Thursday, 8 September 2011

What the Stats Say...Burton

Burton are the latest visitors to the Kassam for Saturday's Bridle Bonanza and Matt Peck looks back at our short history of home fixtures against the Brewers, the last of which provided 3 goals (all for Oxford), 2 red cards (both for Burton) and the end of a very long run of matches without a clean sheet.


Form (League)
Oxford: DWWDL (8pts)
Burton Albion: DDWLW (8pts)

Times played (at Oxford): 4
Oxford: 2
Burton: 1
Draws: 1
Oxford: 5
Burton: 4

Last league Result (At Oxford): (27 March 2011)

Oxford United 3 v 0 Burton Albion
Maclean (5’)
Craddock (P) (57’)
Maclean (90’) 


The sides first met, in the Conference, in 2006 and first met at the Kassam on 31 March 2007. The game finished 0-0, a result that wasn’t useful to either Oxford or Burton in their respective bids for promotion.

Oxford’s 3-0 win on 27 March 2011 was Oxford’s first clean sheet at home since their 4-0 victory over Morecambe on September 4 2010. This was a run of 16 home games, and if a stat was to ever sum up Oxford’s 2010/2011 season, this would be it.

The two red cards issued in that game to Burton were the 5th and 6th red cards to be shown at the Kassam last season. No Oxford player was given his marching orders at home throughout the entire 2010-2011 season. In fact, the last time an Oxford player received a red card at home was January 2010 when Damian Batt was sent off against Tamworth.

The last time Burton won at Oxford was in March 2008 when they finished as 0-3 winners thanks to a goal from Daryl Clare, and a brace from Keith Gilroy.


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