Newcastle vs Oxford Prediction & Match Preview

Newcastle United vs Oxford
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. James Park (Newcastle).

Newcastle United, an in-form PL outfit is taking on a team from the third division, that too at the former’s home. Suffice it to say, Newcastle are heavy favorites for this Saturday to post the three points.

Newcastle United vs Oxford Head-to-head (h2h)

  • After 1993, only once have these two fought on the pitch. Then (2016-17 FA Cup), Oxford won at home with a 3-0 scorecard.
  • In the total 18 encounters that have been contested so far, Newcastle won six, Oxford won seven, and the remaining five were drawn.
  • Five of the last six matches had goals from both teams.
  • Ten of the previous eleven encounters had three or more goals.

Newcastle United vs Oxford Prediction

Newcastle were at home against Rochdale for their third round match-up of the FA Cup. The first leg had ended in a 1-1 draw, but this time around Newcastle responded with a 4-1 win.

Meanwhile, Oxford were at home against Hartlepool, and registered the same scoreline of 4-1 to progress to the fourth round.

As things stand this Saturday, Newcastle easily are the overwhelming favorites. They are part of arguably the toughest league in Europe, and are a major presence there as well. On the other hand, Oxford are down in the third division of English Football, the League One. 

And to further shift the scales in the direction of Newcastle, they have the home advantage as well. 

Moreover, the PL outfit are on a run of five unbeaten games, a stretch which included the likes of Chelsea, Everton, Wolves etc as opponents. In fact, just the last match-day, Newcastle salvaged a point against Everton in the most dramatic and heroic of fashions. 

The Toffees were leading 2-0 at home even into the injury time, before Newcastle scored two goals in the span of sixty seconds – in the 90+4th and 90+5th minutes to be precise, and thus recorded a 2-2 draw.

By all means the Magpies will be brimming with confidence.

Going on, Oxford are winless in their last three overall matches, and were so in four of their former five on the road. Moreover, the team have not kept a single clean sheet in their last five road trips, while failing to score in three of those.

Considering all these factors, it’s concluded that Newcastle are about to deliver a massive win this weekend, and take their spot in the next round.

Newcastle United vs Oxford Betting Tips

  • Newcastle United to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Newcastle United/ Newcastle United @ 2.00 (1/1).