Oldham Athletic look to earn a first home win of the season when they take on high-flying Peterborough United at SportsDirect.com Park on Tuesday, September 26, 7:45pm kick-off.
Latics are rooted to the bottom of the table, but with points so sparse for many clubs, a win tonight against second placed Peterborough could have a dramatic impact on their league position.
Craig Davies continued his fine form, scoring his fifth goal in as many games in what was otherwise a disappointing display from Oldham at the weekend. Posh meanwhile, scraped to a last minute victory against Wigan, courtesy of Jack Marriott netting in the 90th minute.
Oldham Athletic interim manager Richie Wellens gave his verdict on the visitors: “We usually associate Peterborough with good passing football, quite open, but we just watched a few games there and they’re quite direct. They leave the two strikers up.
“Maddison’s one of the best players in the league. He’s a very good footballer, good left foot, moves all around the pitch, but I’m trying to focus more on what we’re going to do. I’m going to try and play a bit different to what we’ve been doing lately.”
Following a hamstring injury sustained by Ryan McLaughlin in the first half of Saturday’s match against Rotherham, the squad at Wellens disposal has been further depleted, with Paul Green and Ryan Flynn both still unavailable.
The two teams have already met twice in 2017, with Oldham coming out on top in one and their most recent encounter ending in a draw.
Peterborough are favourites to claim the win with Sky Bet at 1/1 though, with Oldham at 13/5 and the draw at 5/2.
The official website's match centre will be posting regular updates throught the game, including line ups and statistics.
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Subscribers will be able to listen to the club's offical audio commentary of the match brought to you by Roy Butterworth and Sam Rosbottom, pre-match build up starts from 2:45pm.
International subscribers will be able to watch the game live via iFollow.
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A match pass, costing the equivalent of just £5, will allow overseas fans to choose specific Sky Bet EFL matches to watch during the regular league season and offers fans greater choice in how they follow Oldham Athletic.