Another week, another tough match. Dino Maamria’s third in charge of Oldham sees in-form Cheltenham Town arrive at Boundary Park. Despite Cheltenham being unbeaten in five, picking up 13 of 15 points available, and being in third place with more than twice as many points as Oldham, the bookmakers still make Oldham favourites, 39% to 33%.
RED reflects a little better the current disparity between the teams a little better, putting Cheltenham at 41% to win.
Thus far in these spotlight features, past fixture history has meant a lot. Oldham lost at Carlisle, expected given past form there, and they got results at Scunthorpe and Plymouth when they might not have been expected to, perhaps due to good past form at those place.
The past history of this fixture is three wins for each team. Last season Oldham won 2-0. There’s a mere 5.3% chance of that happening this time out…