Evenly matched teams: Oldham Athletic vs Colchester United match preview

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Boundary Park (13512 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the League Two, with both Oldham Athletic and Colchester United experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 17th and the visitors in 22nd place.

Insights:
  • Oldham Athletic have the most conceded goals (66) in League Two
  • Colchester United have the fewest points (13) away in League Two

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Oldham Athletic form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the League Two this season. Oldham Athletic, who have the most conceded goals (66) in League Two, have only managed 5 wins, 2 draws and 13 losses from their games here at Boundary Park.

Oldham enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Crawley Town's place. The match ended 4-1 with Conor McAleny (2), Dylan Bahamboula and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson scoring. Ahead of that match, Oldham Athletic lost 0-1 at home to Stevenage.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Oldham Athletic have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 18 matches with the results: Won six, drawn four and lost eight.

Oldham are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 25 goals in 20 games. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 35 goals have been conceded.

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Colchester United form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Colchester United, who have the fewest points (13) away in League Two, so far with only 13 points returning home. The records show 1-10-9 (win-draw-lose). The loyal fans travelling with their beloved Colchester United have enjoyed the stadium food more than the matches as the visitors have gone twelve consecutive matches without winning on the road. The last time three points were secured away was the Scunthorpe United game.

Colchester's last game was the home draw against Barrow (1-1). Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Bolton Wanderers that ended 0-0.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Colchester United playing away and similar expectations, we found 15 relevant matches. Results were three Colchester wins, nine draws and three defeats.

Goals are few and far between in Colchester's away league games. Only 10 goals from 20 travels. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 29 goals have been conceded by Colchester United in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Colchester United - Oldham 3-3. Last ten meetings between the teams: Oldham Athletic won two, Colchester United won three and five draws. three games with over 2,5 goals, seven matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Oldham AthleticC. McAleny
C. McAleny
14 goals
Colchester UnitedC. Harriott
C. Harriott
9 goals
Oldham AthleticD. Keillor-Dunn
D. Keillor-Dunn
8 goals

Oldham Athletic missing players

Colchester United missing players

Oldham Athletic Colchester United
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
40 20 5 Played P 6 20 40
13 5 0 Won W 1 1 8
9 2 1 Drew D 4 10 17
18 13 4 Lost L 1 9 15
59 25 4 Scored S 4 10 37
66 35 9 Conceded C 5 29 54
90% 95% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 83% 70% 82%
80% 75% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 60% 70%
62% 60% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 35% 45%
35% 35% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 10% 15%
28% 30% 40% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 10% 8%
68% 65% 40% BTTS BTTS 50% 40% 55%
10% 5% 20% Clean Sheets C S 33% 35% 25%
32% 35% 60% Failed to Score F T 33% 55% 38%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.3 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 1.8 1.8
3 2 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
12 11.1 9.6 Shots (avg) S ( 9.5 9.2 9.4
3.9 3.2 3.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.7 2.5 2.9
38% 38% 22% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 20% 32%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Colchester United have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Colchester United have the fewest points (13) away in League Two
  • Colchester United have the the worst goal difference (-19) away in League Two
  • Oldham Athletic have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Colchester United have scored away.
  • Oldham Athletic have the fewest clean sheets (1) at home in League Two
  • Oldham Athletic have the fewest clean sheets (4) in League Two
  • Oldham Athletic have the most conceded goals (35) at home in League Two
  • Oldham Athletic have the most conceded goals (66) in League Two
  • Oldham Athletic have the most conceded goals in the first half (35) in League Two
  • Oldham Athletic have the most matches over the total-line (25) in League Two
  • Oldham Athletic have the most points from losing position (25) in League Two
  • Oldham Athletic have the most scored goals in the second half (38) in League Two

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Cambridge United 40 21 8 11 60 37 20 11 5 4 26 15 20 10 3 7 34 22 23 71
2 Cheltenham Town 39 20 9 10 53 35 19 10 4 5 30 19 20 10 5 5 23 16 18 69
3 Tranmere Rovers 39 18 10 11 52 47 20 10 3 7 29 22 19 8 7 4 23 25 5 64
4 Bolton Wanderers 39 18 10 11 48 44 20 9 5 6 23 20 19 9 5 5 25 24 4 64
5 Forest Green Rovers 39 17 11 11 50 44 19 8 6 5 26 22 20 9 5 6 24 22 6 62
6 Morecambe 38 18 8 12 53 51 18 10 4 4 27 21 20 8 4 8 26 30 2 62
7 Newport County 38 17 9 12 48 39 18 10 4 4 20 16 20 7 5 8 28 23 9 60
8 Exeter City 38 15 12 11 60 43 19 10 4 5 34 17 19 5 8 6 26 26 17 57
9 Leyton Orient 39 16 9 14 44 40 20 8 7 5 26 18 19 8 2 9 18 22 4 57
10 Salford City 38 14 13 11 44 31 19 8 11 0 29 13 19 6 2 11 15 18 13 55
11 Bradford City 38 15 10 13 45 43 18 8 6 4 21 15 20 7 4 9 24 28 2 55
12 Carlisle United 37 16 6 15 51 44 19 11 2 6 35 24 18 5 4 9 16 20 7 54
13 Stevenage 40 12 17 11 35 34 20 8 7 5 23 15 20 4 10 6 12 19 1 53
14 Crawley Town 39 14 10 15 49 53 20 9 5 6 28 23 19 5 5 9 21 30 -4 52
15 Port Vale 40 14 8 18 52 52 20 7 5 8 24 21 20 7 3 10 28 31 0 50
16 Harrogate Town 39 14 7 18 40 44 19 6 4 9 15 19 20 8 3 9 25 25 -4 49
17 Oldham Athletic 40 13 9 18 59 66 20 5 2 13 25 35 20 8 7 5 34 31 -7 48
18 Scunthorpe United 37 13 7 17 38 45 20 7 5 8 22 25 17 6 2 9 16 20 -7 46
19 Mansfield Town 40 9 18 13 45 51 20 4 9 7 25 29 20 5 9 6 20 22 -6 45
20 Walsall 39 8 19 12 39 46 19 5 6 8 17 22 20 3 13 4 22 24 -7 43
21 Barrow 38 11 9 18 45 48 19 6 7 6 27 25 19 5 2 12 18 23 -3 42
22 Colchester United 40 8 17 15 37 54 20 7 7 6 27 25 20 1 10 9 10 29 -17 41
23 Southend United 39 8 11 20 23 52 20 4 4 12 13 27 19 4 7 8 10 25 -29 35
24 Grimsby Town 39 7 13 19 30 57 20 3 8 9 14 26 19 4 5 10 16 31 -27 34

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The English Football League Two (usually referred to as League Two) is the fourth highest division in English football. The League Two league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Four teams are promoted and four relegated.