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Dec 7, 2021 at 7.45pm UK at Boundary Park
OldhamOldham Athletic
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TranmereTranmere Rovers
FT(HT: 0-0)
Jolley (90')

Preview: Oldham Athletic vs. Tranmere Rovers - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday's League Two clash between Oldham Athletic and Tranmere Rovers, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Oldham Athletic will host Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday evening, and the home side will be aiming for a victory that could lift them out of the relegation zone.

The visitors enter the fixture in 10th place, and will be looking for a positive response after suffering a 4-0 defeat in the FA Cup at the weekend.


Match preview

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon celebrates after the match on January 23, 2020© Reuters

Oldham head into the midweek fixture in the bottom two after losing consecutive league games, but a win in the EFL Trophy in their last outing may have provided a confidence boost.

A second-half strike from Harry Vaughan was enough to guide Oldham to a 1-0 away victory, setting up a last-16 tie with Wigan Athletic.

Without a game at the weekend, the Latics will be well-rested and will be hoping the break will help them in their bid to claim successive victories in all competitions.

As they turn their attentions to the league on Tuesday, they will be well aware that a change of fortunes is needed if they are to avoid the drop, with Oldham only collecting one win from their last seven league games.

Their home form is also in need of improvement, after only collecting seven points from their nine home league games - the lowest home points tally in the league.

Tranmere will be aiming to bounce back from a disappointing FA Cup exit on Saturday after suffering a 4-0 away defeat against Leyton Orient.

Two Orient goals either side of half time ensured Tranmere would play no further part in the FA Cup this season, with their attention now turning back to league matters.

Micky Mellon's side are four points adrift of the playoffs with a game in hand and they will be looking to build upon a four-point haul from their last two games.

A strong defence has been one of Tranmere's greatest strengths this season demonstrated by the eight league clean sheets they have kept this term, but a strong backline has compromised attacking flair.

Rovers have only managed to find the net on 15 occasions in League Two this season, although a trip to relegation-threatened Oldham offers an opportunity to add to that tally.

Oldham Athletic League Two form:
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • L

Oldham Athletic form (all competitions):
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • W

Tranmere Rovers League Two form:
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • W

Tranmere Rovers form (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • L



Team News

Davis Keillor-Dunn has top-scored for Oldham in the league this season, and the 24-year-old will be hoping to add to his four goal tally on Tuesday.

Despite scoring the winner in the EFL Trophy against Sunderland, Vaughan will have to settle for a place on the bench.

Meanwhile, Tom Davies missed Tranmere's FA Cup tie on Saturday through injury and the defender is still a doubt for Tuesday's encounter.

Sam Foley dropped to the bench for the Leyton Orient trip, but he could come back into the starting lineup.

Mellon will hope Paul Glatzel can continue his fine goalscoring form after grabbing four goals in his last five appearances.

Oldham Athletic possible starting lineup:
Leutwiler; Fage, McGahey, Piergianni, Hart; Bowden, Whelan, Keillor-Dunn; Bahamboula, Hopcutt, Dearnley

Tranmere Rovers possible starting lineup:
Doohan; Cogley, O'Connor, Clarke, Knight-Percival, MacDonald; Morris, Foley, Hawkes; Glatzel, Maynard


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We say: Oldham Athletic 1-1 Tranmere Rovers

Despite facing relegation-threatened Oldham, the visitors will know it will be a tough away trip after only winning once on the road in League Two this season, and given the fact that Tranmere have picked up five away draws in the league, we think that this contest will also end all square.



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2Tranmere RoversTranmere26146628151348
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13Leyton Orient23711537211632
14Crawley TownCrawley2595112935-632
15Bristol Rovers238693034-430
16Hartlepool UnitedHartlepool2686122537-1230
17Walsall2578102934-529
18Rochdale2461083032-228
19Stevenage27610112542-1728
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21Barrow2568112631-526
22Colchester UnitedColchester2567122235-1325
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24Oldham AthleticOldham2546152242-2018

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