- Prediction one: Match Result – Sunderland to win @ 21/20
- Prediction two: Over/Under Goals – Under 2.5 goals @ 3/5
- Prediction three: To win to nil – Sunderland @ 21/10
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.
Sunderland to win
There isn't masses between Sunderland and Oxford in the League One standings but the form book tells you that Oxford will do well to leave the Stadium of Light with a point. The Black Cats, who edged out Bristol Rovers on Saturday, have won four of their last five at home. By contrast, Oxford have managed just a solitary win in their last five trips away.
Under 2.5 goals
Despite these two sides sitting reasonably pretty in the table, neither serve up free scoring affairs on a regular basis. Sunderland's last five matches have seen just eight goals with none involving more than two goals. Oxford's don't see much more goal action; they've only gone over 2.5 in two of their last five – both when they were the home side. Throw in the fact that none of their head-to-head games this century have seen more than two goals and you should be in with a good shout.
Sunderland to win to nil
We've already backed Sunderland to run out winners. Now, we make the prediction that they'll do so without conceding. Why do we suggest this as one of our tips? Well, they've conceded just one in their last five home fixtures. With Oxford, they might have won last weekend but they've blanked in their last two away games.
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The Black Cats to continue march to the title
Sunderland currently top the home form table having taken 13 points from a possible 15. They've conceded just two goals in that time too and now Lee Johnson's men will have their eyes firmly fixed on winning automatic promotion. They face an Oxford side that recorded a confidence boosting win last time out against fourth placed Lincoln; it's not their home form that's been the problem though. They'll be hoping top scorer Matt Taylor, who has three goals in his last five, can help them bag a surprise result.
FAQ about Sunderland vs Oxford
- Who's the favourite? – Sunderland are the favourites
- What time is kick off? – 3 pm GMT
- Are Sunderland going to win the league? – As of the time of writing, Ladbrokes have Sunderland as favourites to lift the League One title, yes.