Our prediction for this League 1 match:
The Kassam Stadium will host Saturday’s football match between Oxford United and Southend United, the two teams with completely different ambitions in the remainder of the season. Oxford United are eyeing promotion to the Championship, while Southend United are determined to avoid relegation to the League Two. The Yellows are eyeing their fourth consecutive triumph in the league, and it is no wonder they are considered hot favourites to win the match against the relegation strugglers.
The Shrimpers are on a five-game losing run in the League One, meaning that the lack of confidence is likely to prove to be a big problem for the visitors in the Kassam Stadium clash. Matt Taylor has been scoring goals for fun in the League One of late, and we predict that he is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Anyhow, David faces Goliath at Kassam Stadium, and anything but a routine home win will be a major surprise.
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 (Southend):
Nicknamed the Shrimpers, Southend United are a League One club which is located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. Southend United were founded back in 1906 and have been wearing dark blue shirts and shorts ever since.
The colour of their away shirt is sky blue, with the team wearing black shorts when playing on the travels. Roots Hall is the club’s home ground, the venue which was built in 1952 and opened three years later. The capacity of the stadium is 12,392. Fellow Essex team Colchester United are seen as Southend United’s biggest rivals. The two clubs were in the race for top position in the League One in the 2005/2006 season, with Southend eventually winning the battle.
Southend United recorded their biggest ever win in the 1934/1935 season, with the team rolling over Golders Green 10-1 in the FA Cup. The Shrimpers suffered their biggest defeat in the 1965/1966 season when they were beaten by Brighton 9-1.