Oldham Athletic vs Colchester United Betting Tip Home Win by One Goal – 9 April 2021

Oldham to heap more pressure on U's

Conor McAleny / Oldham Athletic ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 10/10/2020

Oldham Athletic vs Colchester United
9th March 1900hrs
Football – England – EFL League Two
Pick Home Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 3/1 odds taken 1201 GMT, Thursday 8 April

On Friday night in EFL League Two, Oldham Athletic and Colchester United meet at Boundary Park. This is a huge game for Colchester, who hover just above the relegation zone in 22nd spot. As for Oldham, they are seven points above the U’s in 17th. As expected, Athletic are the favourites at 7/5, while the away victory is currently priced at 19/10. Take a look at our in-depth betting preview.

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Oldham Athletic Preview – Will the Latics build on Monday’s magnificent win?

After 40 games played, Oldham Athletic are in 17th place with 48 points to their name. Athletic have picked up 13 wins, drawn nine times and suffered 18 defeats. In the process, the Latics have scored 59 and conceded 66.

After back-to-back defeats to Leyton Orient and Stevenage, Keith Curle’s men were very impressive away at Crawley Town on Monday. Conor McAleny hit a brace, while Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Dylan Bahamboula were also on target for the Latics in the 4-1 rout.

Our betting prediction:
Oldham to win & both teams to score

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(odds taken 1205 GMT, Thursday 8 April)

Oldham have struggled for wins on their own patch in recent months. Their 2-1 victory over Exeter City on 23rd March remains their only home league victory since January. Can they build on Monday’s win and secure a rare home triumph on Friday?

Colchester United Preview – Can the U’s avoid defeat in Greater Manchester?

Colchester United, who are under the interim management of Hayden Mullins, are still looking over their shoulder at the bottom two. Grimsby Town prop up the table with 34 points to their name, while Southend United are six points behind Colchester in 23rd.

United have picked up just one League Two win in 2021, but they have made themselves tougher to beat in recent games. Since seeing off Carlisle United in early March, Colchester have lost four and drawn five of their following nine.

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Colchester’s promising start seems like a distant memory now, as the U’s have been dragged into a relegation dogfight after a woeful run of results. Mullins’ men could really do with a positive result from this one with some tricky games on the horizon.


Oldham Athletic vs Colchester United Betting Advice

The pair played out a six-goal thriller when they squared off at the Colchester Community Stadium earlier in the season. Oldham came from two goals down to level, but Miles Welch-Hayes’ goal put the hosts back in front. However, McAleny netted late to earn Athletic a point in Essex.


Key Facts – Oldham Athletic vs Colchester United Betting Tip

  • Five of the last eight meetings have ended in draws
  • Oldham have beaten Colchester just once since 2014
  • Colchester are just six points above the relegation zone in League Two


As we mentioned, this is a huge game for Mullins’ Colchester. Although a draw would be a decent result, the U’s would love all three points at Boundary Park. However, after Monday’s impressive showing at Crawley, we fancy the home team to nick the points. You can get the top odds of 3/1 for Oldham to win by one.

Conor McAleny was the hero in the reverse match, netting twice to earn Oldham a point. The 28-year-old Liverpudlian also scored two in Monday’s victory at Broadfield Stadium. Put some money on McAleny to score anytime in this one at 13/8.


The best betting odds for Oldham Athletic vs Colchester United

Oldham Athletic to win: 7/5 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Colchester United to win: 19/10 at Bet365