Doncaster vs Oldham
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The Keepmoat Stadium (Doncaster).
Both Doncaster and Oldham can be thrilled with the fourth round draw which gave them a nice chance to keep their respective FA Cup runs going. Direct clashes between teams outside of top two classes of English football are quite rare for this stage of the competition.
The visitors earned the fourth round appearance after claiming a huge Premier League scalp in one of the biggest upsets so far in the competition. The Latics stunned Fulham 1-2 away at Craven Cottage thanks to an amazing second-half comeback inspired by Sam Sturridge and Callum Lang who bagged super-late goals within ten minutes. Oldham thus turned things around in an eventful affair which saw Aleksandar Mitrovic miss the penalty-kick five minutes from time for the Cottagers.
Donny also made an upset beating Championship outfit Preston North End 1-3 away at Deepdale. John Marquis, Tom Anderson and Mallik Wilks bagged goals for the Rovers on the occasion.
Doncaster vs Oldham: Head-to-head
These two likes battled it out together in the League One football last season.
Both of their ties from the previous term ended without a winner (1-1 and 0-0).
They met each other in the first round of the FA Cup back in the 2016/17 campaign when Oldham claimed a 2-1 victory at Boundary Park.
The draw was the most frequent of outcomes in this match-up, while we have to say that five of past six H2H affairs saw both teams scoring.
Doncaster vs Oldham: Prediction
We would not be surprised to see goals at both ends here as well. Donny’s recent games offered true goal fests. They are enjoying a splendid attacking form and have bagged at least two goals in each of past five matches across competitions (also in seven of past eight games). However, their three-win streak came to an end thanks to the lack of meticulousness at the back since the team fell 3-2 at Wycombe Wanderers and drew 2-2 to Burton Albion in last two League One rounds.
Doncaster are promotional chasers in League One, while Oldham sit at a disappointing 12th place in League Two. Donny won five and drew two of past seven games in front of the home crowd bagging at least two goals in each of matches in the process. We thus have to go for the home win as one of the bankers of the day at 1.70 odds.
Doncaster vs Oldham: Bet Tips
Doncaster to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Doncaster Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).