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Lewis Constable 18th Aug 2014 - 17:42

League Two Opta Facts Aug 19

Burton Albion v Exeter

  • Burton are unbeaten in three league meetings with Exeter, winning two and drawing one.
  • Including games outside the Football League, the Grecians are winless in six at Burton (D2 L4).
  • The Brewers remained unbeaten six league games on a Tuesday last season (W3 D3).
  • Exeter, on the other hand, won just one of seven Tuesday league games in 2013/14 (D4 L2).
  • Burton have found the net in their last seven home games against Exeter.
  • No Exeter player managed to net against Burton last season; the Grecians' only strike against the Brewers was an Ian Sharps own goal.

Cheltenham Town v Carlisle United

  • Cheltenham have only won one of their last nine against the Cumbrians (D3 L5).
  • Carlisle have managed four clean sheets in their last six against the Robins, conceding just twice overall in this run.
  • The Robins have won just 10 fouls in the division so far. No side has won fewer than them.
  • Carlisle are in danger of losing their first three league games, something which they did last season.
  • Cheltenham's weekend win over Accrington ended a run of four straight home league defeats.

Hartlepool United v Dagenham and Redbridge

  • Hartlepool icon Andy Monkhouse scored his last goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Dagenham last season.
  • Dagenham have scored exactly once on all three trips to Hartlepool in all comps (W1 L2).
  • Pools are the only League Two side yet to score. They have mustered just eight shots and two on target, both league lows.
  • The Daggers have faced the most shots on target in the division (15).
  • Neither of these sides has picked up a yellow card yet this season, along with Cambridge.

Luton Town v Bury

  • Luton have only won one of their last nine league games against the Shakers (D5 L3).
  • The last three meetings between Luton and Bury have all ended 2-1 to the away side.
  • Luton have conceded just 11 fouls so far in League Two. No side has managed fewer.
  • Only Burton (9) have faced fewer shots on goal than Bury this season (11)
  • Bury have lost just one of their last six away games (W2 D3).

Mansfield Town v Newport County

  • Mansfield are without a clean sheet in five league meetings with Newport, including the Blue Square Premier.
  • Just one of the last nine clashes between these sides in all competitions has been won by the away side.
  • Mansfield only mustered one win from five league games on a Tuesday last term (D1 L3).
  • County only won one of their eight league games on a Tuesday last season (D4 L3).
  • The Stags have won seven and drawn one of their last eight home clashes with County in the Football League.
  • The Exiles have netted just five times in their last eight Football League trips to Field Mill.

Morecambe v Oxford United

  • Morecambe have only won one of their previous eight Football League games against Oxford United (D4 L3).
  • Indeed Oxford have never lost in Morecambe in the league, winning once and drawing on three occasions.
  • Furthermore, Kevin Ellison has netted with three of his four shots on target for the Shrimps.
  • Oxford keeper George Long has made just two saves in his two games this season, conceding three times.
  • All six of Morecambe's goals this season have come in the second half.


Plymouth Argyle v Stevenage

  • Argyle won four and lost just one of their seven league games on a Tuesday last season (D2).
  • This will be the first ever meeting between Plymouth and Stevenage.
  • Plymouth have registered the most attempts on goal so far this season (25).
  • Darius Charles has been fouled seven times in League Two so far, more than any other player.
  • Reuben Reid has netted four goals in his last four appearances for the Pilgrims.

Portsmouth v Northampton Town

  • Portsmouth have kept five clean sheets in their last six league meetings with the Cobblers, conceding just once overall.
  • Northampton have won just one of their last 12 against Pompey (D3 L8).
  • Pompey are unbeaten in their last nine League Two matches, winning six (D3).
  • Only Exeter (32) have allowed their opponents more shots this season than the Cobblers (29).
  • Pompey have kept one clean sheet in their last five at home in league competition, though they've lost just once (W3 D1).

Shrewsbury Town v Accrington Stanley

  • Shrewsbury have kept five clean sheets in eight previous home league games against Accrington, conceding just three times overall.
  • No League Two side won more games on a Tuesday last season than Accrington (four).
  • James Collins has scored two goals from two shots on target this season.
  • Only Dagenham and Redbridge (15) have afforded their opponents more shots on target than Accrington (14).
  • Midfielder James Gray has scored four goals in his last five appearances for Stanley (all comps), though only one of those has arrived in this campaign.

Southend United v AFC Wimbledon

  • Southend have won five of their previous seven competitive meetings with AFC Wimbledon (L2).
  • The last four league meetings between the teams have been away wins, with both last season ending 1-0.
  • Southend are the only side yet to concede in League Two this season.
  • Matt Tubbs has scored two goals from just three shots on target in 2014/15.
  • No player has provided more assists from the opening two fixtures than Southend's Barry Corr (2).

Wycombe Wanderers v Tranmere Rovers

  • Wycombe have never managed a clean sheet in five home meetings with Tranmere (W2 L3).
  • Rovers have won six of their last eight games against the Chairboys in the Football League (L2).
  • Tranmere are winless in seven matches in league competition (D2 L5).
  • Wycombe's Peter Murphy has scored with both of his efforts on goal this season.
  • Wycombe have never won their opening three fixtures to a season in the Football League.

York City v Cambridge United

  • York and Cambridge have not met in the Football League since 2003/04, when both matches finished 2-0 to the home side.
  • Cambridge are unbeaten in six trips to Bootham Crescent overall (W2 D4).
  • The Minstermen have gone 19 games unbeaten in league competition excluding the playoffs (W11 D8), last tasting defeat back in January (v Chesterfield, 0-2).
  • Kwesi Appiah has fired in more shots (including blocked shots) than any other player this season (9).
  • No side has committed fewer fouls this term than Cambridge United (11).

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