Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over AFC Wimbledon and Ipswich Town, Oxford United will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Accrington Stnaley in the postponed fixture. The Yellows quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Sunderland, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to book their place in the play-offs.
Matt Taylor, who scored his tenth goal of the season against the Tractor Boys, will be the man to keep an eye on in the home team. Seeing that Accrington Stanley are stuck in the middle of the standings, we believe that bettors can find value in betting on the high-flying hosts. You should bear in mind that the Yellows are eyeing their first win over the Accy in a competitive match since October, 2015.
Highlighted Player (Rob Hall):
Rob Hall is an English footballer who plays as a right-winger for Oxford United. The Aylesbury local was born on the 21st of October, 1993. Formerly a West Ham Youth product, the pacey forward signed his first professional contract with the club in October 2010. He made his professional debut, however, playing for Oxford United against Dagenham on the 13th of September 2011, a game in which he also scored his first-ever goal.
He followed up his time at Oxford with loan spells at clubs like Milton Keynes, Birmingham City, and Bolton Wanderers. On the 28th of March, 2013, he joined Bolton on a permanent deal, thus ending his more than a decade long relationship with parent club West ham. He remained a Bolton player until 2016 but made a little impact having gone out on loan twice to Milton Keynes during that time.
On the 19th of July, 2016, the 25-year old re-joined former club Oxford United on an initial two-year contract, which has since extended. On the International front, Hall has represented his country on the under-16, under-17, under-18, and under-19 level and was a member of the team that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.
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.