Bristol Rovers v Oxford United Preview

September 5, 2015 | By

BetVictor £50 Free BetsEnglish League Two action Sunday lunch time comes from the Memorial Stadium and features Bristol Rovers versus Oxford United.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 12:15pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Bristol Rovers v Oxford United Preview, League Two, Sunday 6th September 2015

Bristol Rovers have started the new season in reasonable fashion having secured three wins and two defeats from their opening five matches played, but the hosts have only managed to score five times in total and have gone on to concede four times at the back and the players will have to do much better than that if they hope to reach any kind of end of season promotion.

Oxford United currently remain unbeaten from their opening five matches of the new season having won two and drawn three, but they have scored an impressive nine times and conceded four times during those matches which certainly puts them in with more than a reasonable chance of causing a bit of an upset at Memorial Stadium come Sunday afternoon.

Bristol Rovers Team News:

Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke is hopeful of having Ellis Harrison available for Sunday’s visit of Oxford.

The striker is with the Wales Under-21 squad, who played on Friday night, but will link up with Rovers ahead of their Sky Bet League 2 clash.

Gibraltar international Jake Gosling will still be away while Clarke has to decide whether to keep Tyler Little in his starting line-up after the young defender was replaced at half-time on his debut in the defeat to Leyton Orient last weekend.

Oxford United Team News:

Oxford are without goalkeeper Max Crocombe and midfielder Callum O’Dowda for the trip to the Memorial Stadium.

The pair are away on international duty with Crocombe having been called up by New Zealand and O’Dowda away with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s.

Defender Sam Long is sidelined with an ankle injury.

Bristol Rovers v Oxford United Head to Head Statistics:

Sunday’s lunch time game from Memorial Stadium will become the 26th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Bristol Rovers have won 11 with 5 of those having came with home advantage where as Oxford United have managed 6 victories, but just 2 of those having came away from home.

As we can see from our head to head to head statistics table shown below, recent meetings between the two clubs shows Bristol Rovers holding a slight advantage having won twice compared to Oxford United having won just the once.

08/02/14 LET Bristol Rovers – Oxford United 1 : 1
02/11/13 LET Oxford United – Bristol Rovers 0 : 1
09/02/13 LET Oxford United – Bristol Rovers
0 : 2
18/08/12 LET Bristol Rovers – Oxford United
0 : 2
18/02/12 LET Bristol Rovers – Oxford United
0 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

59 Goals have been scored in the previous 25 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 2.36.

30 of those Goals have came in the 12 previous matches played at Memorial Stadium and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic of 2.50.

Based on both sets of data shown above, it does seem to indicate that this game is unlikely to see that many goals scored in this game on Sunday afternoon and the total match goals 2 or 3 could be the place to concentrate on from a statistics point of view.

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Bristol Rovers v Oxford United Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Bristol Rovers: L W W W L

Oxford United: D W D L W

Bristol Rovers just edge the recent form statistics having won three and lost two of their previous five matches played in all competiton, compared to Oxford United who have won two, drawn two and lost one of their previous five matches played.

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Bristol Rovers v Oxford United Match Betting Odds Market

Bristol Rovers are currently the clear favourites to win this game on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Stadium and are current a best price available of 7/10 with BetFred – Deposit £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets For New Customers.

The Draw has happened twice in the last five matches played between the two clubs, so does look a possibility, and this is available at a current best price of 12/5 with BetVictor – Receive £50 Free Bets For New Customers.

Oxford United have not lost a game yet from their opening five matches played and do look good value at a current best price of 2/1 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers to win this game on Sunday afternoon away from home.

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Bristol Rovers v Oxford United Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

Both clubs have started the new season in reasonable fashion and obviously with home advantage Bristol Rovers obviously head into the game as the clear favourites to win this game on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

However, Oxford United currently remain unbeaten in their opening five matches of the new season and having scored nearly double the amount of goals than their hosts from those first five league games they do seem to have the more attacking threat going forward.

Either of these sides could win this game and it really is a very difficult decision to split them based on what we have seen this season and with the overall head to head statistics also showing hardly anything between them I am going to go with this game to finish all square and finish as a draw as my Banker Free Tip for this one.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be Oxford United’s Danny Hylton to grab the first goal of the game as he has looked impressive in front of goal and has already bagged himself three this season so he looks a good choice at great odds.

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