Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Oxford United will be looking to build on a 4-0 win over Southend United when they take on Walsall at Banks’s Stadium in the FA Cup round 2. Walsall kicked off their FA Cup campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Darlington, with Caolan Lavery scoring the only goal of the match. The Northern Ireland attacker, though, has been struggling to find his goal-scoring touch in the League One, and, as a result, the Saddlers sit in the relegation zone in the League Two standings.
Oxford United, on the other hand, are eyeing promotion to the Championship. The Yellows have been scoring goals for fun in all competitions of late, and given their fine away record; we believe that punters can find value in betting on the League One side. When the two teams met in the English third tier, last season, Oxford United outplayed Walsall 3-1.
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 (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.