Head-to-head record (all comps)

Oxford 7 wins, Cheltenham 8 wins, 9 draws

Form (last six games, all competitions)

Oxford Utd: WDLLLL

Cheltenham Tn: DDWDWL

Top scorers

Oxford Utd

  • James Henry 11 (8 in L1)
  • Marcus Browne 7 (4)
  • Gavin Whyte 6 (4)

Cheltenham Tn

  • Luke Varney 6 (6 in L2)
  • Will Boyle 5 (3)
  • Ryan Broom 4 (2)

Last meeting

August 8, 2017: Oxford United 3, Cheltenham Tn 4 (aet)


Oxford United

  • United have lost their last four games, the second time that has happened this season. The last time they lost five in a row was in April-August 2014 and it has not happened in a single season since September 2012.
  • They have failed to score in the last four games, for the first time since August 2010. The last time United went five matches without a goal was in December 2007.
  • The U’s have earned £60,000 from the competition this season. Tonight’s winners will receive £40,000.

Cheltenham Tn

  • The Robins are one of four League Two teams left in the competition.
  • Tyrone Barnett, whose loan at Cheltenham became permanent on Monday, scored for Oxford in their last visit to Whaddon Road, a 1-1 draw in League Two in November 2014.
  • Cheltenham won both the group games they hosted (6-2 v Arsenal Under 21s and 2-0 v Coventry), before winning a penalty shoot-out against Newport County on home soil.


Ollie Yates (Lancashire)

  • 23 games this season (3 red cards, 77 yellows).
  • Last took charge of a U’s game last August 2015 for the 2-0 home defeat to Fleetwood Town.