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MATCH PREVIEW: Tranmere Rovers vs. Oldham Athletic

23 November 2018

Oldham Athletic are back on the road and back in action tomorrow as they take on Tranmere Rovers tomorrow in the Sky Bet League Two fixture (3pm).

Frankie Bunn’s men will be looking to make it three wins on the bounce, but he knows it won’t be an easy task against a Tranmere side with a strong home record.

“They're on the back of a promotion and going well in the league and they're a difficult side to beat at home having played nine, winning six, drawing two and losing one.” He said.

“They're quite formidable opponents, but hopefully we'll turn up and have a performance like we did second half on Saturday against Cambridge.”

Bunn confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Jonathan Benteke is still struggling with a knock he picked up in the game with Notts County.

Jose Baxter, Ousmane Fane and Zeus De La Paz are also still out.

The hosts come into the game sitting in seventh place just six points above Oldham, meaning Latics have a chance to close the gap on that last playoff spot.

Tranmere overcame am Emirates FA Cup First Round Replay on Tuesday night after beating Oxford City 0-2 away from home.

However, they did face defeat last time out in the league as they lost 3-2 away at Crewe Alexandra.

Cole Stockton and Liam Ridehalgh returned to the first team action for Tranmere in Tuesday night's win at Oxford City.

Ollie Banks and James Norwood have slight knocks and will face late fitness tests for the hosts, but both will probably feature.

The teams haven’t met at Prenton Park since March 2014 in a 2-2 draw with James Wesolowski and an own goal the scorers for Latics that day.

Our last win at Prenton Park came in August 2010 thanks to a Dale Stephens double in a 1-2 win.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 7/4 to beat Tranmere Rovers tomorrow.

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

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


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