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Lewis Constable 5th Aug 2015 - 19:23

League Two Opta Facts August 8

Accrington v Luton
Accrington Stanley have only won one of their last seven opening day encounters (D2 L4).
Meanwhile, Luton are unbeaten in their last five away season openers in the Football League (W4 D1).
Both the previous times that Luton visited the Crown Ground, they have returned with a point.
Luton Town did not pull off a single comeback victory last season.
No side missed more penalties in League Two last season than Accrington Stanley (3).

AFC Wimbledon v Plymouth
The Dons are home for the fourth time in five seasons on the opening day since their return to the Football League (W1 D2 L1).
The last time Plymouth won on the opening day of a new season was in 2010/11, away at Southampton.
Plymouth have only won one of their eight league matches against AFC Wimbledon (D4 L3).
The Dons dropped a league-high 27 points from leading positions in 2014/15.

Bristol Rovers v Northampton
Rovers have lost five out of their last six openers in the Football League, and have only won one of their last nine.
Northampton have only won one of their last 10 opening games away from Sixfields (D4 L5).
Bristol Rovers have won the last four times that Northampton have visited them, and are unbeaten in seven league matches at home against the Cobblers.
The Cobblers are winless in their last six away games in league competition, losing four.
Northampton were shown more yellow cards than any other League Two team last term (88).

Cambridge v Newport
Cambridge have only won one of their last seven opening day games in the Football League (D2 L4).
Newport County haven't won away from home on the opening day a Football League season since 1965/66.
Cambridge United were awarded the fewest yellow cards in League Two last season with just 42, while Newport were shown 76.
The U's scored more headed goals than any other League Two side last season (20) and twice as many as Newport (10).
The Exiles bagged a league-high 14 goals from outside the box in 2014/15.

Exeter v Yeovil
This will be the fourth season in a row in which Exeter have started at home (W1 D1 L1).
The Glovers have won just once in their last 13 league games away from home (D2 L10).
Exeter only kept six league clean sheets last year. Only Cheltenham Town and Accrington Stanley kept fewer in League Two than them (five each).
Exeter gained 27 points from losing positions last season, a League Two high.
Yeovil have been relegated or promoted in each of the last three seasons, suffering relegations in each of the last two seasons.

Hartlepool v Morecambe
Hartlepool haven't won in their last six opening day clashes (D4 L2), and they have only won one in their last 10, losing five and drawing four.
This will be the fourth season in a row in which the Shrimps have started the new campaign on the road, winning two of the previous three (L1).
Hartlepool had the lowest goal difference in League Two last season with -31, lower even than the two relegated teams.
Last season, Hartlepool had the lowest shooting accuracy with just 41.9%. Morecambe, on the other hand, were the league leaders in this category with 51.6%.

Leyton Orient v Barnet
Leyton Orient haven't drawn on the opening day of a new season since 2001/02, winning five and losing eight.
Barnet have not won in their last eight matches in all competitions against Orient, losing four (D4).
This will be the first time since 2006 that these two London clubs have met.
The O's are winless in their last seven games in league competition, losing three (D4).
Barnet have lost five of their last six away games in the Football League (W1), though these fixtures were back in 2013.

Mansfield v Carlisle
Five of the last eight meetings between the two sides at One Call Stadium have ended level.
Carlisle picked up a league-high eight red cards last season, while Mansfield were a close second with seven.
This will be the first time that Mansfield have played at home on the opening day of a new season in the top four tiers since 2004/05.
Carlisle conceded nine penalties in 2014/15; a joint-high in League Two alongside Mansfield and Dagenham and Redbridge.
Mansfield went behind in 26 games last season, and only managed to salvage two points from those games (from two draws).
Carlisle are winless in their last four season openers, losing three (D1).

Oxford United v Crawley
Oxford United have only played at home once in their last eight opening day encounters in the fourth tier - last season vs Burton (0-1).
Crawley have never lost a league opener since they were first promoted to the Football League back in 2011 (W3 D1).
Oxford have won 10 of their last 13 home league openers in the top four divisions of English Football (L3).
Oxford lost the joint-highest amount of games that they took the lead in (five of 22 in which they led).
Crawley conceded more goals (79) in 2014/15 than in any other season in their Football League history.

Portsmouth v Dagenham and Redbridge
Pompey have never lost to Dagenham and Redbridge, winning three and drawing one of the four games between the two sides.
The Daggers have only scored one goal against Pompey in these four games.
Portsmouth have not won in their last eight opening day games, losing four and drawing four.
Portsmouth's January signing Matt Tubbs' 20 league goals last season gained his two clubs a combined 15 points, the second highest number of points won by a League Two player last season.
The Daggers conceded nine goals from the penalty spot last term; no League Two side shipped more.

Stevenage v Notts County
Stevenage have never played away from home on the opening weekend of the Football League. This will be their sixth consecutive opener at Broadhall Way since they were promoted to League Two.
Meanwhile, this will be Notts County's fifth consecutive away opener (W2 D1 L1).
These two sides have never played out a draw in their seven encounters in all competitions (three Notts County wins).
Stevenage took the lead in a league-high 18 home games last season, winning 15 of them (D2 L1).
The Magpies have accumulated exactly 50 points in three of their last five seasons. However, the last time they were in the fourth tier they won 93 points; their second highest tally in their history.

Wycombe v York
This fixture occurred on the opening day of the 2012/13 season at Bootham Crescent with Wycombe coming away with all three points after a 3-1 victory.
The Minstermen have lost only one of their last five opening day matches in the Football League (W2 D2).
Wycombe have won five of the last seven meetings between these two sides at Adams Park.
Wycombe have won four out of their last five openers (D1).
Michael Coulson provided nine assists in 2014/15; more than twice as many as any other York City player.

 

 
 
 

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