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Callum Jones 4th Feb 2016 - 19:34

League Two Opta Facts 06 Feb

Bristol Rovers v Wimbledon

  • Bristol Rovers have kept a clean sheet in five of the seven encounters against Wimbledon. Indeed, the Gas haven't conceded for 418 minutes against the Dons.
  • The previous two clashes between these sides have ended 0-0, although they were both played in the reverse fixtures.
  • Bristol Rovers have scored a league-high 79% of their goals in the second half of games this season (31/39).
  • The Dons are unbeaten in eight away league games, winning five including each of the last three.

Cambridge v Dag & Red

  • This will be the fourth league meeting between these two clubs, with Cambridge unbeaten in the three other encounters (W2 D1).
  • Though Dag & Red haven't won a league game against Cambridge, they did win 2-0 at the Abbey Stadium this season in the Football League Trophy.
  • Cambridge have scored in each of their last 12 home league games. However, they've only kept one clean sheet in that run (W4 D3 L5).
  • The Daggers are unbeaten in three league games away from home (W2 D1), their longest such run since a run of six in February 2015.
  • Dagenham have conceded a league-high 14 headed goals in League Two this season.

Carlisle v Accrington

  • The two sides met three times in 2014/15, with Carlisle picking up two wins (L1).
  • Stanley haven't kept a clean sheet in eight previous games with the Cumbrians in all competitions.
  • Jabo Ibehre has scored 12 league goals this season, at least seven more than any other Carlisle player.
  • Shay McCartan has scored three goals in his last three league appearances for Accrington.
  • The Cumbrians have gained a league-high 17 points from losing positions this season.

Exeter v Oxford Utd

  • Exeter are winless in four home league meetings with Oxford, last winning against the U's in September 2001.
  • Oxford are unbeaten in six league games against Exeter, though four have been draws (W2).
  • The Grecians have won their last three league games. They last won four in a row in October 2014.
  • Meanwhile, the U's have lost just one of their last 10 league games away from home, winning seven and drawing two.
  • No team has scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season than Exeter (8), while Oxford have conceded a joint league-low once in that period.

Mansfield v Morecambe

  • Mansfield have won three of their last four league games against Morecambe (L1).
  • The Shrimps have never kept a clean sheet in seven league encounters with the Stags, conceding exactly once in six of those.
  • The Stags have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine home league matches (W2 D2 L5).
  • Meanwhile, Morecambe have scored in each of their last 12 league games - they haven't scored in more consecutive Football League games since November 2011 (a run of 17).
  • Morecambe's Jamie Devitt has made more assists than any other League Two player this season (13).

Newport v Barnet

  • The only previous league meeting between the sides was earlier this season, with Barnet winning 2-0 at the Hive.
  • However, they also met in the FA Cup three weeks before that league clash and Newport claimed victory that day, winning 1-0 courtesy of a Scott Boden goal.
  • Newport have won their last two league games, though both of these have been away from home.
  • The Bees have kept three consecutive clean sheets, though they've only scored one goal in this time.
  • Barnet players have scored two own goals this season, more than any other club. No side has benefitted from more own goals this season than Newport (3).

Northampton v York

  • Northampton have won only one of their last six league games against York, though that win came in the last meeting in February.
  • The Minstermen have won two of their last three league games at Sixfields, although they lost their last visit 3-0 last season.
  • The Cobblers have won 10 of their last 11 league games, including each of the last five. They've not won six in a row since May 2000.
  • Meanwhile, York are on the current longest winless run away from home in League Two (11).
  • League leaders Northampton have been shown more red cards than any other League Two side this season (5).

Notts County v Hartlepool

  • Notts County have won seven of their last eight home games against Hartlepool (L1).
  • Hartlepool's last win at Meadow Lane was in their last meeting with the Magpies in the fourth tier in December 2006, winning 1-0 courtesy of an Andy Monkhouse goal.
  • The Magpies have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven home league games, conceding at least twice in each of the last six.
  • However, Hartlepool have only scored more than once in one of their last 16 league matches, netting just 13 goals in total.
  • Notts County have shipped 21 goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season, at least five more than any other League Two side.

Portsmouth v Leyton Orient

  • Pompey are winless in five league games against Orient (D1 L4). Their last win against them in any competition was in the League Cup in 1996.
  • The O's 3-2 win at Fratton Park in November 2012 is their only win in their last 11 league visits to that ground; they have never won two on the bounce there.
  • Portsmouth have kept more clean sheets (9) and conceded fewer goals (8) at home than any other League Two side this season.
  • However, no team has scored in more away games in League Two this season than Leyton Orient (13).
  • Jay Simpson has scored more league goals than any other player in the top four tiers of English football this season (22).

Stevenage v Crawley

  • Stevenage have only won one of their five league games against Crawley, though they've scored in every meeting (D2 L2).
  • Crawley won the last meeting between these sides earlier in the season 2-1 courtesy of a 90th minute goal from Roarie Deacon.
  • The Boro failed to win any of their last eight league games under Teddy Sheringham's management (D3 L5).
  • The Red Devils have lost their last five away league games, conceding 14 goals in the process.
  • Stevenage have conceded more goals than any other League Two side this season (52).

Wycombe v Luton

  • Wycombe are unbeaten in six league meetings with the Hatters (W3 D3).
  • Luton's last league victory at Adams Park came in December 2002, with Steve Howard bagging a brace in a 2-1 win.
  • The Chairboys have lost their last two home league games by a 2-0 scoreline, with all the goals arriving after half-time.
  • The Hatters have failed to score in five of their last seven league games.
  • Luton have conceded a league-high ratio 71% of their goals in the second half of games this season. Indeed, they've shipped more after half-time (29) than Wycombe have in total (27).

Yeovil v Plymouth

  • Yeovil have failed to score in two of their three meetings against the Pilgrims.
  • Plymouth won the reverse meeting against Yeovil on Boxing Day by a single goal, scored by Ryan Brunt.
  • The Glovers have won back-to-back home league games for the first time since they were a Championship side, in March 2014. They've not won three in a row since a run of seven in March 2013.
  • The Pilgrims are unbeaten in their last seven away league games (W5 D2). They've not gone eight without defeat since a run of 12 in December 2001.
  • No side has conceded fewer headed goals in League Two this season than Plymouth (2).

 

 

 

 
 
 

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