Oxford vs Arsenal Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 09/01/2023

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* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Today's Betting Tips for Oxford vs Arsenal

League One side Oxford have the home advantage in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup on Monday night and they will have to make it count if they want to cause a huge upset by knocking the Premier League leaders out of the competition. Arsenal arrive full of confidence but we are expecting the visitors to make a number of changes to their usual starting eleven.

Arsenal to Win-to-Nil

Even with a few changes to their starting lineup, we're backing Arsenal to win and keep a clean sheet against Oxford on Monday. There is a big gulf between these two sides and even with the home advantage, we're not expecting Oxford to pull off any surprises. Arsenal have won four of their last six competitive and non-competitive matches and kept a clean sheet in their last game against Newcastle. Oxford have lost two of their last four matches and have failed to score in three of their games.

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Under 2.5 Goals

Under 2.5 goals have been produced in each of the last four meetings between these two clubs but the last of those was back in 1988. Three of Oxford's last five matches have witnessed fewer than three goals scored and the hosts have had problems putting the ball into the back of the net lately. Two of Arsenal's last four outings also produced under 2.5 goals and with expected changes to their side, we're not expecting a lot of goals from the away side either.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Oxford vs Arsenal

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Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, odds and probability figures ahead of Thursday’s encounter between Oxford and Arsenal.

Oxford odds: 16/1 (17.00) – 5.9%

Draw odds: 15/2 (8.50) – 11.8%

Arsenal odds: 3/16 (1.19) – 84.2%

As you would expect, Arsenal are the overwhelming favourite to win this FA Cup 3rd Round tie away at a League One side.  The bookmakers don't seem to be expecting goals at both ends of the pitch as the odds on Both Teams to Score stand at 11/10 (2.10) -47.6%, while you can put a bet on BTTS – No at 4/5 (1.80) – 55.6%.

Taking a look at the possible lineups for this FA Cup fixture

Oxford

Oxford slipped to a narrow defeat in their last game at home to Exeter City. The game appeared to be heading for a draw until the 79th-minute when Nombe won the game for the away side. The one bit of good news for the home side in that match is that they didn't pick up any fresh injury concerns ahead of Monday's match with the Gunners.

Predicted Lineup: McGinty (GK), Anderson, Long, Brown, Moore, Brannagan, McGuane, Bate, Goodrham, Taylor & Wildschut

Arsenal

Arsenal were held in their own backyard by an impressive Newcastle side in midweek. The pair played out a tight and tense 90-minutes which ended goalless but Arteta will be demanding that his side return to winning ways when they face Oxford. Jesus, Smith Rowe and Nelson all remain sidelined for the visitors through injury and Arsenal are likely to give some of their fringe players a start against Oxford.

Predicted Lineup: Turner (GK), Holding, Tomiyasu, Saliba, Lokonga, Elneny, Tierney, Vieira, Saka, Nketiah & Martinelli

Player to Watch – Gabrial Martinelli

We're expecting Arsenal's Brazilian speedster to start against Oxford on Monday night and fully expect the youngster to either score or create some goals for his side.

This season, Martinelli has really come into his own and is now a regular amongst the Gunners' starting eleven, netting 7-goals in the Premier League alone, and has also chipped in with 2-assists.

Martinelli has pace to burn, amazing movement and is able to dribble the ball like no other Arsenal player. Oxford are going to have their work cut out marking the brazil international and we just can't see a League One defence stopping this player from shining on Monday night.

What is Twitter Saying?

Here are a couple of the latest tweets regarding tonight's game between Oxford and Arsenal in the FA Cup 3rd Round.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Oxford vs Arsenal: Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Arsenal are the huge favourite with all bookmakers.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Oxford 0-0 Arsenal.
  • What time is kick-off? – 20:00 GMT, 21:00 CET.

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things