Oxford United Face Doncaster Rovers Looking to Continue Impressive Run

OXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Matty Taylor of Oxford United reacts during the Leasing.com Trophy match between Oxford United and Portsmouth at Kassam Stadium on October 08, 2019 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Oxford United will look to continue their impressive unbeaten run when Doncaster Rovers visit the Kassam Stadium this weekend. Karl Robinson’s side have won three out of their last five League One games but face a Doncaster side level on points, despite playing two games fewer.

Oxford United Looking to Continue Impressive Run Against Doncaster Rovers

How the Two Sides Fare

Doncaster started the season with consecutive 1-1 draws but followed it up with wins over Fleetwood Town, Lincoln City and Rotherham United.

A goalless draw with Ipswich Town ensued afterwards before a defeat at home to Blackpool. Donny then secured a win over Peterborough United, before conceding a late equaliser at Coventry and defeat at home to Portsmouth.

Oxford’s form has been on point in recent weeks and have turned the Kassam Stadium into a fortress with successive 3-0 league wins and a momentous 4-0 victory over West Ham United, and the U’s will be looking to continue that run.

That said, Robinson felt his side deserved all three points following their recent draw at Accrington Stanley, a game in which both Ben Woodburn and Anthony Forde picked up injuries.

Team News, Who’s on Form and Predictions

It’s likely the U’s boss will keep a relatively similar starting 11, with Shandon Baptiste the expected replacement for Woodburn. James Henry, who is nominated for Player of the Month, netted five goals in September.

As for Darren Moore, the defensive trio of Reece James, Tom Anderson and Brad Halliday have played all their games, providing Donny with the third-best defence in League One.

Skipper Ben Whiteman has netted twice from midfield, while wingers James Coppinger and Kieran Sadlier both have three goals.

Last season, the two sides played out 2-2 draws in both fixtures but the season before, Oxford won both encounters 1-0.

Prediction – Oxford United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers

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