Oxford City vs St Albans Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2019-12-17

National League Tips

Tuesday 17thDecember 1945hrs
Football – England National League South
Pick Oxford City AH-0.25
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 1.55 (odds taken 02:01 GMT, 17 December )

We drop down the English football pyramid to the sixth tier for our next pick with a look ahead to the clash between Oxford City and St Albans as the betting tips continue in the National League South.

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Oxford City Prediction – Can Oxford City bounce back?

Oxford City suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat at home to 8th placed Maidstone United last time out in the National League South but they’ll be confident that they can bounce with a win on Tuesday night when they play host to bottom club, St Albans, at their Court Place Farm ground.

Prior to that defeat to Maidstone (who were relegated from the National League at the end of last season), Oxford City had put together a promising and impressive 5-match sequence without defeat under manager, Justin Merritt, which included winning 4 of these 5 matches.

Victories over Slough Town, Dorking Wanderers, Chelmsford City and Dulwich Hamlet along with a draw away at Tonbridge Angels have helped keep relegation worries at bay for Oxford City who currently occupy 16th place and hold a 4-point lead over third from bottom Tonbridge Angels and the relegation zone.

Results at home have produced a mixed bag of returns for Oxford City as their home record of 3-2-5 11/19 indicates, but the hosts recorded a 2-1 win against St Albans in their last meeting at home back in August of last year.


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St Albans Prediction – Can St Albans move off bottom place?

All three points for St Albans on their trip to Oxford on Tuesday night would see the visitors move off the bottom of the National League South table, but even so, they’d still be in the bottom three of the division.

Recent results though suggest this could be easier said than done as they’re without a league win from their last 4 outings, having suffered defeats against Havant & Waterlooville (at home) and third from bottom club, Tonbridge Angels (away), while 1-1 draws at home with Chelmsford City and Hampton & Richmond haven’t been enough to pull them off the bottom of the ladder.

Indeed, with just 1 win out of their last 9 matches overall in the National League South, which was courtesy of a narrow 1-0 win at Welling United, this looks a tough trip for St Albans on Tuesday night.

Results away from home have also been mixed for the visitors as they’ve registered wins at Hungerford Town and Welling United but have also fallen to recent defeats at Maidstone United and Tonbridge Angels within an away record of 2-2-4 9/14.


Key-Facts – Oxford City vs St Albans

  • Oxford City have won 4 of their last 6 matches in the National League South
  • St Albans have won just 3 of their last 15 away matches in the NLS
  • Oxford City registered a 2-1 win against St Albans in the last meeting at home


Betting Tips Verdict

Oxford City with home advantage should just about edge this one.