The League Two game at Brunton Park on Saturday sees home side Carlisle United fighting it out with opponents Oldham Athletic.
Our Carlisle United v Oldham Athletic predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Carlisle United will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-3 League Two defeat last time out to Tranmere Rovers.
For Carlisle United, the goals were scored by Joshua Kayode (3') and Nick Anderton (27'). Kaiyne Woolery (21') and James Vaughan (43', 88') scored for Tranmere Rovers.
Chris Beech's Carlisle United have scored a sum total of 7 times over their last 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures is 7.
Looking at their past form shows that Carlisle United:
- are unbeaten in the league by Oldham Athletic in their previous 5 games.
- have not registered a win against Oldham Athletic in their previous 2 league matches.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Barrow in League Two action, Oldham Athletic will be hoping to turn things around here.
Scott Quigley (89') was the scorer for Barrow.
The stats tell the story, and Oldham Athletic have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 12 goals in total. At the back, The Latics have been far from perfect. Nevertheless, time will tell whether that trend might be maintained in this next game or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Oldham Athletic:
- are winless against Carlisle United when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 06/10/2018 shows that Carlisle United have won 3 of these games and Oldham Athletic 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 12 of them from The Cumbrians and 6 coming from The Latics. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The previous league contest between these sides was League Two match day 7 on 20/10/2020 when it ended Oldham Athletic 1-1 Carlisle United.
The match was refereed by Matt Donohue.
Team News: Carlisle United
Carlisle United boss Chris Beech will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Oldham Athletic
Due to a fully injury-free group available to select from, Oldham Athletic manager Harry Kewell does not have any fitness worries at all before this clash.
In this game, Carlisle United can and should be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, Oldham Athletic won’t find it easy to break down their defence although we do see them pulling one back during this clash.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a decent 3-1 winning margin for Carlisle United at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Brunton Park (17,949)
Captain: Nick Anderton
Chairman: Andrew Jenkins
Manager: Chris Beech
Competitions: League Two position 9
⭐ Key Man: Lewis Alessandra
Typically taking up the Right Wing position, Lewis Alessandra was born in England. Having made his senior debut playing for Oldham Athletic in the 2007 - 2008 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 6 league goals in this League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 25 appearances.