Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Kassam Stadium will host a postponed League One game between Oxford United and Portsmouth, the two promotion-chasing sides. Oxford United have a chance to climb to the playoffs berth, but it has to be noted that they failed to impress in back-to-back losses to Barnsley and Bristol Rovers. Both Sam Long and Joe Bennett remain on the sidelines with injuries, while Marcus McGuane is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
The Pompey, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the standings, but beating Oxford United on the road is easier said than done. As both teams will go for a win in Tuesday’s clash, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. In their last meeting in the English third tier the two teams played out a 1-1 draw. As for the away team, all Poole, Robertson, Anjorin, and Swanson are sidelined with injuries, while Kusini Yengi is on international duty. Captain Marlon Pack should recover in time to face the Yellows.
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 (Portsmouth):
During Milan Mandaric’s era at the club, Portsmouth played an important role in the Premier League, with the team finishing their debut season (2003/2004) in the 13th position in the standings. The club impressed in the 2008/2009 season, with Nwankwo Kanu’s goal helping them beat Cardiff City in the FA Cup final.
As a result, Portsmouth represented England in the Europa League, with the team progressing in the group stages of the competition thanks to a win over Vitoria Gimaraes in the final qualifying round. The current club was formed in 2013, but the original amateur club was founded back in 1883. Nowadays Portsmouth host their rivals at Fratton Park, with the venue holding up to 20,620 spectators.
The likes of Sol Campbell, David James, Glen Johnson and aforementioned Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu are considered one of the club’s most notable players. Portsmouth wear blue shirts, white shorts and red socks when hosting their rivals at Fratton Park, while wearing white and blue colours when playing on the road.