Stevenage face Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park on Good Friday as they go head to head in League Two.
This will be the 11th meeting between the two sides, the first coming in 2011 in which the game finished as a 1-1 draw.
It was The Boro who came out as winners in the reverse fixture, winning 3-0 on the day, but how will Friday’s game play out?
Stevenage Team News & Injuries
Alex Revell should have the same group of players to choose from as Saturday’s game didn’t offer any new injury worries.
Oldham Athletic Team News & Injuries
Similarly, it looks as if there aren’t any new injury concerns for Keith Curle as all the Oldham players came off the pitch on Saturday unscathed.
The Boro continued their unbeaten run with a 2-1 win at home to Barrow thanks to a late Luke Norris penalty.
That meant that Stevenage have gone 10 games without losing, meaning they’re currently positioned in second spot in the form table.
Whilst they are unbeaten in their last five games on the road, the last four have all ended in 0-0 draws.
Oldham Athletic Form
It was a disappointing weekend for The Latics as they fell to defeat, losing 2-1 away to Crawley.
They’re really not in the best of form either. With just one win from their last six games, they currently find themselves sitting in 19th in the form table.
Whilst they did win their last game at Boundary Park, that was their first three points at home in five games.
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1. Will Stevenage score in the first half? No
The Boro don’t tend to score many goals in the opening 45 minutes, especially when on the road.
In fact, they have failed to find the back of the net in the first half in 29% of their away games this campaign.
On the other hand, Oldham have a leaky defence, having conceded 19 goals from 19. That’s an average of a goal against per first half at home.
2. Will Stevenage score in the second half? Yes
From Stevenage’s last five goals, Revell’s side have scored four of them during the second 45 minutes.
They have only scored seven from 19, though, which means they are averaging 0.37 goals scored per second half on the road.
As well as that, Oldham have kept a clean sheet in the second period in just 37% of their home games this season.
3. How many goals will Stevenage score? 1
Whilst Stevenage don’t tend to score many goals, Oldham have a very poor defensive record at home this campaign.
They have kept just one clean sheet, whilst conceding 34 goals from 19 games, which is an average of 1.79 goals against per home game.
In The Boro’s 10 game unbeaten run, they have scored at least one goal in six of them.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see them score exactly one goal either, having done so in almost half of their away games this season.
4. How many shots on target will Stevenage have? 4+
The Boro tested Joel Dixon on five occasions in the game against Barrow at the weekend.
They have now hit the target 135 times this season, which is an average of 3.55 shots on goal per game.
There have been four different goalkeepers play between the sticks for Oldham this campaign.
Between them, they have faced 186 attempts on their goal. That’s an average of 4.89 shots on target against per game.
5. How many corners will Stevenage be awarded? 4+
Stevenage were awarded six corners on Saturday, meaning they have now won 182 of them this season. That’s an average of 4.78 awarded per game.
From the Boro’s 38 league games played, they have won four or more corners in 24 of them.
As well as that, in the reverse fixture last September, Stevenage were awarded 13 corners throughout the game.
6. How many saves will Stevenage goalkeepers make? 3
Jamie Cumming was tested on two occasions at the weekend, making just the one save.
It was a similar story in the reverse fixture against Oldham as he also had just the one save to make in that game.
So far this campaign, Cumming has faced 108 shots on his goal, which is an average of 3.27 shots on target against per game.
On the other hand, Oldham have tested opposition goalkeepers 154 times this season. That means they’re currently averaging 4.05 shots on goal per game.
- Will Luke Norris score? Yes
- Will Elliot Osborne assist a goal? No
- How many tackles will Luther Wildin make? 2
- How many shots on target will Luke Norris have? 2
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