For our Salford vs Oldham prediction, we’re opting for 2-0 home victory for the Reds.
Following a 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers, Salford City will be aiming to return to winning ways in the League Two when they host Oldham Athletic at the Peninsula Stadium this weekend. The Lions made a slow start to the season, but their recent displays are giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of upcoming fixtures.
The Latics, on the other hand, aim to escape the danger zone in the League Two standings. Oldham Athletic suffered three defeats in the previous four league fixtures. In their last meeting in the League Two Oldham defeated Salford 2-1.
Salford have been improving. The team have not lost a game in nearly a month, although two of their three wins were in different competitions. This does not change the fact that the team has played much better and are in much better form than their opponents – Oldham.
Saturday's visitors have lost more games than any other side in the league. They have been losing just the same in all other tournaments besides the League Two competition. We expect Salford to keep pushing and gain the three points against one of the most convenient opponents this season.
Oldham have conceded at least two goals in half of their League Two away games this season and quite a few against some of the average teams. Salford have been improving, as mentioned above, and will be the dominant side in this fixture.
Oldham Athletic have parted company with their head coach Keith Curle by mutual consent. Curle leaves Boundary Park after only eight months in charge and with the Latics currently third from bottom in the table.
They are two points above the relegation zone after managing four league wins so far, this season. Oldham have won only one of their last nine games, in all competitions and were beaten 2-1 at Curle's former club Northampton Town in their last game.
Not all of the blame can be placed at the feet of the owners, however. Curle had to operate on a small budget, but time and time again the issues with his tactics were highlighted as opposing teams ran rings round them, calamitous defensive mistakes characterising his period at the helm.
Selim Benachour now steps up from the youth team to the first XI on a temporary basis, and the results he has had with his side warrant the appointment.
For our Salford vs Oldham prediction, we’re opting for Salford to score 2+ goals.