Rangers vs Oxford
International – Club Friendlies
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Ibrox Stadium.
Rangers tried their best to trump Celtic at the top in the Premiership this last season and came up short once again. At the end of the campaign, the latter had a nine-point lead at the top and took the lone Champions League qualification spot available.
The difference in performances between these two was not huge, but maybe the champions employed a better defense. Though, to compensate for it, the Rangers had scored the most number of goals and were the only one to touch the 80-mark. Even impressive is the fact that only two of the total twelve in contention managed to surpass 60.
Oxford kept a modest profile throughout their League One season in 2018-19. They expectedly finished in the mid-table but had raised their level towards the end of their campaign.
Aiming for a better finish, the team entered a period of domination, and went through an unbeaten run of nine games, and lost to the champion in their final tie. The form the squad showed in the stretch gives hope to fans, and the chance to lock horns against one of the best in Scotland will be a great way to test waters before the commencement of the next campaign.
Rangers vs Oxford Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are facing each other for the first time.
Rangers vs Oxford Prediction
The English club plies their trade in the third division, while their counterparts are one of the top dogs in their country, and ensured a ticket for the Europa League qualifiers. Rangers also baffled their opposition in the Premiership with their offensive performances, and recorded the most number of goals, at a rate over two per tie.
Moreover, the team has the home advantage, where they are currently on a four-game winning streak, and was unbeaten in 22 of their last 24. They were also invincible in 26 of their last 29 match-ups and even delivered a loss to Champion Celtic in the process.
On the other hand, Oxford was winless in 12 of their last 16 away ties and conceded five from their last two on the road alone. They also let in two or more goals in their last three fixtures. With these stats in mind, a win for the Scottish side is the top pick.
But do take into account the passion and form the visitors of this tie showed towards the culmination of their last season. They had found the back of the net in eight of their last nine games and did so twice or more in five of their last seven. Away from home, they repeated the feat in 12 of their last 21 attempts.
And finally, considering this is a friendly, the chance for either squad to find the net is very high.
Rangers vs Oxford Betting Tips
Rangers to Win @ 1.63.
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70.