Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
After rolling over Rochdale 4-1 in the FA Cup round 3 replay, Newcastle United will be aiming to given fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Oxford United in the last 32. The Magpies have been producing fine performances in 2020, with the team beating Chelsea 1-0 in the Premier League at the weekend. Since the hosts are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup clash, we are tempted to put our money on Steve Bruce’s men.
The Yellows, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form in the League One, with the team failing to win the previous four league fixtures. Oxford United often struggle on the travels; therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Newcastle’s party at St. Mary’s Stadium. When the two teams met in the FA Cup three years ago, Oxford United crushed Newcastle United 3-0, meaning that the Magpies are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Paul Dummet):
Paul Dummett is a product of Newcastle United’s youth school. His main position is left back, but he is capable of playing as a centre back as well. The defender was born on 26 September, 1991 and he played for the likes of Gateshead and St. Mirren on loan in the past.
Dummett returned to Newcastle United in 2013 and he featured in 18 games for the Magpies in the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign. On the last day of the season, he made a hard tackle on Liverpool attacker Luis Suarez and, in turn received death threats from Uruguay fans on Twitter. The Newcastle United defender scored one goal in 23 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but he did not help the St. James’ Park outfit avoid relegation to the Championship.
Paul Dummett plays for Wales and he made his debut for the Dragons on June, 2014 against Netherlands. It has to be noted that Dummett won the Scottish League Cup with St. Mirren in the 2012/2013 season.
Highlighted Team (Oxford United):
Oxford United are one of the oldest clubs in the League One as they were founded back in 1893. However, Oxford United adopted their current name 67 years later and have been playing under it ever since.
Over the years the Yellows have built a great rivalry with Swindon Town and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two sides. Oxford United play home matches at Kassam Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 12,500. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been Oxford United’s home ground ever since. The Boys from Up the Hill are well known for their yellow and blue colours, but they play their away games in dark blue (with a little yellow) or black kits.
Oxford’s player with the most league appearances is John Shuker, playing 478 games for the club from 1962 to 1977. On the other hand, Jim Magilton is the club’s most capped player in internationals, playing 18 games for Northern Ireland.