League Two Opta Facts – Opening Weekend
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League Two Opta Facts - Opening Weekend
AFC Wimbledon v Chesterfield
- This will be the first ever meeting between Wimbledon and Chesterfield.
- Wimbledon won five of their last six home league games last season, scoring at least twice in each victory.
- Chesterfield were shown just 39 yellow cards last season, the lowest total in League One, and were also the only team not to have a man dismissed.
- The Spireites won just one of their last nine away games last season; a 2-1 triumph at Hartlepool.
Bristol Rovers v Oxford
- Oxford are unbeaten in six meetings with Bristol Rovers in all competitions, winning four home games and drawing two on the road.
- Despite that, the Pirates are unbeaten in four at home to Oxford, and last lost to them in Bristol back in December 2002.
- James Constable has scored four goals in his last three games against Bristol Rovers.
- The Pirates remained unbeaten in their last 10 games at the Memorial Stadium last season.
- Oxford failed to win any of their last seven league games last season, taking just three of the 21 points available.
Cheltenham v Dagenham and Redbridge
- Dagenham have never beaten the Robins, losing four and drawing one of five previous attempts.
- Cheltenham banged in 15 goals in total in those five games, including a 5-0 away thumping last season.
- The Robins won their last four home games last term (inc. play-offs), netting 11 goals in total.
- Dagenham conceded exactly one goal in six of their last eight league games last season, keeping clean sheets in the other two.
Exeter v Morecambe
- Including non-league games, Morecambe have only won one of their last 11 games against the Grecians, losing four. However the only win was the conference play-off final in May 2007.
- Despite that, both previous Football League meetings, in this division back in 2008/09, ended in score draws.
- Morecambe lost their last three away games last season, conceding at least twice in all of them.
- Exeter were the lowest scorers in League One last season with just 46 goals.
Fleetwood v Torquay
- This will be the first ever clash between the Cod Army and the Gulls.
- Torquay failed to win any of their last five league games last season as they missed out on a place in the automatic promotion spots (excludes play-offs).
- Fleetwood Town passed 100 points (103) and goals (102) as they were promoted to the Football League for the first time last season.
- The Trawlermen only lost five league games in the whole of last season, and two of them came when they had already secured promotion (both 0-2).
Gillingham v Bradford
- Bradford have only won one of their last seven trips to Gillingham; a 2-0 triumph in February 2009.
- Going back further, the Bantams have made 19 trips to Kent to face the Gills in league competition and have only won twice.
- Bradford picked up just 17 points on the road last season, only relegated Macclesfield picked up fewer in League Two (11).
- Gillingham only failed to score in one of their last nine home league games last season and scored more than once in seven of them.
Plymouth v Aldershot
- Plymouth have won six and drawn one of their seven previous home clashes with the Shots in the Football League.
- There hasn't been an away win in this fixture since Aldershot won 2-0 in Devon in April 1957.
- The Pilgrims scored exactly once in each of their last six games at home last season.
- The Shots ended 2011/2 on a five-game unbeaten run (three draws, two wins).
Port Vale v Barnet
- Vale have failed to trouble the scorers in four of their last six league meetings with the Bees.
- Barnet are unbeaten in their last four trips to Vale Park, alternating between a win and a defeat. For this run to continue, this game must end level.
- Port Vale won their last three home league games least term, scoring five goals without reply.
- Barnet will have to do without the services of Izale McLeod this season. He finished joint-top scorer in League Two last season with 18 goals despite the Bees languishing in the bottom half of the table.
Rochdale v Northampton
- Rochdale are unbeaten in five against Northampton in the league (W3 D2).
- At home, Dale have scored just just six goals in their last eight league games against the Cobblers.
- The Cobblers failed to win any of their last six league games last season, losing the first three in this run before ending the campaign with three consecutive draws.
- Rochdale lost seven and won just one of their last nine league games last season as they suffered relegation to the fourth tier.
Rotherham v Burton
- Rotherham have won two of their previous six league clashes with the Brewers, but both of them came in Burton.
- At home, the Millers have drawn two and lost one of three previous league games against Burton.
- Rotherham were shown just 45 yellow cards last season, a League Two-low.
- Burton's 2-0 win at Macclesfield in their final away game ended a run of 16 away games without a clean sheet for the Brewers.
Southend v Accrington
- Accrington have never won at Roots Hall in the league, losing two and drawing two of four previous trips.
- In eight previous league meetings with each other, Southend and Accrington have enjoyed just one clean sheet apiece.
- Accrington took just eight points from their final 10 league games last season, only relegated Macclesfield (two) took fewer in League Two.
- The Shrimpers won their last four home league games last season (exc. Play-offs).
- Accrington didn't manage a single clean sheet in their last 19 league games last season.
York v Wycombe
- The Minstermen have won five of their previous six home clashes with Wycombe in all competitions, drawing the other.
- The Chairboys have only netted one goal in 450 minutes of league football at Bootham Crescent; Terry Skiverton's consolation in a 2-1 defeat back in April 1996.
- Wycombe conceded 88 goals in League One last season, a league-high.
- York City won seven and lost none of their last nine league games last season (including play-offs).