A fixture with little more than Cup history, really. Three FA Cup visits in 22 years, one EFL Trophy visit, and two league trips. The league trip in 2003 was tasty with multiple red cards. In all that time, just one defeat for Oldham – the EFL Trophy visit in 2017.
It’s not impossible that that might carry on, given both teams have flattered to deceive this season. But the bookies rightly favour Mansfield (49%), while RED does with a little less fervour (44%). It looks like it’ll be tight. 1-0 for the home team is at 12%, Oldham to steal it 0-1 is 9.4%.