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Oxford City vs Northampton Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Live Stream - Goals expected in FA Cup first round clash

  • Oxford City host Northampton in the FA Cup First Round
  • The National League South and League One sides clash at Marsh Lane on Monday
  • Oxford City have scored 18 goals in 7 matches this season
  • Oxford City's James Roberts has scored 5 goals in his last 4 matches
  • Northampton have conceded 20 goals in 11 League One matches this season
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Northampton make the short journey down the A43 to face National League South Oxford City in the FA Cup first round on Monday. Can the Hoops upset their League One opponents at Marsh Lane? 

Oxford City Form


Oxford City reached the second round of the FA Cup three seasons ago and bid for more giantkilling exploits when Northampton visit in the first round.

Managed by former Manchester City and Leicester midfielder David Oldfield, Oxford have come through three rounds of FA Cup qualifying to reach the first round proper.

The Hoops started with a 2-1 win over Royal Wootton Basset in the second qualifying round, before thumping Tamworth 6-1 in the next round. 

Oldfield's side left it late as they upset National League Weymouth 3-2 in the fourth qualifying round. Louis Hall grabbed the winner two minutes from time after Weymouth had come from two goals behind to level things up. 

Oxford come into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Hampton & Richmond in the National League South last weekend. The loss ended a six-game unbeaten run since Oldfield took over in the hot seat.

Oxford City Team News


James Roberts has scored five goals in his last four games and will be a key man for Oxford. Harvey Bradbury and Josh Ashby have also been amongst the goals and pose an attacking threat.

Northampton Form


Northampton have had a tough start to life in League One. They lost six of their opening nine league games as well as two of four cup games, before bouncing back in the last week.

Keith Curle's side have had problems in defence, conceding 20 goals in 11 league games - the second most in the division. But they did manage a clean sheet in their last game in a 0-0 draw with local rivals MK Dons.

That victory followed a much-needed away win at Wigan as Northampton edged a five-goal thriller 3-2. Danny Rose, Sam Hoskins and substitute Caleb Chukwuemeka got the goals to seal a crucial three points for the Cobblers.

Northampton Team News


Midfielder Ricky Holmes made his second Northampton debut from the bench against MK Dons and comes into the frame to start against Oxford following his return to the club.

Striker Benny Ashley-Seal is also available again after injury and made a cameo in the midweek draw. Defender Joseph Mills, midfielder Scott Pollock and forward Joe Nuttall are all expected to remain unavailable.

Oxford City vs Northampton Head to Head


Oxford City and Northampton haven't met in a competitive fixture. The Cobblers were held to a 2-2 draw in a friendly at Marsh Lane back in 2011.

Oxford City vs Northampton Odds


Northampton are 1.72 favourites to reach the second round with Oxford City 4.00 to upset their League One opponents. A draw in 90 minutes is available at 4.20 at bet365.

Oxford City vs Northampton Stats


  • Oxford City have lost 1 of their 7 matches this season (all competitions).
  • Oxford City have scored 18 goals in 7 matches this season (all competitions).
  • Oxford City have played 3 qualifying matches to reach the FA Cup first round.
  • Oxford City have reached the FA Cup second round twice before (1969/70 and 2017/18).
  • Oxford City's James Roberts has scored 5 goals in his last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Northampton have kept 2 clean sheets in their last 14 matches (all competitions).
  • Northampton have conceded 20 goals in 11 League One matches this season. 

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Where is Oxford City vs Northampton being played?

Oxford City vs Northampton is being played at Marsh Lane in Oxford, England.

When does Oxford City vs Northampton kick off?

Oxford City vs Northampton kicks off at 19:45 GMT on Monday 9 November 2020.

What competition are Oxford City vs Northampton playing in?

Oxford City vs Northampton are playing in the FA Cup First Round.

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Verdict

This one could have a cup upset in the stars, but we're concentrating on goals. Oxford City have had no problems scoring this season - particularly James Roberts, while Northampton have League One's second leakiest defence.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 & BTTS Yes Total Goals & Both Teams To Score @-120.48 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: James Roberts Anytime Goalscorer @210 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: James Roberts First Goalscorer @750 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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