on the side with the meanest defence (Shrewsbury, 22 conceded) in League Two.

 

 

Southend v Carlisle

 

  • Adam Barrett scored and was sent off in Southend's last home match against Carlisle in 2009/10.
  • Carlisle have lost only one of their last five league matches against Southend (W2 D2).
  • Following a 10-match unbeaten run, Southend have lost their last two league games. They've conceded more in those two defeats (6) than they had in the previous 10 (5).
  • Carlisle have lost three league games in a row for the fourth time this season, though they've not lost four in a row since August 2013.
  • Both of these sides have been shown a league-high six red cards this season.

 

 

Wycombe v Stevenage

 

  • Wycombe have scored a 90th minute goal in each of their last two games with Stevenage.
  • Stevenage have won 1-0 on both of their previous visits to Wycombe.
  • The Chairboys have scored just once and conceded four times in their last three home games (D1 L2).
  • The Boro have scored a league-high nine goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season. However, they've conceded a joint-high nine in the 15 minutes that follow.
  • Along with Exeter, Wycombe are one of two teams yet to be shown a red card this season.

 

 

York v Exeter

 

  • York's victory in this exact fixture last season ended a run of four successive home defeats to the Grecians in the Football League.
  • Exeter have scored in 10 of their last 11 games against York City.
  • No team has won fewer games (2) or scored fewer goals (12) at home than York this season.
  • The Grecians have gained a league-high 11 points from losing positions in away games this season.
  • However, Exeter have won just one of their last 10 games (D3 L6), conceding in each match.

 

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