Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following back-to-back defeats to Leyton and Stevenage, Oldham Athletic will be looking to give fans some cheer when they take on Crawley Town on Saturday afternoon. The Latics have been struggling in front of goal at the start of the season, and, no doubt, they are low on spirits ahead of the visit of Crawley. The Red Devils, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Scunthorpe on Matchday 2, with the team climbing to the 13th position in the standings.
Crawley Town have already suffered eliminations in EFL Cup and EFL Trophy, meaning that they will be fully focused on the League Two in the 2020/21 season. Considering that the Latics struggle up front, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors this time out. In their last encounter in the English fourth tier Crawley recorded a 3-0 win over Oldham.
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 (Crawley):
Crawley Town are an English football club that compete in the League 2. The club was founded back in 1896 and in the 2011/2012 season they secured promotion to the English fourth tier for the first time. The Devils play their home games at Broadfield Stadium, the venue which was built and opened in 1997.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,144 spectators and is owned by Crawley Borough Council. Crawley Town are well known for their red home kit, with the team wearing white shirts and sky blue shorts when playing on the travels. Crawley Town fans consider AFC Wimbledon the club’s biggest rivals, but they have rivalries with Brighton and Swindon Town as well.
In 1959 the Devils won the Metropolitan League Cup, which is considered one of the club’s biggest successes. Crawley Town won the Sussex Professional Cup in 1970, the Gilbert Rice Floodlight Cup in 1980 and 1984, the Southern Counties Combination Floodlight Cup in 1986, and the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.