Oxford United vs Scunthorpe United: Preview and Predictions

Oxford United vs Scunthorpe United
England – League One
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Kick-Off at 12:45 UK
Venue: The Kassam Stadium (Oxford).

The Iron have just not been pulling up any trees of late. They will be lucky to even reach the playoffs at the end of the season after being winless in last eight league affairs. Such a dreadful run of form has forced the team to part ways with the Scottish manager Graham Alexander who got off to a phenomenal kick off to the season announcing the battle or the direct promotion back in the fall 2017.

Scunthorpe are yet to hire the new manager and the team will travel to The Kassam Stadium for the clash with Oxford United in poor spirits. Can the U’s take advantage of the situation to pick up the victory which would make their life easier and push them away from the relegation scrap? The danger area is five points away from Oxford United at the moment and a potential defeat here would further complicate things for Karl Robinson and his men.

The U’s have been anything but impressive recently losing five of last seven league games due to the lack of the efficiency in the final third. Scunthorpe’s visit should give a nice chance for them t6o find the wanted rhythm up front given that the Iron have been anything but meticulous at the back recently. Scunthorpe United have shipped at least a goal in each of last 13 games in the competition.

Oxford United vs Scunthorpe United: Head-to-head

The Iron have dominated this match up winning 8 and losing 4 of 16 meetings with Oxford United.

Nonetheless, the U’s have been the more successful side if we only look games played at The Kassam Stadium where they’ve won 4 and lost 3 of 8.

Three of last four H2H encounters have seen both teams in target.

Oxford United vs Scunthorpe United: Prediction

Backing goals at both ends is just the way to go here. Each of last eight games Scunthorpe United have played on the road has seen the BTTS option “come in”.

Since it’s really hard to predict the match-winner here, we will alternatively take the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 1.85.

Oxford United vs Scunthorpe United: Bet Tips

BTTS @ 1.66

Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85.

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