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Cambridge vs Oxford Prediction, Betting Odds and Free tips 18/02/2023

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

The Cambridge – Oxford clash always carries extra charge considering the centuries-old rivalry between these two academic towns. Both teams enter this match in poor form. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the match, along with some of our best free predictions for it.

Our free betting tips for Cambridge vs Oxford

Below you can find our Cambridge vs Oxford prediction and free betting tips:

Cambridge to Score First

Oxford had been struggling defensively all season. In recent weeks they had gotten only worse. Currently, they are on a run of 11 consecutive games without a clean sheet. At the same time, in all their struggles Cambridge remain aggressive at home and they managed to score at least once in all of their last 4 home matches. Considering all that our first Cambridge vs Oxford prediction is that Cambridge will score the first goal of the game.

Cambridge or Draw

With our second Cambridge vs Oxford prediction we venture into the double chance market. We believe Cambridge will be able to earn something at home from this match.

Our reasons are as follows. Oxford’s form in the last 6 rounds had been the worst in the entire division – (W0 D1 L5). Also, Cambridge haven’t lost at home any of the last 7 editions of this fiery derby – W3 D4

Over 2.5 Goals

With 2 of the last 3 clashes between the sides going well over 2.5 total goals – 4-1 and 4-2 – we think this might happen again. Considering Oxford’s poor defending mentioned above, Cambridge’s desperate need for points and the general charge always coming with this clash between these old rivals we see it turning into another goal fest.

Cambridge vs Oxford Lineups, Team News and Form

Cambridge

Cambridge find themselves 3 points adrift from safety after earning just 1 win in the last 14 rounds. Still, 2 draws in the last 4 games show that the fighting spirit is still there.

The squad’s health remains a serious issue. Continue to have 7 long-term absentees, among them important defender Dunk and star playmaker May. On top of that experienced centre-back Taylor and dangerous winger Knibbs (5 goals) are considered major doubts

Oxford

The U’s had been playing some awful football in the last month or so. They’ve earned just 1 point from the last 6 league matches. Also, haven’t been able to keep a clean sheet in the last 11 rounds. As a result, all promotion hopes look over now and Oxford seem to be stuck in mid-table for the rest of the season.

Star playmaker Bodin is out injured. Also, Browne is deemed doubtful for this weekend. Main striker Joseph (6 goals) is in a hole right now, he hasn’t scored in the last 7 rounds. Despite that Joseph’s expected to start up front.

The top odds and key figures for Cambridge vs Oxford

If you don’t want to spend time searching for the best Cambridge vs Oxford odds, you can check them out right here, on our site:

Highest odds accross 7 bookmakers

Cambridge Utd

unibet 1

Draw

betfair 1

Oxford Utd

10bet
Bookmakers comparison
Bookmaker
Cambridge Utd Cambridge
Draw
Oxford Utd Oxford
betfair 1
10bet
williamhill
ladbrokes 1
bwin
bet365 1
unibet 1

Head to Head

06/08/22

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

0

26/02/22

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Cambridge Utd

4

2

31/08/21

England EFL Trophy England

Cambridge Utd

Oxford Utd

4

1

07/08/21

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Oxford Utd

1

1

12/01/21

England EFL Trophy England

Oxford Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

0

Last Five - Cambridge Utd63

04/02/23

England League 1 League 1

32

Ipswich

63

Cambridge Utd

1

1

D

28/01/23

England League 1 League 1

92

Lincoln City

63

Cambridge Utd

0

0

D

21/01/23

England League 1 League 1

82

Shrewsbury

63

Cambridge Utd

5

1

L

07/01/23

England League 1 League 1

76

Bristol Rovers

63

Cambridge Utd

2

1

L

02/01/23

England League 1 League 1

12 1

Sheff Wed

63

Cambridge Utd

5

0

L

Last Five - Oxford Utd95

04/02/23

England League 1 League 1

82

Shrewsbury

95

Oxford Utd

1

0

L

01/02/23

England League 1 League 1

23

Barnsley

95

Oxford Utd

2

1

L

28/01/23

England League 1 League 1

134

Burton Albion

95

Oxford Utd

2

0

L

24/01/23

England League 1 League 1

62

Wycombe

95

Oxford Utd

2

0

L

21/01/23

England League 1 League 1

32

Ipswich

95

Oxford Utd

1

2

W

Cambridge vs Oxford – Frequently asked questions

Cambridge vs Oxford

  • What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is Abbey Stadium in Cambridge.
  • When is the match starting? The match is starting at 3:00 pm GMT on Saturday, February 18th.
  • How did Oxford’s form rank in League One for the last 6 rounds? Over the last 6 rounds Oxford are last among all sides in League One with¬† just 1 point earned.

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Iskra had a promising, at least she believed so, tennis and volleyball careers as a junior but a series of injuries ended her hopes to become a professional athlete very early.

Instead, she focused all her energy on her other passion, writing. For over a decade, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football, basketball and tennis are the main fields of her expertise.