Barnet vs Oldham Athletic Match Analysis & Prediction
22/11/2023 11:00 pm
Barnet play host to Oldham Athletic at The Hive Stadium on Wednesday night seeking to avoid a third successive National League defeat.
Meanwhile, the visitors are hoping to extend their unbeaten league run to four matches and move to within touching distance of the playoffs.
After enjoying a 12-game unbeaten run across all competitions between the middle of September and early November, Barnet have since suffered successive National League defeats to fellow promotion hopefuls Chesterfield and Gatehead, losing 2-0 to the latter last weekend.
Two second-half goals from Stephen Wearne condemned a below-par Barnet side to their first home defeat of the season, a week after losing 4-2 away to Chesterfield – a game in which Dean Brennan’s side were losing 4-0 before scored two stoppage-time consolation strikes.
The Bees currently sit second in the National League table and five points adrift of leaders Chesterfield, but the gap to the top could increase to eight before Wednesday’s game with Oldham if the Spireites beat Woking on Tuesday.
Oldhan head to North London in bouyant mood as they ended a four-game winless run across all competitions by beating Woking 1-0 on the road last weekend.
After a cagey first half, James Norwood scored his eighth goal of the season in the 65th minute, and the Latics ultimately held on to claim all three points at Kingfield Stadium – their sixth victory of the season.
Since replacing David Unsworth as manager in the middle of last month, Micky Mellon has won two, drawn two and lost two of his six matches in charge of Oldham, and he sees his side sitting 10th in the National League table, four points behind the playoffs as well as 15 adrift of Barnet – at the time of writing.
Barnet vs. Oldham Athletic Head to head
These two teams have only previously met twice, with each side winning once.
12/11/2022Oldham Athletic0Barnet2National League
28/02/2023Barnet1Oldham Athletic3National League
22/11/2023BarnetN/AOldham AthleticN/ANational League
Barnet Team News
Barnet duo Jerome Okimo and Callum Stead will both be looking to force their way back into the starting XI after beginning the last game on the substitutes’ bench.
The potential inclusion of centre-back Okimo could see teenager Finley Potter make way, while Stead may take the place of Zak Brunt in the final third.
Barnet's Last 5 Matches
24/10/2023Barnet1Solihull Moors1National League
28/10/2023Oxford City0Barnet2National League
04/11/2023Curzon Ashton0Barnet1FA Cup
Oldham Athletic Team News
Alex Reid and Shaun Hobson will both be assessed ahead of kickoff after missing the victory at Woking due to injury, while Hallam Hope is also a doubt due to illness.
Defender Liam Hogan is available for selection after serving a one-game suspension last weekend, and he is expected to start at centre-back alongside either Hobson or Harrison McGahey.
Oldham Athletic's Last 5 Matches
24/10/2023Fylde3Oldham Athletic0National League
28/10/2023Oldham Athletic2Altrincham2National League
04/11/2023Newport County2Oldham Athletic0FA Cup
11/11/2023Oldham Athletic1Eastleigh1National League
18/11/2023Woking0Oldham Athletic1National League
Barnet vs. Oldham Athletic: Odds and Predictions
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