Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Highbury Stadion when Fleetwood Town and Oxford United face each other in the League One on Saturday afternoon. Fleetwood aim to build on back-to-back wins over Gillingham and Shrewsbury, and they are likely to rely on their solid defence against Oxford United. The Fishermen did well to keep three clean sheets in the previous four league fixtures.
Keep in mind, though, that talented midfielder Jay Matete is likely to miss the game with injury. The Yellows, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the League One of late, with the team beating MK Dons at home, while losing to the likes of Charlton, Peterborough, and Gillingham on the road. Oxford obviously struggle on the travels, and that is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the in-form hosts.
Highlighted Player (Josh Morris):
Josh Morris is a product of Blackburn Rovers football school who plays for Fleetwood Town in the League One. Morris’ main position is left midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both left-back and central midfielder as well.
The English footballer started his senior career at Blackburn Rovers and he played for the likes of Yeovil Town, Rotherham United, Carlisle United and Fleetwood Town on loan before moving to Bradford City in the summer of 2015. Josh Morris, though, found his best form at Scunthorpe United, scoring 35 goals in 107 appearances for the club in the league.
Before the start of the 2018/2019 League One season Morris re-joined Fleetwood Town, signing a two-year contract with the Fishermen. Josh Morris scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win over Peterborough United at Weston Homes Stadium. His contract with Fleetwood Town 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.