Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
After beating the likes of Royal Wootton, Tamworth, and Weymouth in the preliminary rounds, Oxford City will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Northampton Town in the FA Cup round 1. The National League South side head into the match following a 2-0 loss to Hampton & Richmond, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in Monday’s football match.
Northampton, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement in the League One of late, and seeing that the game will be played behind closed doors, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visiting team. In their last away game in the League One the Cobblers defeated Wigan Athletic, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the visiting team.
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.