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Not long now until League One Play-offs action happening on Monday as Oxford United will be taking on Portsmouth.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Oxford United v Portsmouth, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
Oxford United will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 League One Play-offs tied result versus Portsmouth.
The only name on the scoresheet from Oxford United was Marcus Browne (43'). Ronan Curtis (32') scored for Portsmouth.
Their latest results reveal that not much more can be done by the Oxford United defence. The U's have given the opposition little, with the number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their last six games standing at 4. Nonetheless, time will tell if the trend will continue on in this game.
In their previous fixture, Portsmouth drew 1-1 in the League One Play-offs match with Oxford United.
The only name on the scoresheet from Portsmouth was Ronan Curtis (32'). Marcus Browne (43') scored for Oxford United.
The stats tell the story, and Portsmouth have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in total. Defensively, Pompey have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 25/03/2018 tells us that Oxford United have won 1 of these games & Portsmouth 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
A total of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 for The U's and 12 being from Pompey. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
Team News: Oxford United
Oxford United manager Karl Robinson does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Portsmouth
Owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection, Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has no fitness worries to speak of before this game.
We’re inclined to think that Portsmouth and Oxford United could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. We therefore think that it’s going to be a very close game with a 1-1 score at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kassam Stadium (12,500)
Captain: John Mousinho
Chairman: Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth
Manager: Karl Robinson
Competitions: League One position 3, Lge. One Play-offs (Semi Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Matty Taylor
Typically playing in the Striker position, Matty Taylor was born in Oxford, England. Having played his first senior match for Forest Green Rovers in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Forward has hit 13 league goals in the League One 2019 - 2020 season to date in 26 appearances.