Promotion-chasing side Exeter City looks keen to make it to an automatic spot when they travel to Oldham Athletic. The match schedules for Tuesday evening at Boundary Park, with kickoff at 10 pm.
The visitors enter into the clash on the back of a two-match losing streak that sees them stuck at eighth. On the other hand, Oldham head into the clash after having recorded four ways in five fixtures. Despite their recent woes, it has been more than enough to keep the Latics away from relegation battles.
The away side sits 12 points behind League Two leaders Cheltenham Town with two matches in hand. Matt Taylor continues drawing hope for a spot for automatic promotion. However, the main focus is pushing for a spot in the top seven.
The side has been unlucky with narrow defeats to Cheltenham Town and Tranmere Rovers with a last-minute goal. Despite the setbacks like conceding two penalties, Taylor cherishes that the side delivers in the final third.
In contrast, the hosts boast of the worst defensive return in the fourth tier, conceding 52 goals from their 36 fixtures this season. The side recorded two goalless draws in their previous four matches since Keith Curle’s appointment. The side has an 11 point cushion from the bottom two with ten games left.
Oldham Athletic vs. Exeter City Head to Head
Both sides have 11 games against each other, with Oldham Athletic taking two wins while Exeter City with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Bradford City 0-0 Oldham Athletic
Scunthorpe United 1-1 Oldham Athletic
Oldham Athletic 2-4 Cambridge United
Port Vale 0-0 Oldham Athletic
Oldham Athletic 0-0 Southend United
Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Exeter City
Exeter City 0-1 Cheltenham Town
Scunthorpe United 0-2 Exeter City
Exeter City 4-0 Leyton Orient
Exeter City 0-0 Walsall
Oldham Athletic Team News
Curle is developing a principle of keeping minimal changes to the starting lineup while only using two substitutes during their last encounter. Dylan Bahamboula is pushing for a recall in place of Marcel Hibner. There are not many expected changes from the starting lineup.
Exeter City Team News
Joel Randall came off stretchered during their last match at Prenton Park and remains unavailable for selection. Jack Sparkles a call to start on the left flank while Jack Caprice on the opposite flank.
Prediction and Odds
Exeter will come out all guns blazing to ensure they secure their bid for a top-seven finish this week.
Exeter City Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5