Oldham vs Southend
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 24th April 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Boundary Park (Oldham).
Oldham picked up their fifth draw on the bounce at Wimbledon and stay marginally above the relegation waters. The cushion is only a 1-pointer and they have to pick at least a win from the remaining three games.
Home form is good on Oldham, so they must fancy their chances against a Southend side who have been rather poor on the road games throughout the season.
The Latics picked up 3 wins and 2 draws from their last 6 games played at the Boundary Park and 2 of their remaining three games are at home.
Southend were among the relegation candidates until January, but it has been a dramatic turnaround since Chris Powell replaced Phil Brown as the head-coach. They lost just 4 of their 15 matches since then and raised up to a comfortable 13th place to see out the campaign.
Majority of Southend’s win under Chris Powell came at their own turf. And only 1 of their 7 wins have come in an away game. Also, they are currently on a 6 match win-less run on the road and failed to score in 5 of those.
Oldham vs Southend: Head-to-head
Southend are on a three match winning run against Oldham and those wins came with clean sheets.
Also, Southend are yet to lose an away game in League One at Oldham since 2006; 3 wins and 3 draws in 6 games.
Oldham vs Southend: Prediction
I believe Oldham are better prepared to put up a fight on Tuesday than in the previous season. They sit at the edge of relegation zone and need some points to stay up in League One next season.
Southend have a good h2h record against Oldham, especially as an away team. However, I don’t see them extending the streak here as they are two sides of the same coin in away matches this season.
Oldham vs Southend: Bet Tips
Draw no bet – Oldham @ 1.40 odd
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90 odd.