Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Accrington Stanley will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southend United when they host Oxford United at their Wham Stadium on Matchday 12. The Accy did well to put an end to their four-game winless run in the League One, but they do not want to stop now. The hosts aim to keep on climbing the standings and we predict that they will go for a win in Saturday’s football match against Oxford United.
The Yellows, on the other hand, look unstoppable at the moment in the English third tier, with the team rolling over the likes of Lincoln City (6-0) and Gillingham (3-0), while crushing West Ham United (4-0) in the League Cup. Oxford United are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Lancashire, but seeing that Accrington proved their worth in the triumph over Southend, share of spoils is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Billy Kee):
Born in Loughborough, England on December 1, 1990, Billy Kee is a professional footballer who plays for Accrington Stanley as a striker. However, despite being born in England, the 175-cm-tall attacker represents Northern Ireland on the international stage. Billy Kee was called up to the senior Northern Ireland squad in September, 2009 for a World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia, but he has yet to make his debut for the national team.
The Accrington Stanley man scored 13 goals for the Accy in the 2018/2019 League One campaign, but that did not help the team secure promotion to the Championship as they finished the season in the 14th place in the standings.
Billy Kee started his youth career at Leicester City academy, while playing for the likes of Torquay United, Burton Albion, Scunthorpe United and Mansfield Town at senior level. His contract with Accrington Stanley should expire on June, 30, 2021.
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.