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History of the Oxford United v Mansfield Town fixture

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:
2008/2009Thu 04 DecMansfield Town1 - 3Oxford Utd.CONF
2005/2006Sat 01 AprMansfield Town1 - 0Oxford Utd.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 31 DecOxford Utd.1 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 12 MarMansfield Town1 - 3Oxford Utd.LGE2
2004/2005Wed 11 AugOxford Utd.1 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2
2003/2004Tue 06 AprMansfield Town3 - 1Oxford Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 13 SepOxford Utd.1 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2

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,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Oxford Utd.651010316
Mansfield Town64205114

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

Sequence statistics:
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.