Thursday, September 23, 2021

Accrington Stanley 6/5 to beat Oldham Athletic in Tuesday’s EFL Cup showdown

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 23 Aug 2021

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Competition: EFL Cup

Market: Accrington Stanley win

Odds: 6/5 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on their EFL Cup adventure on Tuesday night, Accrington Stanley will make the trip to Boundary Park when they face off against local rivals Oldham.

Starting with the hosts, while Oldham might have managed to extend on their League Two status with time to spare last season, The Latics are in the midst of what is becoming a fourth-tier nightmare. Already rooted to the foot of the table and many tipping them as a leading pick in the relegation battle this year, the pressure appears to be mounting on Head Coach Keith Curle. Last seen over the weekend when getting hit with a 2-1 defeat against Colchester on home soil, the former Northampton boss is yet to see his side pick up a single point so far this season. Now the only League Two outfit who are yet to get off the mark from their opening four contests, Oldham appear to have dragged over their issues from the 2020/21 campaign. Signing off last season with three straight defeats on the bounce, the Manchester-based side know they face another stern test at Boundary Park in midweek.

As for the visitors, while the mood in Oldham’s camp appears to be at a real low, the same cannot be said for an impressive Accrington outfit. While The Reds might have opened the 2021/22 campaign with a 2-1 defeat against pre-season promotion contenders Wycombe Wanderers, John Coleman’s side have bounced back in some style. With their sights set on mounting a genuine play-off charge this time around, Stanley are in the midst of what has become a real purple patch. Last seen over the weekend when picking up a deserved 1-0 victory away at Crewe Alexandra, the League One side have now won each of their last four straight matchups across all formats. Smelling what should be a golden chance to extend on their EFL Cup adventure on Tuesday night, we’re backing an away win for Coleman’s high-flyers here.

Bet: Accrington Stanley 6/5 to beat Oldham Athletic in Tuesday’s EFL Cup showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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