Having landed five of his last six featured selections, SlipsTips returns with a Bet Builder for Oxford's clash with Wigan in English League One on Saturday.
Oxford vs Wigan (Saturday, 15:00)
One of the standout fixtures from the latest set of English League One matches takes place at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as Oxford welcome Wigan
Karl Robinson's fifth-placed hosts head into this clash unbeaten in nine consecutive league games, while the Latics will look to ensure they remain hot on the heels of league leaders Rotherham.
With both teams in fine fettle, I'm going to steer clear of the outright betting here and instead dip into Sky Bet's corners market and take the even-money (1/1) about each team to hit 3+ corners and each team to receive 10+ booking points.
Oxford are earning a healthy 6.19 per 90 minutes this term, with the in-form U's hitting the 3+ corner line in 20 of their opening 21 League One assignments of the campaign.
Second-placed Wigan, on the other hand, have proven prominent in the corner rankings this term, averaging 6.4 corners per-game, a tally that is only topped by the aforementioned table-topping Millers.
With that in mind, coupled with the likelihood of a decent degree of goalmouth action here, three corners apiece doesn't look like too much to ask of two clubs right in the thick of the race for promotion.
To round off the Bet Builder I'm going with each side to receive 10+ booking points in what should be a closely-fought battle between two tightly matched teams.
Oxford are averaging 1.52 yellow cards per-match in League One this term, while Wigan are the third-highest ill-disciplined side in the division, averaging a lofty 2.4 yellow cards per-outing.
What's more, referee James Bell is dishing out a shade under four cards per-game in the third tier this term, with the EFL whistler awarding both sides at least one booking in seven of his eight English League One outings thus far.
With all things considered, coupled with the fact the aforementioned formula would have paid out in four of Oxford's last five league games, the evens (SkyBet) on each team to hit 3+ corners and each team to receive 10+ booking points makes plenty of appeal given that we have all the necessary ingredients required for an action-packed contest at the Kassam.
- Each team 3+ Corners
- Each team 10+ Booking Points
- 1/1 (SkyBet)