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Stevenage vs. Latics

Sky Bet League Two - Matchday 40

1 April 2022

© Eddie Garvey

Latics are looking to make it back-to-back Sky Bet League Two wins when they travel down south to take on Stevenage tomorrow (3pm KO).

The game is a crucial fixture, with both clubs currently flirting with relegation to the Vanarama National League.

With Oldham’s impressive 2-0 victory over the in-form Leyton Orient, Latics moved above Stevenage and out of the bottom two for the time being.

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Form Guide

The hosts come into this game on the back of a poor run of form.

Boro are winless from their previous ten League Two outings and have picked up just three points during that run.

Their last win came on the 29th of January 2022 as they beat Harrogate Town and they will be hoping to pick that form up when they welcome Latics to the Lamex Stadium.

That form leaves them currently in the relegation zone in 23rd place, although they do have a game in hand on Latics at the moment.

The only difference between the two sides at the moment is goal difference.

Boro’s Last Six:

  1. Exeter City 2-1 Stevenage
  2. Stevenage 1-2 Northampton Town
  3. Stevenage 0-2 Newport County
  4. Leyton Orient 2-2 Stevenage
  5. Port Vale 2-0 Stevenage
  6. Stevenage 0-4 Bristol Rovers

Head-to-Head

Meetings: 12

Latics wins: 4
Stevenage wins: 5
Draws: 3

Scored - 14
Conceded - 15

Earlier in the season when the two clubs met, it was Oldham who managed to get the better out of the two teams.

A first-half brace from the in fire Davis Keillor-Dunn complemented by a second-half strike by Dylan Bahamboula made sure Latics fans went home happy with a 3-0 win at Boundary Park.

Watch Out For

Elliott List has got 12 goals to his name in all competitions this season.

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Top scoring thus far for the Boro although List is currently enduring a poor run of form that means his last goal for the club came against Rochdale back in November.

He will be hoping to improve on that as his side head into a huge game against Latics.

List, 24 began his career with Crystal Palace before switching to Gillingham, where he made his professional debut as well as going on loan to Braintree Town before establishing himself as a regular at Stevenage.

Going into this game he has 26 goals in 111 appearances as a Stevenage player.

In The Dugout

Steve Evans is the man in the dugout for the hosts.

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A notorious character with the game, Evans developed through the youth ranks at Bolton Wanderers and went onto enjoy a playing career in the lower leagues of Scotland which peaked at Albion Rovers as he boasted a record of 28 goals in 86 league appearances.

In 1994, his managerial tenure began with the 59-year-old occupying the hotseat at Stamford. His stint in charge would last four years before Boston United swooped in for his signature as his career gained momentum.

Following that, Evans would succeed in roles at Crawley Town and Rotherham United which established himself in the EFL management circuit with spells at Leeds United, Mansfield Town, Peterborough United and Gillingham following for the Scotsman.

Match Officials

The official in the middle for the game is Andy Davies.

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Toner last officiated a Latics game in April 2018 for our 2-2 draw away at AFC Wimbledon. On that day, he handed out three yellow cards and one red card.

He's taken charge of 28 games, so far, this campaign, handing out a total of 79 yellow cards and two red cards.

Toner will be assisted by Mark Dwyer and James Wilson, with Carl Brook as the Fourth Official.

Sky Bet Odds

Despite Oldham’s win midweek, they are still outsiders to take all three points in this relegation six pointer.

Latics are out at 10/3 to make it consecutive league wins whilst Stevenage are odds on favourites at 5/6.

23/10 is the price for the draw.

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How To Follow The Game

Live commentary is available on iFollow Latics with Roy Butterworth and Michael Brown who will be talking you through the match action.

Unfortunately, an iFollow match pass stream isn't available in the UK due to the 3pm blackout from broadcasters.

For more information, visit the iFollow Latics page by clicking here.

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


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