Oldham Athletic will arrive at Banks's Stadium on Saturday for the League Two clash with hosts Walsall.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Walsall v Oldham Athletic can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Walsall will be wanting a better result here after the 0-2 League Two loss in their previous game against Carlisle United.
Omari Patrick (26') and Joshua Kayode (78') scored for Carlisle United.
It has been seldom in recent games where Walsall have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Saddlers have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 12 goals during that time.
Coming into this fixture, Walsall are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Mansfield Town in League Two action, Oldham Athletic and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
For Oldham Athletic, the goalscorers were Alfie McCalmont (6') and Conor McAleny (84'). Harry Charsley (36'), Ryan Sweeney (38') and Jamie Reid (49') scored for Mansfield Town.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Oldham Athletic, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The average number of goals per match in that time is 4, with the number of goals averaged by Oldham Athletic standing at 1.67. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Ahead of this meeting, Oldham Athletic have left without a victory over Walsall when they have played them away from home in the previous 6 league matches. Not good.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 13/08/2016 shows that Walsall have won 3 of these & Oldham Athletic 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A sum of 14 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from The Saddlers and 6 netted by The Latics. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league clash featuring these sides was League Two match day 18 on 15/12/2020 and the score finished Oldham Athletic 2-3 Walsall.
The match was refereed by James Bell.
Team News: Walsall
Walsall boss Darrell Clarke has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this match with a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Oldham Athletic
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, Oldham Athletic manager Harry Kewell has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Oldham Athletic would be disappointed if they were not to score against this Walsall team, however that probably won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Walsall after the 90. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Banks's Stadium (11,300)
Captain: James Clarke
Chairman: Leigh Pomlett
Manager: Darrell Clarke
Competitions: League Two position 11
⭐ Key Player: Rory Holden
Generally taking up the Striker position, Rory Holden was born in N. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for Derry City in the 2016 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 17 appearances.