Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a 3-1 win over Carlisle United, Oxford United will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Barnsley on Matchday 27. The Yellows have regained a much-needed confidence and they now want to move closer to the automatic promotion berth. The opposition back-line should have Mark Harris at bay as the Wales forward scored a brace against the Cumbrians.
The Tykes, on the other hand, are eyeing their third consecutive league win. Barnsley and Oxford United seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Herbie Kane limped off with injury in a 2-1 win over Carlisle, with Jonathan Russell likely to replace him in the starting XI. In the first half of the season Oxford United defeated Barnsley at Oakwell.
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.