For our Oxford United vs. Bristol Rovers prediction, we're going for a 0-0 draw.
Two sides woefully out of form meet in League One this weekend as Oxford United host Bristol Rovers.
Oxford United currently sit 17th in League One with nine wins, nine draws and fifteen losses from thirty-three games this season.
It's been a fairly dismal season thus far for an Oxford side that have failed to make any sort of impact on the league having harmlessly lingered around the bottom half for the majority of the campaign.
They enter this game amidst an abysmal run of form, too, having lost six and drawn one of their last seven league matches.
Most recently, Oxford fell to a 1-0 defeat away at rivals Cambridge United after falling behind in the 8th minute of the game.
Their home record is slightly better having at least won within their last five matches - a 2-1 win over promotion chasing Ipswich Town that is looking increasingly more puzzling - but they've also lost four of their last five on home soil so there's not much cause for optimism in that regard.
Oxford have scored just four times in their last five matches and are struggling immensely in front of goal. Unless Karl Robinson can find a way to rectify that it's unlikely their form will improve anytime soon.
Oxford can at least be thankful they're facing a side with an almost equally bleak form record here but regardless of who they square off against it's tough to see Oxford picking up three points at the money.
Bristol Rovers currently sit 16th in League One with ten wins, eight draws and fourteen losses from thirty-two games this season.
Joey Barton's side have very much had an up and down campaign this time around, and while they have at points shown signs of being a team capable of achieving something memorable they always seem to slump back down to mediocrity.
Describing Rovers' current state as mediocre would actually be glossing over what is a quite atrocious run of form, as they enter this game having failed to win any of their last seven matches in all competitions, drawing one and losing six.
Most recently Rovers fell to a dismal 1-2 defeat at home to relegation threatened Burton Albion, a damning defeat that epitomised their current level.
Rovers' away form is barely more encouraging, with Barton's men winning one and losing four of their last five games on the road.
Bristol Rovers are eight points clear of the relegation zone but there is going to come a point where they need to start nervously looking over their shoulder, if it hasn't arrived already, as their run of egregious form shows no signs of slowing. If they lose again here against another struggling side the alarm bells will really start ringing at the Memorial Stadium.
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