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MATCH PREVIEW - OXFORD UNITED (A)

4 March 2022

THE Brewers will look to get back to winning ways when Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side take on Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

FORM GUIDE

The Brewers face Oxford in what will be our second consecutive away match. The first came in a disappointing 5-2 away defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night. First goals for the club either side of half-time for new arrivals Adlene Guedioura and Oumar Niasse brought Albion level from 2-0 down, but the comeback wasn’t to be as the Owls ran out eventual winners.

Oxford United come into the match off the back of a narrow 3-2 defeat to Portsmouth on Tuesday night. Karl Robinson’s side suffered their first loss in three games with defeat at Fratton Park.

The U’s sit comfortably in the playoff spots in fourth position and are also the highest goal scorers in Sky Bet League One.

HEAD 2 HEAD

The two sides have faced off competitively a total of 19 times in all competitions since the Brewers were first promoted to the EFL and have had an even share of the points.

The Brewers have won six of the meetings between the two, while Oxford edge the record with seven victories. The other six games ended in a draw. The most recent meeting came in a 3-1 defeat for the Brewers earlier on this season. 

BREWERS TEAM NEWS

Ciaran Gilligan is the only absentee for the Brewers as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Louis Moult, who has been suffering with vertigo, is available for selection.

OXFORD UNITED TEAM NEWS

Oxford manager Karl Robinson has revealed that Marcus Browne and Mark Sykes are doubtful for tomorrow’s match through injury.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Sam Purkiss will be the referee at the Kassam Stadium for this Sky Bet League One meeting. Purkiss will be assisted by Leigh Crowhurst and Matthew Lee, while the Fourth Official will be Thomas Harty. 

IFOLLOW

The match will not be available to watch on iFollow Brewers due to broadcasting restrictions, but you can buy an audio only pass for £2.50.


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