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Preview: Oldham Athletic v Barrow

3 September 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Oldham Athletic v Barrow

3 September 2021

Take a look at everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's game in our full and in-depth preview of the trip to Boundary Park.

Oldham Athletic v Barrow
Saturday 4th September 2021, 3pm
Boundary Park
Sky Bet League Two

In Opposition
After a relatively slow start to the new campaign, Oldham Athletic seem to have clicked into gear over the past week and registered confidence boosting back-to-back wins.

Keith Curle’s men lost each of their first four League Two fixtures but victory at Sutton United last weekend got them off the mark and they backed that up with a Papa John’s Trophy win over Salford City in midweek.

The Latics will be keen to keep on building that momentum as they look to improve on last term’s 18th-place finish in League Two during Curle’s first full season in charge at Boundary Park.

One To Watch
Experienced defender Carl Piergianni has been an ever-present for The Latics this term and the dominant centre-back has been in typically solid form.

The 29-year-old joined Oldham permanently last summer following a loan spell from Salford City where he all-action style had made him a big favourite with supporters.

Piergianni is a strong and committed defender who loves the physical battle and is also capable of chipping in with goals, as highlighted by the fact he has scored in each of his last two games.

Head To Head
This weekend will see the clubs meet for a 53rd time, with Barrow having enjoyed 25 wins in the fixture in comparison to Oldham’s 22 victories.

Last season, both meetings went in the favour of the away side – Scott Quigley’s late winner at Boundary Park proving particularly important as The Bluebirds went on to steer clear of the bottom two.

Referee
Carl Boyeson will take charge of his first Barrow game of the season this weekend when he presides over our meeting with Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park.

The experienced official is now into his 20th season as a Football League referee and last saw The Bluebirds in action during the 2-0 win over Mansfield Town in March.

Boyeson has overseen two League One fixtures so far this term, with his most recent appointment coming a fortnight ago when he watched Doncater Rovers’ goalless draw with Portsmouth.

Tickets
Tickets for Saturday’s game are on sale online from the Oldham Athletic ticket portal and fans can make a saving by buying in advance.

There will also be cash turnstiles in operation for away fans prior to kick-off at Boundary Park on Saturday.

Click here for all the information you need on tickets for the game.

Live Streaming
Due to there being an international break this weekend, restrictions around Saturday afternoon broadcasts have been lifted so we can live stream the game on iFollow.

Every Barrow fan who snaps up a Video Match Pass for £10 will also be helping The Bluebirds because all net profit is returned to the Club that sold the pass.

Click here now to get your Video Match Pass to enjoy the game on iFollow.

Live Commentary
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.

Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined by Mark Boyd for full coverage of Saturday’s game at Boundary Park.

You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

Click here now to subscribe to iFollow.

Betting
Oldham Athletic have been installed as 8/5 favourites for three points this weekend, with Barrow rated a 13/8 shot and the draw priced up at 11/5 with our friends at Sky Bet.

Click here now to take a look at a full list of markets ahead of Saturday’s game.


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