Monday, 26 December 2011

What the Stats Say...Wimbledon

Oxford make a Boxing Day trip to Kingsmeadow to face AFC Wimbledon in the Football League for the first time. The original Wimbledon were familiar opponents before their defection to Milton Keynes, but this will just be United's second trip to the newly-formed phoenix club. Wimbledon are currently enjoying their first season back in the Football League, but have struggled of late, as Matt Peck reveals.


Form (League)
Wimbledon: DDLLL (2 pts)
Oxford: LLLDW (4 pts)

Times played (at Wimbledon): 1
Wimbledon: 0
Oxford: 1
Draws: 0
Wimbledon: 0
Oxford: 1

Last league Result (At Wimbledon): (29 August 2009)
                                Conroy (OG) 11’


Much like Morecambe, Oxford have never conceded a goal against the newly formed Wimbledon.

To many football fans, seeing Wimbledon back in the football league is a great thing. Since their creation in 2002, they have been promoted 5 times, and have never finished lower than 8th in a season.

Their first season back has been unpredictable. Seven wins in the first 12 games put the Dons at the sharp end of the table, but since their 2-1 away win at Morecambe on 10 October, they have failed to win a match and have only picked up 3 points in these 9 games.

AFC Wimbledon’s current form is the worst they have ever experienced under their new name, statistically. Although a run of 5 defeats in 6 matches at the end of the 2009/2010 season ranks close.

Oxford haven’t conceded a goal in nearly 200 minutes of football, and if they keep a clean sheet to the 15 minute mark they would achieve this. This is far from simple for the Us, having conceded 6 goals in the opening 15 minutes already this season.


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