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Northampton and Oxford can take advantage of big freeze

| 03.12.2010

Raise a glass for the Northampton Town and Oxford United groundstaff who have worked tirelessly over the past week to get their pitches ready for this weekend’s League Two fixtures.

With 10 of the 12 games being hit by the cold weather, Northampton Town vs Stockport County and Oxford United vs Barnet offer punters the only opportunity to have a bet on League Two this weekend.

Should the games go ahead, both grounds are scheduled in for a ground inspection early on Saturday morning, Northampton and Oxford will be confident of home wins.

Northampton vs Stockport

With both teams struggling at the bottom of League Two, this match is a vital in the race to avoid relegation and Northampton have the upper hand, despite Stockport sitting a point above them.

Of the last nine meetings between the two, on seven of those occasions the home team has emerged victorious and Northampton are 5/6 to beat Stockport.

Despite their poor league position, Ian Sampson’s side are solid at home and drew with League Two leaders Port Vale on their last outing at Sixfield’s Stadium.

Couple that with the face Northampton have won six of their last seven home ties with Stockport and it seems Stockport will struggle to take a point on Saturday.

Oxford vs Barnet

There have only been two meetings between these two sides in their footballing history and Oxford hold the unbeaten record over Barnet.

Oxford’s 2-1 win over second placed Chesterfield last weekend could be the confidence boost that helps them to victory and the U’s are 4/5 to beat Barnet.

Barnet are shocking away from home, and are winless in their eight games taking just two points which suggests that Oxford can climb the League Two table should the games go ahead.

A £10 double on Northampton and Oxford winning would return £33. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.