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Mark Yates' team have gone five games without defeat and Willie Duncan is backing the Robins to enjoy a comfortable victory over Chris Wilder's struggling side on Tuesday night

Cheltenham Town will hope to continue their recent run of fine form when they play host to Oxford United in the second round of the Football League Trophy southern area section at Whaddon Road on Tuesday night.

Mark Yates’ men had picked up just one point in three League Two outings when they earned a hard-fought 2-1 win over Chris Wilder’s side last month and have since gone on an impressive run, collecting 11 points from their last five league matches. It is little surprise to see the in-form Robins chalked up at 6/5 (2.20) with Marathon Bet to secure a home win here.

United have struggled on the road this term, winning just one of their five league encounters away from Kassam Stadium in League Two and Yates’ side are rated as a 9/4 (3.25) chance with Marathon Bet to secure a second away win of the campaign. The same firm go 12/5 (3.40) that the match ends in a draw.

Oxford have conceded 15 goals in just six competitive matches on the road this season and that must be a major concern for manager Wilder ahead of the trip to Whaddon Road while the hosts have netted two goals in each of their last three home league matches and they will be keen to make home advantage count.

It is worth noting, too, that the Robins have conceded in just one of their last four league matches and, as such, the 18/5 (4.60) quote from Marathon Bet for Cheltenham to win to nil may provide some value for punters here.

Another price which carries considerable appeal is the 49/20 (3.45) from Marathon Bet for Cheltenham to lead at both half-time and full-time on Tuesday night, a prospect which seems very realistic given how slack Oxford have been at the back on their travels this season.

Should Cheltenham Town’s recent resurgence continue, they should be too strong for the struggling visitors and, thus, Mark Yates’ men are worthy of support at Marathon Bet’s generous 6/5 (2.20) quote.

 
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Cheltenham Town to win at 6/5 (2.20) with Marathon Bet
Cheltenham Town to lead at half-time and full-time at (3.45) with Marathon Bet

Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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