Oldham vs Carlisle Match Preview
Oldham vs Carlisle predictions for Saturday’s match in League Two. Struggling sides Oldham and Carlisle lock horns in League Two this weekend where both sides will be desperate to secure a much-needed victory. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Reason For Oldham vs Carlisle Predictions
Oldham have secured 3 wins and 5 draws at home this season.
Carlisle have lost 8 and drawn 2 on the road.
Oldham have only lost 38% of their home games this season.
Carlisle have only won 23% of their away games this season.
The form guide suggests we will be in for a close game on Saturday
Oldham picked up a point away at Macclesfield Town courtesy of a 1-1 draw which saw an end to their three-game losing streak, while Carlisle suffered a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Plymouth which means that Saturday’s hosts are now 2pts ahead of them in the League Two table.
The hosts average 1.08 points per home game which is below the league average of 1.47 points while Carlisle only average 0.85 points per away game and the league average is 1.21 points, so you can start to see why we have backed Oldham with a double chance bet this weekend. Oldham score an average of 1.15 goals per home game and concede an average of 1.38 goals and Carlisle score an average of 1.00 goals per away game and concede an average of 1.92, so we have backed the pair to play out a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
Both teams have scored in 62% of Oldham’s home games and Carlisle’s away games this season but only 46% of the hosts’ matches have gone on to produce over 2.5 goals, adding further weight to our final score prediction of one goal apiece. Oldham have scored 15 times at home, conceding 18 goals, while Carlisle have scored 13 times on the road but have conceded a disappointing 25 times, and the home sides better defensive record is another reason we have backed Oldham with a double chance bet despite predicting a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
Oldham have the home advantage and will be desperate to make it count this weekend
Over 1.5 goals have been scored in 77% of Oldham’s home games this season and the same can be said about 85% of Carlisle’s away games, suggesting that at least two goals will be scored in this weekend’s clash. The hosts have only kept clean sheets in 15% of their home games in league Two and Carlisle have only managed to shut their opponents out in 8% of their away matches, which is why we have backed a 1-1 draw this weekend.
31% of Oldham’s home games and Carlisle’s away games have featured exactly 2 goals, which ties in well with our prediction for a final score of 1-1 on Saturday. A majority of Oldham’s wins this season (4) have been obtained with a 1-goal margin so if the hosts do go on to claim all three points on Saturday it is likely to be via the odd goal.
We’re confident that a double chance bet on Oldham will have the best chance of paying out this weekend and we have p[redicted a final scoreline of 1-1. Both teams head into the game in disappointing form but Oldham have been stronger at home than Carlisle have on the road which is why we believe the hoss can avoid defeat this weekend.