Head-to-head record (all comps)

Oxford 9 wins, Rochdale 8 wins, 9 draws

League One form (last six games)

Oxford Utd: DLLWWL = 7pts

Rochdale: WLLLLW = 6pts

Top scorers

Oxford Utd

  • James Henry 14 (10 in L1)
  • Marcus Browne 8 (5)
  • Gavin Whyte 6 (4)

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  • Ian Henderson 17 (16)
  • Oliver Rathbone 5 (3)
  • Brad Inman 4 (4)

Last meeting

November 27, 2018: Oxford United 4, Rochdale 2


Oxford United

  • United are within three points of seven teams and would move out of the relegation zone with a victory.
  • Following their 4-2 win at the Kassam Stadium, victory tonight would secure a third league double for the U’s over Rochdale, following 2015/16 and 2003/04.
  • Since scoring twice against Dale in November, Marcus Browne has netted once in 17 appearances.
  • After tonight, players picking up their tenth league booking of the season will not trigger a two-game ban. Jamie Mackie is on nine cautions.
  • If Sam Long keeps his place in the side it will match his best run of league games for the U’s, first set in the final four games of the 2014/15 season.

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  • Dale would move above the U’s with a victory.
  • After beating Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, they are looking for only their second back-to-back league wins of the season. Their record after winning a game in League One this season is W1 D2 L6.
  • They have conceded 75 goals in the league this season, 14 more than anyone in the division and it is the highest in the top five tiers of English football.


Anthony Backhouse (Cumbria).

  • 32 games this season (5 red cards, 86 yellows).
  • This is the first time he has taken charge of a United game.