Thursday, September 20, 2007



Histon are part timers and this is their 3rd start in 5 days, they hosted Torquay on Tuesday in a nine goal thriller. They were 3-0 down at the break and fought back well, but at the end of the day, had nothing to show for it.We discussed earlier this week, how tough it is to play so much and hold down an outside job, there will be some very heavy legs on the pitch, they will be without a suspended key defender and do not have huge squad options available to them.

Oxford are 9 points off the top already and cannot afford to drop any more points, they have not played since saturday and have promised to field an adventurous line up, with an attacking midfielder sitting directly behind the front two. They are probably happier on the road, where the level of expectation on them is greatly reduced. This is a team with Championship potential and to be stuck in the BSP is a crying shame, patience in the boardroom must be wearing thin and manager Jim Smith needs the win this evening.

They lost at home to Aldershot at the weekend , conceding 3 very sloppy goals, otherwise dominating the game and generally playing well.

I have seen that only 12% of Histon's goals have come in the first half and given that they were 3 down at the break just two days ago, there might be some value in the visitors leading at ht/ft.

5.5 points Oxford -1/4 ball 1.80 asian line
1.5 points Oxford-Oxford double result 3.70 Expekt/ Betfair ... 3.60 general.

Good Luck.

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