Northampton Town vs Oxford Unted Match Analysis & Prediction
05/09/2023 9:00 pm
The second game in Group N of the EFL Trophy will see Northampton Town face Oxford United at Sixfields Stadium on Tuesday night.
Both teams will be looking to bounce back from defeats on Saturday, where the hosts lost 1-0 at home to Wycombe Wanderers while the visitors were beaten 1-0 by Port Vale.
Things have not gone well for Northampton this season as they have managed to secure just seven points from their first six league matches and are down in 15th place, with a record of two wins, one draw and three losses.
Northampton had a very poor showing in this competition last season as they finished bottom of their group, losing each of their three matches against Cambridge United, Ipswich Town and Arsenal U21.
However, the Cobblers will be much more confident in their chances of registering their first points in this year’s EFL Trophy as they have been the dominant side in this fixture over the last few years, losing just once in their last five matches against this opponent.
Meanwhile, Oxford have made a much better start this season in League One, as they enter this contest in sixth place in the league standings, with 12 points after six games and just one point behind the league leaders Exeter City.
Over their first seven matches across all competitions this season, Oxford have won four and lost three matches, including a 5-1 defeat to Bristol City that saw them exit the Carabao Cup in the first round.
Liam Manning’s side finished third in their group in this competition last season, with a record of one win and two losses in their three matches.
Northampton Town vs. Oxford Unted Head to head
In the 27 previous meetings between these two teams, Northampton Town have claimed 15 victories while Oxford United have won nine, and they have drawn in 3. Oxford have scored 32 goals and conceded 30 in the process.
11/11/2017Oxford United1Northampton Town2League One
24/02/2018Northampton Town0Oxford United0League One
09/10/2018Oxford United1Northampton Town2EFL Trophy
15/12/2020Oxford United4Northampton Town0League One
23/03/2021Northampton Town1Oxford United0League One
Northampton Town Team News
Jon Brady opted to switch to a 4-3-3 formation in the defeat to Wycombe on Saturday, he could revert to their more familiar 4-2-3-1 setup in this game.
That should mean Jack Sowerby and Marc Leanard will play in the double pivot, with Louis Appere leading the line.
Northampton Town's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Wigan Athletic2Northampton Town1League One
15/08/2023Northampton Town2Lincoln City2League One
19/08/2023Northampton Town1Peterborough United0League One
26/08/2023Cheltenham Town0Northampton Town1League One
02/09/2023Northampton Town0Wycombe Wanderers1League One
Oxford Unted Team News
New signing Greg Leigh scored a late equaliser and conceded a penalty in stoppage time against Port Vale, which saw him receive his second yellow, meaning he will not feature here.
Mark Harris was also sent off in that match, although he received a straight red and will begin the first of a three-game ban in this one.
Oxford Unted's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Oxford United1Carlisle United0League One
15/08/2023Derby County1Oxford United2League One
19/08/2023Barnsley1Oxford United3League One
26/08/2023Oxford United2Charlton Athletic1League One
02/09/2023Oxford United1Port Vale2League One
Northampton Town vs. Oxford Unted: Odds and Predictions
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