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Ace Football previews the League One round 36 match between Portsmouth and Oxford and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.

Oxford should be highly motivated for the task ahead in round 36 of the League One campaign, when they take on League-leaders Portsmouth. With little to lose, they have their eyes fixed on an upset at Fratton Park this coming Saturday.

Portsmouth have taken the lead in the League One after collecting 73 points from their initial 35 encounters. Oxford trail by 16 points after 35 rounds, leaving them as number 7 in the table on 57 points.


Team form: Portsmouth vs Oxford

Portsmouth Form

In their last three matches, Portsmouth won 3-1 and 4-1 against first Cambridge U then Reading, before drawing 0-0 against Charlton. Portsmouth claimed four wins in their last six League One matches at the Fratton Park. They came through these games with a record of one draw and one defeat, in which they conceded eight and scored 14 goals.

Oxford Form

Oxford are winless in their last three matches, but managed a 0-0 draw with Wycombe and a 2-2 draw with Northampton. In their most recent match, they were defeated 1-2 at the hands of Leyton Orient. Oxford won twice, while also recording two draws, and two defeats in their last six away matches in the League One. The scoreline from these matches says eight goals conceded and eight scored.

Betting stats for Portsmouth and Oxford

Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Portsmouth and Oxford. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.

  • Portsmouth have not lost 20 of the last 22 home matches in the League One
  • Portsmouth have scored in 16 of the last 18 home matches
  • Portsmouth have won the last 3 home matches in a row while scoring more than 2.5 goals
  • Portsmouth have won the last 3 home matches in a row in the League One while scoring more than 2.5 goals
  • In 6 of the last 7 home matches Portsmouth played, both teams scored
  • In 12 of the last 14 matches Oxford played in the League One, both teams scored
  • Oxford have conceded in 17 of the last 19 matches
  • In 7 of the last 8 matches Oxford played, both teams scored
  • Oxford have conceded in 15 of the last 17 matches in the League One
  • In 6 of the last 7 away matches Oxford played in the League One, both teams scored

Players in form: Portsmouth vs Oxford

It has been a great season for Paddy Lane so far as he currently has 11 goals on his account during this season. He also hit the net four times in his last six games, leaving Portsmouth hoping he delivers against Oxford on Saturday as well. Siding with him to score in the upcoming game seems like a reasonable choice.

Betting markets: Portsmouth vs Oxford

Full-time result

In their last 10 matches at Fratton Park across all tournaments Portsmouth won five times, drew two and lost three times. Oxford claimed two wins, three draw and five defeats in their last 10 games away. Portsmouth are on a fine streak of 8 matches without defeat. Portsmouth have not lost to Oxford in 7 consecutive home meetings.

Both teams to score

Portsmouth scored the first goal in six out of their last ten games. Oxford scored the opening goal in five of a possible ten games. Portsmouth managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. Portsmouth have scored in 14 consecutive league meetings with Oxford.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Portsmouth, who scored an average of 1.7 goals along the way. In the last ten games for Oxford, six of them had more than 2.5 goals, and they scored an average of 1.5 times goals per game themselves.

Suggested bet: Portsmouth vs Oxford

To summarize, the upcoming League One clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Portsmouth vs Oxford mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.

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