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Wigan Athletic travel to Boundary Park for their EFL Trophy playoff fixture against Oldham Athletic. Latics are unbeaten in 12 competitive fixtures and will look to test the Owls resolve on the road.
Oldham vs Wigan: Top Free Betting Tips
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Wigan to Win
Oldham Athletic have been resilient in recent competitive earning away draws to Barrow and Hartlepool. They will be facing a different challenge as they host Wigan Athletic at the Boundary Park. Latics have powered through in the cup competitions this season and will fancy their chances. Add to the fact that they are unbeaten in 12 competitive fixtures and play a division above their rivals, and it is easy to back them in this meeting.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
As Oldham prepare for Wigan's arrival, Selim Benachour will be content with his side's scoring chances with six goals in their last four outings. He will be concerned with their defence which has allowed eight goals in this period. On the other hand, Leam Richardson will surely be prepared to make it an exciting affair. His charges have scored in sixteen consecutive fixtures and arrive in this meeting with ten goals in their most recent five engagements.
Both Teams to Score: Yes
Goals flow whenever Wigan are involved. Add Oldham to the mix and it becomes an interesting mixture. For the Owls, the stats stand at two in four, while the visitors have seen both sides score in eight successive fixtures. Given the Latics proficiency for conceding and making up for it on the other end of the pitch, there should be plenty of action for the scorers.
Oldham vs Wigan: Team News and Match Preview
After bowing out of the FA Cup at the hands of Ipswich, Selim Benachour rallied his charges. They duly delivered as they knocked out Sunderland from the EFL Trophy. The manager will be looking to claim another scalp as they face off against a side one division their senior. It may be the end of the line for the Owls as they are winless in five competitive fixtures.
The presence of Will Keane and Callum Lange has been satisfying as Wigan Athletic coast past their rivals. Their return has allowed them unprecedented success and a run of twelve games unbeaten. Leam Richardson will want their form to continue especially in the EFL Trophy which gives them their chance at silverware. There is more at stake as the Latics find themselves five points adrift of pole position in League One with three games in hand.
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FAQs regarding Oldham vs Wigan Coverage and Accessibility
When is the match scheduled?
The match will take place on 04 January 2022 at 20:00 GMT.
Where is the game being played?
Boundary Park (Oldham).
Who won the last Head to Head fixture?
Wigan won with a 1-2 scoreline.