Oxford United v Portsmouth betting guide: Not much separates the two teams

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: The Kassam Stadium (12500 seats)

Oxford United and Portsmouth are both riding high in the League One with their 8th and 5th positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Insights:
  • Portsmouth have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded away.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Oxford United form and stats

7-2-3 (win-draw-lost) are the League One numbers at home for Oxford United so far this season. After failing to beat Hull City here at The Kassam Stadium, Oxford has put together a very nice winning streak on their own turf with five wins in a row.

An away draw last time out for Oxford United, facing Ipswich Town in a game that ended 0-0. Preceding that match was a EFL Trophy defeat to Tranmere Rovers (0-2).

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Oxford have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eleven matches with the results: Won four, drawn four and lost three.

The manager K. Robinson will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Milton Keynes Dons in only four days.

The Oxford fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 19 goals in 12 league matches. From these home matches, Oxford have conceded only 11 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Portsmouth form and stats

Portsmouth's travelling support has been rewarded for their time and money so far this season, having witnessed Portsmouth collect 26 points from their 12 away matches in the League One. 8 victories and 2 draws have created these points (and only 2 defeats).

Portsmouth failed to get anything from their last game, a League One home match vs Blackpool (placed 13th) that ended with defeat 0-1. It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Bristol Rovers wasn't a success with a 1-3 loss.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Portsmouth playing away and similar expectations, we found nine relevant matches. Results were four Portsmouth wins, two draws and three defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Gillingham in just four days.

Portsmouth has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 23 goals from 12 games. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (11 so far).

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Portsmouth - Oxford 1-1 entered in the official records. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Oxford United victories, five draws and two Portsmouth wins. Over/under statistics; five of these games ended with three goals or more, five matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

PortsmouthJ. Marquis
J. Marquis
12 goals
Oxford UnitedM. Taylor
M. Taylor
11 goals
OxfordO. Shodipo
O. Shodipo
8 goals

Oxford United missing players

Portsmouth missing players

Oxford United Portsmouth
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
27 12 2 Played P 3 12 28
13 7 0 Won W 3 8 14
5 2 1 Drew D 0 2 6
9 3 1 Lost L 0 2 8
43 19 1 Scored S 8 23 45
34 11 3 Conceded C 2 11 27
89% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 89%
85% 83% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 71%
44% 42% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 50% 46%
33% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 50% 39%
22% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 7%
48% 42% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 50% 39%
30% 42% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 42% 39%
33% 25% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 32%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 2.2 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 1.8 1.7
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
12.7 11.3 7.5 Shots (avg) S ( 10.7 11.9 12.6
4.5 4.1 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.3 4.8 4.2
36% 39% 17% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 40% 38%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Portsmouth have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Portsmouth have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lincoln City 28 17 5 6 42 23 14 7 2 5 21 17 14 10 3 1 21 6 19 56
2 Peterborough United 28 17 4 7 46 25 14 11 2 1 32 10 14 6 2 6 14 15 21 55
3 Hull City 30 16 5 9 49 27 14 8 2 4 15 8 16 8 3 5 34 19 22 53
4 Doncaster Rovers 27 15 4 8 46 34 15 9 3 3 28 17 12 6 1 5 18 17 12 49
5 Portsmouth 28 14 6 8 45 27 16 6 4 6 22 16 12 8 2 2 23 11 18 48
6 Sunderland 28 12 11 5 42 24 14 5 5 4 18 16 14 7 6 1 24 8 18 47
7 Accrington Stanley 27 13 7 7 39 28 14 7 4 3 18 10 13 6 3 4 21 18 11 46
8 Oxford United 27 13 5 9 43 34 12 7 2 3 19 11 15 6 3 6 24 23 9 44
9 Charlton Athletic 29 12 8 9 44 39 13 4 4 5 23 24 16 8 4 4 21 15 5 44
10 Plymouth Argyle 29 11 9 9 39 43 15 8 4 3 23 19 14 3 5 6 16 24 -4 42
11 Milton Keynes Dons 29 11 8 10 42 36 14 5 6 3 23 18 15 6 2 7 19 18 6 41
12 Ipswich Town 27 12 5 10 30 27 16 8 2 6 16 14 11 4 3 4 14 13 3 41
13 Blackpool 26 12 4 10 30 26 11 7 1 3 14 10 15 5 3 7 16 16 4 40
14 Crewe Alexandra 29 11 7 11 37 37 14 7 4 3 22 14 15 4 3 8 15 23 0 40
15 Gillingham 29 12 4 13 38 40 16 6 2 8 19 23 13 6 2 5 19 17 -2 40
16 Fleetwood Town 29 9 9 11 33 26 15 6 6 3 20 10 14 3 3 8 13 16 7 36
17 Shrewsbury Town 26 8 10 8 27 29 12 3 5 4 15 15 14 5 5 4 12 14 -2 34
18 Rochdale 29 6 9 14 41 55 15 1 7 7 17 31 14 5 2 7 24 24 -14 27
19 Bristol Rovers 28 7 6 15 27 46 13 4 1 8 14 21 15 3 5 7 13 25 -19 27
20 Swindon Town 29 8 3 18 34 54 16 6 1 9 17 24 13 2 2 9 17 30 -20 27
21 AFC Wimbledon 27 6 7 14 29 50 11 2 2 7 14 23 16 4 5 7 15 27 -21 25
22 Northampton Town 29 6 7 16 23 47 14 3 3 8 8 20 15 3 4 8 15 27 -24 25
23 Wigan Athletic 29 6 6 17 29 56 15 2 4 9 15 34 14 4 2 8 14 22 -27 24
24 Burton Albion 27 5 7 15 32 54 14 3 2 9 18 31 13 2 5 6 14 23 -22 22

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The English Football League One (usually referred to as League One) is the third highest division in English football. The League One league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Three teams are promoted and four relegated.