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Stuart Dalgleish 6th Sep 2013 - 10:38

League 2 Opta Facts: 7 September

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Burton v Oxford Utd


  • Burton Albion have never lost at home in the league to Oxford United (D2 L1).
  • Oxford United have now gone eight games unbeaten in league competition; winning six of them.
  • Three of the last four meetings between these teams have ended in a draw.
  • Burton scored five goals over the two games featuring these teams last season; Oxford scored just one.
  • Only Torquay (5) have accumulated more points from losing positions than Oxford (4).


Cheltenham v Portsmouth


  • Cheltenham Town have lost three of their last four league matches (W1 L3).
  • Portsmouth's David Connolly is the joint league top scorer with four goals.
  • Pompey have kept just one clean sheet in their last six league games.
  • These teams have never met in league competition.
  • Cheltenham Town (along with Accrington Stanley) have conceded the most goals so far this season in League Two (11).


Chesterfield v Accrington


  • Chesterfield are unbeaten in seven league games; winning six of them.
  • Accrington Stanley are on a run of six league games without a win (D1 L5).
  • The Spirerites have kept four clean sheets in their last six league matches.
  • The Lancashire club average a goal every 150 minutes; the worst rate in League Two this season.
  • Gary Roberts has three assists so far this campaign; only Craig Jones (4) has more in League Two.


Dag & Red v Exeter


  • Dagenham & Redbridge have only managed one clean sheet in their last eight league games.
  • Exeter City have either scored two goals in a match or failed to score at all in their last eight league games.
  • Dagenham & Redbridge have won just one game in their last eight league fixtures (D2 L5).
  • Exeter have been awarded more corners (42) than any other team so far this season in League Two.
  • Alan Gow has the best minutes/goal ratio of any player in League Two, averaging a goal every 57.5 minutes (minimum 45 minutes played).


Fleetwood v Torquay


  • These teams have met twice before in league competition; Fleetwood Town are yet to lose (W1 D1).
  • Torquay United failed to score against Fleetwood Town in their two previous showdowns.
  • There were just three yellow cards shown over the two games featuring these sides last season.
  • Only Michael Smith (9) has had more shots on target in League Two this season than Fleetwood's David Ball (8).
  • Torquay have lost just once in their last eight games in league competition (W3 D4).


Hartlepool v Wycombe


  • Hartlepool United have failed to beat Wycombe in their last four league meetings (D1 L3).
  • Wycombe Wanderers have never managed a clean sheet away at Hartlepool United.
  • Wycombe scored eight goals against Hartlepool in the 2011/12 season; conceding just one.
  • No team in League Two has received as many yellow cards as Wycombe this season (13).
  • Dean Morgan has been booked more than any other player this season (4).


Newport v Mansfield


  • Newport County have failed to score in three of their last four league meetings with Mansfield Town.
  • Mansfield Town have won four of the last five league games against Newport (W4 L1).
  • Just one of the last nine league games between these teams have ended in a draw.
  • These two teams are both on eight points heading into this fixture.
  • Lindon Meikle is second on the minutes to goals ratio list in League Two this season; averaging a goal every 72 minutes (minimum of 45 minutes played).


Northampton v Scunthorpe


  • Northampton Town have managed only one win in their last eight against Scunthorpe in the league (D3 L4).
  • Scunthorpe United have scored in each of their last eight league meetings against Northampton.
  • 14 goals were scored in the two matches last season.
  • Northampton have scored in their last six home league meetings to Scunthorpe.
  • Roy O'Donovan has been offside more than any other play in League Two this season (12).


Plymouth v Bristol Rovers


  • Plymouth Argyle have lost only twice in their last 13 home leagues to Bristol Rovers (W4 D7).
  • Bristol Rovers have gone 10 league games without a clean sheet against Plymouth.
  • The Devon side have lost just one of their last eight against Bristol Rovers in the league (W5 D2).
  • The Pilgrims are yet to draw a game this season (W2 L3).
  • Conor Hourihane scored in both meetings last season for Plymouth Argyle.


Rochdale v Bury


  • Rochdale have scored 10 goals in their last four league meetings with Bury.
  • Bury have beaten Rochdale just twice in seven league games (D2 L3).
  • Rochdale have failed to score against Bury only once in the last 12 league meetings.
  • Bury's Craig Jones has the most assists in League Two this season (4).
  • No side has recorded more shots off target so far this season in League Two than Rochdale (35).


Southend v Morecambe


  • Southend have never beaten Morecambe in the league (D1 L5).
  • Morecambe have scored in every league game against the Essex side.
  • Southend's Freddy Eastwood is the joint top scorer with four goals in League Two.
  • Morecambe have kept three clean sheets against Southend United in their six league meetings.
  • Morecambe have salvaged three points from losing positions this season; the third highest total in the division.


York v Wimbledon


  • York City have lost both games they have played against AFC Wimbledon in league competition.
  • Wimbledon have scored six goals in two league games against York City.
  • AFC Wimbledon have attempted more shots (including blocked) than any other team so far this season in League Two (76).
  • Only one side (Bury 56.25%) have averaged a higher share of possession than York City (55.6%) so far this season in the league.
  • Wimbledon's Andrew Frampton has made the joint-highest number of blocks in the league this season (5).





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