League Two Opta Facts - 16th - 17th December
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Barnet v Cheltenham
- Barnet have now gone four games against Cheltenham without losing (in all competitions), winning two and drawing two. One of those wins came this season, in November, in the JP Trophy (2-0).
- At Underhill, the Bees have never lost to the Robins, winning two and drawing three.
- Izale McLeod has netted a total of four goals in his last four league games for the Bees.
- Cheltenham have won their last five league games, netting three in both of their last two.
- Barnet have shipped a total of 10 goals in their last three home league games.
Southend v Bradford
- Southend are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Bradford, winning three and drawing three.
- Two of those victories came in the league last season (4-0 and 2-0).
- There has been a red card in four of the last six meetings between these two sides.
- Southend has netted 17 goals in the last 30 minutes of games this season, a league-high total.
- The Bantams have failed to score in four of their last six League Two games.
- Southend failed to score last weekend (3-0 v Cheltenham), thus ending a run of scoring in 12 consecutive games.
Accrington Stanley v Torquay
- These two sides have only met on seven occasions in total (in all competitions) with four wins for Accrington, two for Torquay and one draw.
- Stanley have won each of their three home league encounters with the Gulls, including last season's 1-0 at the Crowne Ground.
- Stanley remain the only side yet to score a penalty goal this season.
- Padraig Amond has bagged a total of three goals in Stanley's last two league games.
- Torquay are now unbeaten in six league games, their best run without a defeat this season.
Burton Albion v Dag & Red
- Dagenham & Redbridge are unbeaten in their last nine meetings with Burton, winning eight and drawing one.
- Albion have never beaten the Daggers on home soil, losing two and drawing four, and failing to score in four of those games.
- The Daggers have shipped a league-"high" seven penalty goals this season.
- Albion have shipped two or more goals in five of their last six league games.
- Dagenham have failed to find the net in three of their last five league games.
Crewe v Crawley Town
- These two sides have never met before.
- Crawley have shipped a league-low one headed goal this season.
- The Red Devils have bagged eight goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season, more than any other side.
- Crawley have won 11 points from losing positions this season, more than any side.
- The Railwaymen have won just one of their last five league games at home, although that victory did come in their last game at the Alexandra Stadium, against Hereford.
Gillingham v Bristol Rovers
- Gillingham have won three of the last five meetings between the two sides, drawing one and losing one.
- On home soil, the Gills have won three in a row against the Pirates (in all competitions).
- Rovers have netted eight headed goals this season, which equates to a league-high 33% of their total goal haul.
- The Gills have scored a league-high eight penalty goals.
- Rovers have enjoyed just one win in their last seven league games, drawing two and losing four.
Oxford Utd v Northampton
- Northampton have lost just one of their last seven meetings with Oxford, winning the other six.
- Oxford's Tom Craddock scored in both his side's meeting with the Cobblers last season.
- The Cobblers have been at their most vulnerable in the opening half-hour of their games, shipping a league-"high" 19 goals in this period this season.
- Oxford have lost three and won none of their last four league games, their longest winless run this season.
- The Cobblers last four league games have produced a total of 23 goals.
Plymouth v Hereford
- Hereford won both meetings the last time the two sides met, back in Division Three in 1995/96, winning 3-0 at home and 1-0 away.
- The Pilgrims have shipped 33 second-half goals, which equates to 85% of their total goals against, both league-"highs".
- Hereford's last two home league games have ended in 3-2 defeats for the Bulls.
- Plymouth have score exactly one goal in five of their last six league games.
- The Bulls have shipped a joint-league-high eight headed goals this season.
Port Vale v Aldershot
- Port Vale are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Aldershot, winning two (the last two meetings last season) and drawing three.
- At Vale Park, the home side are unbeaten in six clashes with the Shots, winning four and drawing two.
- Aldershot have failed to score in two of their last four league games, managing just one in both of the other two fixtures.
- Vale have failed to score in three of their last four league games.
- The Shots have netted a joint-league-low nine second-half goals this season.
Rotherham v AFC Wimbledon
- The two sides have never met before.
- AFC Wimbledon have benefited from a league-high three own-goals this season.
- Wimbledon are without a win in their last eight league games, losing five and drawing three.
- United have lost just one of their last seven league games, winning two of their last three by a 3-2 scoreline.
- A league-high 19% of the Millers' goals have come in the first 15 minutes of their games this season (seven goals).
Shrewsbury v Macclesfield
- Shrewsbury have lost one of their last six meetings with Macclesfield, winning four and drawing one.
- The Shrews have scored exactly four goals in two of their last three home games against the Silkman (4-1 last season and 4-0 in 08/09), with the other game ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Macclesfield have netted a league-low six first-half goals this season, which also equates to a league-low 29% of their total goal haul.
- The Shrews have bagged 11 goals in the last 15 minutes of matches this season, more than any other side.
- The Silkmen have failed to find the net in three of their last five league games, managing to net one in both of the other two matches.
Swindon v Morecambe
- These two sides have only met once before, in a second round FA Cup tie in December 2006, which Swindon won 1-0 at home.
- Morecambe have thrown away 15 points from leading positions this season, more than any other side.
- Swindon have shipped a total of just two goals in their last eight league games.
- The Shrimps are without a win in their last four league games (failing to score in their last two), their joint-longest such run this season.
- In Swindon's last six games, a 2-0 victory has been followed by a draw. For the sequence to continue, they will have to beat Morecambe 2-0.