Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Oldham Athletic will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Crawley Town and Morecambe when they host Salford City at their Boundary Park on Matchday 24. The Latics have been climbing the standings week by week, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Salford City. Desire Segbe Azankpo scored his third goal of the season on Boxing Day, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
As for Salford City, the Lions proved their worth in a 3-1 win over Alexandra, but it has to be noted that the promotion-chasing side were without key attacker Chris Porter in the Boxing Day showdown. Anyhow, both teams to score bet should be considered in this one as both Oldham Athletic and Salford City will go for a win in Sunday’s festive fixture at Boundary Park.
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 (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.