Match Previews

country flag League 1 Round 32
Sat 09 February 2019 15:00
Referee
Scott Oldham
Weather at KO
weather icon Light Rain  8oC | Precip: 100% (0.01 in) | Wind 15.7 mph
Travel Info
Distance
406 KM

Oxford United

Last updated: Sat 09 February 2019 20:06
In Brief

Played out a goalless draw at Burton despite playing against ten men. Marcus Browne remains doubtful. Mark Sykes is doubtful.

Looking Back

Oxford spent the majority of their last week's game against Burton playing against ten men, but failed to break the Brewers down and played out a goalless draw.

The U's are in a bit of a revival, as they are unbeaten in their last four games, despite playing some tough fixtures. They are still in a tight battle to escape the drop.

Looking Ahead

Marcus Browne has missed the previous game after failing a late fitness test and remains a doubt going into the upcoming match.

The sole new concern is Mark Sykes, who is not expected to make the squad due to a knee issue.

Points of Interest

Oxford held Sunderland to a 1:1 draw in this season's reverse fixture. It was the first meeting between the two sides in nearly twenty years.

Sunderland

Last updated: Sat 09 February 2019 20:06
In Brief

Claimed a slender win over Wimbledon. Lee Cattermole is still out. Lynden Gooch and Will Grigg are available. Bryan Oviedo is doubtful.

Looking Back

Sunderland were poor in the majority of their last week's game against Wimbledon but managed to claim a 1:0 win.

The race for a top two finish is wide open, but Portsmouth's struggles have opened the door for the Black Cats to climb back into the automatic promotion places.

Looking Ahead

Will Grigg did not make his debut last week due to an injury but will make the squad.

Lee Cattermole is still out while Lynden Gooch returns after missing the previous game due to becoming a father.

Bryan Oviedo is the sole new concern. He faces a late fitness test.

Points of Interest

Sunderland have lost only two of their fourteen away games. No other side in the league has suffered less away defeats.

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Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Lewis Morgan (mid) (Celtic - loan), Kazaiah Sterling (att) (Tottenham - loan), Will Grigg (att) (Wigan)
Transfer out
  • Josh Maja (r) (att) (Bordeaux), Ethan Robson (mid/att) (Dundee - loan)

Sunderland

Last updated: Sat 09 February 2019 20:06
In Brief

Claimed a slender win over Wimbledon. Lee Cattermole is still out. Lynden Gooch and Will Grigg are available. Bryan Oviedo is doubtful.

Looking Back

Sunderland were poor in the majority of their last week's game against Wimbledon but managed to claim a 1:0 win.

The race for a top two finish is wide open, but Portsmouth's struggles have opened the door for the Black Cats to climb back into the automatic promotion places.

Looking Ahead

Will Grigg did not make his debut last week due to an injury but will make the squad.

Lee Cattermole is still out while Lynden Gooch returns after missing the previous game due to becoming a father.

Bryan Oviedo is the sole new concern. He faces a late fitness test.

Points of Interest

Sunderland have lost only two of their fourteen away games. No other side in the league has suffered less away defeats.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Lewis Morgan (mid) (Celtic - loan), Kazaiah Sterling (att) (Tottenham - loan), Will Grigg (att) (Wigan)
Transfer out
  • Josh Maja (r) (att) (Bordeaux), Ethan Robson (mid/att) (Dundee - loan)

Key

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