Sheffield United vs Oxford United Match Analysis & Prediction
17/12/2022 6:00 pm
Sheffield Wednesday will seek to return to winning ways in the League One race when they host Oxford United at Hillsborough on Saturday.
The Owls are two points outside the promotion spots after back-to-back draws and have not lost in England’s third tier since October, while their visitors have also not suffered a defeat in their last nine games in all competitions.
Sheffield Wednesday has had a mixed season so far. They have been consistent but failed to challenge for promotion due to consecutive draws.
However, they strengthened their position in the fight for promotion with three straight victories over Burton Albion, Accrington Stanley, and Shrewsbury Town, taking a league unbeaten run to seven matches and moving onto 40 points from 19 outings in England’s third tier.
They could not make that four on the bounce away at Derby County at the beginning of December, though, eventually leaving with a relatively pleasing point following a goalless stalemate.
As the U’s began moving up the table, they played Bolton Wanderers away in late November and won 4-0. They continued their good form by beating Port Vale 4-0 at home the following month before getting a big win against Exeter City in the FA Cup second round.
They beat Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup at home after progressing past Woking and Forest Green Rovers. They performed well in League One by drawing against Accrington Stanley 1-1 in early January.
Sheffield United vs. Oxford United Head to head
Both sides have three games against each other with the hosts taking one win while visitors with three wins.
22/01/2022Oxford United3Sheffield Wednesday2League One
02/10/2021Sheffield Wednesday1Oxford United2League One
25/08/2015Sheffield Wednesday1Oxford United0EFL Cup
Sheffield United Team News
Sheffield Wednesday will be without defenders Ben Heneghan and George Byers due to injury issues and midfielder Barry Bannan, who was forced off in the first half against Exeter. Tyreeq Bakinson could come into the midfield in their absence.
Sheffield United's Last 5 Matches
10/12/2022Exeter1Sheffield Wednesday1League One
03/12/2022Derby0Sheffield Wednesday0League One
26/11/2022Sheffield Wednesday2Mansfield1League One
19/11/2022Sheffield Wednesday1Shrewsbury Town0FA Cup
12/11/2022Accrington0Sheffield Wednesday1FA Cup
Oxford United Team News
Matt Taylor will again lead Oxford United’s attack, with forward Billy Bodin pushing to come back in from the start after a knee injury. Cameron Brannagan is another key source of goals, with the midfielder boasting nine thus far, including six in 19 League One appearances this season.
Marcus Browne should add another creative spark going forward and will likely complete the front three.
Oxford United's Last 5 Matches
03/12/2022Accrington1Oxford United1League One
26/11/2022Oxford United4Exeter1FA Cup
19/11/2022Oxford United1Forest Green Rovers1League One
16/11/2022Woking1Oxford United2FA Cup
12/11/2022Oxford United4Port Vale0League One
Sheffield United vs. Oxford United: Odds and Predictions
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