Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Home Park when Plymouth and Oxford United face each other in the League One derby. Plymouth aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town, and they will give their best to melt Wigan’s advantage in the standings. Defender James Bolton, who limped off with injury at the weekend, is unlikely to feature against Oxford United.
The Yellows, on the other hand, aim to stay in the playoffs berth, and seeing that they will go for a win as well, we are going to put our money on both teams to score. Karl Robinson has no fresh selection worries, and the 41-year-old tactician is unlikely to make changes to the team that played out a 1-1 draw with Ipswich. You should know that 16 goals in total have been netted in the previous four meetings between the two teams.
Highlighted Player (Kieran Agard):
Kieran Agard is a professional football player who was born in East London, England. He began his youth career in the Arsenal Academy and in 2005 he moved to Everton. Agard played for Everton U-18 team and it has to be noted that he made no more than one appearance for the first team.
In 2011 he joined Yeovil Town and after playing 29 league games for the club, he signed a contract with Rotherham United in July, 2012. Agard scored his first goal for Rotherham United on 27 October and he helped the team record a 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle. After scoring 27 goals in 78 league appearances for Rotherham United, he joined Bristol City for the 2014/2015 campaign.The fee is believed to be in the region of £750,000.
Despite being born in England, the pacey footballer is eligible to play for Jamaica, Saint Vincent Grenadines and Dominica as well. His main position is centre forward, but he is also capable of playing at both right and left wing.
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.