Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tuesday’s football game at Kassam Stadium pits together Oxford United and Accrington, the two teams who are eyeing a place in the playoffs. With only one point separating the two teams in the League One table, a close encounter is on the cards. Oxford United aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail in the midweek clash. Karl Robinson has no fresh injury worries as both Marcus McGuane and Sam Winnall return to contention after missing the draw with Gillingham.
Accrington, on the other hand, are only one point behind the playoffs berth. The visitors, though, collected only one point from the previous three league fixtures, and seeing that Oxford United are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we are tempted to put our money on the Yellows. John Coleman should have a full squad to choose from for Tuesday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (James Henry):
James Henry was born in Reading on 10 June, 1989, but he grew up in Woodley. He began playing football at his home-town club Woodley Saints, but he made progress during his spell at Reading’s youth academy. Henry is a winger who is capable of playing as a centre midfielder as well, but he failed to score for Reading in 10 league appearances for the club.
After ending his loan spells with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, Norwich City and Millwall, he signed a permanent deal with the Lions on 28 July, 2010. Henry signed a three-year deal with Millwall and he made his home debut in a 4-0 win over Hull City.
It has to be noted that Henry played for both Scotland and England at youth level in the past, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team. Henry was born in England, but his parents are Scottish and, as a result, he is eligible to play for both England and Scotland.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.