Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Victoria Park will host Saturday’s football game between Hartlepool and Oldham, the two bottom-table sides. The Pools aim to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Mansfield, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Latics. Luke Molyneux scored his third goal of the season at the weekend, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
The Latics, on the other hand, are having a season to forget, with the team sitting in the ultimate position ahead of the first game of the year. Oldham are stuck at the bottom, and seeing that the Pools are eager to get back on course in the League Two, home win should be considered. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier the two teams played out a goalless draw, but we are tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Clarke):
Jordan Clarke is a professional footballer who plays for League Two club Scunthorpe United. Born on November 19, 1991, Clarke is a product of the Coventry City football academy. He continued playing for the Sky Blues at senior level and after scoring 4 goals in 125 appearances for the club, he moved to Scunthorpe United in 2015.
It has to be noted that he had a short loan spell with Yeovil Town as well during the 2014/15 season. Jordan Clarke made his Scunthorpe debut in the League Two in a 2-0 loss to Swindon Town on August 3, 2019. Clarke’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre and left back as well.
Since he was a very talented player, Jordan Clarke earned call-ups for both England U19 and U20 teams. Speaking of his personal life, you should know that the Scunthorpe United defender attended Coundon Court School in Coundon, Coventry.
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.