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Robert Alexander 22nd Aug 2013 - 11:22

League Two Opta Facts | August 24th

Accrington Stanley v Cheltenham Town
Accrington have faced 20 shots on target so far this season; the most in League Two.
Cheltenham have won just one of their last nine away league games (D3 L5 - inc. playoffs).
Accrington manager James Beattie scored two goals for Stanley in the 2-2 draw between these sides at the Crown Ground last season.
The away team has managed at least one goal in each of the last seven encounters between the sides, and has scored first in five of these.

AFC Wimbledon v Scunthorpe United
Wimbledon have lost just one of their last 12 home league games (W5 D6).
Scunthorpe have committed fewer fouls (19) than any other team in League Two so far this season.
These sides have only met twice in history (in Wimbledon's current monikor) - in the FA Cup in 2011/12. After a 0-0 draw at home AFC Wimbledon won the replay at Glanford Park; 1-0 thanks to a Luke Moore goal.
AFC Wimbledon have managed to keep just two clean sheets in their last 23 league matches at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Bristol Rovers v York City
Bristol Rovers have lost four and won none of their last seven league matches (D3).
York City have not scored in either of their last two visits to the Memorial Stadium.
Only three of the last 19 goals in matches between Bristol Rovers and York have come in the second half.
Bristol Rovers have kept six clean sheets in their last eight league game at home; conceding just two goals during this run.
York's opponents this season have mustered just four shots on target so far; a joint-low. However, two of those shots have been scored.

Burton Albion v Bury
This is Burton's best start to a League Two campaign (seven points from three games).
Only Oxford (75%) have a better shooting accuracy in League Two this season than Bury (60%).
However, Bury have attempted fewer shots (15; excluding blocked) than any other team in the division.
Bury have won three and drawn one of the previous four league matches between these sides. Burton have scored only goal in this run and conceded seven.
There have been no bookings or sending offs in the two matches played at the Pirelli Stadium between the sides. By contrast, there have been four red cards shown in the two matches at Gigg Lane (three for Bury) including three last season.

Chesterfield v Southend United
There have been 19 goals in the last five games between these sides (eight for Chesterfield).
Southend won both of these ties last season, 3-0 at Roots Hall and 1-0 at the Proact Stadium Stadium.
Southend have lost just once in their last five visits to Chesterfield in all competitions (W2 D2).
Chesterfield have won four and lost none of their last five league matches.
Southend are the only side yet to concede a goal in League Two this season.
The Shrimpers have won their opening three league games for the first time since 1990/91. On that occasion, Southend won their opening five matches.

Dagenham and Redbridge v Newport County
Dag and Red have conceded more headed goals than any other team in League Two this season (3).
In all competitions, Newport have lost just two of their last nine away from home (W3 D4).
This will be the first ever meeting between these two sides in the Football League.
The Welsh side have has six different goalscorers in their four competitive games already this season.

Hartlepool v Fleetwood Town
Hartlepool are one of two teams in the Football League yet to score a league goal this season.
Fleetwood are one of two sides (along with Exeter) to have scored two headed goals in League Two this season.
The only previous competitive meeting between these sides was in the 2008/09 FA Cup at Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium. League One Hartlepool beat non-league Fleetwood, 3-2.
Fleetwood have won two league games in a row. They haven't won three in a row since September 2012.
Hartlepool have lost just two of their last 11 home games in league competition (W4 D5).

Mansfield Town v Portsmouth
Mansfield (24%) have the worst shooting accuracy in League Two so far this season.
Portsmouth have already lost five points from leading positions in League Two this season; a league high.
Portsmouth striker David Connolly has scored five goals in his last five appearances for the club.
In 2009/10, Portsmouth were a Premier League side and reached the FA Cup final while Mansfield were in the Football Conference.

Morecambe v Exeter City
Morecambe's Jack Simpson has had more shots than any other player yet to score in League Two this term (8).
Exeter have scored on each of their six visits to Morecambe in league competition.
A player has scored a brace in each of the last three league games between these two sides.
The away side won this fixture 3-0 on both occasions last season.
Away from home, Exeter are without a win in seven league matches (D3 L4).

Northampton Town v Torquay United
Northampton are unbeaten in their last five home matches against Torquay (W2 D3).
Northampton have only scored more than one goal in two of the last 12 meetings between the sides.
There has been a draw between the sides in each of the last five seasons - the home side has always won the other match.
Torquay have tasted victory just once in their last 10 league matches away from home (D4 L5).
No team have committed more fouls than Northampton so far this season. The Cobblers are the only side to have had two players sent off in League Two so far this season.

Oxford United v Wycombe Wanderers
Oxford are the only side to battle back from a losing position to win in League Two this season.
Wycombe have lost only one of their eight league visits to Oxford (W4 D3).
Wycombe have scored in nine of their last ten league games against Oxford. Both previous matches between these sides in August have resulted in a draw.
Oxford, the top scorers in League Two so far (nine goals), are yet to score a headed goal.
Dean Smalley's three league goals for Oxford have come from just four shots in total (excluding blocked shots).

Plymouth Argyle v Rochdale
Plymouth have shipped three goals in the opening 15 minutes of their league matches this season; a high in League Two.
Rochdale have scored one goal in each of their last five matches against Plymouth.
Plymouth's 3-1 victory in this fixture last season was their first win in five games against Rochdale at Home Park.
Rochdale have attempted more shots (35; excluding blocked) than any other team in League Two this season.

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