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Preview: Oxford United v Swansea City - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s EFL Cup match between Oxford United and Swansea City, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

oxford united When swansea city Each EFL Cup quest kicks off with Tuesday’s first-round showdown at Kassam Stadium.

In 1986 the host nation was the trump card, and in 2013 the championship outfit lifted the trophy.

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Oxford and Cambridge tend to play most of their games on the river rather than on football pitches. Karl Robinson‘s side earned bragging rights with a narrow 1-0 victory in Saturday’s Ligue 1 match.

Tyler Goodrum After being taken off the bench in the second half, he was only given a few minutes to make an impact.

Oxford started the proceedings in League One, losing to Derby County by the same scoreline, and set out to make waves in the EFL Cup with a 3–0 defeat of Queens Park Rangers in the 1986 final. The tournament wasn’t all that memorable.

The U have not lost in the first round since the 2017-18 season, reaching the quarter-finals before losing to Manchester City in 2019-20, and have been eliminated in the last two rounds.

Swansea City manager Russell Martin on 19 February 2022© Reuters

Oxford fans enjoyed a roar of cheers over the weekend.

Ben Bretton Diaz, Sammy Smodics When Lewis Travis met Blackburn’s goal Russell Martin Questions about the Swans’ style of play inevitably came to Martin’s mind.

Even the players on the Rovers bench were said to have suffered a disheartening defeat despite Swansea boasting more than 70 per cent ball possession.

After beating Bradford City by five men in the 2012-13 EFL Cup final, Swansea have failed to make it past the round of 16 stages of the competition, ending their run in the 2021-22 tournament at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion. did. Round 3.

Swansea had enjoyed playing against Oxford during a downturn in League Two, but the U’s ran out 3-2 winners when they last faced each other in the third round of the 2015-16 FA Cup.

Oxford United form (all competitions):

Swansea City form (all competitions):

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Swansea City's Cyrus Christie celebrates with his teammates after scoring the second goal on 28 February 2022© Reuters

oxford striker Sam Baldock Continues recovery trial from thigh injury and may miss again alongside hosts Yannick Wildstis nursing a severe hamstring problem.

Alex Gorin Only an unused substitute in his success at Cambridge United, but a loan player at Leeds United Lewis Bate Play 20 minutes on weekends and aim for the start.

The 19-year-old Goodrum will also hope to impress from the start, but Robinson should put up a strong XI against upper-league opponents.

Meanwhile, the Swansea midfielder Joe Allen He is working to recover from the hamstring injury he picked up with Wales in June, but otherwise needs to ensure he is well stocked for Tuesday’s game.

For Martin’s men here, change is surely coming. Stephen Benda We hope to start as the last line of defense, Ben Kavango May be recalled to the defender.

Jamie Patterson When Liam Cullen If the pair are given a chance in the final third, we hope to ignite a goal rush. Joel Pillow It also aims to start another prolific season here.

Candidates for Oxford United’s starting XI:
Stevens; Long, Moore, Findlay, Brown. Bate, McGain, Branagan.Bourdain, Taylor, Murphy

Swansea City starters:
Benda; Kavango, Norton, Wood. Congreve, Fulton, Grimes, Manning.Piroe, Obafemi, Patterson

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Oxford United 0-2 Swansea City.

A trip to lower league opponents is what the Doctor has ordered Swansea to look to eventually secure their first win of the season, but Oxford have yet to find a golden touch in front of goal. Hmm.

The U have been spoiled by teenage heroes over the weekend and can expect to put up an experienced team here, but they won’t see Swansea suffer a shocking early defeat.

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