Oldham Athletic welcome Exeter City to Boundary Park tomorrow night as they go head to head in League Two action.
Written by Tom Pearce, Oldham Picks Predictor (@tompearce97)
This will be the 33rd meeting between the two sides, the first coming in 1937 in the FA Cup in which Exeter came out 3-0 winners.
The Latics won the reverse fixture 2-1, but how will tomorrow’s game play out?
Oldham Athletic Team News & Injuries:
The Latics’ players came through the weekends game unscathed with Keith Curle making just two subs, showing that he wants to keep a settled side.
If there is a change that he might make, it would be Dylan Bahamboula coming in to replace Marcel Hilßner in the starting XI.
Exeter City Team News & Injuries:
There could be a couple of changes to Exeter’s starting line-up tomorrow night, with Jack Sparkles looking to return to the left midfield to replace Joel Randall after he was stretchered off on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Jake Caprice could potentially come in for Joshua Key or Robbie Willmott on the right hand side.
Oldham Athletic Form:
The Latics drew their second game on the bounce at the weekend as they drew 0-0 away to Bradford City.
It was a hard fought stalemate from Curle’s side in the fourth meeting between the two sides this season.
Oldham are struggling to pick up wins as they sit 23rd in the form table, after four draws and two losses, from their last six games.
Exeter City form:
The Grecians lost in a big game in regards with the play-offs as Tranmere Rovers defeated them 2-1 at Prenton Park.
They currently find themselves in 14th place in the form table, winning two, drawing one and losing three of their last six games.
Their away form is pretty inconsistent as well, failing to get back to back results on the road since December.
Our Picks For Oldham Picks – Oldham Athletic V Exeter City:
1. Will Oldham Athletic score in the first half? No
The Latics haven’t scored as many goals in the first period compared to the second when playing at Boundary Park.
With 10 goals scored from 18, they are currently averaging 0.56 goals scored per first 45 minutes at home.
The thing is, Exeter have kept a clean sheet in the first 45 minutes in just 41% of their away games this season.
2. Will Oldham score in the second half? No
Whilst Oldham have scored more goals in the closing 45 minutes, they have scored in both halves in just 28% of their home games this campaign.
Exeter also have a much better defensive record in the second period when they play away from home.
They have conceded just nine goals from 17, which is an average of 0.53 goals scored per game on the road.
2. How many goals will Oldham Athletic score? 1
The goals have dried up slightly for Oldham recently, scoring just three goals in their last six games.
They have found the net 23 times at Boundary Park this season, though. That’s an average of 1.28 goals scored per home match.
On the other hand, Exeter have conceded exactly one goal in 35% of their away games this season.
3. How many goals will Oldham Athletic concede? 2
The Latics don’t have a very good defensive record and it’s even worse at Boundary Park compared to when they play away.
With 33 goals conceded from 18, they are currently averaging 1.83 goals against per home game.
Exeter also are strong going forward, scoring more goals than any other team in the league.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Exeter score exactly two goals either, doing so in 41% of their away games this campaign.
5. How many shots on target will Conor McAleny have? 1
McAleny had three attempts at the weekend with two of them testing the goalkeeper.
He has now had 91 shots this season, hitting the target with 35 of them. That’s an average of 1.34 shots on goal per game.
6. Will Alfie McCalmont score? No
The midfielder has six goals to his name this campaign, with four of them coming in the league.
His last goal came in the 1-1 draw against Scunthorpe last week, however, his previous goal before that came in mid-January.
This will also be the first time that McCalmont will come up against Exeter.
- How many shots on target will Callum Whelan have? 0
- Will Carl Piergianni score? No
- Will Nicholas Adams assist a goal? No
- How many tackles will Harrison Clarke make? 1
- How many saves will Laurie Walker make? 4+
- How many tackles will Kyle Jameson make? 1
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