On October 6, within the framework of the English League trophy tournament, Oldham – Doncaster will meet at Boundary Stadium. The teams started the season in their championships in different ways: the former go near the relegation zone in the Second League, while the latter are fifth in the First League. Who will be stronger in this confrontation? Read our forecast.
“Oldham” is so bad so far that the team may have very serious problems in order to remain in the fourth-strongest English division at the end of the season. After four rounds, the team takes 22nd place, having only one point scored in their assets. The 23rd Southend United have the same number, but due to the better goal difference they go lower.
It is worth saying that Oldham had only one truly disastrous match against Stevenage (0: 3). If not for the attack, which at the right moment in individual games was included, then everything would look at times worse. And so you can see at least some hope for an improvement in the situation.
Doncaster as a whole is not without surprises. Last season, the club was at the top of the standings, and now it is completely in the playoff zone.
Until the last round, the “Vikings” did not have a single defeat. The team has a draw with Milton Keynes (1: 1), as well as victories over Charlton (3: 1) and Bristol Rovers (4: 1). However, the series ended in a duel against the strong “Wigan”, it was already impossible to cope with it – 0: 1. However, this defeat was the second in the season, before that Doncaster lost in a bitter fight in the English League Cup to Blackburn (2: 3). How will it end today?
The guests conceded for four matches in a row;
Oldham have conceded three goals in three games out of seven.
01/26/19 Doncaster R Oldham 2: 1
04/28/18 Oldham Doncaster R 0: 0
12/16/17 Doncaster R Oldham eleven
11/05/16 Oldham Doncaster R 2: 1
The Tramps come to visit Oldham as a favorite. The guests will be motivated to win, since they need to bypass their opponent, who is the leader in the quartet, in the table. Considering not the best shape of the hosts, a draw for them will be an excellent result, but even such an outcome is hard to believe.
Our prediction is that Doncaster will win with a handicap (0) with a 1.78 odds from BC Winline.