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League 2 Opta Facts: 7 September

Burton v Oxford Utd

Burton Albion have never lost at home in the league to Oxford United (D2 L1).

Oxford United have now gone eight games unbeaten in league competition; winning six of them.

Three of the last four meetings between these teams have ended in a draw.

Burton scored five goals over the two games featuring these teams last season; Oxford scored just one.

Only Torquay (5) have accumulated more points from losing positions than Oxford (4).

Cheltenham v Portsmouth

Cheltenham Town have lost three of their last four league matches (W1 L3).

Portsmouth's David Connolly is the joint league top scorer with four goals.

Pompey have kept just one clean sheet in their last six league games.

These teams have never met in league competition.

Cheltenham Town (along with Accrington Stanley) have conceded the most goals so far this season in League Two (11).

Chesterfield v Accrington

Chesterfield are unbeaten in seven league games; winning six of them.

Accrington Stanley are on a run of six league games without a win (D1 L5).

The Spirerites have kept four clean sheets in their last six league matches.

The Lancashire club average a goal every 150 minutes; the worst rate in League Two this season.

Gary Roberts has three assists so far this campaign; only Craig Jones (4) has more in League Two.

Dag & Red v Exeter

Dagenham & Redbridge have only managed one clean sheet in their last eight league games.

Exeter City have either scored two goals in a match or failed to score at all in their last eight league games.

Dagenham & Redbridge have won just one game in their last eight league fixtures (D2 L5).

Exeter have been awarded more corners (42) than any other team so far this season in League Two.

Alan Gow has the best minutes/goal ratio of any player in League Two, averaging a goal every 57.5 minutes (minimum 45 minutes played).

Fleetwood v Torquay

These teams have met twice before in league competition; Fleetwood Town are yet to lose (W1 D1).

Torquay United failed to score against Fleetwood Town in their two previous showdowns.

There were just three yellow cards shown over the two games featuring these sides last season.

Only Michael Smith (9) has had more shots on target in League Two this season than Fleetwood's David Ball (8).

Torquay have lost just once in their last eight games in league competition (W3 D4).

Hartlepool v Wycombe

Hartlepool United have failed to beat Wycombe in their last four league meetings (D1 L3).

Wycombe Wanderers have never managed a clean sheet away at Hartlepool United.

Wycombe scored eight goals against Hartlepool in the 2011/12 season; conceding just one.

No team in League Two has received as many yellow cards as Wycombe this season (13).

Dean Morgan has been booked more than any other player this season (4).

Newport v Mansfield

Newport County have failed to score in three of their last four league meetings with Mansfield Town.

Mansfield Town have won four of the last five league games against Newport (W4 L1).

Just one of the last nine league games between these teams have ended in a draw.

These two teams are both on eight points heading into this fixture.

Lindon Meikle is second on the minutes to goals ratio list in League Two this season; averaging a goal every 72 minutes (minimum of 45 minutes played).

Northampton v Scunthorpe

Northampton Town have managed only one win in their last eight against Scunthorpe in the league (D3 L4).

Scunthorpe United have scored in each of their last eight league meetings against Northampton.

14 goals were scored in the two matches last season.

Northampton have scored in their last six home league meetings to Scunthorpe.

Roy O'Donovan has been offside more than any other play in League Two this season (12).

Plymouth v Bristol Rovers

Plymouth Argyle have lost only twice in their last 13 home leagues to Bristol Rovers (W4 D7).

Bristol Rovers have gone 10 league games without a clean sheet against Plymouth.

The Devon side have lost just one of their last eight against Bristol Rovers in the league (W5 D2).

The Pilgrims are yet to draw a game this season (W2 L3).

Conor Hourihane scored in both meetings last season for Plymouth Argyle.

Rochdale v Bury

Rochdale have scored 10 goals in their last four league meetings with Bury.

Bury have beaten Rochdale just twice in seven league games (D2 L3).

Rochdale have failed to score against Bury only once in the last 12 league meetings.

Bury's Craig Jones has the most assists in League Two this season (4).

No side has recorded more shots off target so far this season in League Two than Rochdale (35).

Southend v Morecambe

Southend have never beaten Morecambe in the league (D1 L5).

Morecambe have scored in every league game against the Essex side.

Southend's Freddy Eastwood is the joint top scorer with four goals in League Two.

Morecambe have kept three clean sheets against Southend United in their six league meetings.

Morecambe have salvaged three points from losing positions this season; the third highest total in the division.

York v Wimbledon

York City have lost both games they have played against AFC Wimbledon in league competition.

Wimbledon have scored six goals in two league games against York City.

AFC Wimbledon have attempted more shots (including blocked) than any other team so far this season in League Two (76).

Only one side (Bury 56.25%) have averaged a higher share of possession than York City (55.6%) so far this season in the league.

Wimbledon's Andrew Frampton has made the joint-highest number of blocks in the league this season (5).