Oxford United and Wycombe Wanderers have their sights set on history ahead of Monday’s League One playoff final at Wembley (Oxford 11/10, Draw 23/10, Wycombe 13/5 – Match Betting).
The curtain will come down on the 2019-20 League One season on Monday when Oxford and Wycombe battle it out for the right to be playing Championship football.
Oxford (4/7 – To be promoted) edged past Portsmouth in the semi-finals while Wycombe enjoyed a more comfortable tie against Fleetwood.
Monday’s game offers a massive opportunity for two clubs that have their sights set on sealing their place in the history books.
The U’s last played second-tier football in 1998-99 and have spent four years in non-league in the meantime, while Wycombe have never previously held a position in the Championship.
Wycombe (5/4 – To be promoted) boss Gareth Ainsworth admits that they face a major hurdle in trying to overcome Oxford but insists his men are ready to give everything in the pursuit of success.
Ainsworth said: “This Wycombe team keeps on surprising and this could be the biggest surprise in history.
“We might be a small club, but we have big heart.
“For Wycombe Wanderers to be associated with the Championship – the fifth biggest league in the world – is phenomenal.”
Oxford have become regular visitors to Wembley over recent times and Monday’s outing will be their fourth in just over a decade.
After a three-month break due to the coronavirus crisis, Oxford and Wycombe had to hit the ground running with the playoffs.
Head coach Karl Robinson admits it has been tough to get up to speed but expects Monday’s game to be full of intensity.
Robinson said: “We always say it takes seven or eight games to get up to speed.
“We have had two games in a short period of time. With a seven-day recovery, I expect a high level of intensity on Monday.”