Oxford United vs Port Vale prediction, odds & betting tips 02/09/2023

Oxford Utd
02/09/23 - 15:00

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Port Vale

Oxford Utd - Port Vale

England League 1 - Kassam Stadium

6th Round

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

Oxford United and Port Vale cross swords on Saturday, September 02nd in a League One clash between two teams that aim to stay out of trouble. Here is our detailed preview of the game, as well as our best Oxford United vs Port Vale free betting tips. 

Oxford United vs Port Vale predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Oxford United vs Port Vale, check our top betting picks for this game, along with our other best football tips for today.

Oxford United to Win

  • Oxford come into this match on the back of 4 consecutive wins. 
  • Oxford also won all of their last 5 home matches vs Port Vale. 
  • The Valiants don’t travel well, they lost 5 of their last 7 away league games (W1 D1). 

Over 2.5 Goals

  • In 7 of Port Vale’s last 8 away games there had been 3 or more goals scored. 
  • Also, 8 of the last 11 H2Hs went over 2.5 goals. 
  • Oxford saw 4 of their last 5 matches go over 2.5 goals too.  

Top betting odds and key stats for Oxford United vs Port Vale

Check the best Oxford United vs Port Vale odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

10/04/23

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

0

0

12/11/22

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

Port Vale

Port Vale

4

0

03/11/17

England FA Cup FA Cup

Port Vale

Port Vale

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

2

0

17/04/17

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

Port Vale

Port Vale

2

0

22/10/16

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

2

2

Last Five - Oxford Utd

18/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

0

2

W

08/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Peterborough

Peterborough

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

1

1

D

04/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Peterborough

Peterborough

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

0

1

W

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Exeter

Exeter

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

1

2

W

19/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Stevenage

Stevenage

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

1

1

D

Last Five - Port Vale

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Port Vale

Port Vale

0

0

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Port Vale

Port Vale

2

0

L

19/04/24

England League 2 England

Stoke

Stoke

Port Vale

Port Vale

0

0

D

17/04/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Stoke

Stoke

Port Vale

Port Vale

0

0

D

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Port Vale

Port Vale

2

1

L

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Oxford United odds: 4/5 (1.80) – 55.6% Probability

Draw odds: 11/5 (3.75) – 26.7% Probability

Port Vale odds: 4/1 (5.00) – 20.0% Probability

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As we can see, the bookies favour Oxford United as the expected winners of this match. With a 55.60% win probability. In other markets, Oxford to Score First comes at 53.50% probability.  

Oxford United – Port Vale preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Oxford United vs Port Vale lineups.

Oxford United 

Oxford tops the League One table after achieving 4 consecutive wins. Last weekend cruised to an easy home win vs Charlton. Goodrham was the star of the show with his brace. 

The U’s should feel confident as last season they collected 4 points from the 2 league games vs Port Vale and kept clean sheets in both those matches. 

Have some injury issues but the squad is big and it seems the main starters are all fit and available. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Beadle (GK), Stevens, Moore, Negru, Brown, McGuane, Brannagan, Goodrham, Rodrigues, Bodin & Harris  

Port Vale

Despite rotating heavily Port Vale progressed through to the next round in the League Cup on Tuesday after a 2-0 win vs lower-level Crewe. Rested most regulars in that match. 

The Valiants opened their season with a 0-7 away loss vs Barnsley. They have found much better results since and are now unbeaten in 5. Still, Port Vale remain timid on the road where they have lost 5 of their last 7 league games. 

The main centre-back Dan Jones is missing sick. There is better news for striker Harrison and playmaker Grant. Both hope to overcome knocks on time. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Ripley (GK), Cass, Smith, Iacovitti, Clark, Ojo, Arblaster, Massey, Plant, Chislett & Wilson

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Tyler Goodrham

Oxford’s winger Tyler Goodrham was the Player of the Match in 2 of the last 3 rounds. He scored 2 goals last weekend and right now he is brimming with confidence. We can see him heavily involved in all forward moves again this time around. 


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