Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bolton Wanderers continue to struggle in the 2019/2020 League One campaign, with the team conceding 21 goals in total in previous four league fixtures. The rock-bottom side have been struggling at the back of late and we do not believe that Keith Hill’s youngsters are capable of matching Oxford United, who proved their worth in a 3-0 win over Tranmere Rovers.
The Yellows aim to move a little closer to the play-offs berth and given Bolton’s poor form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Karl Robinson’s troops. A man to watch in the away team will be Cameron Brannagan, who has been producing fine displays at the start of the season. Anyhow, anything but a routine away win will be a major surprise as Bolton Wanderers are expected to be the cannon fodder of the League One this season.
Highlighted Player (Luke Murphy):
After spending his youth career at Crew Alexandra, Luke Murphy made his debut with the Railwaymen at senior level on December 13, 2008 in a 1-0 win over Swindon Town. Murphy scored his first goal with Crew Alexandra in a 4-1 away victory over Hartlepool United 15 days later.
After scoring 21 goals in 161 appearances for the club, the English footballer moved to Leeds United in June 2013, signing a three-year deal with the Elland Road outfit for a fee of around £1 million. Luke Murphy played for Burton Albion on loan as well before signing a two-year contract with Bolton Wanderers in August 2018.
Murphy made his debut for the Trotters on August 4, 2018 in a 2-1 win over WBA. The experienced midfielder was born in Macclesfield, England on October 21, 1989. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and right midfielder as well.
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.