Our prediction for this League 1 match:
The Kassam Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Oxford United and Tranmere Rovers, the two clubs who are level on points ahead of Matchday 8. Oxford United do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, with the team suffering a loss in four of their last five league fixtures. The Yellows’ defence has been pretty shaky of late, but seeing that they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we believe that Karl Robinson’s troops are capable of picking up all three points from Saturday’s clash.
Tranmere Rovers sit in the danger zone as well, but, unlike Oxford United, they suffered only one defeat in previous four league fixtures. The Super Whites, though, are not regarded as good travelers and seeing that they recorded only one win in previous 11 away games in the League One, we are tempted to put our money on 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 (Tranmere):
Based in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Tranmere Rovers are a professional club that compete in the League One. Tranmere were founded back in 1884 under the name of Belmont FC, with the football arms of cricket clubs Lyndhurst Wanderers and Belmont coming together. The club recorded their first win later in 1884 as they outclassed Brunswick Rovers 4-0.
Nowadays Tranmere Rovers play their home games at Prenton Park, the venue which can hold up to 15,567 people. The Rovers wear white shirts and blue shorts in home matches, but back in the 19th century orange and red were the dominating colours on their kit.
Tranmere fans see Bolton Wanderers as the club’s main rivals, but they have built a small rivalry with Chester City and Everton as well. The Prenton Park outfit did well to make it to the League Cup final in the 1993/1994 season, but Aston Villa proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.