Oxford United are looking to get back on track in their League One promotion bid as they face Burton Albion this weekend.
Oxford United currently sit 5th in League One with eleven wins, four draws and five losses from twenty games this season.
Oxford entered the season as one of the favourites for automatic promotion and their results in the opening few months very much vindicated that tag as they, along with Portsmouth and Bolton Wanderers, occupied the top three spots.
However, they've taken a fairly sharp dip in recent weeks as they enter this game winless in their last four games having drawn two and lost two of those.
In fact, they've won only two of their last nine games and are amidst a pretty concerning run that their fans will hope does not signal the rails coming off their promotion push.
Their latest league outing saw them held to a disappointing 1-1 draw against Reading, a side currently in the relegation zone.
Despite their poor form on the whole they can at least lean into their decent home form which has seen them go unbeaten in their last six on home soil.
They're going to have to pull something out of the bag here amidst a really shoddy run and fortunately for them they're facing a side struggling even more than they are.
Burton Albion currently sit 19th in League One with five wins, five draws and ten losses from twenty games this season.
After a pretty strugglesome campaign last time out, Burton were expected to kick on this season after a decent amount of squad investment but they've been fairly stagnant thus far as they linger amidst the relegation battle.
They're coming into this game amidst a really poor run of form in the league, winless in their last five games having lost six of those.
Their most recent league game saw them fall to a 1-2 loss at home to Stevenage, a game that confirmed their fourth league defeat on the bounce.
Burton are just four points clear of the relegation zone and need to turn this run of from around if they are to avoid a gloomy Christmas period.
This is not an easy place to pick up points but Oxford are more vulnerable than they have been at any points this season so Burton have to try to be optimistic.
For our Oxford vs. Burton prediction, we're going for a 2-0 win for the home side.