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Blues host poor travellers Tranmere


Wycombe Wanderers entertain Tranmere Rovers on Saturday in their 29th league game of the season.

The league table currently shows Wycombe in 24th place with 23 points and Tranmere in 17th spot with 32 points, both sides having played 28 games.

Wycombe Home Record...W 4 - D 2 - L 8 - Pts 14...Ppg 1.00 (Rank-23)

Tranmere Away Record....W 3 - D 1 - L 9 - Pts 10...Ppg 0.77 (Rank-19)


The Blues will attempt to put Saturday's trouncing at Brentford behind them by beating a Tranmere side that has now lost seven away games in a row.

Rovers haven't collected any points on the road since they beat Hartlepool on 25th October to move into the final play-off place with 25 points from their opening 15 games.

It was a great start, but it's all gone horribly wrong, and with only one win and 7 points from their last 13 games, Rovers have dropped eleven places and are in grave danger of being sucked into the relegation battle.

Here are some stats…


Tranmere's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Brentford (H)..........Drew 2-2

Lg1: Yeovil (A).................Lost 1-2

Lg1: Rochdale (H)...........Drew 0-0

Lg1: Bournemouth (A)......Lost 1-2

Lg1: Huddersfield (H)......Drew 1-1



Wycombe's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Bournemouth (A)......Lost 0-2

Lg1: Huddersfield (H)........Lost 0-6

Lg1: Preston (A)...............Lost 2-3

Lg1: Rochdale (H)............Won 3-0

Lg1: Brentford (A)............Lost 2-5



Tranmere Goal Stats (33 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)............Lg: 29...Cups: 5...Total: 34

Goals Conceded (Total)........Lg: 34...Cups: 9...Total: 43

Goals Scored (Away)...........Lg: 15...Cups: 4...Total: 19

Goals Conceded (Away).......Lg: 23...Cups: 7...Total: 30

Clean Sheets.......................Lg: 11...Cups: 1...Total: 12



Wycombe Goal Stats (33 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total).............Lg: 35...Cups: 8.....Total: 43

Goals Conceded (Total).........Lg: 54...Cups: 13...Total: 67

Goals Scored (Home)............Lg: 17...Cups: 8.....Total: 25

Goals Conceded (Home)........Lg: 24...Cups: 11...Total: 35

Clean Sheets........................Lg: 2.....Cups: 0.....Total: 2



Tranmere's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Joss Labadie............4

Adam McGurk..........4

Ash Taylor...............4

Mustapha Tiryaki......4

Lucas Akins.............3

Jose Baxter.............3

Robbie Weir............3

Two other players have each scored 2 goals.

Four other players have each scored 1 goal.



Wycombe's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Stuart Beavon.........13

Marcello Trotta..........8

Scott Donnelly..........5 (inc 2 pens)

Joel Grant................3

Ben Strevens...........3

Two other players have each scored 2 goals.

Six other players have each scored 1 goal.



Tranmere Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Adam McGurk......23 on-target...29 off-target...3 against woodwork

Lucas Akins.........20 on-target...20 off-target...1 against woodwork

Jose Baxter.........17 on-target...23 off-target...2 against woodwork



Wycombe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Stuart Beavon.....41 on-target...10 off-target...0 against woodwork

Joel Grant...........17 on-target...13 off-target...0 against woodwork

Scott Donnelly.....13 on-target...11 off-target...0 against woodwork



Shooting (Club) - League Games Only

Tranmere...146 on target...168 off target...7 against w'work (Rank-5)

Wycombe...131 on target...118 off target...5 against w'work (Rank-23)



Most Assists

Tranmere - Lucas Akins..............................5

Wycombe - Ainsworth, Beavon & Sandell......3



League Form Guide

All Season


Tranmere....Pld: 28...W: 8...D: 8...L: 12...Pts: 32...Pts per game: 1.14

Wycombe....Pld: 28...W: 6...D: 5...L: 17...Pts: 23...Pts per game: 0.82



Last Five league Games

Tranmere........DLDLD - 3 points (Rank-22)

Wycombe.........LLLWL - 3 points (Rank-24)



Last Five League Games (Away)

Tranmere..........LLLLL - 0 points (Rank-24)



Last Five League Games (Home)

Wycombe......WWLLW - 9 points (Rank-11)



Against Top Half Opposition

Tranmere......Pld: 16...Pts: 12...Pts per game: 0.75...(Rank-17)

Wycombe......Pld: 15...Pts: 6.....Pts per game: 0.40...(Rank-22)



Against Bottom Half Opposition

Tranmere......Pld: 12...Pts: 20...Pts per game: 1.67...(Rank-11)

Wycombe......Pld: 13...Pts: 17...Pts per game: 1.31...(Rank-20)



Previous Meetings

In 9 previous meetings there have been 6 wins for Tranmere, 2 for Wycombe and 1 draw.

At Adams Park the tally is 3 wins for Rovers, 1 for the Blues and 0 draws.

2001/02: LG1 Tranmere 1 Wycombe 1

2001/02: LG1 Wycombe 2 Tranmere 1

2002/03: LG1 Wycombe 1 Tranmere 3

2002/03: LG1 Tranmere 1 Wycombe 0

2003/04: LG1 Tranmere 2 Wycombe 1

2003/04: LG1 Wycombe 1 Tranmere 2

2009/10: LG1 Wycombe 0 Tranmere 1

2009/10: LG1 Tranmere 0 Wycombe 3

2011/12: LG1 Tranmere 2 Wycombe 0



The Man In The Middle

Saturday's referee is David Coote from Nottingham who was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2010. His most recent Wycombe game was last season's 1-0 home win over Bury. During the current campaign he's issued 5 red and 65 yellow cards in 22 games.



Prediction

Wycombe 1 Tranmere 1




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Writer: Len Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 3 2012

Time: 1:14AM

 

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