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Oxford rescued a late draw last time out to strengthen their grip on the playoffs. Will that grip tighten further here? Find out with our Morecambe vs Oxford preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.
Morecambe vs Oxford: Our top betting tips
Check out our match predictions for the big game.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Oxford to win the match
Both teams are on opposite sides when it comes to form; Morecambe have lost their last three matches, and they have no wins in their last 12 games. On the other hand, Oxford United have been relatively much better; they’ve won five of their last seven games, losing just once in that stretch. Additionally, Oxford United have had Morecambe’s number in recent meetings; they won the last two meetings between these sides, and are unbeaten in their last four clashes. With this in mind, we believe the visitors will take all three points from this game.
Both sides to score
Oxford United have scored goals consistently over the course of their season; they found the net in their last eight, and in 12 of their last 13 games. Conversely, Oxford United have conceded their fair share of goals; they allowed at least one goal in all of their last five games. On the other hand, Morecambe have been unable to keep the goals out; they conceded in all of their last 14 games. Morecambe have also scored a couple of goals recently; they found the back of the net in three of their last four games. Both teams scored in all of Oxford’s last five, and in three of Morecambe’s last four games; considering both teams scored in three of the last four clashes between these two, both teams should score.
Oxford to open the scoring
We’ve already established that Oxford United have been consistent goal scorers, having scored in all of their last eight games; we should also point out that they drew first blood in six of those eight games. In contrast, Morecambe have seen their defence breached in all of their last 14 games; they have a tendency to concede the first goal too. Morecambe allowed the first goal in four of their last five games. It’s also fair to point out that Oxford United scored first in the last two encounters between these teams; for these reasons, we believe that Oxford United will bag the first goal.
The best odds for Morecambe vs Oxford
Morecambe vs Oxford: Team News
Morecambe have been one of the worst teams in League One this season; they have lost three in a row, and have no wins in their last 12 games. Derek Adams’ men will hope to halt their rotting streak as Oxford United come visiting; will Cole Stockton be able to fire his team to victory?
Oxford United have enjoyed some good form over the past few weeks; they have won five of their last seven games, losing just once in that stretch. Karl Robinson’s men have no losses in their last three games, and they’ll look to extend that run; all eyes will be on Matty Taylor.
The final word on Morecambe vs Oxford
- Who are the bookies favourites? Oxford
- When is kick off? 3 PM GMT
- Where is the game being played? Mazuma Stadium