Oxford v Coventry Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 9th September
Ben Levene (@BenLevene96) previews Oxford v Coventry and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s League One clash, analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Oxford v Coventry Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 09/09/18
- Time: 12:00
- Venue: The Kassam Stadium
- Channel: Sky Sports
After a woeful start to the season, Oxford’s fortunes have taken a turn for the better. The U’s have picked up four points from their last two and with players returning from injury and signings such as Marcus Browne and Ricky Holmes looking sharp, Karl Robinson’s side are ready to kick on.
Newly-promoted Coventry haven’t fared much better this campaign, scoring just three times putting only five points on the board. The Sky Blues rank 6th for shots in the division though and have missed a series of guilt edged chances.
Oxford looked good value for their 3-1 win against Burton in their last game at the Kassam and put two past Accrington Stanley when losing 3-2 in the home game prior.
The U’s are capable going forwards and against a Coventry side who are still finding their feet, we can take advantage of the 29/20 available. The price takes into account their start to the season, but they’re virtually a different outfit now.
I also fancy a fair few goals here. Like already mentioned, Oxford are a capable attacking outfit whilst Coventry rank 6th for shots. I’m not totally convinced by Oxford defensively – they’re yet to keep a clean sheet this season and so there is value in the odds-against around Over 2.5 goals.
Oxford will be without injured duo Simon Eastwood and Rob Hall. Jamie Hanson is suspended.
Winger Jodi Jones remains out with a long-term injury.
Potential Oxford Starting XI: Mitchell; McMahon, Dickie, Nelson, Garbutt; Brannagan, Mousinho, Ruffels; Holmes, Mackie, Browne
Potential Coventry Starting XI: Burge; Grimmer, Hyam, Willis, Mason; Thomas, Ogogo, Doyle, Shipley; Andreu; Clarke-Harris
Head To Head
- The sides met in the EFL Cup last month, with Oxford winning 2-0.
Key Stats & Facts
- Oxford are yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
- Ricky Holmes has scored in consecutive league games.
- Coventry have scored just once on the road in all competitions this season.
- Oxford 29/20
- Draw 5/2
- Coventry 2/1
Oxford have turned a corner and the 29/20 about them this Sunday is too good to ignore. They have the superior attacking talent, and that should prove the difference. We could also be in for goals in a game both sides view as winnable.