Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Morecambe play host to Oxford United at their Mazuma Stadium in the League One round 37. The Shrimps have been slipping down the standings week by week, and, as a result, they sit in the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but Cole Stockton should be recalled to the starting XI after he was rested in the midweek defeat.
The Yellows, on the other hand, are on a five-match losing run ahead of the relegation six-pointer. Since both sides are desperate to get back on course, we believe that both teams to score betting option should be considered. As for the visiting side, James Henry limped off with injury in a 3-2 loss to Derby County, with Olsin Smyth likely to step up. Earlier this term the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Kassam Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Donald Love):
Donald Love is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town as a defender. Love’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Born in Rochdale, England on December 2, 1994, Donald Love started his youth career at Nortwich Town before joining Manchester United football academy in 2002.
Eleven years later he signed a professional contract with the famous English club and he made his Man Utd debut in a 2-1 loss to Midtjylland in the 2015/2016 Europa League knockout stages. During his spell at Manchester United Donald Love was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and in the summer of 2016 he joined Sunderland.
After making 27 appearances for the Black Cats in the league, Love moved to fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town. Despite being born in England, Donald Love represents Scotland in international matches. The Shrewsbury Town defender has 5 caps with Scotland U21 team.
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.