Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Oxford United and Hull City face each other in a highly-anticipated game at Kassam Stadium on day 16 of the new League One campaign. Oxford just can’t find their best form in the first half of the season, with the team sitting in the danger zone ahead of Matchday 16. The Yellows aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, but they will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s clash against the league leaders.
The Tigers are determined to secure automatic promotion to the Championship, and their recent form is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Hull City are after their fifth consecutive win in the League One, and given Oxford United’s anything but good form, we predict that the visitors are going to pick up all three points from the match. Hull City influential midfielder Greg Docherty has overcome his injury, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Elliott Moore):
Born in Coalville, England on March 16, 1997 Elliott Moore is an English footballer who plays for Oxford United as a centre-back. Moore has one cap with the England U18 team, while making two appearances for the England U20 team.
The 196-cm tall defender is a product of Leicester City football school, joining the club at the age of 6, but he did not enjoy a first-team football with the Foxes. He made his first appearances for Leicester City senior team on July 19, 2017 against WBA at the Asia Trophy. After spending a couple of seasons on loan at OH Leuven, Elliott Moore returned to England in the summer of 2019, signing a contract with League One side Oxford United.
Moore made his League One debut against Sunderland on August 3, 2019. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Stadium of Light in the opening match of the season, with Elliott Moore coming from the bench in the dying minutes of the game.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450.
Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider.
Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.