Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United
England League One
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Memorial Stadium (Bristol).
Hosts are above the Yellows only by a single point. They are 21st in the league with 7 defeats conceding 13 goals on the way.
The Pirates need someone to score goals for them up front. Till now none of the strikers have been able to score at least 5 goals. They are one of the teams which scored the least number of goals (9).
Darrell Clarke was appointed back in 2014 and his team finished 13th in the league table last season.
In the previous game in the league they lost to Burton Albion away by a single goal. Burton pressurized the Bristol defense in the last 10 minutes and they got their goal in injury time.
Karl Robinson was appointed as manager for this season after a sorry performance last year.
But his start is far from satisfactory for the management and the fans. The team lies second from the bottom of the league with 8 defeats and 2 wins. Defense conceded 23 goals in 13 games i.e. around 1.7 goals per game.
Win against Plymouth in the last game will give them hope. The match ended 2-0, with Jamie Mackie and Curtis Nelson finding the net in each halves.
Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Last 10 h2h meetings saw Bristol with 6 wins and 3 defeats.
- Their last clash was in February this year which finished 2-1 in favor of Bristol at Oxford, England.
- The hosts have 3 wins and losses each in last 10 games. At their home ground they have 3 wins in last 5 attempts.
- Yellows have lost 6 times in the last 10 matches. On their travels away from home they won only once in last 5 games. They lost once also in those 5.
Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United: Prediction
Both the teams need to win this one and a close match is on the cards as they fight out to get out of the relegation zone. The Pirates have a slight advantage of playing at home as they have lost only once in the last 5 home games.
Both the defenses are weak because they have conceded more than scored this season.
Being in the relegation zone this early in the league will pressurize managers to change personnel and find the ideal combination for the rest of the year.
Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United: Betting Tips
Home win @ 1.65 (7/11).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.95 (10/11).