There is very little need for us to discuss Oxford, you all know that they are the biggest club by far at this level and their position is such, that they have to go all out for the three points.
The visitors look safe with regard to a playoff spot, but a good run of home results has given them an outside chance of snatching the sole automatic promotion spot, to keep any hopes of that alive they will have to look for the win in their first road start for 25 days. That should suit the offensive minded home team, who are 14-3-3 at the Kassam Stadium this season, down to the ground and I take them to win and avenge a 5-2 defeat in the reverse fixture. United are a very different team nowadays and it is unthinkable that they could put up such a display under Chris Wilder, a very disciplined coach.
Hosts have had a terrific boost with top scorer James Constable putting his name on a new three year contract this week.
6.5 points Oxford -1/2 ball 2.25 + general quote.... 2.30 in places.