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Match Preview – Coventry vs Oxford Utd

Last Updated: 22/03/19 10:06am

Coventry will look to put off-field matters to one side when they take on Oxford in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

Sky Blues fans have been protesting this week after the club’s owners turned down the latest takeover bid from two local businessman.

Boss Mark Robins should have Derby loanee Luke Thomas available. He was taken to hospital last weekend after suffering a blow to the mouth in the win over Peterborough – he then received the all-clear. Conor Chaplin (ankle), Max Biamou and Jodi Jones (both knee) could all remain sidelined.

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Oxford will be without influential winger Gavin Whyte. The 23-year-old has once again been called up to the Northern Ireland squad, although a thigh injury may rule him out of international action anyway.

Striker Jonte Smith is also on international duty with Bermuda but is not a regular in Oxford’s first-team squad. John Mousinho returned from a calf strain for last week’s victory over Bradford as an unused substitute and will hope to feature this time.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Peterborough United and Coventry City.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Peterborough United and Coventry City.

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Coventry have won all five of their home matches against Oxford in all competitions, scoring a different number of goals each time (4-0, 5-2, 3-0, 1-0, 2-1).

None of the nine league meetings between Coventry City and Oxford United have ended as a draw (six Coventry wins, three Oxford wins).

Coventry have lost just one of their last eight league games (W5 D2), a 1-2 defeat against Burton Albion earlier this month.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Oxford United and Bradford City.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Oxford United and Bradford City.

Karl Robinson has won just one of his eight league matches against Coventry, winning 2-1 with MK Dons in April 2014 (W1 D3 L4).

There have been just 39 goals scored at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in League One this season (21 for, 18 against) – fewer than ground in the competition.

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