Oxford United vs Coventry City - Free Betting Tips

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Following promotion, Coventry are yet to find their feet in League One and Oxford are going to be looking to take advantage. That said, they’ve not been without their troubles too, coming off the back of a mediocre last season.

We’re finally starting to get to that point of the football season where teams are beginning to break apart and separate from the pack, whether that’s towards the top or falling back near that dreaded relegation zone. Here we have two teams yet to fulfil their potential in this tournament and will no doubt be looking at the other as a stepping stone for bigger and better things. For more on this, check out the rest of our Oxford United vs Coventry City preview.

Oxford United vs Coventry City Best Odds

09. September 2018 | 12:00
Football » League One

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Oxford Win
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Correct Score: 0-1
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The bookmakers are expecting this to be a close contest, but the Oxford United vs Coventry City best odds do give a slight edge to the home side. BetVictor are offering odds of 7/5 (2.4) on an Oxford match result, compared to 19/10 (2.9) for a Coventry win. Meanwhile, Ladbrokes have 16/5 odds (4.2) odds on Oxford winning to nil, making this a good choice for a medium risk bet. As Coventry already have pretty decent odds, those looking for a more high risk wager can predict that they will win with an exact score of 0-1, as Betway are advertising competitive 8/1(9.0) odds on this result.

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Oxford United vs Coventry City Betting Tips: Form Guide

Are We Seeing Oxford Finally Begin To Turn Things Around?

To say things started off badly for Oxford would be an understatement. While they certainly didn’t set the world on fire with last season’s overall mediocre performance – as evidenced by their final 16th placement – things began even worse than expected.

They were absolutely thrashed by Barnsley in a 4-0 competition, with their rival’s barrage of shots simply proving too much to overcome. They were more competitive in their following match against Fleetwood but still lost 2-0. Their next contest was outside of the league but will almost certainly be the most significant to Oxford United vs Coventry City betting tips, as Oxford beat Coventry 2-0 in the Carabao Cup and better yet, looked good doing so.

Things were less rosy back in the league though, with back-to-back losses; 4-1 against Portsmouth and 3-2 against Accrington. This brought them very much down to earth. They finally got some points after a 3-1 win over Burton, in which the side finally seemed to be taking advantage of opportunities.

Have they finally turned a corner? A comprehensive 3-0 victory over Newport once again in the Carabao Cup and a tense 1-1 draw against unbeaten Sunderland, alongside a distinct performance improvement, suggest that may be the case.

Coventry City Struggle To Adapt

Promotion can be a mixed blessing. On one hand, it’s a simply massive achievement. On the other hand, the team now has to prove themselves in a whole new environment with a tougher set of opponents. Many promoted sides sink in these new waters. And while we don’t think they’re quite there yet, there are plenty of Oxford United vs Coventry City match previews that will view this as a vital indication of Coventry’s League One future.

They started off with a close but ultimately unsuccessful 2-1 battle against Scunthorpe, and followed this up with a frustrating 0-0 draw against Wimbledon, before losing to Oxford in the already mentioned 2-0 Carabao Cup match. Thankfully, they finally had some good news in the form of a much deserved 1-0 win over Plymouth in a fine performance.

Sadly, this failed to turn a corner for Coventry, as they come into this match off the back of a 2-0 loss to Blackpool, a 1-1 draw to Gillingham and a 1-0 loss to Rochdale. While we have seen some potential in Coventry’s performance, they’re yet to pull it together to consistently get results.

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The Last Five Games

Oxford United VS. Coventry City

  • Oxford United Form 3 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss in the last 5 matches
  • Oxford United Goals 12 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Coventry City Form 1 win, 1 draw, 3 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Coventry City Goals 2 goals in the last 5 matches
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Oxford United vs Coventry City Preview: Recent Meetings

There’s actually an enormous gap of time in the meetings between these two from the later 1980s to the more modern contests. Luckily, they have faced off against one another very recently, meaning we have a good few matches that are relevant to Oxford United vs Coventry City betting tips for today. The most obvious is the one we’ve already discussed, where Oxford handily beat Coventry 2-0 in the Carabao Cup back in August.

It’s not all doom and gloom for the latter, however, as they did manage their own 2-1 win the year before. They trade losses the previous year too; Oxford won 4-1 in November and Coventry won 2-1 in October.

Historically speaking, Coventry do actually have a distinct advantage, having won the majority of their games. That being said though, considering the gap in time, we can’t really view many games before 2016 to be particularly relevant today. With that in mind, we suppose Oxford get the slight advantage when it comes to recent meetings based on scores, but only barely.

Oxford United vs Coventry City Prediction: Oxford Continue Comeback

This is an especially hard game to call for a few reasons. The teams they have met thus far in the league haven’t had much in the way of overlap, meaning we can’t directly compare how they’ve done against the same opponents. This is always an extremely useful tool when analysing an upcoming contest.

Were we forced to choose though, we would say that Oxford have shown a little more improvement lately and that gives them the slightest of advantages. When you add to that the very recent victory Oxford had over Coventry –  when they were struggling to find their feet even more than they are now, we might add – then we’d say that the gap between their chances grows a little further.

There’s still not much in it and it could easily go either way: their recent back and forth in head-to-head games has proven that. But we’d say that, by a small degree, there is a favourite. Therefore, our Oxford United vs Coventry City prediction is that the home team continue their comeback.

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