Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Against all odds, Newcastle United failed to beat Oxford United at their St. James’ Park, with the two teams playing out a goalless draw in the original fixture. The Magpies played out yet another goalless draw at the weekend as they shared the spoils with Norwich City in the EPL clash, meaning that they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in the replay. Anyhow, a low-scoring affair is once again on the horizon.
Oxford United defeated Blackpool 2-1 in their last league fixture, but you should bear in mind that there have been under 2.5 goals in three of their last five games in all competitions. Since Newcastle United managed to keep three clean sheets in the last four matches, we believe that punters can find value in betting on under 2.5 goals. When the two teams met in the FA CUP in 2017 at the Kassam Stadium Oxford United crushed Newcastle United 3-0.
Highlighted Player (Elliott Moore):
Born in Coalville, England on March 16, 1997 Elliott Moore is an English footballer who plays for Oxford United as a centre-back. Moore has one cap with the England U18 team, while making two appearances for the England U20 team.
The 196-cm tall defender is a product of Leicester City football school, joining the club at the age of 6, but he did not enjoy a first-team football with the Foxes. He made his first appearances for Leicester City senior team on July 19, 2017 against WBA at the Asia Trophy. After spending a couple of seasons on loan at OH Leuven, Elliott Moore returned to England in the summer of 2019, signing a contract with League One side Oxford United.
Moore made his League One debut against Sunderland on August 3, 2019. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Stadium of Light in the opening match of the season, with Elliott Moore coming from the bench in the dying minutes of the game.
Highlighted Team (Newcastle):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354.
Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past.
David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The color of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.