Oldham Athletic vs Walsall
England – League One
Date: Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Boundary Park (Oldham).
Walsall have clinched a highly-important victory on Saturday when they dispatched Bury thanks to a last-gasp own goal. The victory has helped the Saddlers go five points above the drop zone ahead of the crucial part of the season. They could remove all doubts about saving the third tier status on Wednesday evening when they travel to Boundary Park to take on fellow relegation strugglers Oldham Athletic.
The Latics are in a somewhat tougher situation, being just two points above Rochdale in the red zone. They will, however, also come into this match high on confidence after picking up four points in last two rounds. They saw off Blackpool 2-1 at home before holding Oxford United to a goalless draw on the road on Saturday.
Richard Wellens’ defensive line has shown huge signs of improvements recently. They will definitely rely on it against Walsall who have been struggling with the efficiency in the final third lately. Before the hardly-fought win over the rock-bottomed Bury, the Saddlers have failed to find the back of the net in four consecutive losses in League One. Moving forward, Oldham’s chances rise rapidly if we know that they have won three of last four matches at Boundary Park.
Oldham Athletic vs Walsall: Head-to-head
The Latics lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into 33rd meeting with Walsall.
Oldham Athletic have been particularly impressive in matches at Boundary Park where they’ve won 7 and lost only 3 of 15 ties with the Saddlers.
Walsall have, however, come on top in last two H2H meetings.
Oldham Athletic vs Walsall: Prediction
Oldham Athletic have been enjoying a fine form in front of the home crowd lately and we see a decent value in backing them to clinch the spoils past the likes of Walsall at the 2.00 odds.
Additionally, since the visitors have been struggling badly for goals recently, we will alternatively back the host to keep things quiet at the back at the odds of 2.50 here.
Oldham Athletic vs Walsall: Bet Tips
Oldham Athletic to win @ 2.00
Oldham Athletic to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50