Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Fratton Park when Portsmouth and Oxford United face each other in the League One on Matchday 17. The Pompey just can’t find their best form in the 2019/2020 season, but there is still room for improvement. Portsmouth did well to beat Lincoln City 1-0 in their last home fixture, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet at their Fratton Park.
The Yellows, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in the English third tier, with the team netting 13 goals in total in previous five league fixtures. Since both sides are likely to go for a win in Saturday’s football game, we believe that you can find value in betting on both teams to score. In their last meeting in the League One, Oxford United recorded a 2-1 win over Portsmouth.
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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.