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Match Preview: Oxford United vs. Southend United

16 January 2015

Blues will be looking continue their good record against Oxford United on Saturday, having won all of the last five games against the U's.

The Lowdown

Southend United head to the Kassam Stadium looking to continue their good record against Oxford United, with the Blues winning five of the last five meetings in all competitions when the two sides have met.

Oxford have surprisingly struggled for form this season, and find themselves in the lower half of the table.

However, Michael Appleton's side have picked up good wins against the likes of Northampton Town, Newport County, York City, Bury and Plymouth Argyle. The I's have won just four times at home this season, the last of which was back in early December.

The Officials

Referee: Michael Bull
Assistant Referees: Dumitru-Ravel Cheosiaua and Colin Lymer 
Fourth Official: Gavin Muge

The Previous Five Meetings

September 2014: Southend United 1-1 Oxford United
March 2014: Southend United 3-0 Oxford United
October 2013: Oxford United 0-2 Southend United
February 2013: Southend United 1-0 Oxford United
January 2013: Oxford United 3-3 Southend United (Cup)

The Overall Record

Southend United wins: 11
Draws: 3
Oxford United wins: 7

The Betting

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The Tickets

Click here for ticket information for the match.

The Game

Keep up-to-date with the game on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @SUFCRootsHall for full updates on Twitter, while there’ll be key moment updates on our Facebook page: SouthendUnitedFC.

The Commentary

Listen to exclusive commentary of Saturday’s game on Blues Player with BBC Essex. To sign up, or listen, click here. 

COME ON YOU BLUES!


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