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Doncaster Rovers vs Oxford United Prediction, Tips & Odds – Dec. 07, 2021
The midweek round of fixtures brings in League One and League Two to us.
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After the 2018-19 season, when they finished in 6th place and participated in the playoffs, the last two seasons were very difficult for Doncaster. In 2019-20 the famous coronavirus season, Doncaster, was 9th, but the following season they made another step backward and has finished in 14th the 2020-21 season. This season, another step back.
The main reason for slipping on the table is because Doncaster sold every excellent player that this team has, and became weaker every season. Manager Darren Moore also left the club for Sheffield Wednesday. Doncaster is currently 23rd in the table with 13 points, something that everyone expects before the start of the season. Even their fans.
They lost the top 5 goals scorers from the last season. Four are left the club, and Fejiri Okenabirhie is injured since the summer. They are right now in the run of 4 straight defeats in all competition, and 6 games without a win in the league.
During the last week they sacked manager Richie Wellens and Gary McSheffrey is interim manager right now. On Saturday, they suffered a defeat to Mansfield Town in FA Cup. Mansfield is league bellow Doncaster.
Doncaster’s attack is probably one of the weakest in the English football system. They scored only 11 goals this season, and the only player who has more than one goal is Tommy Rowe with 3 goals in the league. They create very few big chances per match and have only 5.4 shots on goal per match – the worst in the league.
Doncaster has a problem with injuries, and a couple of first-team players are injured.
📝 𝓟𝓻𝓮-𝓶𝓪𝓽𝓬𝓱 𝓰𝓾𝓲𝓭𝓮
— Doncaster Rovers FC (@drfc_official) December 6, 2021
Oxford is one of the best-coached squads in the lower league. Karl Robinson is the main reason for the good results of this team. With him, Oxford was 4th and 6th in the last two seasons and participated in the playoff in both seasons. Even with the sale of some key players every transfer window, Robinson somehow manages to find a good replacement and to make Oxford contenders for the top 6.
Right now, Oxford is 7th on the table with 33 points. Only one less than MK Dons who is 6th. Currently, they are seven games without a league defeat.
Oxford has a solid attack with 30 goals, but one of the best defense in League One with 19 goals conceded. Only Wigan and Rotherham conceded less.
The club’s top scorer Matty Taylor is in fantastic form. He has six goals and three assists in the last eight games in all competitions.
Oxford usually plays in 4-3-3 formation, and this team likes to play passing football and to have the ball in its feet. They are 5th in ball possession per game – 54.8% and 6th in passes per game – 319.
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— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) December 6, 2021
Both teams won one game each last season. Oxford 3-0 at home, and Doncaster 3-2 at home, too. In the last 4 seasons, Oxford has 4 wins, Doncaster two, with two games finished with a draw. Five of 8 games ended with over 2.5 goals.
Doncaster is without Fejiri Okenabirhie, Rodrigo Vilca, Ben Close, Jon Taylor, and Ro-Shaun Williams, and Ethan Galbraith is questionable because he missed the last game against Mansfield. Left-back Steve Seddon is returning to the Oxford team after he serves a one-match suspension against Sunderland.
Doncaster Rovers vs. Oxford United Prediction
Oxford is a big favorite tonight because of current form, results in this season, situations around both clubs, and they have a much better squad.
Doncaster is one of the weakest teams in League One, they have problems with injuries and they are struggling with goals.
Oxford must take advantage of this situation at Doncaster and take all three points.
Doncaster Rovers vs Oxford United Prediction: OXFORD & OVER 1.5
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