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Oxford Utd vs Derby prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 29 December 2023

Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET

Venue: The Kassam Stadium

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

​Oxford Utd vs Derby: Top free betting tips

Our Oxford Utd vs Derby prediction is for a very close battle between two ambitious teams. Can the Rams continue their hot streak with another win?

After their narrow wins on Boxing Day Oxford and Derby remain level on points and inside the top 6 positions. With all to play for both teams are full of motivation right now. The U’s lost some of their momentum in recent weeks (W2 D2 L2). Derby on the other hand have been the best team in the league over the last 8 rounds – W7 D1. 

​Total goals prediction: Odd

Oxford saw 5 of their last 6 matches finish with an odd number of total goals in them. There were also an odd amount of goals scored in all of the last 4 H2Hs. This is why with our first Oxford Utd vs Derby prediction we predict the same thing to happen again. 

Half with the most goals prediction: Second

Our next Oxford Utd vs Derby prediction is that the majority of the goals will be scored in the second half. Both teams tend to score most of their league goals after the break. 

Oxford have scored 60.5%, or 23 out of 38, of their league goals so far after the interval. Derby’s stat is very similar – 59.0%, or 23 out of 39, of their goals had been scored in the second half. 

​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Derby

Our final Oxford Utd vs Derby prediction is for a 2-1 win for the Rams. Derby won 3 of the last 4 H2Hs, with 1 of those wins with that same 2-1 scoreline. Also, the last league defeat for the U’s was a 1-2 loss. 

​Oxford Utd vs Derby: What the fans think

Oxford fans happy with Boxing Day result

Derby fans ponder the club's value

How far will Derby’s fans travel to Oxford?

Derby fans don’t need to prepare too long for this journey and even if they can’t get away early from work on Friday afternoon they should still be able to arrive at the stadium before kick-off. 

The driving distance between these two towns is 104 miles (167km) and it should take just over 2 hours for any Derby fan to arrive at the stadium. 

​Oxford Utd vs Derby: Tickets

At the time of writing, there are still tickets available for this game. Subject to availability the Ticket Offices at the stadium will be open up until kick-off time on the day of the game. The price varies from £24.00 to £30.00 per ticket, with the customary discounts for seniors and youngsters in place. 

Derby fans have been allocated a total of 1,497 tickets and there are not many tickets left available. All the tickets for away fans are priced at £26.00 for adults. Important information for the Derby fans that will travel. Oxford have designated only Block 29 of the stadium as a ‘singing block’ so anyone who wants to jump and sing during the entire match must make sure to buy a ticket for that particular block. 

Kassam Stadium, home to Oxford United / Oxford vs Derby predictions
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​FAQs: Oxford Utd vs Derby

  • What was Oxford’s last result? Oxford edged bitter rivals Cambridge 2-1 at home on Boxing Day.
  • What was Derby’s last result? The Rams beat Wigan 1-0 away from home on Boxing Day. 
  • Who will referee this match? Will Finnie, a referee who on average dishes out 4.3 yellow cards per game, will be the first official.