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Oxford vs Northampton prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 20 January 2024

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 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 vs Northampton: Top free betting tips

Our Oxford vs Northampton prediction is for a fiery local derby with plenty of goals. Will the U’s find a way to win at home?

Both Oxford and Northampton sit in the top 10 but a full 12 points split the sides with the hosts the only ones still in real contention for the play-offs. The U’s had some problems lately but they seem to have found form again post-Christmas and have now won 3 of their last 4 league games. Northampton’s current form is good too (W3 D1 L1). 

​Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

The Cobblers saw all of their last 8 away games go over 2.5 goals. There were also 3 or more total goals scored in 4 of Oxford’s last 5 games. This is why our first Oxford vs Northampton prediction is for the same to happen in this match too. 

​Total home goals prediction: Over 1.5 Oxford goals

Our next Oxford vs Northampton prediction stays on the Goals Market. We back the U’s to score at least 2 goals themselves. Oxford scored 2 or more goals in 4 of their last 5 games. Now they are up against a Northampton side that conceded at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 8 away matches. 

​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Oxford

Our final Oxford vs Northampton prediction is our attempt to give you the correct score for this match. After analysing all the data we think Oxford have a good chance of winning this game 2-1. 

This was the exact scoreline in 2 of Oxford’s last 3 home league wins. At the same time, 2 of Northampton’s last 4 away defeats were 1-2 losses. 

​Oxford vs Northampton: What the fans think

Oxford fans welcome a new striker

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How far will Northampton’s fans travel to Oxford?

Northampton’s fans have the shortest trip of any away team in League One this weekend and we expect them to make the journey to Oxfordshire in great numbers. 

The driving distance between these two towns is 45 miles (73km) and even in the tricky wintery conditions forecasted for Saturday it shouldn’t take much more than an hour to cover it. 

​Oxford vs Northampton: Tickets

The most important news for Northampton fans is that they won’t be able to purchase tickets for this match on the day of the game. Any purchase needs to happen by 5 pm on Friday 19 January. The away fans have been allocated 1,471 tickets, all priced at £26.00 for adults. 

For Oxford’s fans, the price varies from £22.00 to £32.00 per ticket, with the customary discounts for seniors and youngsters in place. 

​FAQs: Oxford vs Northampton

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  • What was Oxford’s last result? The U’s beat Carlisle 3-1 away from home last weekend.  
  • What was Northampton’s last result? The Cobblers drew 1-1 at home vs Wigan last Saturday. 
  • Who will referee this match? Thomas Kirk, a referee who hasn’t shown a red card in his last 16 games, will be the first official.
Oxford vs Northampton prediction, free betting tips & odds

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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