Latics welcome Stevenage to Boundary Park for a Sky Bet League Two fixture on Easter Friday (3pm KO).
Last time out, Keith Curle’s men left empty-handed despite a decent performance at Brisbane Road. Alfie McCalmont was on the scoresheet again in the 2-1 defeat.
Stevenage are amongst the form sides in the whole division and are currently on an unbelievable unbeaten run.
They have not lost since the 13th of February when Bolton Wanderers got the better of them and they have lost none of the 10 games since (W5, D5).
They've drawn their last four away games by a scoreline of 0-0, also not conceding in around 533 minutes of football since the 7th minute effort from Bolton (four 0-0s and a 1-0 win).
They have won their last two games but most of their away games of late have resulted in draws as mentioned above.
In the form table over the last 10 games, Stevenage are second only behind Bolton.
They currently sit 14th in the table, four points ahead of Latics and only eight points outside of the play-off places.
All ten meetings have also been in the last ten years, the first match being in September 2011 (1-1 draw).
Latics wins: 3
Stevenage wins: 4
It wasn’t a great day for Latics when they last came up against Stevenage.
Second-half strikes from Elliot Osborne, Luther Wildin and Luke Prosser saw the hosts secure an easy 3-0 victory at the Lamex stadium at the start of the campaign.
It looks like Zak Dearnley, George Blackwood and Marcus Barnes are still out of action for an extended period with injuries, but are all working hard on a return before the end of the season.
Ben Garrity and Sido Jombati are very close to getting back into the matchday squad, whilst goalkeeper Ian Lawlor is out injured for what looks like the remainder of the campaign.
Dylan Bahamboula is returning from international duty and should be available for selection in the coming days.
Watch Out For
Elliot List has been a big part of Stevenage’s recent upturn in form.
He was on the scoresheet in their last game, netting the opener in the 2-1 triumph over Barrow.
He has started in all of the 10 games in the unbeaten run, netting four times along the way, taking his total to eight league goals for the season in 35 appearances.
The versatile attacker started his youth career with Crystal Palace, but he broke into senior football with Gillingham.
He scored 10 times in his 102 appearances for the Gills before joining current club Stevenage for an undisclosed fee in August 2019.
The 23-year-old has netted 13 times in the 66 times he has played for Stevenage so far.
In The Dugout
Alex Revell is the man in the dugout for the visitors.
This is Revell’s first job in management and he is yet to get his first win in management. He only took charge of two league games in the 2019/20 season as a result of the season ending prematurely.
Revell finished his playing career with Boro, retiring in July 2019 but he stayed on with the club, accepting a role as manager of the Under-18 side.
In January 2020, it was announced that Revell would come out of retirement to help the team in their ongoing relegation battle whilst retaining his coaching duties.
However, as a result of Graham Westley resigning as manager at the Lamex stadium, Revell was given the manager’s job in February.
The referee in charge is Ben Toner.
He has taken charge of 27 games in this campaign handing out 79 bookings and two red cards.
The last fixture he officiated involving Latics was in September 2020, a 1-0 defeat away at Morecambe in the Carabao Cup.
His assistants are Ravel Cheosiaua and Kevin Morris with Andrew Dallison as the Fourth Official.
Sky Bet Odds
Stevenage have been favourites at 29/20 to complete the double over Latics. Keith Curle’s men are 9/5 to claim all three points.
The draw is 11/5.
How To Follow The Game
Because the game is classed as behind-closed-doors, supporters can tune into a live match stream with commentary available for all subscribers on iFollow Latics, as Roy Butterworth and Michael Brown talk you through the action.
In the current environment, there is a greater dependence on match streaming than ever before.
As a result iFollow generates one of the only revenue streams available to clubs through these financial challenges.
Piracy - and illegal streaming of matches - does not only carry the risk of potential criminal action, but also has a greater financial impact on clubs while supporters are unable to attend matches.
The EFL's campaign would like to not only convey the message that piracy is immoral and illegal, but that it is also financially damaging club's across the divisions.
Alternatively, supporters can also follow the game with live updates on the club's official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC.
Oldham Athletic would like to make it clear that all fixtures are still strictly-behind-closed doors with spectators not being allowed entry.
Extensive guidelines are in place for the safety of officials and players whilst the events are taking place.
It is important you do not travel or attempt to visit Boundary Park on the day, especially with the lockdown restrictions in place.