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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Walsall

22 October 2019

Oldham Athletic are once again in action at Boundary Park as they take on Walsall in the Sky Bet League Two fixture.

Latics come into the game on a run of five games without a win against a Walsall side who have also lost their last three league games.

Head Coach Dino Maamria is hoping his side can bounce back under the lights at Boundary Park.

"It kills me after games when we lose, it absolutely kills me. I'm still trying to deal with the loss on Saturday and on Saturday night I felt sorry for my wife and kids." He said.

“What I do is I go home and the first thing I do is put the game on and watch it and digest it and the first thing I look at is myself if I should have done things differently and brake the game down in the technical details.

“And on Sunday, you look at it and analyse and you've got to come up with a way forward on Monday with a fresh group of players. That's what I do I think if you look back at the Macclesfield game, first-half we didn't start how we should start on the front foot and gave our fans, who turned up in numbers, something to cheer about."

Latics will be without several first team players through injury and suspension for tonight’s game.

Tomas Egert is serving the second of a three-match ban along with Mohammed Maouche and Mohamad Sylla who both picked up their fifth yellow cards of the season against Macclesfield Town.

Dylan Fage, Zak Mills and Johan Branger-Engone are all out with injury.

Zeus De La Paz should be ok after taking a kick to the head on Saturday and Filipe Morais returns to the side after serving his one-game ban.

Youth Team prospects Lewis McKinney and Reece Gaskell are expected to be involved in the squad once again.

After relegation from Sky Bet League One, Walsall currently sit 19th in the table just four points and two places above Latics.

Caolan Lavery will be one to keep an eye on for the Latics defence tonight, he scored twice in his last appearance for Bury last season.

The last time the sides met was in April 2018 where the sides played out a 1-1 draw with Duckens Nazon on the scoresheet.

Our last win over Walsall at Boundary Park came in April 2016 in a 1-0 victory thanks to a goal from Curtis Main.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 11/8 to beat Walsall tonight.

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

To subscribe to the iFollow Latics click this link.

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

Please note the fans bar will be open from 6:30pm with a burger and a drink available for £5.


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