Oxford United will be visiting The PTS Academy Stadium on Saturday for the League One fixture with home team Northampton Town.
View all of the Northampton Town v Oxford United predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest match odds.
Northampton Town won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 0-2 EFL Trophy loss in their previous game against MK Dons.
Northampton Town haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 4 versus opposing sides during the course of their last six matches. In those meetings, The Cobblers have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 13. That trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Ahead of this clash, Northampton Town haven't won against Oxford United in their last 2 league matches.
Oxford United will go into the encounter following on from a 1-0 EFL Trophy win to defeat Cambridge United in their previous outing.
A run of effective showings by the Oxford United defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 outings overall. In that period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 15.
Pre-game facts show that Oxford United:
- haven't won against Northampton Town when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- have not been beaten by Northampton Town when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 26/12/2016 shows that Northampton Town have won 3 of these games & Oxford United 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
An aggregate of 11 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 of them from The Cobblers and 6 netted by The U's. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was League One match day 18 on 15/12/2020 and the score finished Oxford United 4-0 Northampton Town.
The referee was Declan Bourne.
Team News: Northampton Town
Northampton Town manager Keith Curle has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game with a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Oxford United
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Oxford United manager Karl Robinson does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this game.
Our thinking is that Northampton Town will need to apply a lot of pressure to be putting a goal past this Oxford United team who will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore tipping a 0-1 winning margin for Oxford United at the end of this one.
Should be interesting.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The PTS Academy Stadium (7,798)
Captain: Cian Bolger
Chairman: Kelvin Thomas
Manager: Keith Curle
Competitions: League One position 19, EFL Trophy (Round 3)
🔑 Star Man: Ricky Korboa
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Ricky Korboa was born in Liverpool, England. After having played his first senior match for Northampton Town in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 8 appearances.