Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Oxford United will be aiming to put an end to their three-game winless run when they take on Reading in the League One round 31. The Yellows have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding five goals in total in the last two league matches, but the bookies still see them as favourites to beat the Royals in front of home fans. Both Stevens and Cumming limped off with injuries in the last League One fixture, with both Smyth and Eastwood likely to step up.
The Royals, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient. Reading are desperate to escape the relegation zone, but given their poor away record (1-3-9), we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on Oxford United. There are no fresh injury concerns 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.