Blackpool vs Oxford United Match Preview and Prediction
Coming up on Saturday afternoon (UK time), Blackpool will take on Oxford United at Bloomfield Road with a 3:00pm start. This is a League One game.
This match has no official UK TV coverage. Check Frog The Gambler's live score page for goal updates.
Read on for the preview and match prediction.
Data suggests that the sportsbooks have completed an impressive set of prices in this match. Recreational stakes only for this one.
Betting Odds for Blackpool vs Oxford United
A summary of the Match Odds:
Blackpool: 2.4 (Bet365)
Draw: 3.25 (Bet365)
Oxford United: 3.2 (Bet365)
Frog has also assessed the bets for the BTTS market. If you like "Yes", it is available at 1.8 with Bet365. If you don't like that, "No" can be backed at 1.95 with Bet365.
Head To Head
To kick this preview off, Frog draws attention to their recent match. Blackpool played Oxford United in February; it was a League One match. The winners at the final whistle were Oxford United with a winning margin of 0-1.
Over the last decade, these sides have met 4 times. Blackpool have won in 1 of the match-ups when they've met. Oxford United have won 3 of these occasions. There have been no draws.
Overall there has been an average of 2.0 goals per game. Blackpool score an average of 0.75. Oxford United score an average of 1.25 each time they've met.
Looking at the match-up in terms of combined Home and Away performance, whichever side has been at home has won 25% of these matches and the visitors have won 75% of the time.
Blackpool have 6 points in the League One, which puts them in 1st place.
There have been 62 matches played by the home team in the last year. They have 23 wins; 20 draws; and 19 losses. In other words, Blackpool have won 37%, drawn 32%, and lost 30% of their recent matches.
In this time, they have scored 1.27 goals on average per match; while conceding 1.21 goals on average.
A look at their home record in this time. They have a win rate of 36% (11 wins) in their 30 home fixtures. 33% (10) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 30% (9) being a loss for the home side.
At home over the year, their average number of goals scored is 1.3 and they have conceded 1.23 on average.
In their last ten matches they have averaged 1.4 goals per match; 4 of these matches have been wins. In terms of the BTTS, 4 of these games have been matches where both teams have scored; the total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 6 out of the last ten.
And they are also on a run of 3 matches in a row in which they have scored.
Wrapping up, there is no reason to make this team the value selection in their match against Oxford United. The market would need to offer up a bigger price than this.
Ahead of this one, Oxford United have 4 points in the League One, putting them in 7th place.
Looking at results for the last year, they have played 68 matches. They have 26 wins; 21 draws; and 21 losses. This gives Oxford United a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 38%-30%-30%.
During this recent year, they average 1.4 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.31.
A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 29% (11 wins) from their last 37 away fixtures. 40% (15) of these away games have been a draw, with the remaining 29% (11) resulting in a loss as the away side.
While playing away from home over this recent year, their average number of goals scored is 1.35. They have conceded 1.51 on average.
Their most recent 6 matches have seen them score. Oxford United are undefeated in their last five.
Frog's betting tip for Blackpool vs Oxford United
Frog thinks that Oxford United will win this, but this has low confidence levels. Check out Betfair Sportsbook for their price of 3.5.