Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Boundary Park will host Wednesday’s football game between Oldham Athletic and Scunthorpe United, the two teams who are almost level on points in the League Two standings. Following back-to-back wins over Crawley Town and Morecambe, Oldham Athletic suffered a massive 4-1 defeat to Salford City in their last game of the year. The Latics have been having their ups and downs in the league of late, but the upcoming midweek fixture could be the turning point for the hosts.
The Iron, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to the likes of Walsall and Crewe Alexandra. The visitors have been struggling at the back in recent festive fixtures, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Despite failing to convert a penalty kick in the 4-1 loss to Salford City, Filipe Morais will be one of the men to watch in the home team.
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 (Scunthorpe):
Founded back in 1899, Scunthorpe United are a professional football club that compete in League Two. The Iron wear sky blue and claret jerseys and claret shorts when playing on home soil, while green is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Scunthorpe United welcome their rivals at the Sands Venue Stadium, which can hold up to 9,088 people. The Iron recorded their biggest triumph (8-1) against Luton Town on April 24, 1965, with the team repeating the success 30 years later when they hammered Torquey United 8-1 in the New Division 3. As for the club’s biggest loss, the Iron were crushed by Carlisle United 8-0 on November 25, 1952.
Grimsby Town are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals, but they maintain rivalries with local clubs Hull City, Doncaster Rovers, and Lincoln City as well. Jack Brownsword (1947-65) holds the record for most appearances in Scunthorpe United shirt (783).