Fleetwood Town vs Oxford United
England – League One.
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Highbury Stadium (Fleetwood).
Relegation placed Oxford will travel to Fleetwood to take on the Fishermen for Round 28 of League One.
Being mid-table Fleetwood still has a chance to finish inside the top-10 if they put in the effort. They are already out of the title race by miles but have done enough to stay in the third tier for yet another season.
Recent form has been topsy-turvy for the hosts as they have only 1 win in the last 5 competitive matches. In 4 of those games, the final score had over 2.5 goals in total. At present they are without a win in the last 3 games across all venues on the trot.
A 6 match unbeaten run, which included 5 wins at home, came to an end with a loss against Portsmouth, who are at the top of the table. At present they have lost the last 2 matches in front of their home fans. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 home fixtures.
The Boys from Up the Hill are currently struggling in the relegation zone. With a point, a match things do not look good for them. A 4 match losing run in all competition recently was broken with a narrow win over Cheltenham in the EFL Trophy. The team managed by Karl Robinson have conceded in 6 matches on the row, which is not surprising as they have given away 41 goals in 26 league games.
In the last 5 matches on the road, Oxford has lost 2 and has only 1 win. Four of their previous 6 matches saw a final score with over 2.5 goals in total. The lack of clean sheets extends to their last 7 away games also.
The viewers are in for a high scoring game if the recent home matches of the hosts are anything to go by. With a poor defensive side like Oxford on the receiving end, the chances of that are high.
Fleetwood Town vs Oxford United Head-to-head (h2h)
- Fleetwood has been dominating the h2h matches recently with a 6 game win streak over Oxford.
- In 5 of those 6b matches, the final score had less than 2.5 goals in total.
- From 4 h2h matches at Fleetwood, the hosts have 3 wins and are currently on a 2 game win streak.
- All 3 of those 4 matches that the hosts won had fewer than 2.5 goals in total.
- Oxford United is yet to win a match at this venue against the hosts.
Fleetwood Town vs Oxford United Prediction
The visiting team has been down on morale. If they lose this game, it will be their 4th defeats on the trot in the league. So even though Fleetwood have lost their 2 recent home matches, I would place my bet on the hosts to win with 1.75 odds.
Away side has conceded in their last 7 matches on the road. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 7 of their last 10 away fixtures as well. The same trend can be seen in 6 of the most recent 8 home matches of the Fishermen. So a bet can be placed on a score with over 2.5 goals in total with 2.10 odds.
Fleetwood Town vs Oxford United Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.10 (11/10).
Home team to win @ 1.75 (3/4).