Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Adams Park will host Saturday’s football game between Wycome and Oxford United, the two promotion-chasing sides. Wycombe aim to build on a 2-0 win over Bolton, and a triumph over Oxford United should see them climb to automatic promotion places. The opposition defenders should have Brandon Hanlan at bay as the 24-year-old forward impressed in the triumph over Bolton.
The Yellows, on the other hand, are eager to stay in top six, and seeing that they will go for a win in Saturday’s derby as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. The bad news for the visitors is that important midfielder Herbie Kane misses out through suspension. McGuane is widely expected to replace Brannagan in the starting XI as the 25-year-old midfielder limped off with injury in the loss to Lincoln.
Highlighted Player (David Wheeler):
David Wheeler is an English professional footballer who plays for League One's Wycombe Wanderers as a right-winger. He was born in Brighton on the 4th of October, 1990. The 29-year-old joined Brighton and Hove Albion's youth academy in the year 2000. He remained with the club for six years before joining Lewes, where he signed his first professional contract.
Ironically, his maiden competitive appearance for the club came as a substitute against his former team on the 5th of March, 2008. The following season, he scored his first-ever senior goal against Altrincham in the Conference South. The pacey winger left Lewes in 2011 and followed up with two successful stints at Staines Town and Exeter City, the latter for which, he made over 150 appearances and scored 39 goals in all competitions. At the start of the 16/17 season, he joined Queens Park Rangers on a three year deal in what was a high profile transfer but made little impact.
During his time at QPR, he was sent out on loan twice before being released from his contract in 2019. He joined his current club Wycombe on the 30th of June, 2019, and has made nine appearances for them so far. Wheeler's involvement with the International setup meanwhile has been restricted to featuring for the England Under-18 Schoolboys for whom he made eight appearances during the 08/09 season.
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.