The stakes couldn’t be higher for Portsmouth and Oxford as they come out of cold storage and straight into the heat of a play-off semi-final.
Oxford United host Portsmouth in League One on Monday 6th July, at The Kassam Stadium. The hosts currently sit in 4th place in the table having drawn against Portsmouth 1-1 last time out, while the visitors are in 5th after their 1-1 draw against Oxford United.
Oxford Utd has won 60% of their last 20 home league games and Portsmouth has lost 50% of their last 20 away league games.
The last time Portsmouth won away in the league was 4 games ago against Tranmere. The last time Oxford Utd lost a home league game was 4 matches ago against Sunderland.
Of the 12 league games Oxford Utd has won at home, they scored first 10 times. Of the 10 away games Portsmouth has lost, they conceded first 8 times.
Reason for Oxford Utd vs. Portsmouth predictions:
- Portsmouth’s last four away matches in League One have been to nil.
- Portsmouth have lost only three of their last 14 league assignments.
- Both teams have scored in only three of Oxford‘s last seven matches.
- Oxford Utd have scored 2 goals or more in 12 of their last 20 home games.
- Portsmouth have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 20 away games.
35% of Oxford Utd’s last 20 home league games have ended with Both teams scoring. They won 3, drew 2 and lost 2 of those games.
40% of Portsmouth’s last 20 away league games ended with both teams scoring, they won 1, drew 3 and lost 4 of those games.
While both teams will remain confident about earning a place at Wembley Stadium, Oxford’s extra quality in attack – an opinion formed on having scored eight more goals over the regular season – may ultimately prove to be the difference on a tense occasion.
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Oxford United 2-1 Portsmouth