Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Blackpool, Oxford United will be aiming to escape the danger zone when they host Northampton Town at their Kassam Stadium. The Yellows aim to put an end to their five-game winless run in the League One, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Northampton. Anyhow, it seems as if Oxford will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the English third tier.
The Cobblers head into the match following back-to-back defeats to Doncaster and Crewe, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in the midweek clash. This game could be the turning point for the Yellows, and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. You should bear in mind, though, that Oxford United have not defeated Northampton Town in a competitive match since October 21, 2014.
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 (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.