Plymouth Argyle vs Oxford United
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Home Park (Plymouth).
Both Plymouth Argyle and Oxford United have been struggling badly at the start of the new season in League One. They sit right on the brink of the red zone after 19 rounds of the competition with a single point separating them ahead of this weekend’s clash in the second round of FA Cup.
The hosts will come into it with an improved confidence after a 2-1 victory over Fleetwood Town. It was just what head coach Derek Adams needed to raise the spirits inside his team’s dressing from after a demolishing 5-1 defeat to leaders Luton Town.
English striker Freddie Ladapo took his league tally to nine with a brace in the mentioned win. He will no doubts be the main threat to Oxford’s goal here.
Plymouth Argyle vs Oxford United: Head-to-head
The U’s have a positive head to head record in matches with Plymouth Argyle.
Oxford United won 10, drew 5 and lost only 3 of 18 meetings with the Pilgrims.
Just one of past six head to head outings brought goals at both ends.
Oxford United picked up a 2-0 victory when the two sides took on each other in mid-October this year in League One.
Plymouth Argyle vs Oxford United: Prediction
The visitors started the new season in a horrendous fashion, but the board kept trusting Karl Robinson. It paid off as the U’s made it nine consecutive games without a defeat before falling 2-0 to the rock-bottomed Bradford City last weekend.
Robinson obviously did a special effort on fixing his side’s defensive holes as Oxford United were very tough to break down recently. The U’s were 360 minutes without a single goal conceded before the mentioned 2-0 loss to the Bantams in the previous league round.
We expect the visitors to sit at the back and try and keep things tight defensively. Knowing just one of past six H2H matches saw the BTTS pick “coming in”, we’ll back a low-scoring affair on Saturday at Home Park.
Plymouth Argyle vs Oxford United: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95 (19/20)
BTTS – NO @ 2.05 (21/20).