Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Northampton Town and Oxford United face each other in a postponed fixture at Sixfields Stadium. The Cobblers do not seem to be at the top of their game, with the team failing to win the previous three league fixtures. Northampton Town are eager to put an end to the negative trend, and seeing that both Ryan Edmondson and Jack Sowerby should return to the squad, we believe that home win should be considered.
The Yellows failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Blackpool, and seeing that they have been having their ups and downs on the travels this season, we are tempted to put our money on Northampton Town. Olamide Shodipo should be recalled to the starting XI after spending the clash against the Seasiders on the bench. In the first half of the season Oxford crushed Northampton 4-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.
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.