Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Oxford United and Crystal Palace square off against each other at Kassam Stadium in what is expected to be an exciting EFL Cup game. Following back-to-back defeats to Bristol Rovers and Lincoln, Oxford United shared the spoils with Morecambe in their last league match. The Yellows are eager to return to winning ways, but they are seen as underdogs in Tuesday’s clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Palace.
The Eagles, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-1 win over Aston Villa. Crystal Palace have big ambitions for the 2022/2023 EFL Cup campaign, and given their display in the last Premier League game, away win should definitely be considered. All McArthur, Butland, Tomkins, and Ferguson are out of contention with injuries, while both Mateta, Olise, and Milivojevic should start against Oxford.
Highlighted Player (James Henry):
James Henry was born in Reading on 10 June, 1989, but he grew up in Woodley. He began playing football at his home-town club Woodley Saints, but he made progress during his spell at Reading’s youth academy. Henry is a winger who is capable of playing as a centre midfielder as well, but he failed to score for Reading in 10 league appearances for the club.
After ending his loan spells with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, Norwich City and Millwall, he signed a permanent deal with the Lions on 28 July, 2010. Henry signed a three-year deal with Millwall and he made his home debut in a 4-0 win over Hull City.
It has to be noted that Henry played for both Scotland and England at youth level in the past, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team. Henry was born in England, but his parents are Scottish and, as a result, he is eligible to play for both England and Scotland.
Highlighted Team (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.
The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.