In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the FA Cup match between Oxford United vs Arsenal.
Oxford United vs Arsenal
The Kassam Stadium
10th January, 01:30 a.m.
Premier League leaders Arsenal begin their quest for a record-extending 15th FA Cup with a visit to League One side Oxford United.
The Gunners are also looking to bounce back from a draw against Newcastle United earlier this week as they maintain momentum on the field ahead of some tough fixtures.
Oxford United may not have envisaged a more robust opponent in the FA Cup third round, as they host Arsenal at the Kassam Stadium. The League One outfit have managed to progress beyond this round in three of the last six years. However, they have not crossed the fifth-round mark in their history.
While they have scored only 29 points from 24 games this season, keeping them in 15th sport in League One, Oxford have yet to have a favorable record against Premier League teams in the FA Cup. They have managed victory only once in eight outings against top-flight opposition, which came against Swansea City in the 2015/16 season.
Match Prediction: Oxford United 0-2 Arsenal
Unavailable: Gabriel Jesus, Reiss Nelson, Kyle Joseph and Sam Baldock.
Oxford United: Cameron Brannagan (6), Kyle Joseph (5), Billy Bodin 4
Arsenal: Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard (7), Bukayo Saka (6), Gabriel Jesus (5)
Oxford United: Marcus Browne, Lewis Bate (3) Billy Bodin, James Henry (2)
Arsenal: Bukayo Saka (6), Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Jesus (5), Granit Xhaka (4)
Tackles & Interceptions:
Oxford United: Ciaron Brown (65), Sam Long (57), Stuart Findlay (55)
Arsenal: Thomas Partey (34), Gabriel (31), Ben White (31)
Oxford United: James Henry (33), Billy Bodin (28), Cameron Brannagan (26)
Arsenal: Bukayo Saka (34), Martin Odegaard (33), Gabriel Martinelli (24)
Oxford United: McGinty/Eastood; Anderson, Moore, Long, Ciaron Brown; Bate, McGuane, Brannagan; Josh Murphy/J.Henry, M.Taylor, Bodin/Goodrham
Arsenal: Turner; Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Elneny, F.Viera, Smith-Rowe; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli/Cozier-Duberry
- Bukayo Saka
- Eddie Nketiah
- F Vieira
Grand League Picks:
- K Tierney
Best Fantasy Combination (Head to Head):
GK: E McGinty
Def: R Holding, K Tiierney, T Tomiyasu, G Magalhaes, C Brown
Mid: C Brannagan, B Saka (c), F Vieira
Fwd: E Nketiah(vc), B Bodin
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