Head-to-head record (all comps)

Oxford 10 wins, Brentford 17 wins, 8 draws

League form (last six games)

Oxford Utd: DWDLLL = 5pts (League One)

Brentford: LLWDDD = 6pts (Championship)

Top scorers

Oxford Utd

  • James Henry 11 (8 in L1)
  • Marcus Browne 7 (4)
  • Gavin Whyte 6 (4)


  • Neal Maupay 15 (15 in Champ)
  • Ollie Watkins 7 (7)
  • Sergi Canos 3 (3)

Last meeting

August 11, 2015: Brentford 0, Oxford United 4


Oxford United

  • United have not faced a Championship side since winning 3-0 against Newcastle United in the FA Cup fourth round two seasons ago.
  • Wins over Forest Green Rovers and Plymouth Argyle have earned the U’s £90,000 in prize money. The reward for winning in the third round is £135,000.
  • Josh Ruffels came on as a substitute in United’s last meeting with Brentford, in 2015. Yoann Barbet and Josh Clarke both started for the Bees and are still at the club.
  • United have only reached the fourth round twice since 1999 – in 2015/16 and 2016/17.


  • The first meeting of the two sides was in the FA Cup. Brentford, then in the Third Division, beat Southern League Oxford 3-0 in the 1961/62 first round. The U’s knocked them out on a replay in the fourth round two seasons later on the way to the quarter-finals, which remains their best run in the competition.
  • Brentford have won just two of their last 20 games, but are four unbeaten.
  • They were knocked out of the FA Cup at home in the third round last season, to Notts County from League Two.
  • In the four seasons since they reached the Championship, Brentford have won one tie – beating Eastleigh 5-1 in the third round two seasons ago.


Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire)

  • 24 games this season (4 red cards, 97 yellows).
  • Last took charge of a U’s game in August 2015 for the 1-1 home draw with Crawley (three days before the cup match with Brentford).