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Oxford v Coventry, Sunday, 1200 BST, Sky Sports Football

The Premier League may be taking a break this weekend, but there is still action in front of the Sky Sports Cameras as Oxford welcome Coventry in Sky Bet League One.

The U's are a side who can find the net in front of their own fans, scoring six goals in their last two home league outings.

There is value in backing Oxford goalscorers, and Marcus Browne looks overpriced at 5/1 to score anytime.

The 20-year-old is on-loan for the season from West Ham and has already made a huge impression at his temporary club.

Speaking to the Oxford Mail about the youngster after the draw with Sunderland, Oxford boss Karl Robinson said: "Marcus Browne just showed everybody why he’s the best player in this league. This is the best team in the league and that shows you what they think of our No 10."

Browne has started the last four league games for the club, moving into attacking midfield against Sunderland, but previously playing in the left-wing position.

Ricky Holmes found himself on the left, and given the performance of Browne and also the result last time out, you imagine that Robinson will stick with the same formation here.

Browne will be supporting either Jamie Mackie or Jonathan Obika up front, but he has an eye for goal himself having scored two already this season.

His eight shots on goal also highlight how he isn't afraid to try his luck, with 63% being on target.

Given the fact that Coventry have scored just one goal away from home, Oxford will be confident of wrapping up victory here after picking up four points out of a possible six in recent weeks.

Score prediction: Oxford 2-0 Coventry (Sky Bet odds: 12/1)

Best bet: Marcus Browne to score anytime at 5/1


Opta facts

  • Oxford United and Coventry City met as recently as August, with the U’s winning 2-0 in a League Cup first round match at the Kassam.
  • Coventry have lost on each of their last three league trips to Oxford, failing to score in two of those matches.
  • Oxford United have won just one of their last seven league games (D1 L5) conceding 17 goals in total.
  • Coventry have won just one of their last seven league games (D3 L3) failing to score in four of those games.
  • Oxford have conceded 15 goals so far this season – only once have they conceded more goals in their opening six league games in the top four tiers and that came back in 1990/91 conceding 17 goals.

Odds correct at 1000 BST (07/09/18)

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