Northampton Town vs Oxford United Predictions

Northampton Town vs Oxford United predictions for Tuesday night’s EFL Trophy affair at Sixfields Stadium. Both teams aim to recover from recent setbacks over the weekend; the home side fell 1-0 to Wycombe Wanderers at their ground, can they make amends? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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Northampton Town vs Oxford United Predictions


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A Duel of Grit and Determination in the EFL Trophy

Key Stats
– Northampton Town have lost just once in their last five encounters against Oxford United.
– Oxford United boast a goal average of 1.5 per match this season, reflecting their improved attack.
– Northampton’s Marc Leonard has an impressive average rating of 7.40, hinting at his potential impact on the match.

Northampton Town and Oxford United have both shown fluctuating forms of late. After a four-season gap, the former bounced back to League One, finishing an impressive third, just behind Leyton Orient and Stevenage. Despite this, their start to the current season has been rocky, managing only seven points in their initial six games. The EFL Trophy hasn’t been kind to the Cobblers either. Last year they concluded at the bottom of their group, but their recent form against Oxford United paints a hopeful picture, having lost only once in their last five face-offs.

On the flip side, Oxford United haven’t had the best memories from the previous season, finishing just three points clear of the relegation zone. This term, however, they have started on a brighter note, sitting at the sixth position, just a point behind table-toppers Exeter City. Though a heavy 5-1 defeat to Bristol City in the Carabao Cup might be a slight blemish, their overall start has been commendable.

Team Formations and Key Players

Jon Brady, Northampton’s coach, tried a different tactic with a 4-3-3 formation against Wycombe Wanderers. However, he might revert to their well-acquainted 4-2-3-1 setup for this game, with Jack Sowerby and Marc Leonard holding the midfield. The frontline might be spearheaded by Louis Appere, a potent force in their arsenal. Their defence will sorely miss Greg Leigh due to his suspension.


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Oxford United, on the other hand, have shown strength in their lineup. However, they will be missing crucial players like Mark Harris for this fixture.

Analysis of Key Stats

Northampton Town: Their attacking prowess has somewhat waned, averaging just 0.8 goals per match. Their possession stands at 56.5% but what stands out is their accuracy in their own half at 87.2%. Their defence needs tightening, with only 2 clean sheets and 1.7 yellows on average. Key players like Marc Leonard and Sam Hoskins, with their impressive BettingTips4You Expert Ratings, might be the torchbearers for the team.

Oxford United: They have a better goal average of 1.5 per match and a possession statistic of 53.7%. Their standout player is Cameron Brannagan, with a spectacular average rating, closely followed by Stephan Negru and Sam Long. Their attacking stats show potential, with successful dribbles at 8.3 and corners averaging at 6.5 per game.


  1. Match Outcome: Considering the past performances and current stats, a draw seems the most plausible outcome. Both teams have their strengths, but Oxford United’s missing personnel might hinder their chances for a clear win.
  2. Correct Score Prediction: A 1-1 draw. Given the attacking and defensive stats of both teams, it’s plausible to expect both teams to net a goal but neither being dominant enough to claim a win.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction: Louis Appere from Northampton and Tyler Goodrham from Oxford have shown promising form. Our bet is on Appere from Northampton to find the net, considering his recent form and Oxford’s missing key defenders.


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