Oldham Athletic face Leyton Orient at The Breyer Group Stadium this weekend as they go head to head in League Two.
Written by Tom Pearce, Oldham Picks Predictor (@tompearce97)
This will be the 67th meeting between the two sides, the first coming in 1907 in which Orient came out 2-0 winners.
The reverse fixture also saw tomorrow’s hosts claim all three points as they won 1-0, but how will Saturday’s game play out?
Oldham Athletic Team News & Injuries
Dylan Fage was forced off due to injury on Tuesday night, however, it seems like he will be okay for tomorrow’s game.
Due to everyone else coming through the game unscathed, Curle will be able to pick from the same group of players.
Leyton Orient Team News & Injuries
Jobi McAnuff also has no new injury worries to concern him, meaning he will likely pick a similar side to the one on Tuesday.
Oldham Athletic Form
The Latics claimed all three points in the week, beating Exeter City at home 2-1 to win their first match in a while.
In fact, with one win, one loss and four draws in their last six games, Oldham currently find themselves sitting in 16th spot in the form table.
They are also unbeaten in five games on the road, however, just one of those games ended in an Oldham win.
Leyton Orient Form
Orient left it late on Tuesday, scoring in the 88th minute to beat Carlisle United 1-0 away from home.
They come into this game in better form compared to Oldham, with three wins, one loss and two draws from their last six. That means they currently sit in seventh in the form table.
However, their recent home record isn’t great as they have failed to win in any of their last six games.
Our Picks for Oldham Picks – Leyton Orient V Oldham Athletic
1. Will Oldham Athletic score in the first half? No
Kyle Jameson scored in the 35th minute in the week, however, they have quite a poor goalscoring record in the first period on the road.
In fact, they have failed to scored in the first 45 minutes in two thirds of their away games this campaign.
As well as that, Leyton Orient have conceded just nine goals from 18, averaging 0.5 goals against per first half at home.
2. Will Oldham Athletic score in the second half? Yes
The Latics have scored more than double the amount of goals in the second half of games when they play away.
They have found the net 21 times from 18, which means they are averaging 1.17 goals scored per second period on the road.
It’s not going to be an easy task, though. Orient have kept a clean sheet in the second period in 67% of their away games this season.
3. How many goals will Oldham Athletic score? 1
Oldham failed to find the net in their last away game, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them find the net.
They have scored 29 goals on the road this campaign, averaging at 1.61 goals scored per away game.
Orient do have a good defensive record when they play at The Breyer Group Stadium, keeping eight clean sheets from 18.
As well as that, they have conceded just 17 games, which means they’re currently averaging 0.94 goals against per home game.
4. How many goals will Oldham Athletic concede? 1
The Latics don’t tend to keep many clean sheets this season, especially on the road, as they have kept just three of them from 18 games.
They have conceded 28 goals from 18, averaging 1.56 goals against per away game.
As well as that, Orient have failed to score in just 22% of their games at The Breyer Group Stadium.
They have found the net on 24 occasions in 18 matches, which is an average of 1.33 goals scored per home game.
5. How many shots on target will Alfie McCalmont have? 1
McMalmont had just one attempt against Exeter on Tuesday, but what an attempt it was.
He has had 27 shots this season, with 10 of them hitting the target. That means he is currently averaging 1.22 shots on goal per game.
6. Will Callum Whelan score? No
The midfielder has failed to find the net in 29 games in all competitions this season.
He also doesn’t always start for the Latics, being named in the starting XI in just 38% of Oldham’s games.
This will be Whelan’s third appearance against Exeter in his career, failing to score in the previous two games against them.
- How many shots on target will Marcel Hilßner have? 1
- Will Kyle Jameson score? No
- Will Nicholas Adams assist a goal? No
- How many tackles will Carl Piergianni make? 3
- How many saves will Oldham Athletic goalkeepers make? 3
- How many tackles will Dylan Fage make? 1
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