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Eden Jon 23rd Apr 2015 - 16:01

League Two Opta Facts: April 25

League Two Opta Facts

Burton V Northampton

  • Burton won this exact fixture last term thanks to an 85th minute strike from Ian Sharps.
  • Northampton's only previous victory at the Pirelli Stadium arrived back in March 2012 (1-0).
  • The Brewers, who secured promotion last weekend, have won seven and lost none of their last 10 games.
  • Northampton have lost three of their last five on the road (D2).
  • Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has the best win ratio of any Burton Albion manager in the Football League (61%).
  • The Cobblers have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 away games in League Two.

Bury V Wimbledon

  • Bury have found the back of the net in each of their three meetings with Wimbledon (W1 D1 L1).
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa scored a brace as the Dons secured a 3-2 win in the reverse fixture in October.
  • Only Bournemouth and Barnsley (28) have lost more points from leading positions in the top four tiers this season than Wimbledon (27).
  • Bury have lost three of their last five at home in League Two, with each defeat by a single goal margin.
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa has made 40 more fouls than any other player in League Two this season (130).

Cheltenham V Shrewsbury

  • Cheltenham have failed to win any of their last eight games against the Shrews (D3 L5).
  • Shrewsbury have conceded just seven goals in their last 14 games against Cheltenham and never more than once in this run.
  • Cheltenham Town have picked up a league-low 15 points in 2015, winning just three of their 21 games.
  • No side has kept more clean sheets this season than Shrewsbury (22), while no side has recorded fewer than Cheltenham (5).
  • A win for Shrewsbury will see them promoted to League One, while a point will be enough should Wycombe and Southend fail to win their games this weekend.

Dag & Red V Accrington

  • Dagenham's last five goals against Accrington have arrived in the second half.
  • Accrington have lost four of their last six games against the Daggers (D2).
  • Dagenham & Redbridge are one of only two sides in League Two yet to score from the penalty spot in 2014/15 (Mansfield the other).
  • Jamie Cureton has scored four goals in his last four home appearances for the Daggers.
  • Accrington have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 12 games.

Hartlepool V Exeter

  • Hartlepool have lost just two of their last 13 home games against the Grecians (W6 D5), though both defeats have come in the last three clashes.
  • Ryan Harley has had a hand in four goals in four appearances against Hartlepool for Exeter (two goals, two assists).
  • Pools have lost three and won none of their last five the league.
  • Exeter are currently on a three-match losing run; they've not lost four in a row since November 2013.
  • The Grecians have gained more points from behind than any other League Two team this season (27).

Mansfield V Portsmouth

  • Mansfield have yet to lose to Portsmouth in the Football League, though four have been draws (W1).
  • Portsmouth have conceded in all five of their matches against the Stags in the league.
  • 73% of Mansfield's points this season have arrived at home; the highest share in League Two, while Portsmouth are second with 72%.
  • Only Mansfield (13) have won fewer points away from home this season than Pompey (15).
  • The Stags have lost six of their last seven games in League Two (W1).
  • Portsmouth have lost four and won none of their last six away from home.

Oxford Utd V Cambridge

  • Oxford have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 10 matches against Cambridge in the Football League.
  • In fact, Cambridge have lost just one of those 10 matches, winning four (D5).
  • No side has scored more headed goals this season than Cambridge (19).
  • Kemar Roofe has scored four goals in his last five games for Oxford.
  • Oxford have won three and drawn three of their last six games in League Two.

Plymouth V Tranmere

  • Plymouth's win in the reverse fixture back in October ended a run of three consecutive defeats against Tranmere.
  • Jennison Myrie-Williams has scored in both of his previous two appearances against Plymouth in league competition.
  • Reuben Reid has had a hand in the highest proportion of his sides' goals in League Two this season (44%).
  • Tranmere will be relegated should they fail to beat Plymouth and Hartlepool win their match against Exeter.
  • Bobby Reid has more assists in 2015 than any other League Two player (7).

Southend V Luton

  • Southend have won only one of their last 11 matches against the Hatters (D1 L9).
  • Luton have won four of their last five games away to Southend, losing the other.
  • No League Two player has scored more goals in 2015 than Barry Corr (10).
  • Only Burton (45) have won more points in 2015 than Southend United (42). Indeed, Southend have won their last six league games; the best current run in the division.
  • Three of Luton's last four goals have come via set-pieces; this after the previous 13 came from open play.

Stevenage V Carlisle

  • Stevenage have failed to score in each of their last two games against the Cumbrians.
  • The away side has won just one of the previous seven meetings between the two sides in the Football League (Carlisle, 3-1 in September 2013).
  • Carlisle have been shown more red cards than any other League Two team this season (8); three more than they received in 2013/14.
  • Stevenage have won three and drawn three of their last six games in League Two.
  • Simon Walton has scored four goals from four shots on target in 2015.

Wycombe V Morecambe

  • Wycombe have won seven and lost none of their 11 previous clashes with Morecambe in the Football League.
  • Morecambe have failed to score in three of their previous five visits to Adams Park.
  • Wycombe have lost fewer games than any other League Two side this term (7).
  • Morecambe have missed three of their six penalties in league competition this season; no side has missed more.
  • Four of Paul Hayes' last five goals for the Chairboys have come from the penalty spot.

York V Newport

  • York have won their last five home games against Newport County, scoring 11 and keeping three clean sheets.
  • Newport haven't kept a clean sheet away to York since December 1968 (nine games).
  • Newport have lost their last four league games in a row.
  • York have won their last three home games in league competition; they've not won four in a row since August 2002 (a run of five).
  • The Exiles have committed more fouls than any other team this season (560).

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