Mansfield Town pack their bags to visit Oxford United at The Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Stags will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 8 and win only 3 of the 13 games.
The previous match played between the two at The Kassam Stadium was more than three years back, in December 2005, with Mansfield Town inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the U's in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Thu 04 Dec||Mansfield Town||1 - 3||Oxford Utd.||CONF|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Mansfield Town||1 - 0||Oxford Utd.||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Oxford Utd.||1 - 2||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 12 Mar||Mansfield Town||1 - 3||Oxford Utd.||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Wed 11 Aug||Oxford Utd.||1 - 0||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Tue 06 Apr||Mansfield Town||3 - 1||Oxford Utd.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Sep||Oxford Utd.||1 - 1||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Oxford United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the U's, with 4 goals against.
The Stags have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Stags's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.
Oxford Utd. find themselves in a respectable 8th position, courtesy of the 47 points they have accumulated from 32 games. Mansfield Town see themselves just below half way in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, showing a record of 41 points from their 31 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the U's. Home win
|Oxford Utd.||Won 4 successive home games.|
8 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
|Mansfield Town||3 successive away victories.|
6 games since last away draw.
7 games since last defeat.