Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Swindon Town and Oxford United go head to head at County Ground in what is expected to be a close encounter. The Robins aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Sunderland and Accrington, and a triumph over Oxford could see them move away from the relegation zone. Both Mathieu Baudry and Ezekiel Fryers are likely to miss the game with injuries. Unlike previous seasons, Oxford United have been playing some low-scoring games in the League One of late.
There have been under 2.5 goals in each of their previous five league fixtures; therefore, we predict that one goal will separate the two teams at County Ground. Since Swindon are desperate to secure the League One survival, we predict that they will emerge triumphant in the midweek clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Wiltshire.
Highlighted Player (Zeki Fryers):
Zeki Fryers is a product of Manchester United football academy who plays for Swindon Town in the League Two. Born in Manchester, England, on September 9, 1992, Fryers made two appearances for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
He made his debut for the English giants in the League Cup game against Leeds United on September 20, 2011. The 183-cm tall left-back played for the likes of Standard Liege, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Rotherham United (loan), Ipswich Town (loan), and Barnsley as well before signing a deal with Swindon Town in 2019 as a free player.
He made his Swindon Town debut in the League Two in a 2-0 win at Scunthorpe United on August 3, 2019. Speaking of his international career, Zeki Fryers played for the England U16, U17, and U19 teams in the past. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well. His preferred foot is left.
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.