Oldham Athletic vs Shrewsbury Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Oldham Athletic vs Shrewsbury Town Match Prediction

By William Hall

Struggling Oldham Athletic welcome top of the league Shrewsbury Town to Boundary Park this weekend as both sides look for maximum points for two very different reasons. Oldham have managed just one win this season and that actually came away from home. In fact, they have not managed to pick up any points on home turf this season, which is a huge worry for everyone at the club. Shrewsbury, on the other hand, are yet to be defeated and will want to keep that run going as long into the season as they can. With six wins and a draw up to now, The Blues sit proudly at the top of the League One. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

With Oldham yet to pick up a point on home soil this season, it is hard to see them threatening Shrewsbury this weekend who will be flowing with confidence. The one win for Oldham this season actually came in their most recent game during the week as they beat now 12th place Bristol Rovers 3-2 away from home. A lot of positives can be taken from the game going into this test, but the difference in quality on the two sides are miles different. If Oldham are to do well this season and stay in the league, they will be very reliant on Walsh forward Craig Davies who has already bagged himself three goals this campaign.

Shrewsbury will travel to Oldham with just 11 wins in their last 13 games, losing one and drawing the other. They have been by far the best side in the league this season and do look as if they could go on and beat everyone in this league. Although Shrewsbury are winning games, it is not often by more than one goal. In fact, in those last 13 games, they have beat the -1 goal handicap once. I can see this being a very one sided games with Shrewsbury Town dominating the game and winning come the end of the match. But I don't see it being an easy one for The Town with them struggling to put many past opponents.

Shrewsbury to win - 6/4

Shrewsbury to win to nil - 11/4

Oldham Athletic saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Oldham Athletic saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Oldham Athletic

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Oldham Athletic Form Guide

Oldham Athletic Team Logo

Oldham Athletic

Won

1

Draw

7

Lost

2
L A

30-03-2018

League 1

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

02-04-2018

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

07-04-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

11-04-2018

League 1

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

14-04-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-04-2018

League 1

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

21-04-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

24-04-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

28-04-2018

League 1

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

05-05-2018

League 1

Northampton Town Team Logo Northampton Town

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

Shrewsbury Town Form Guide

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo

Shrewsbury Town

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L A

08-04-2018

EFL Trophy Final Stage

Lincoln City Team Logo Lincoln City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

12-04-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

17-04-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

21-04-2018

League 1

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-04-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

28-04-2018

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-05-2018

League 1

Milton Keynes Dons Team Logo Milton Keynes Dons

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Oldham Athletic Preview

Oldham will be disappointed and quite concerned that they are yet to get any points on the board when playing at home. As many knows, you need to win your home games to be able to do well and for Oldham's case, stay in the league come to the end of the season. In the last game at Boundary Park, Oldham scared high flying Charlton Athletic with a 4-3 thriller. The quality between Charlton and Shrewsbury is not too different so if they can put on a similar performance this weekend, they may be able to produce a shock result.

Oldham Athletic Team News

Oldham go into this one with a full strength squad.

Shrewsbury Town Preview

Shrewsbury have been nothing short of quality so far this season, seeing off close games which has shown a lot of maturity from all the players involved. In most games this season, they have had to see of 1-0, 2-1, etc leads in dying moments and have been able to do it every time. With Shrewsbury priced at 6/4 this weekend, we feel it is a massive price for a team in such good form. Confidence goes a long way in football and it is fair to say that the confidence will be through the roof at the moment. Manager Paul Hurst has done a great job since being appointed this time last season.

Shrewsbury Town Team News

Shrewsbury will travel to Oldham with two centre-halves out for this one. Aristote Nsiala and Ben Godfrey are both sidelines with red card suspensions.

Oldham Athletic Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Shrewsbury Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Oldham Athletic vs Shrewsbury Town Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Ruddy 193 83
26 CD Peter Clarke 183 76
5 CD Anthony Gerrard 188 83
15 CD George Edmundson 190 77
40 AM Kean Bryan 185 -
29 RM Jack Byrne 175 -
6 CM Dan Gardner 185 80
27 CM Gevaro Nepomuceno - -
11 LM Ryan McLaughlin 180 75
9 CF Craig Davies 188 85
13 CF Eoin Doyle 178 73
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
12 RB Junior Brown 175 68
22 CD Aristote Nsiala 193 83
5 CD Matthew Sadler 182 81
2 LB Joe Riley 183 71
23 RM Alex Rodman 188 80
20 CM Jon Nolan 175 72
8 CM Abu Ogogo 173 64
4 LM Ben Godfrey 183 74
7 CDM Shaun Whalley 175 67
45 CF Stefan Payne 180 74