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Oxford and Sunderland go head-to-head for three points at The Kassam Stadium. Two of the division’s playoff contenders meet in League One. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Oxford vs Sunderland – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Sunderland have won only one of their last eight away games in League One ahead of their visit to Oxfordshire on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.
- Draw no Bet – Oxford @ 4/5 (1.8)
- Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 4/6 (1.67)
- Anytime Goalscorer – Matty Taylor @ 5/4 (2.25)
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Oxford Draw no Bet
Oxford and Sunderland meet in what could prove a pivotal fixture in the race to land a League One playoff spot this season and the U’s could make home advantage count on Saturday. Oxford have won three of their last five games at the Kassam Stadium and they have lost just once in eight assignments there overall. Sunderland have dropped points in seven of their last eight on the road and though that record means the Black Cats are worth opposing, we recommend siding with Oxford in the draw no bet market for extra insurance.
Both Teams to Score
Both teams got in on the act when Oxford and Sunderland last locked horns in December (1-1) and we’re tipping the net to ripple at both ends again in Saturday’s rematch. Remarkably, BTTS has landed in eight of the U’s last nine home matches in League One and their commitment to attacking football should produce more fireworks when Sunderland visit.
Matty Taylor to Score Anytime
Oxford hitman Matty Taylor bagged his team’s goal when they drew 1-1 at Sunderland before Christmas and the reliable striker has bagged a superb 20 goals in League One overall this term. Taylor found the net again in midweek with a consolation effort at Morecambe and the 32-year-old looks sharp enough to put the ball where it counts again this weekend.
Oxford vs Sunderland Match Preview and Team News
Oxford are set to be without Sam Baldock, Marcus Browne, Jamie Hanson and Alex Rodriguez-Gorrin this weekend, though skipper Elliott Moore will hope to return have sat out Tuesday’s loss at Morecambe. Oxford are without a win in three League One fixtures overall, though they are still just three points shy of the division’s playoff spots.
Lee Burge, Aiden McGeady and Niall Huggins are all in the treatment room for Sunderland this week, though Alex Pritchard, Nathan Broadhead and Danny Batth should all return to the matchday squad. The Black Cats enjoyed a rest in midweek and they will be keen to get back to business following a fine run of three wins in four. It’s worth noting that all three victories were secured at home, however.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Oxford vs Sunderland
Below, you can find our selection of the best stats for Saturday’s fixture alongside a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Oxford vs Sunderland Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Who won the last encounter between these clubs?
Oxford and Sunderland drew 1-1 when they last met at the Stadium of Light on December 4th.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Which club currently sits top of League One?
Wigan are the current leaders in League One.