FM Preview: Lincoln City v Oxford United 01 Mar 2011

Last updated : 28 February 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Lincoln City v Oxford United fixture

Lincoln City play host to Oxford United at Sincil Bank Stadium on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 14 games played, The Red Imps have recorded 7 wins, and Oxford Utd. have come away with 4 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Lincoln City was back in August 2005, over five years ago, the The Red Imps carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Fri 16 DecOxford Utd.0 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2005/2006Sat 20 AugLincoln City2-1Oxford Utd.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 05 FebLincoln City3 - 0Oxford Utd.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 16 OctOxford Utd.0 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2003/2004Sat 10 JanOxford Utd.0 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2
2003/2004Sat 09 AugLincoln City0 - 1Oxford Utd.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 05 AprLincoln City0 - 1Oxford Utd.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Lincoln City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Red Imps have scored 8, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.

Oxford Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The U's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Lincoln City find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 38 points from their 31 matches. Oxford Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League Two, picking up 47 from their 33 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Lincoln City62138137
Oxford Utd.6222658

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Sincil Bank Stadium for the The Red Imps and the Madmen are unable to see past Oxford Utd. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Lincoln City 12 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Oxford Utd. Undefeated in last 3 away games.