Coventry v Oxford EFL Trophy final tips
FootyOn writers pick out three tasty Coventry v Oxford EFL Trophy final tips ahead of their Wembley date.
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Coventry City and Oxford United’s League One quests to beat relegation and get in the play-offs respectively have temporarily been put on hold for this cup final clash.
Despite other perhaps more important battles, the duo have risen to the top of a field that started as 64 clubs (including Premier League and Championship academy teams) to reach Wembley.
Neither side have won this competition in its 33-year history before, but Oxford were beaten finalists last season to Barnsley.
Can the U’s go one step further this time around? Read on to find out in our Coventry v Oxford EFL Trophy final tips…
Note that all odds are in 90 minutes.
Oxford to win and both teams to score
Being in the same league, Coventry and Oxford have played both fixtures against each other this term already.
The U’s won their home match 4-1 in November.
And, being 16 places and 27 places above basement club Coventry, they go into this battle as odds-on favourites.
The Sky Blues have won their last two in League One, though, so will provide some challenge.
Odds of 3/1 with Paddy Power, therefore, are available for Oxford to win with both teams scoring again in 90 minutes.
Chris Maguire to score in normal time
Oxford, who are four points off the League One play-off places, can largely thank Chris Maguire for where they are this season.
The former Scotland attacker has 15 goals in all competitions for the Oxfordshire outfit, while has three in the EFL Trophy.
Maguire, 28, has brilliant odds of 11/8 available on him with Betfred to score just in normal time.
Total goals in 90 mins over 3.5
Goals are expected in this clash too, going by a couple of factors.
Last year’s final, which Oxford were involved in, produced five goals as the U’s lost 3-2.
On top of that, as mentioned above, Oxford and Coventry battled out a 4-1 result in League One this season.
With the Sky Blues in form, and Oxford desperate to make up for their final heartbreak last season, back over 3.5 goals to be scored in 90 minutes at 9/4 with BetVictor.