Sheffield United vs Oldham Athletic
(Not pretty but very effective - Sheffield United's Harry Maguire)
Not scoring enough goals has also been Oldham's problem with just 10 in 10 & their top scorer, Matt Derbyshire, with three is also an ex-Blackburn player, they've also been pretty steady at the back but where Sheffield United have gained draws they have instead fallen to losses explaining the 9 point gap between the two sides. Jean-Yves Mvoto has been a rock at the back for the Latics & you can see why he was on the books at PSG & Sunderland for some time. Harry Maguire would be the Blades' equivalent player & the 19 year old centre back surely has a top flight future if he continues to improve.
With just 20 goals in Oldham's ten games & 24 in Sheffield United's 11 (inflated because of the 8 goals in the aforementioned Bournemouth game) it seems odd that under 2.5 goals is a bigger price than overs & should be taken in what could be an edgy little encounter. Sheffield United may just edge this but it will likely be close so taking 1-0 at 6/1 could be a value bet as three of their games have already ended up with the same scoreline in their favour.
Rochdale vs Morecambe
Down in League Two, Rochdale host Morecambe at Spotland. Rochdale currently sit in 5th spot with 19 points whilst Morecambe are a lowly 17th place after eleven league games.
(Rochdale boss John Coleman was bemused by their poor start but has them playing nicely now)
Morecambe have been inconsistent all season with five defeats & only three victories in their eleven games so far, they have picked up four points in their last two games but these have both come at home & that's after four defeats from five. In their last two games on the road Morecambe have come away empty handed after resounding defeats were inflicted by Bradford City (3-1) & Cheltenham Town (2-0).
We expect Rochdale to continue their fine form at the expense of an inconsistent Morecambe side at the best price of evens with William Hill.
Under 2.5 goals in Sheffield United vs Oldham Athletic game at Evens (BetVictor)
Sheffield United to beat Oldham Athletic 1-0 (Bet365, Betfred & William Hill)
Rochdale to beat Morecambe at evens (William Hill)