Woking vs. Oxford United Prediction, Tips & Odds – Nov. 16, 2022 20:45 CET

Stefan
November 15, 2022
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Woking vs. Oxford United Prediction

This FA Cup game was originally scheduled to be played 10 days ago but was postponed because of the rain.

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Woking Team News

Woking was promoted to the National League (5th tier) in 2019 and in the previous two seasons, they were finished in the second part of the table. Last season they were in 15th place but now they are 4th in the league? What’s happened?

This summer Woking switched its status and became a professional club. In the past, they operated as a semi-professional club. Semi-professional means that players train twice a week and have another job besides football. Professional status means that Woking players train every day, the club has enough money to give them a good wage and they are now full-time players with only focus on football.

With that change, Woking starts to attract players from the leagues above and they signed some very good and experienced players the last summer. With that comes good results.

Woking is right now 4th in the National League with 36 points after 19 rounds. They are in the run of seven games without a defeat and have one defeat in the last 11 games. Only two clubs (Notts County and Southend) are in better form than Woking in the league.

Darren Sarll became the manager of Woking in April and he is doing an incredible job this season. Woking has the fifth-best attack in the league with 33 goals scored and the third-best defence in the league with 18 goals conceded. They kept nine clean sheets (6 in 9 home games) and only Southend has more. Also, they failed to score in only three games and none of them was at home.

Oxford United Team News

It’s a standard thing for Oxford to start the season slowly. This team made it into the playoffs in 2019/20 & 2020/21 but they missed out last season and finished in 8th place on the table. One of the reasons was their bad start to the season. This season the situation is almost copy-paste.

Oxford started very poor and was in 20th place at the table a couple of weeks ago. But in the last month, they lost only one game from the possible seven and made a progress on the table to 12th position.

Oxford is currently five games without a defeat in League One (3rd tier) but with three draws in that run. In two of that three games, they were leading and conceded a late goal.

Oxford is struggling with a defence lot. They conceded 20 goals and kept only two clean sheets (none of them away from home). They kept only one clean sheet since the end of August. The good news for their manager Karl Robinson is that the last season’s top-scored Matty Taylor finally score a goal. Taylor scored 20 league goals last season and this season he scored his first goal on Saturday. Even without Matty Taylor’s help, Oxford scored 24 goals this season which isn’t that bad. If Taylor can return to his best form that will be much better in the future.

H2H

Their last meeting was in 2010 in the FA Trophy where Oxford had won at home 1-0.

Team News and Injuries

Woking: Ricky Korboa is questionable.

Oxford United: Sam Baldock is injured, and Kyle Joseph is questionable.

Woking vs. Oxford United Prediction

The winner of this tie will play against Exeter City at home in the next round. Both teams want to win here, especially Woking because for the fifth-tier club they will earn very solid money.

This game is good for a bet on goals because both teams are in good form lately and because of the big stake both will try to attack and escape a defeat.

Kick-off Time: Wednesday, 16.11.2022, 20:45 CET
Prediction: BTTS 
Odds: 1.75
Sportsbook: Bet365

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