Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A place in the FA Cup last 64 will be at stake when Bradford City host Oldham Athletic at their Valley Parade on Saturday. The Bantams are on a four-game losing run in all competitions, meaning that a win over Oldham will help them regain a much-needed confidence. Since Bradford City did well to roll over Tobridge 7-0 in the previous round, Stuart McCall’s troops obviously take the FA Cup games very seriously.
The Latics, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back League Two wins over Exeter and Barrow. Oldham have been scoring goals for fun in all competitions of late, and seeing that Bradford are a real force to be reckoned with at home, both teams to score betting option should be considered. When the two teams met in the EFL Trophy earlier in November Oldham defeated Bradford 3-1.
Highlighted Player (Clayton Donaldson):
Born in Bradford, England on February 7, 1984, Clayton Andrew Donaldson is an experienced striker who plays for his boyhood club Bradford City. Donaldson is a product of the Bradford City football school, but in 2000 he moved to Hull City.
The English footballer has two appearances in the league with the Tigers at senior level, but during his spell with the KCOM Stadium outfit he played for the likes of Harrogate Town, Scarborough, and Halifax Town on loan as well.
In 2005 he moved to York City, and he played for the likes of Hibernian, Crewe, Brentford, Birmingham City, and Bolton as well before returning to his hometown club Bradford City. Clayton Donaldson has a dual citizenship, and, as a result, he has ten caps with the Jamaica national team. Donaldson’s primary position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Oldham):
Based in Oldham, Greater Manchester, Oldham Athletic are a professional football club that compete in League Two. The Latics play their home matches at Boundary Park, the venue with the capacity of 13,512 spectators. Oldham Athletic are well known for their blue and white home kit, with the owl being the symbol of the club.
The Latics did remarkably well to make it to the League Cup final in 1990, but Nottingham Forest proved to be a big catch for Joe Royle’s troops in the title game. Oldham made it to the FA Cup semis on three occasions (1912/13, 1989/90, 1993/94), and in 1979 they advanced to the Anglo-Scottish Cup final. The Latics registered their biggest league triumph on December 26, 1962, with the team crushing Southport 11-0 in Division 4.
Speaking of the club’s heaviest defeat, Oldham Athletic were hammered by Tranmere Rovers 14-3 at Prenton Park on December 26, 1935. Bolton, Stockport, and Blackburn are the club’s traditional rivals, but nowadays, Huddersfield Town are seen as the Latics’ fiercest rivals.