League Two duel: Close contest expected between Stevenage and Sutton United

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Sat 15.January
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: The Lamex Stadium (6722 seats)

Receiving guests at their own home feels safe and friendly for Stevenage, but Sutton United are fully set and able to win this one. What happens today?

Insights:
  • Stevenage have the most conceded goals in the first half (20) in League Two

It should be mentioned that Sutton United play their home matches on artifical turf, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on grass. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Sutton United on grass are 19 victories, 10 draws and 14 defeats from 43 games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 55-46. You can compare this with overall results below.

This promises to be an entertaining game with lots of spark and excitement as both teams are well revitalized since they last saw competitive action. Let's get started!

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Stevenage form and stats

The total League Two statistics at home this season for Stevenage are 4-5-3 (wins-draws-losses).

Stevenage's last game was hosting Walsall (placed 15th) and winning 3-1. The gifted forward Taylor bettered all others in that fixture and managed a match rating of 8.35 out of 10. Taylor scored one goal and hit one key pass.

Prior to that, an away loss at Forest Green Rovers.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the League Two game versus Crawley Town in only three days. This game is also played here at The Lamex Stadium.

Stevenage are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 13 goals in 12 games. On the other hand, Stevenage have conceded 14 goals.

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Sutton United form and stats

Playing away, Sutton United have won 4 games, drawn 3 and suffered 5 defeats in the League Two this season.

Impressive finishing from Wilson secured the home win 2-1 against Colchester United in their previous game.

Prior to that match, a home win 2-1 against Exeter City in the League Two.

A new game in only three days for Sutton, the League Two home match versus Colchester United. Busy days.

The visiting Sutton United have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 16 goals from 12 games. As for defending, Sutton rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 18 goals from these away matches. It's worth mentioning that 9 of these goals has been conceded in their last three away matches.

Head 2 Head

Here's the final score when the sides played each other previously this season; Sutton United - Stevenage 2-1. Head-2-head stats last two meetings: zero - one - one (Stevenage wins - draws - Sutton United wins). As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

StevenageE. List
E. List
8 goals
Sutton UnitedD. Ajiboye
D. Ajiboye
6 goals
Sutton UnitedR. Milsom
R. Milsom
4 goals

Stevenage missing players

Sutton United missing players

Stevenage Sutton United
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
24 12 4 Played P 3 12 23
5 4 0 Won W 1 4 12
8 5 3 Drew D 1 3 3
11 3 1 Lost L 1 5 8
19 13 4 Scored S 6 16 35
37 14 8 Conceded C 5 18 28
88% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 96%
71% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 70%
42% 33% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 50% 52%
25% 25% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 42% 30%
8% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 25% 17%
38% 50% 75% BTTS BTTS 100% 58% 52%
29% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 39%
46% 25% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 13%
 
4.8 4.3 4.8 Corners for (avg) C F 4 5.3 4.8
5.1 4.4 4.5 Corners against (avg) C A 8 6.2 6
1.5 1.5 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.7 1.2 1.3
1 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
10.2 10.8 12.2 Shots (avg) S ( 14.3 12.8 12.7
3.5 3.9 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.2 4.2
23% 28% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 32% 36%
 
13.3 12.8 14.5 Shots against (avg) S A 13.3 14.2 12.8
4 3.8 4.8 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.3 3.9 4
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Stevenage have the most conceded goals in the first half (20) in League Two

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Forest Green Rovers 22 14 6 2 45 20 11 7 2 2 18 9 11 7 4 0 27 11 25 48
2 Tranmere Rovers 23 12 5 6 24 14 12 9 0 3 17 6 11 3 5 3 7 8 10 41
3 Northampton Town 23 12 4 7 31 23 11 7 1 3 16 8 12 5 3 4 15 15 8 40
4 Sutton United 23 12 3 8 35 28 11 8 0 3 19 10 12 4 3 5 16 18 7 39
5 Swindon Town 22 10 7 5 34 26 11 3 5 3 15 13 11 7 2 2 19 13 8 37
6 Port Vale 21 10 5 6 35 23 10 5 3 2 16 8 11 5 2 4 19 15 12 35
7 Newport County 24 9 8 7 38 34 11 5 3 3 20 13 13 4 5 4 18 21 4 35
8 Exeter City 23 8 10 5 33 26 11 5 4 2 17 11 12 3 6 3 16 15 7 34
9 Mansfield Town 22 9 5 8 27 28 13 7 3 3 20 15 9 2 2 5 7 13 -1 32
10 Leyton Orient 22 7 10 5 37 21 11 6 3 2 24 7 11 1 7 3 13 14 16 31
11 Crawley Town 22 9 4 9 27 31 11 4 3 4 15 17 11 5 1 5 12 14 -4 31
12 Salford City 22 8 6 8 26 21 12 5 5 2 14 7 10 3 1 6 12 14 5 30
13 Harrogate Town 22 8 6 8 35 31 11 3 4 4 18 18 11 5 2 4 17 13 4 30
14 Bradford City 23 6 11 6 29 28 11 3 7 1 17 13 12 3 4 5 12 15 1 29
15 Walsall 23 7 8 8 29 30 12 4 5 3 19 17 11 3 3 5 10 13 -1 29
16 Hartlepool United 23 8 4 11 24 34 12 7 3 2 16 11 11 1 1 9 8 23 -10 28
17 Rochdale 22 6 9 7 30 30 11 3 5 3 14 12 11 3 4 4 16 18 0 27
18 Bristol Rovers 21 7 5 9 27 33 11 5 1 5 17 18 10 2 4 4 10 15 -6 26
19 Carlisle United 23 6 7 10 18 29 11 3 5 3 8 9 12 3 2 7 10 20 -11 25
20 Barrow 23 5 8 10 23 28 12 3 5 4 14 14 11 2 3 6 9 14 -5 23
21 Stevenage 24 5 8 11 19 37 12 4 5 3 13 14 12 1 3 8 6 23 -18 23
22 Colchester United 21 5 7 9 17 28 10 3 3 4 10 12 11 2 4 5 7 16 -11 22
23 Scunthorpe United 24 3 10 11 19 42 11 2 4 5 8 16 13 1 6 6 11 26 -23 19
24 Oldham Athletic 24 4 6 14 22 39 12 2 2 8 16 25 12 2 4 6 6 14 -17 18

Read more about League Two

The English Football League Two (usually referred to as League Two) is the fourth highest division in English football. The League Two league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Four teams are promoted and four relegated.