Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Memorial Stadium when Bristol Rovers and Oxford United face each other in the League One round 19. Following a heavy 6-1 loss to Accrington, Bristol Rovers played out a goalless draw in their last league match, with the team remaining in the danger zone. Midfielder Ed Upson, who missed the previous five league fixtures with a hamstring injury, is unlikely to feature against Oxford United.
The Yellows, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Doncaster Rovers. Oxford United are eager to keep their League One playoffs hopes alive, and we are positive that they will go for a win in the midweek clash. The Yellows will not have a better chance than this to get back on course, and we predict that they are going to pick up all three points from the match. Olamide Shodipo is likely to be recalled to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Mark Little):
Mark Little is a right back who plays for Bristol City. Little started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wonderers and he made 27 appearances for the first team as well. He made his Wolves debut on 23 August, 2006 in the League Cup clash against Chesterfield.
After spending two years on loan at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Peterborough United, he signed a permanent deal with Peterborough on 25 May, 2010. The defender scored three goals in 148 appearances for the ABAX Stadium outfit, but in 2014 turned down a new contract offer. Mark Little joined Bristol City on 1 July, 2014 and he has been playing for the Robins ever since.
The English footballer, who was born on 20 August, 1988 made 23 appearances for Bristol City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as 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.