Head-to-head record (all comps)

Oxford 7 wins, Sunderland 16 wins, 7 draws

League One form (last six games)

Oxford Utd: LLDWDD = 6pts

Sunderland: DWDDDW = 10pts

Top scorers

Oxford Utd

  • James Henry 14 (10 in L1)
  • Marcus Browne 7 (4)
  • Gavin Whyte 6 (4)


  • Josh Maja 16 (15) – Now at Bordeaux
  • Aiden McGeady 8 (7)
  • Chris Maguire 7 (6)

Last meeting

September 1, 2018: Sunderland 1, Oxford United 1


Oxford United

  • United’s win against Portsmouth last month is their only victory in the last 11 games (all competitions).
  • All seven league wins this season have come at home.
  • Rob Dickie's next start will be the 125th of his career.
  • Cameron Brannagan is one booking away from a two-game suspension.


  • This is the Black Cats’ first visit to the Kassam Stadium. Their last game in Oxford was two decades ago – a goalless draw at the Manor Ground in February 1999.
  • Will Grigg could make his Sunderland debut. The striker scored four times against the U’s for Wigan Athletic last season, including a hat-trick in the 7-0 win at the Kassam Stadium.
  • Sunderland have only lost twice in League One this season – only Liverpool have lost fewer league games in English football’s top seven tiers.
  • They have scored exactly one goal in each of their last eight league games.


Scott Oldham (Lancashire).

  • 22 games this season (0 red cards, 69 yellows).
  • He was in charge of United’s 2-1 home defeat to Walsall in September 2017.
  • It is more than a year since he showed a red card.