Our prediction for this League 1 match:
The New Lawn will host Saturday’s football game between Forest Green and Oxford United. The Green Army failed to secure the League One survival and they must be low on confidence following a 3-1 loss to Cheltenham. Dominic Bernard is likely to replace Charlie Savage in the starting XI, with Tyrese Omotoye pushing for a start as well. You should know that Forest Green have suffered 11 defeats at home this season to date.
The Yellows, on the other hand, moved one step closer to securing the League One survival thanks to a thrilling 4-0 win over Cheltenham Town. Oxford United are more of a team than the rock-bottom side and we predict that the visitors are going to pick up all three points from the match. Tyler Goodrham limped off with injury in the midweek triumph, with Josh Murphy likely to step up.
Highlighted Player (Ben Stevenson):
Ben Stevenson is a product of a Coventry City football academy who plays for Colchester United as a midfielder. Born in Leicester on March 23, 1997, Stevenson started his senior career at Coventry City and made his debut with the Sky Blues on August 9, 2016, in the League Cup game against Portsmouth.
The English footballer moved to Wolverhampton in the 2018/2019 season, but he did not see any game action in the league with the Wolves. After ending his loan spells with Colchester United and Jumilla, Ben Stevenson signed a permanent two-and-a-half year contract with the U’s on January 30, 2019. He made his second debut for Colchester United against Northampton Town on February 2, 2019.
His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing good performances as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 24 shirt at Colchester.
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.