Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Oldham Athletic will be looking to build on a 3-1 win over Mansfield Town when they host Bradford City at their Boundary Park on Matchday 31. Oldham did well to put an end to their seven-game winless run on Tuesday evening, but the team remained in the danger zone in the League Two table. The Latics aim to move a little closer to the top half of the standings, and they are surely capable of matching Bradford City, who often struggle on the travels.
The Bantams played out a 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town in midweek, with the team extending their winless run in the league to six games. Bradford City will be without suspended midfielder Jamie Devitt against Oldham Athletic, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. In the first half of the season Bradford City outclassed Oldham Athletic 3-0, meaning that the hosts are eager to get their revenge on the Bantams.
Highlighted Player (Mohamed Maouche):
Born in Ambilly, France on January 10, 1993, Mohamed Maouche is a midfielder who plays for Oldham Athletic in the League Two. Maouche started his senior career at Saint-Etienne, but it has to be noted that he played for the club’s reserve team.
After playing for the likes of Servette, Lausanne-Sport, and Tours, the French footballer joined the Latics in September, 2017. Mohamed Maouche made his League Two debut with Oldham Athletic on August 4, 2018, in a 2-1 loss to Milton Keynes Dons. The footballer of Algerian descent scored his first goal in the English fourth tier in a 1-1 draw with Lincoln City on November 27, 2018.
Maouche has dual citizenship (France/Algeria) and his brother Yassin Mouche is also a professional football player. His primary position is central midfield, but he is used as both defensive midfielder and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Bradford):
Founded back in 1903, Bradford City are professional football club that compete in League Two. The Bantams are well known for their claret and amber shirts, whereas white is the dominant colour of their away kit. Bradford City maintain rivalries with Leeds United and Huddersfield Town, with the teams facing each other in the West Yorkshire derby.
The Bantams participated in the Bradford derby with local rivals Bradford Park Avenue in the past. Bradford City did remarkably well to win the FA Cup in 1911, with the team beating Newcastle United in the final. In 2013 the club made it to the League Cup final, where they suffered a heavy 5-0 loss to Swansea City in the title game.
Saint Kitts and Nevis international Ces Poss is the player with most appearances (502) for the club, while former Northern Ireland attacker Bobby Campbell is sitting in the top position in the Bradford City all-time top goalscorers list.