Things remain extremely tight at the top of League One with current leaders Wigan Athletic involved in a two-way tussle with Blackburn Rovers, the two sides sitting level on 87 points apiece with the Latics enjoying a game-in-hand over their rivals. Paul Cook’s men will be looking to put this one-game advantage to good use when they lock horns with Oxford United on Tuesday evening and we’ll be siding with the Lancashire side to collect all three points, the bookies going massive odds-on at 6/17 on the home side.
Cook’s side were held to a disappointing goal-less draw at home to Rotherham United in their latest outing although both sides squandered numerous chances to take the lead. Nevertheless Wigan remain above Blackburn Rovers on goal-difference alone and the evidence suggests that they will have few problems when Oxford United come to town on Tuesday, the bookies giving away some great free bets on this match.
Oxford United have failed to impress this season although it looks as though they have done enough to stave off the threat of relegation to League Two, Karl Robinson’s men sitting seven points above the bottom three in the League One table despite putting-in some poor performances of late. The ‘O’s managed a decent 2-0 win at home to Southend United at the weekend, however this brought to an end a poor run during which the side failed to win any of their previous five league matches. Indeed we’re finding it hard to come up with an argument in favour of the visitors on Tuesday evening and as such, a home win with a clean sheet looks the most likely outcome to us, Ladbrokes Bookies going 21/20 on Wigan Athletic to win-to-nil.