24.02.23 Match Preview Oxford v Rovers

Rovers and Oxford in crunch clash at the Kassam

The Gas head to Oxford for a 12.30pm kick-off, with both sides looking to bring winless runs in Sky Bet League One to an end.

Joey Barton on Oxford

Player Preview - Sam Finley

Opposition View

Oxford boss Karl Robinson is expecting a committed encounter when they welcome Bristol Rovers to the Kassam Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

“I’ve known Joey since we were kids, I’ve known Joey before what other people assume as Marmite,” said Robinson.

“He’s someone I’ve known for many, many years – we’ve always respected each other but it’s that mentality of I’m desperate to beat him and he’s desperate to beat us.

“The most important thing is we’re desperate for our clubs to win. It’s not about the two people standing on the touchline, it’s about the teams that we work for and the players that we coach.

“He’ll be so determined to win this game for his players and the fans of Bristol Rovers but I’m determined to win this game for the players and fans of Oxford United.

“From my point of view, their run of results has got no relevance in what we speak about. It’ll be a very intense game, almost like a cup game, that type of game where the fans will get right behind their teams."


Form Guide

Rovers: L L L D L

Oxford: L L D L L 


How to Watch

Tomorrow's game is available to stream live on iFollow!

Fans are able to purchase a match pass for £10 with the majority of the revenue coming back to the club. 

To find out more about iFollow, please click HERE.


Ref Watch

Tomorrow's referee is Charles Breakspear, who has officiated in 20 fixtures this season, awarding an average of 24 fouls per game. He has shown 60 yellow and four red cards across all competitions, with two of the dismissals coming in the nine League One games he has been in charge of. 


What are the Odds?

Rovers are priced at 11/4 to win tomorrow according to Sky Bet's latest odds, whereas a goalless draw is currently 6/5. If you think Aaron Collins will score, the odds are 11/4, whilst former Rover Billy Bodin is 2/1 to grab a goal against his old club. Click HERE to see what's on offer. Please bet responsibly.

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