Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a thrilling 3-0 win at Fleetwood Town, Oxford United will be aiming to climb to top position in the standings when they take on Exeter City in the League One derby. The Yellows are eyeing their sixth win of the process and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play. Barring any fresh injury worries, Liam Manning is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Cod Army.
The Grecians have a chance to overtake Portsmouth in first place as well and seeing that the visitors will go for a victory in Saturday’s showdown, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Australia midfielder Caleb Watts should earn a spot in the starting XI after scoring the winner against Cheltenham Town at the weekend, while there are no fresh selection worries in the visiting 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.