Oxford United vs Ipswich Betting Tip – 14 January 2020

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EnglandOxford United vs IpswichEngland
14th January 1945hrs
Football – England – League One
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 81/100 odds taken 1700 GMT, Sunday 12 January

The battle for promotion in League One of the closest of all the leagues in England and two teams involved in it meet on Tuesday. A win for Oxford would see them go above opponents Ipswich in the table.

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Oxford United Preview – Can Oxford get back to winning ways after two straight losses in the league?

It’s not been a great start to 2020 for Oxford and their quest for promotion. Having lost only one game between the middle of September and end of 2019, Karl Robinson’s men have lost back to back matches in this new year, slipping down to fifth. It should not be too much of a concern at the moment considering they remain just five points behind the leaders. Where Robinson will be slightly frustrated is that the defeats have come against teams also chasing promotion.

This game against Ipswich is a game in hand over the top two meaning a win would see them move to within a couple of points of the automatic promotion places.

Our betting prediction:
Draw
64/25

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(odds taken 1700 GMT, Sunday 12 January)

Oxford’s home form has been very good in the main up until losing against Rotherham on Saturday. Before that they were on a run of eight games without defeat, winning six of them. What was most surprising about the defeat at the weekend was the concession of three goals. Oxford had kept seven clean sheets in a row before then.

Robinson will be happy his team have a chance so soon after that defeat to put things right, especially as it comes at home to another promotion rival.

 

Ipswich Preview – Ipswich won their first game in nine, on  Saturday, can they follow up with another victory here?

Paul Lambert’s Ipswich got off to an excellent start and it looked like they were certainties to fill one of the automatic promotion places. The Tractor Boys won nine of their first 12 games and never lost until the 20th of October. It was the perfect way to bounce back from the disappointment of relegation the previous season but the wheels started to fall off after that first defeat.

Ipswich went on to win just two of their next 12 games. It has allowed the chasing pack not only to catch up but overtake them in the table. Lambert, therefore, would have been delighted to get a vital when when beating Accrington 4-1 on Saturday. Incredibly, it was their first success at home since the middle of September.

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Whilst playing on the road against a team in the top six is going to be a difficult challenge, Ipswich have proven themselves to be very good away from home. Only leaders Rotherham have taken more points on their travels than Lambert’s team.

With two defeats and two draws in their last four away games Ipswich know the importance of getting back to winning ways here and following up on the good feeling of Saturday’s win. They can move into second spot with three points here.

Oxford United vs Ipswich Betting Advice

This game stands out as being very important for both teams in their hopes for promotion. Oxford are looking to get back to the sort of for that made them a contender for the top two whilst Ipswich will be hoping that their first win in nine matches gives them some much needed confidence and return to the level of performance which had them clear at the top of League One for so long.

Key Facts – Oxford United vs Ipswich Betting Tip

  • Oxford lost their first home game since August on Saturday, going down to leaders Rotherham
  • Ipswich have the second best away record in League One with seven wins
  • This will be the first meeting between these teams since 1999

 

With so much at stake this could be a nervy affair. Oxford may have conceded three at home on Saturday but they were excellent before that keeping seven clean sheets on the bounce. Ipswich’s away games are also usually low-scoring with nine of their 13 going under 2.5 goals. As such, the betting tip for this top of the table League League One clash is under 2.5 goals.

The best betting odds for Oxford United vs Ipswich

Oxford United to win: 21/20 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Ipswich to win: 5/2 at Bet365

 

 


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