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Lewis Constable 11th Dec 2014 - 18:11

League Two Opta Facts December 13

Burton V Hartlepool

Burton won their only previous home encounter with Hartlepool last season (3-0).

Hartlepool's only competitive victory over Burton came in the FA Cup in December 2003 (1-0).

The Brewers have scored 14 second half goals this season; as many as Hartlepool have managed in total.

Hartlepool have lost six of their last seven games in league competition, drawing the other.

Burton have scored a league high nine goals in the 15 minutes before half time. In contrast Hartlepool have netted once in this period, a league-low.

No side has conceded more second half goals this term than Pools (21).

Cambridge V Shrewsbury

Cambridge United have gone three games unbeaten against the Shrews, winning two (D1).

Indeed, Shrewsbury have failed to score in each of those three meetings.

The U's last three home games have all finished 2-1, with two of those occasions in their favour.

The Shrews have won seven of their last eight league games, however they've won only twice on the road this season (D2 L5).

No team has scored more than Cambridge in League Two this season (joint with Wycombe on 31), while Shrewsbury are the next highest scorers with 30.


Dag & Red V Tranmere

Dagenham and Redbridge have yet to record a league win over Tranmere (D1 L1).

Tranmere scored exactly two goals in both of their previous clashes with the Daggers.

After a run of five games without a win, the Daggers have won two on the trot, both by a two-goal margin.

Tranmere's win against Portsmouth in their last fixture ended a run of 13 games without victory. They've not won back-to-back games since April.

Dagenham have lost a league-high 18 points from winning positions this season.


Exeter V Carlisle

Exeter City have lost just once in their last 15 at home to Carlisle in league competition (W9 D5).

Ryan Harley has scored three goals in four appearances against Exeter City for Carlisle United.

The Grecians are unbeaten in eight league games (W4 D4).They've not gone nine unbeaten since April 2010.

Carlisle have drawn none of their previous 13 league games (W5 L8).

Exeter have gained a league-high 15 points from losing positions this season, and are the only side in League Two yet to give away a penalty.


Mansfield V Cheltenham

Mansfield have lost their last three at home to the Robins, scoring just once in the process.

Cheltenham have won five of their last seven league clashes with Mansfield (L2).

Mansfield have scored just six second half goals this term, a league-low.

Cheltenham have scored as many goals in their last two trips to Mansfield (7) as they managed in their previous six combined.

No side has won fewer points from losing positions this season than the Stags (1).

Neither side have scored from the penalty spot this season, a joint-league-low with four other teams.


Morecambe V Luton

Morecambe have won just one of their last six in the league, losing three (D2).

Luton were victorious in their only previous away trip to Morecambe thanks to goals from Kevin Gallen and Chris Martin.

Paul Benson has scored four goals in six league appearances versus Morecambe.

Morecambe have only scored more than one goal in a match once in their last 12 games, and in none of the last six.

Luton have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last four away games.

Morecambe have scored just one goal in the opening 15 minutes of games this season, fewer than any other side.


Newport V Stevenage

Newport County have gone eight games without defeat (W5 D3); no side is currently on a longer unbeaten run.

This will be the first competitive meeting between Newport County and Stevenage.

No side has won fewer away games in League Two than Stevenage this season (1).

Indeed, Stevenage have lost a league-high 10 points from winning positions in away games this season.

Newport have been shown a league-high 36 yellow cards this season.


Northampton V Plymouth

Northampton have lost three of their last four games against the Pilgrims, winning the other.

Marvin Morgan has scored four goals in five appearances against Northampton but none for Plymouth.

Northampton have won their last two home games without conceding a goal. They've not won three in a row at home since March 2013 (winning 10 in a row).

The Pilgrims have conceded just five goals in their last 12 games, and never more than once in a match in that run.

In fact, Plymouth have conceded the fewest goals in the top four tiers of English football (11).


Oxford Utd V Bury

Josh Ruffles scored his first professional goal to rescue a point for Oxford against Bury in February. He hasn't scored since.

Bury have lost only one of their last five against Oxford (W2 D2), though it came in this exact fixture last season (2-1).

Oxford have drawn their last three games in all competitions; 0-0, 1-1 and 2-2.

Bury have lost three on the trot in the league; they've not lost four in a row since September 2011.

Oxford have scored a league-high five penalties this term, accounting for 25% of their goals.


Portsmouth V Accrington

Portsmouth have never lost to Accrington Stanley in all competitions, winning three (D2).

Accrington have gone eight games without keeping a clean sheet.

Portsmouth have won their last three at home, scoring three goals each time. Indeed, each of their last four home wins has seen them score three times.

Pompey have not lost any points at home in games which they have led, while Accrington have not won any points in away games in which they have been behind.

Stanley have scored a league-high 17 goals in the first half of games this season.

Wycombe V Southend

Wycombe managed to avoid defeat against Southend last season (W1 D1), winning this exact fixture 2-1, courtesy of goals from Dean Morgan and Steven Craig.

Barry Corr has scored three goals in four appearances for Southend against Wycombe.

The Chairboys have found the net in each of their last 13 league games, including seven in the last two.

Southend are currently on a run of four straight wins; they've not won five in a row since November 2011.

Wycombe's Peter Murphy has scored a league-high five headed goals this season (level with Adebayo Akinfenwa).


York V Wimbledon

York have lost three of their previous four league games against AFC Wimbledon, though they won the most recent clash in March 2014.

The Dons have gone seven games without an away win, losing four (D3).

York are the only side in League Two without a home win this season (L3 D6).

However, the Dons are without a win away from home in seven attempts, failing to score in any of the last three.

The Minstermen have conceded a league-low 65% of goals from inside the box this season, however AFC Wimbledon have scored a high of 92% of their goals from inside the area.



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