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Simon Gott 23rd Oct 2014 - 14:53

League Two Opta Facts October 25th & 26th 2014

 

Wimbledon v Tranmere

  • AFC Wimbledon have kept only one clean sheet across their last nine matches played on a Saturday.
  • This will be the first meeting between these sides; Tranmere have lost their last three matches away at a London club.
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa has had more shots (40) than any other League Two player so far this season.
  • No side has played out more 0-0 draws this season than Tranmere Rovers (3).
  • Tranmere have picked up just one point from their last six in the league, fewer than any other team in the division.

 

Cambridge v Hartlepool

  • Cambridge United are without a win in five matches against Hartlepool United (D3 L2).
  • Hartlepool have failed to score in three of their last four matches away at Cambridge United.
  • Cambridge, the division's top scorers, have netted just once in the opening 15 minutes of matches this season.
  • Between them, these two sides have scored just three times in the opening quarter of an hour of their games.
  • Hartlepool have managed just 34 shots on target so far this season; fewer than any other side in the division.
  • United have scored nine goals in their last six league games, with eight of those coming in two of those matches (5-1 v Oxford and 3-1 v Burton).

 

Carlisle v Oxford Utd

  • Carlisle United have won four successive home matches against Oxford United; they have never managed five.
  • Oxford United have tasted defeat in four of the last five meetings between these sides on a Saturday (W1).
  • Only Newport (39.1%) have got a poorer shooting accuracy this season than Carlisle (39.3%).
  • Carlisle have lost their last two after winning the previous three with three clean sheets.
  • Oxford have won three of their last four in the league, with their only defeat in that run being the 5-1 loss to Cambridge.

 

Luton v Northampton

  • The Hatters have managed only one clean sheet in their last seven against Northampton Town.
  • The Cobblers have claimed one victory in 23 previous visits to Luton Town (D4 L18).
  • Mark Cullen scored with his left foot, right foot and head on Tuesday evening. He is the first League Two player to complete such a hat-trick this season.
  • No side have scored more headed goals this season than Northampton (10; along with Cambridge).
  • The Hatters have conceded just one header so far this season, a divisional low.
  • Northampton have scored 11 times after the 76th minute this season; more than any other League Two team.

 

Newport v Accrington

  • Newport have mustered one win in their last four versus Accrington Stanley (D2 L1).
  • Accrington Stanley conceded seven goals over their two fixtures against the Exiles last term; an average of 3.5 (D1 L1).
  • Eight of Newport's 17 goals this season have come from outside the area; more than any other team in the division.
  • Accrington's games this season have produced more goals than any other League Two side (46).
  • Accrington have bagged 11 goals in the opening 30 minutes of their matches this season; a high in the league.

 

Plymouth v Cheltenham

  • The Pilgrims are unbeaten in three matches against Cheltenham Town (W2 D1).
  • Cheltenham are without a clean sheet in nine games against Plymouth Argyle.
  • Plymouth's 14 league games this season have produced just 22 goals in total, fewer than any other side in the division.
  • Cheltenham have won back-to-back matches after winning none of the previous seven (D3 L4).
  • Only Luton (18) have picked up more points from their last six games than Exeter (13).

 

Shrewsbury v Portsmouth

  • Shrewsbury Town have lost four of their last five against Pompey (W1).
  • Portsmouth have claimed just one win in eight visits to Shrewsbury (D2 L5).
  • 19 of Shrewsbury's 24 points so far this season have been earned at home.
  • Town have won six and lost none of their seven home games so far in League Two.
  • Pompey are yet to net a goal from outside the area this season. All 14 of their goals have been scored from inside the area.
  • Portsmouth have won none of their last five on the road, and failed to score in all of those matches.

 

Southend v Bury

  • The Shrimpers have tasted defeat only once in 15 home games against Bury (W7 D7).
  • Bury have conceded exactly one goal in seven of their last nine fixtures against the Essex side; keeping clean sheets in the remaining two.
  • Southend are without a win in four (D1 L3) after winning all of their previous four in the league.
  • Bury have won their last six home games; but lost their last three on the road.
  • Bury conceded five goals against Shrewsbury, the same number as they had allowed in their previous four matches.

 

Stevenage v Burton

  • Stevenage have won three successive matches against the Brewers in all competitions.
  • Burton Albion have lost just two of their last nine matches played on a Saturday (W6 D1).
  • Stevenage have picked up nine points from their last four home league games (W3 L1).
  • Burton have hit the target with more of their shots (53%) than any other side in the division.
  • No side has scored fewer goals after the 76th minute this season than Stevenage (1; along with Oxford).

 

Wycombe v Dag & Red

  • The Chairboys have won three consecutive games against the Daggers at home.
  • Dagenham & Redbridge have conceded just three times over their last four meetings with Wycombe Wanderers; an average of 0.75.
  • The Daggers have dropped a league high 13 points from winning positions so far this season. With those points, Dagenham could be sitting as high as second in League Two.
  • The Wanderers have a conceded league-low one goal in the opening 15 minutes and zero goals in the final 15 minutes of their games so far this season.

 

York v Mansfield

  • The Minstermen have scored exactly one goal in three successive meetings with Mansfield Town in the Football League.
  • Mansfield have gone 11 trips to Bootham Crescent without failing to score.
  • York remain the only League Two side not to record a home league win this season. Leyton Orient and Burnley are the only other sides in the top four divisions in the same situation.
  • Mansfield are the only side yet to recoup a point from a losing position this season. The Stags have lost all six games they have fallen behind in.
  • Mansfield have scored just once in their last five league matches (D3 L2).

 

Morecambe v Exeter

  • Morecambe have lost just one of the last seven matches against the Grecians in all competitions (W3 D3).
  • Exeter City have kept only one clean sheet in six attempts versus Morecambe.
  • Morecambe have lost just one of their last four in the league (W2 D1).
  • The Grecians are one of two sides in England's top four tiers yet to keep a clean sheet this season (along with Port Vale).
  • They haven't helped themselves by conceding a league high six goals in the opening 15 minutes of games.

 

 

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