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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Leicester City U2

17 January 2018

Oldham Athletic entertain Leicester City under 21s in the last 16 of the Checkatrade Trophy this evening (7.30pm kick off)l

Athletic head into the game without a win in seven games and looking to gain their first victory of 2018.

Richie Wellens' side have enjoyed a good run in this competition so far, picking up two group stage wins and one knockout victory. 

They beat Bradford City 1-0 in the last round courtesy of a strike from Tope Obadeyi. 

Leicester City come into the game with two wins in this competition, one in the group stage and one in the knockout round. 

They beat Scunthorpe United 2-1 at Glanford Park, a game which included £50 million pounds worth of talent. 

Steve Beaglehole is the man in charge of Leicester City under 21s and they are going well in their league.

They are expected to field a number of recognisable over 21 players this evening. 

The winner of the game will face a trip to Shrewsbury Town.

Sky Bet have listed Athletic as outsiders for tomorrow’s match at 8/5 whilst the visitors 6/4.

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Subscribers will be able to listen to the club's official audio commentary of the match brought to you by Roy Butterworth and Sam Rosbottom.

International subscribers will be able to watch the game live via iFollow. Overseas fans wanting to watch this season’s action via iFollow can now purchase match passes, in addition to season long subscriptions.

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.

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