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Sunderland will visit Kassam Stadium on Saturday for the League One game with home team Oxford United.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Oxford United v Sunderland are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Oxford United prepare for this match coming off the back of a 1-1 EFL Cup stalemate versus Watford.
In that match, Oxford United had 50% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Oxford United was Rob Hall (26'). Watford had 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Ken Sema (89') scored for Watford.
The U's have been conceding pretty frequently of late, but they’ve also found ways to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, The U's have seen their goal breached in 6 of them as well as scoring in 5 of those matches.
Their prior results show that Oxford United:
- have not registered a win against Sunderland in their last 8 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Sunderland drew 1-1 in the League One tie with Bristol Rovers.
The only player to score from Sunderland was Chris Maguire (82'). Luke Leahy (3') was the scorer for Bristol Rovers.
The stats don’t lie, and Sunderland have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals overall. Defensively, The Black Cats have not been doing too well. That kind of trend might not be sustained here, though.
Taking a look at their past results, Sunderland:
- haven't been beaten by Oxford United in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. A very good record, indeed.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Drawn results are a common outcome in games between the two sides. In their head to head meetings going back to 27/02/1999, the records show 5 of these. That’s a really high 83 per cent of games finishing as draws.
In all, 9 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 from The U's and 5 coming from The Black Cats. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The last league clash between these clubs was League One match day 34 on 15/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Oxford United 0-1 Sunderland.
The referee was Kevin Johnson.
Team News: Oxford United
Oxford United boss Karl Robinson will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match with a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Sunderland
Thanks to a fully healthy group to choose from, Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We feel that Sunderland and Oxford United could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
At this stage, it appears to have the makings of a possible draw. That is why we are leaning toward a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw by the conclusion of this game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kassam Stadium (12,500)
Captain: John Mousinho
Chairman: Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth
Manager: Karl Robinson
Competitions: League One position 22, League Cup (Second Round), EFL Trophy (Group D - South)