Preview: Wealdstone vs. Oldham Athletic – prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole preview Tuesday’s National League clash between Wealdstone and Oldham Athletic, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
forest stone will be looking to add back-to-back National League wins on Tuesday night when they compete Oldham Athletic in Grosvenor Vale.
The hosts come into this game after a win over Eastleigh, while the visitors come into play after losing to Gateshead in the FA Trophy.
Wealdstone has been in decent form this season Stuart Maynard and will try to catapult themselves into the playoff positions with a win over Oldham.
The Stones are ranked ninth in National League standings after accumulating an impressive 37 points from 25 games in the 2022-23 season.
Last time, goals down Nathan Ferguson, Max Kretzschmar and Micha Obiero gifted Wealdstone a 3-1 triumph over Eastleigh in a dominant display.
Wealdstone were due to be in action against Chesterfield last Tuesday, although the game was abandoned due to a sodden pitch.
All focus will now turn to the Oldham challenge which could offer Wealdstone an opportunity to move up to sixth in the league depending on results elsewhere.
On the other hand, Oldham have endured a poor season in the National League and are languishing one place above the relegation zone on 24 points.
David Unsworth has struggled to reignite his luck throughout the course but is undefeated in his last two games while in charge of the Latics as they eye survival.
They suffered defeat in their FA Trophy game against Gateshead on Saturday, with strikes from Kamil Conteh, Robbie Tinker and Gregor Olley cancel a Peter Clarke Answer.
Oldham have one of the worst away records in the National League, taking just seven points from a possible 39 away.
Changing that stat will be a priority for Unsworth on Tuesday as he looks to put some distance between his side and the relegation zones.
Form of the Wealdstone National League:
Oldham Athletic National League Form:
Wealdstone will be without Micah Obiero for the visit to Oldham after receiving a red card in defeating Eastleigh and being suspended.
Corie Andrews could replace him in attack, with Simeon Akinola This is also another decent option to grab up if needed.
Max Kretzschmar is expected to retain his place in midfield after a stellar performance on his last outing.
With the visitors, Peter Clarke is suspended and will not play in the FA Trophy after being sent off against Gateshead.
Timmy Abraham is expected to return to the starting XI while Ben Tollitt rely on ingenuity from the start.
Sydie Peck was knocked out against Gateshead and it’s unclear if he will be available for the trip to Grosvenor Vale.
Wealdstone possible starting line-up:
meadow; Barker, Cook, Freckleton, Habergham; Dyer, Ferguson, Kretzschmar, Allarakhia; Olomola, Andrews
Possible starting line-up for Oldham Athletic:
Norman; Hogan, Sheron, Chapman, Clarke; Sutton, Kitching, Tollitt, Fondop Talum; Nuttal, Abraham
We say Wealdstone 1-1 Oldham Athletic
In a game with permutations at both ends of the division, we expect a close affair that could go the distance on Tuesday.
This will be reflected in the score as Wealdstone and Oldham will be inseparable on the day.
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