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MATCH PREVIEW: Rochdale vs. Oldham Athletic

11 December 2018

Oldham Athletic are back in action tonight as they take on local rivals Rochdale in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy at the Crown Oil Arena (7pm).

Latics finished second in their group behind Barnsley, whereas Rochdale finished top in their group ahead of Bury, Fleetwood Town and Leicester City U21s.

Frankie Bunn will be looking to extend the teams seven game unbeaten run and make it three wins on the bounce after defeating Crewe Alexandra 0-2 at the weekend.

Andy Taylor has missed the last two games, but could return to the squad

Dan Gardner, Jose Baxter, Zeus De La Paz, Jonathan Benteke and Ousmane Fane are all still out injured.

Jordan Lyden returned form injury in the weekend’s game with Crewe, so he is expected to be involved once again.

Rochdale currently sit in 18th place in the Sky Bet League One table and they come into the game having drawn 2-2 with AFC Wimbledon at the weekend.

In the Checkatrade Trophy Rochdale have usually rotated their squad and given chances to some of the younger players, but Dale manager Keith Hill has hinted he may play a stronger side tonight.

The two sides have never met in this competition.

Our last visit to Rochdale was back in April where the sides shared the points in a 0-0 draw.

Latics’ last win the Crown Oil Arena came in November 2014 as Daniel Johnson double and a Jonathan Forte penalty secured a 0-3 victory.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 17/8 to beat Rochdale tonight.

Pay-on-the-day is available for tonight’s game.

Sam Rosbottom and Roy Butterworth will be on iFollow Latics for supporters who cannot make the game.

Oldham Athletic supporters in the UK will be able to watch this evening’s match live for £10 via iFollow Latics.

To purchase a match pass for tonight’s match, click here.

Alternatively, you can follow live updates on Twitter with the club’s official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC.


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