Peterborough vs Oxford Prediction & Match Preview

Peterborough vs Oxford
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: ABAX Stadium (Peterborough).

If we take recent form as an indication, there’s no doubt as to whom the tag of the favorite goes. Peterborough have been on a roll in the last several match-days, and on top of that they have the home advantage as well. To pile on, Oxford have been completely off-color on the road since December. As such, expect Peterborough to emerge victorious this weekend.

Peterborough vs Oxford Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Oxford won 1-0 at home in the reverse fixture.
  • Five of the last eight games had goals from both teams.
  • Seven of the last eight wins had gone to Oxford.
  • Since 2001, only a single clash at this stadium failed to have goals from both teams.
  • It’s been 19 years since Oxford have lost at this venue.

Peterborough vs Oxford Prediction

Peterborough defeated Ipswich the last match-day on the road. The scoreline was 1-4, in favor of the guests, and it needs to be mentioned that Ipswich are one of the best teams in the league. A win against them, that too on the road, should speak volumes about how impressive Peterborough are these days.

On the other hand, Oxford recorded a narrow 2-1 victory at home over Blackpool. It was their first win in five games, and even then, it was at home. The team has been struggling on the road. In fact, Oxford has lost three of their last five road trips, and were winless in four of the last five. 

Meanwhile, Peterborough were unbeaten in 19 of their last 21 home fixtures, and had won an impressive 15 of them. They also are placed third in the table, and are just one point away from a direct-promotion spot, and just four away from the top-most. 

Coupling their home advantage, and determination to get into the top-two, along with these other factors, expect Peterborough to win this weekend. However, over the years, Oxford have performed phenomenally well in h2h clashes. They even had won the reverse fixture, and have lost just once against this opponent in the last 19 years.

Moreover, at this venue, Oxford are on an unbeaten run since 2001. Taking into account their desire to put an end to their recent form-less run, and their ambition to get into the playoff mix (currently just two points away from the cut-off), count on the visitors to score at least once this Saturday.

Peterborough vs Oxford Betting Tips

  • Peterborough to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).