The Boro host Oxford United this weekend in a tie where two of the most in form teams in the league face off. Both clubs will be desperate to win the game and send a statement to the rest of League One.
The Boro have been simply unbelievable since earning promotion and that is a testament to their coach, Steve Evans, and the players. Stevenage are currently in third place after nine games and they’ve only been beaten once all season, which came on the road. At home, they have been involved In plenty of draws which is an aspect they will want to improve on. The Boro have been very difficult to break down this season and they have the second best defensive record in the league.
Last time out, they faced a Cheltenham side that are yet to score a single goal in the league this season. Stevenage won the tie with ease and the game ended 3-0. Jordan Roberts and Elliot List both starred, and Evans will need the duo to perform this weekend.
The U’s have won the most games in League One this season, with a win percentage of 75%, however they sit in second place, one point behind Portsmouth with a game in hand. Their home and away form is almost identical, winning three times and losing once. Liam Manning’s side has excelled at both ends of the field and if they continue to perform at this level, they should have a great chance of earning promotion.
Oxford’s most recent game was a convincing 3-0 win over 6th place Exeter. Despite Exeter dominating the possession, Oxford put together the perfect counter-attacking game plan and they were clinical in front of goal. Cameron Brannagan scored a brace from two penalties in the second half to cap off a brilliant victory.
Both sides will be confident that they can pick up three points this weekend which should lead to a brilliant game of football. It should be a close encounter, but both teams have enough firepower to score. This may be the weekend where Oxford pick up their first draw.
The final prediction is Stevenage 1-1 Oxford United.