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The League One tie at Kassam Stadium on Sunday sees home team Oxford United playing against Burton Albion.
Our Oxford United v Burton Albion predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Oxford United, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 2-3 League One success over Shrewsbury Town.
For Oxford United, the scorers were Elliot Lee (3'), James Henry (68') and Daniel Agyei (85'). Matthew Pennington (16') and Josh Vela (25') scored for Shrewsbury Town.
Oxford United can boast an impressive attacking record in recent times, lashing 20 goals past their opponents over the course of the previous six fixtures. In those games, The U's have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 8. That trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, though.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Oxford United:
- have not been beaten in the league by Burton Albion in their last 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Previously, Burton Albion drew 1-1 in the League One tie with Gillingham.
The only player to score from Burton Albion was Ryan Broom (90'). Jordan Graham (37') scored for Gillingham.
The numbers tell their own story, and Burton Albion have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 6 goals in total. Defensively, The Brewers seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Ahead of this meeting, Burton Albion are undefeated in their previous 11 league matches away from home. They really have been good on their travels.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 14/02/2015, there has been little to separate the clubs with Oxford United winning 2 of those games, Burton Albion 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 in all at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter between these sides was League One match day 22 on 02/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Burton Albion 1-5 Oxford United.
The match was refereed by Peter Wright.
Team News: Oxford United
Regarding absentees, there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Oxford United manager Karl Robinson to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Marcus McGuane (Thigh Problems) is sidelined.
Team News: Burton Albion
Owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go, Burton Albion boss Jimmy Hasselbaink does not have any fitness concerns at all before this game.
We believe that Oxford United are likely to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
In contrast, Burton Albion may well find it hard to get a goal of their own - but, we do see them converting at least once here, too.
Our selection here is for a controlled 3-1 winning score for Oxford United at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kassam Stadium (12,500)
Captain: John Mousinho
Chairman: Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth
Manager: Karl Robinson
Competitions: League One position 7
⭐ Key Player: Olamide Shodipo
Customarily taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Olamide Shodipo was born in Dublin, Rep. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Queens Park Rangers in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has scored 9 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 season so far in 38 appearances.