Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United
England – FA Cup
Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Memorial Stadium.
Although the first leg brought us somewhat of an evenly-matched contest, it is hard to resist the impression that the visitors are big favorites here. Oxford United have had a much better campaign in a higher division so far in the season and we have to see the value in backing them to win at the 1.90 odds here.
Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United Head-to-head
Besides their clash in the first keg of this FA Cup tie (ended in a 2-2 draw), the two teams played another high-scoring clash in the pre-season friendly (a 3-2 win for Bristol Rovers) in July.
They battled it out in the previous term of the League One (before Bristol Rovers got relegated) and Oxford United claimed two clean-sheet wins in their head to head encounters there.
Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United Predictions & Analysis
Bristol Rovers forced a replay by keeping higher-division Oxford United to a 2-2 draw in the opening round of the FA Cup played nine days ago at The Kassam Stadium.
Bristol Rovers were rewarded for their brave performance on the road through the late equalizer from the penalty spot (from Anthony Evans in the 87th minute).
They have backed up this result with an important league win over fourth-placed Northampton Town at the weekend (2-1).
The team led by Joey Barton have thus claimed two consecutive league victories to climb to the 14th position in the League Two standings.
Oxford United have played much better since the start of the season. They are currently on a run of three wins and a draw in the last four League One games.
The run helped them break into the promotional playoffs positions in the League One ladder (6th place).
The team led by Karl Robinson will go into this tie off the back of a goalless draw at Ipswich Town on Saturday.
Interestingly, they had scored two or more goals in five successive games in all competitions before the mentioned goalless draw at the weekend.
Key Stats for Betting
- Oxford United won four and drew two of the last six outings across competitions.
- They have scored at least two goals in five of the last six matches in the process.
- Bristol Rovers shipped at least two goals in three of the last five games in all competitions.
- They have kept just one clean sheet in the last eight fixtures across competitions.
Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United Betting Tips
Oxford United to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Oxford United Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6)