Sunderland vs Oxford United Prediction & Match Preview

Sunderland vs Oxford United England League One Predictions by LeagueLane

Sunderland vs Oxford United
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 4 December 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light.

Sunderland have tightened things up defensively of late. Just one of the last five games they played in all competitions saw three or more goals scored. On the other side, we have Oxford United who played two goalless draws in the last three League One affairs. Looking also at the H2H trend, the Under 2.5 goals FT seems to be the way to go.

Sunderland vs Oxford United Head-to-head

  • Sunderland can rely on tradition as they have won 5, drawn 5, and lost 2 of the last 13 meetings with Oxford United.
  • Sunderland will go into this on the back of three subsequent victories over Oxford United.
  • Only one of the last eight head to head encounters between these two outfits produced three or more goals.

Sunderland vs Oxford United Predictions & Analysis

Sunderland host Oxford United in the big League One clash on Saturday afternoon at Stadium of Light.

These two teams featured the promotional playoffs in the previous term of the competition but both were stopped in the semifinal round, falling against the likes of Blackpool and Lincoln City respectively.

Both outfits are flirting with the promotional playoffs spots this time around as well.

Sunderland broke into the top-five in the league ladder after clinching seven out of nine possible points in the last three rounds.

They are currently three points above the 8th-placed Oxford United which is why this match carries a massive importance for both managers.

The visitors are also in a great series of results. They held section leaders Rotherham United to a goalless draw last weekend.

It was the sixth successive league fixture without a defeat for Oxford United who have won three of the last five in the process.

Maintaining such fine spell of form will, however, be a very challenging task for the visitors given they are to play Sunderland at Stadium of Light.

Sunderland are a very tough nut to crack in their own backyard. They won seven of eight league fixtures on the home patch this season.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Sunderland won each of the last three clashes against Oxford United.
  • Sunderland won seven of eight home fixtures in this term of the League One.
  • Oxford United played two goalless draws in the last three league outings.
  • Four of the last five matches Sunderland played ended with fewer than three goals scored.

Tips for Sunderland vs Oxford United

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Sunderland to win @ 2.30 (13/10).