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Lewis Constable 24th Dec 2014 - 18:22

League Two Opta Facts December 26th 2014

Portsmouth v AFC Wimbledon
Portsmouth have never lost a Boxing Day fixture as a fourth division side (W2 D1).
AFC Wimbledon have lost both Boxing Day fixtures as a Football League club without scoring a goal.
Pompey have not lost back-to-back home games since November 2013.
Meanwhile, the Dons have won only one of their last eight away fixtures, though this was their previous away game at York (3-2).
AFC Wimbledon have scored a league-high 63% of their goals in the first half.

Burton Albion v Tranmere Rovers
Burton have a 100% win record on Boxing Day in the Football League (W3).
This will be the first ever competitive meeting between the two sides.
In fact, all three of Burton's Boxing Day victories in the fourth tier have been by a single goal margin.
Tranmere are unbeaten in their last seven Boxing Day matches (W3 D4).
Including the Conference, the Brewers have won six of their last seven league games on Boxing Day (D1).
However, Rovers have won only one of their last five Boxing Day clashes on the road, though three ended level (L1).

Cambridge United v Southend United
Cambridge's last two Boxing Day games in the Football League were at home to Southend (D1 L1).
Southend have won four and lost none of their last six against Cambridge United, keeping a clean sheet in each of the last four.
Cambridge have drawn their last two league games. They last drew three successively in the Football League in January 2005.
Southend have not kept a clean sheet away from home in any of their last six games.
The hosts have scored a league-high 14 headed goals this season.

Dagenham & Redbridge v Stevenage
Dag & Redbridge's last two home games on Boxing Day have ended 3-0 (W1 L1).
Stevenage have conceded eight goals in the three games they have played on Boxing Day in the Football League (W1 L2).
Both previous non-league sides have been as high as League One in the past five years but this is the first Football League meeting between the two sides.
Daggers have lost their last two league games, failing to score in both and letting in four.
Stevenage have lost five and won none of their last seven away games, failing to score in four of those.
The Daggers have not scored a goal direct from a set piece this season, but have conceded a league-high 30% of their goals in that fashion.

Exeter City v Cheltenham Town
Exeter haven't won on Boxing Day in the Football League in 13 attempts (D6 L7).
Cheltenham have won nine of the 10 league meetings between the sides (D1), including two Boxing Day victories (1999 and 2013).
Exeter are unbeaten in five home games (W3 D2). They have also scored in every league game at St James Park this season.
Cheltenham are winless in seven games (L4), with their last three games all ending 1-1.
Exeter's Matt Grimes has scored four goals from outside the box this season, a league-high.

Mansfield Town v Hartlepool United
Mansfield have won their last six home Football League games on Boxing Day.
This will be Hartlepool's fifth away trip to Mansfield on Boxing Day but their first since 1968 (W1 L3).
Mansfield have conceded just two goals at home to Hartlepool on Boxing Day, keeping two clean sheets in the process.
Hartlepool's last six Boxing Day fixtures have all come on the road (W2 D1 L3).
The Stags have kept one clean sheet in their last 10 games against Hartlepool United.
Pools have won three of their last five trips to Mansfield, including each of the last two.

Morecambe v Carlisle United
Five of Morecambe's previous six Boxing Day fixtures in the Football League have been on home soil, with the Shrimps winning three.
Carlisle haven't kept an away clean-sheet on Boxing Day since beating Middlesbrough 1-0 at Ayresome Park in 1983.
This will be the first Football League meeting between the two sides.
After four games without a win, Morecambe have won their last two home games without conceding.
Carlisle have won just one of their last eight away games, losing seven including the last four in a row.
Carlisle's Danny Grainger has picked up a league-high seven yellow cards this season (level with Newport's Andy Sandell).

Newport County v Plymouth Argyle
This is Newport's first Boxing Day game at home in the Football League since 1984.
Plymouth are unbeaten in their last 15 matches on Boxing Day (W9 D6).
Newport have not lost at home since the opening day of the season, winning five and drawing four since then.
Plymouth have won two on the trot, scoring three goals in each game.
No side in England's top four tiers has kept more clean sheets than Plymouth this season (11).

Northampton Town v Bury
Northampton have failed to beat Bury on home soil in four attempts (D2 L2).
Bury have scored seven goals in their last two games at Sixfields (3-0 and 4-2).
The Cobblers have lost each of their last three league games.
Bury have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last three games (D1 L2).
Northampton have scored a league-high 14 goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season, while Bury have scored just twice in that time - a league-low.

Oxford United v Shrewsbury Town
Oxford have lost only one of their last seven Boxing Day matches in the Football League, winning five (D1 L1).
Shrewsbury haven't won away on Boxing Day in the Football League in 17 attempts (D6 L11).
The U's have lost just one of their last eight home games (W4 D3).
Shrewsbury have failed to score in five of their last eight away games (W2 D1 L5).
Oxford have scored a league-high five penalties this season, all of which have been converted by Danny Hylton.

Wycombe Wanderers v Luton Town
Wycombe have gone 15 games without keeping a clean sheet on Boxing Day, last keeping a shutout against Watford in 1997 (0-0).
Luton have failed to score against Wycombe in their last three league encounters.
Wycombe have scored at least one goal in their last 15 league games, their longest such run since they also scored in 15 League Two games between September 2010 and January 2011.
The Hatters' last three games have all ended 3-0 - twice in their favour.
Wycombe have won a record 17 points from losing positions so far this season.

York City v Accrington Stanley
York have failed to score in six of their last eight Football League games held on Boxing Day.
The last three meetings between the two sides have ended 1-1, including a game on Boxing Day 2013.
York are the only side in England's top four tiers yet to win at home this season (D6 L4).
However, Accrington have not won at York in four attempts (D2 L2), last winning there in February 1958.
Stanley have scored a league-high 19 first-half goals this season, with eight of those coming in the opening 15 minutes (also a league-high).



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