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#SeasonStats – Season 2015/16 in numbers

8 June 2016

This week marks the official change over to the new season, so we’ve taken the opportunity for a statistical look back at 2015/16 with our annual #SeasonStats review.

We’ve ranked all 72 clubs on their records from the regular league season, and picked out below some of the key stats:
  • To view the full 72 club record list, click here.
  • To see where your club ranked across all the #SeasonStats, click here.

OVERALL

A total of 4,266 goals were scored in the 1,656 Sky Bet Football League matches played.

Most goals were scored in Sky Bet league 2 (1,472), with Sky Bet League 1 seeing 1,457 and the Sky Bet Championship 1,337.

41% of games ended in home wins and 32% away wins, with 27% of games ending in draws.

Sky Bet League 2 had the largest proportion of away wins (39% home wins compared to 36% away wins and 26% draws). For the Sky Bet Championship the figures were 41% (home wins), 28% (away wins) and 31% (draws), while for Sky Bet League 1 they were 43% (home wins), 32% (away wins) and 25% (draws).

Northampton Town won more league games in 2015/16 than any other club – 29 in total. 

Bolton Wanderers won the fewest games with 5 victories.

Northampton Town also won the most points – their 99 point total saw them pick up 72% of the points available. Burnley (93) were the only other club to amass more than 90 points.

Hartlepool United and Peterborough United were the clubs who drew fewest games in Season 2015/16 with just 6 draws apiece.

Oldham Athletic and Queens Park Rangers drew more games than any other club last season.

Three clubs – Brighton & Hove Albion, Burnley and Northampton Town – lost just 5 games during the course of Season 2015/16.

Dagenham & Redbridge’s total of 28 defeats was the most of any of the 72 clubs.

Oxford United scored the most goals in Season 2015/16, finding the net an impressive 84 times. Northampton Town, Peterborough United and Wigan Athletic all totalled 82 goals.

Milton Keynes Dons (39) scored fewest goals in 2015/16.

Middlesbrough had the best defensive record of the League’s 72 clubs this season, conceding just 31 goals. Burnley (35), Hull City (35) and Burton Albion (37) were the only other teams to concede less than 40 goals.

Colchester United just avoided conceding a century of goals – letting in a total of 99. Only Morecambe (91) also conceded more than 90.

Oxford United (+43) recorded the best goal difference this season.

Three clubs – Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End and Queens Park Rangers – conceded as many goals as they scored to end the season with a goal difference of 0.

Games involving Morecambe saw the most goals scored in Season 2015/16, with a total of 160 goals across their 46 league games.

Wycombe Wanderers matches saw the fewest goals scored, with just 89 in their 46 games.

Bradford City, Burton Albion and Middlesbrough recorded the most clean sheets over the season with a total of 22.

Fulham and York City had the fewest clean sheets, with just 4 each.

Bristol Rovers’ Matty Taylor topped the overall Sky Bet Football League goalscoring charts with his total of 27 goals.

Burnley’s Andre Gray led the way in the Sky Bet Championship with 25, while Wigan Athletic’s Will Grigg was on fire in Sky Bet League 1 to match that total.

Brentford's Scott Hogan scored an incredible 7 goals in just 157 minutes of action when he made his return from injury towards the back-end of the campaign.

Home teams scored an average of 1.39 goals per game, compared to away teams’ average of 1.18 goals per game.

HOME

Middlesbrough had the best home record over the season – picking up 77% of available points. Their 16 wins at the Riverside also saw them record more home wins than any other club.

Wigan Athletic had the best home record in Sky Bet League 1, with Northampton Town the best home record in Sky Bet League 2.

Dagenham & Redbridge had the worst home record of the 72 clubs, winning just 20% of the points available with 3 wins and 5 draws.

Bristol Rovers drew just 2 league games at the Memorial Stadium this season.

Hull City’s KCOM Stadium was the toughest place to visit for away teams, with the Tigers losing just one game at home during the regular season.

Hull City were also the season’s top scorers at home, hitting 47 goals. Accrington Stanley (43), Peterborough United (42) and Sheffield Wednesday (42) were the next highest scorers at home.

Dagenham & Redbridge fans saw their side score just 17 goals at home. Preston North End (21), Crawley Town (21), Newport County (21), Milton Keynes Dons (21) and Blackpool (22) were the other sides to average less than a goal a game at home.

Middlesbrough conceded the fewest goals at home among the 72 clubs, letting in just 8 goals in the 23 home games.

Scunthorpe United’s defence had Sky Bet League 1’s best home record, letting in just 15 goals, while Northampton Town and Portsmouth shared the honours for Sky Bet League 2 with 19 home goals conceded.

Supporters at Morecambe’s Globe Arena saw the most goals scored, with 83.

The most goals at a Sky Bet League 1 ground was the 79 seen at Peterborough United’s London Road, with Fulham’s Craven Cottage seeing a Sky Bet Championship high of 72 goals scored.

AWAY


The best away records in the league this season were recorded by Northampton Town and Oxford United, with each winning 71% of the points available to them on the road.

The best away record in Sky Bet League 1 was by Walsall who picked up 65% of the points available, while Burnley’s 42 point haul (61%) from their travels was the best in the Sky Bet Championship.

Bolton Wanderers had the worst away record of the 72 clubs, picking up just 6% of the points available to them. The Trotters were the only club not to win an away game in Season 2015/16, losing 19 of their 23 games and drawing the other 4.

Oldham Athletic drew the most away games in Season 2015/16, recording 13 draws on their travels.

Three clubs – Brighton & Hove Albion, Northampton Town and Oxford United – lost just 2 away games over the course of the season.

Oxford United scored more away goals than any of the other 72 clubs in Season 2015/16 with 47.

Brentford (37) hit the most away goals in the Sky Bet Championship, with Wigan Athletic’s 39 being the most in Sky Bet League 1.

Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic and Queens Park Rangers each scored a league low 17 away goals.

Accrington Stanley had the best defensive record away from home, letting in just 18 away goals.

Nottingham Forest and Burton Albion (both 21) let in the fewest away goals in the Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet League 1 respectively.

Burton Albion had a league high of 11 away clean sheets in 2015/16, whereas Fulham recorded just 1 away clean sheet.

16 clubs had a better return from away games than home games – led by Luton Town and Oxford United who both picked up 12 more points away from home than at home.

Bolton Wanderers picked up 87% of their points from their home games, whereas Shrewsbury Town won 60% of their season’s points from their away games.


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