Oxford United welcome in-form Luton Town to The Kassam Stadium for Saturdays League Two encounter.

Kick off: 15:00

Odds (William Hill): Oxford: 17/10 Draw 21/10 Luton 17/10

 

Form- Oxford United

Slow starters Oxford are beginning to finally find some form in League 2 after beating an in-form Stevenage side by two goals to nil at the Lamex last Saturday. Their victory over Stevenage was Oxford’s first win of 2015 since winning away at Plymouth back in December 2014, and the U’s now sit in 15th place in the League 2 table on 33 points. Oxford have been reliant on their hitman Danny Hylton with 14 goals already this season – so the yellows will be hoping for more of the same from their main man against the hard to beat Hatters.

Oxford Last 5:

Stevenage (A) 0-2 W

Exeter (H) 2-2 D

Southend (H) 2-3 L

Dagenham & Redbridge (A) (0-0) D

Cheltenham (H) 1-2 L

Form- Luton Town

Luton Town travel to Oxford in fine form having not lost on the road in the league since 13th December last year – boss John Still will be hoping for more of the same as his side attempt to close in on the automatic promotion places. Unlike Oxford, the Hatters have been sharing the goals around recently with top scorer Mark Cullen yet to start a league game in 2015 and centre-half Luke Wilkinson being Luton’s 2nd top goal scorer in the league with 4.

Hatters Last 5:

Cambridge (H) 3-2 W

Cheltenham (A) 1-1 D

Plymouth (A) 0-1 W

Shrewsbury (H) 0-0 D

Cambridge (A) 2-1 L

Oxford team news:

Richard Brindley and Joe Skarz should be included in the squad, and new signings Alex Macdonald and Jamie Ashdown are both in contention to make their debuts after signing for the U’s earlier this week. Will Hoskins is likely to be the only absentee for Oxford after the striker had a successful groin operation.

Luton team news:

New signings Ryan Hall and Nathan Oduwa are both in contention to make their Hatters debuts after signing last week, and Luke Guttridge, Alex Lawless and powerhouse Pelly Ruddock could all feature. Striker Paul Benson remains side-lined whilst recovering from a broken leg. Luton will also be strengthened with the return of defender Luke Wilkinson after the centre-back hobbled off with a hamstring injury during their victory over Cambridge last Saturday.

Head to Head:

The Hatters came out on top the last time the two sides met back in September but the U’s won 2-0 when Luton last travelled to The Kassam Stadium back in the conference in 2009. Over the years Luton and Oxford have met 35 times, Luton winning 16, Oxford winning 12 and 7 of the clashes ending in a draw.

Prediction: Oxford United 1-2 Luton Town


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