Oxford vs Newcastle United
England – FA Cup
Date: Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET
Venue: Kassam Stadium.
Oxford managed to keep Newcastle United at bay when the two sides locked horns in the first leg. However, their chances of going a step further and coming away with the win in this one are certainly looking bleak, as the Magpies are on a solid run of form at the moment.
Oxford vs Newcastle United Head to head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture of this clash ended in a goalless draw.
- Their only other meeting, which was back in 2017, witnessed Oxford post a 3-0 victory.
Oxford vs Newcastle United Prediction
Much to the relief of their faithful, Oxford did just enough to hold Newcastle United to a stalemate in the first leg of this clash. Despite registering just half as many shots on target as their foes in that latter matchup, the hosts huffed and puffed to thwart their foes from getting their names on the scoresheet.
As of now, the home team are on a four-match unbeaten run across various competitions and have stumbled just once in their last six as well.
On the other hand, Newcastle are on a promising streak of their own as we speak. Impressively, they have not featured at the losing end in any of their past seven games on the trot.
It is also worth mentioning that the Magpies are plying their trade in what is arguably one of the toughest leagues across Europe. Their counterparts, in sharp contrast, are part of the less competitive third tier. To be frank, they are just not used to taking on teams of this stature on a weekly basis.
Furthermore, Newcastle have not admitted defeat in any of their previous three outings. Meanwhile, Oxford have come away with the win just once in their last three games here. Hence, in light of the aforementioned, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to the visitors.
Be that as it may, the Magpies have shared the spoils thrice in their last five trips on the road. Taking into account that the first leg of this clash had also finished in a tie, it will be safer to back a Draw no bet on Tuesday.
Additionally, the hosts have been a confident bunch on home soil this season. Admirably, they have scored a goal or more in all but one of their previous six games here. And have been at the losing end just once in the process as well.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have been keen on finding the back of the net in their outings. Considering that their last h2h meeting here was also a high scoring affair, it is certainly well within reason to expect over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards.
Oxford vs Newcastle United Betting tips
Draw no bet: Newcastle United @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).