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Match Preview - Rovers v Oxford United

15 November 2021

Rovers welcome Oxford United to the Mem for our Emirates FA Cup first round replay.

Last time out, Rovers were victorious against Northampton Town at the Mem, courtesy of second-half goals from Josh Grant and Antony Evans to cancel out Sam Hoskin's first-half penalty.

Rovers now face the visit of Oxford United to the Mem with a home tie against Sutton United awaiting the winner.

Manager's Preview

Rovers boss, Joey Barton has reflected on the game at the Kassam and has shared his thoughts ahead of tomorrow evening's tie.

"It was a good game last time we faced them. We have to thank the crossbar and the post, but I thought we were good value for the draw at the Kassam. They (Oxford) are clearly a top outfit in Sky Bet League One and I believe that they will be in and around the play-off picture, come the end of the season, as they have been for the last few years.”

"We are going to have to defend superbly. There will be times where we are forced to play without the ball, as they are a possession-based side.

"I believe we have enough in our group to cause them problems and if we get the home fans behind us on Tuesday night, then I’m sure we can cause them some problems.

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Form Guide

Oxford have only had one fixture since Rovers drew 2-2 against Tuesday's visitors at the Kassam on the 7th November. Karl Robinson's team drew 0-0 against Ipswich Town in the Sky Bet League One last Saturday. The draw against Ipswich leaves The Bulls 6th in the table with 28 points from 16 games so far this season in the Sky Bet League One.

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Ref Watch

Neil Hair is the man in the middle on Tuesday evening. Hair has taken charge of 10 games across the Sky Bet League Two, Sky Bet League One, and League Cup so far this season. Across those 10 games, Hair has produced 29 yellow cards and averages 19.30 fouls per game according to WhoScored.com.

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Betting Preview

EFL sponsors, Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 13/8 to progress to the next round of the FA Cup on Tuesday evening. A 2-1 scoreline in Rovers favour is priced at 11/1. On the goalscorer markets, Saturday's match-winner, Antony Evans is priced at 11/4 to score at any time with Sam Nicholson priced at 13/5

To bet with Sky Bet please click HERE. Please bet responsibly.

Tickets

Adult tickets start from £10 for Tuesday's tie - with U16 prices just £1! All the info on how to buy a ticket can be found on the article below! 

Feature

Emirates FA Cup Replay Ticket Information - Oxford United

How to Follow

Due to broadcasting restrictions around the Emirates FA Cup - Tuesday's game won't be available to watch on iFollow. Audio passes are available for both UK and international-based supporters. Audio passes can be purchased HERE.


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