Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tuesday’s postponed fixture at the Mazuma Stadium pits together Morecambe and Oxford United, the two teams entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Morecambe are fighting hard to secure the League One survival, while Oxford are eyeing a spot in the playoffs. The Shrimps desperately needed a win against Burton, with the team putting an end to their three-match losing run, but they need to keep on impressing if they are to avoid relegation.
Both Anthony O’Connor and Greg Leigh are sidelined with injuries, but there are no fresh selection worries in the home team. The Yellows, on the other hand, are only one point behind the playoffs berth. Since both sides will go for a win in Tuesday’s clash, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. All Gorrin, Sam Baldock, and Marcus Browne miss out with injuries, while both Daniel Agyei and Cameron Brannagan are major doubts.
Highlighted Player (Scott Wootton):
After spending his youth career at English giants Liverpool and Manchester United, Scott Wootton played for the likes of Tranmere Rovers, Peterborough United, and Nottingham Forest on loan at senior level. In the summer of 2013, the defender signed a three-year deal with Leeds United.
Scott Wootton made 66 appearances for the Whites in the league before moving to Rotherham United on loan. In August 2016, the English footballer joined League 1 club Milton Keynes Dons, signing a two-year deal with the Stadium MK outfit. Nowadays, Scott Wootton plays for Plymouth Argyle in the League Two, where he wears the number 5 jersey.
Scott Wootton’s primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances at right-back as well. The 188-cm tall defender, whose preferred foot is right, has three caps for the England U17 team. Scott Wootton was born in Birkenhead, England, on September 12, 1991.
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.