Halifax Town vs Oldham Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more 18/04/2024

Here is our prediction for the upcoming National League game between Halifax and Oldham on Thursday, April 18th 2024.

 
8:00am on Wednesday 17th April 2024
By
Jake Skudder

In an enthralling National League matchup, Halifax Town is set to clash with Oldham Athletic at The Shay Stadium on the 18th of April 2024.

Both teams are fiercely contending for a spot in the prestigious playoffs, making this game a critical juncture in their respective seasons.

Current Form

Halifax's Current Form

Halifax Town has shown a resilient form, managing to clinch critical points in recent games, placing them at the cusp of playoff qualification.

With a recent victory against Kidderminster Harriers, the Shaymen have solidified their place in the seventh spot, just above Aldershot Town.

Their home advantage has been significant, with four wins in their last five home matches.

Oldham's Current Form

Conversely, Oldham Athletic is experiencing a slump, currently on an eight-game winless streak.

Their playoff aspirations have been dampened, standing five points away from the desired playoff spots.

Their recent draw against Rochdale has shown some spirit, but their lack of victories is a growing concern.

Team News

Halifax's Team News

Halifax will be without Jordan Keene and Tom Wilson due to injuries, and Angelo Cappello's participation remains uncertain.

Jack Evans, however, is likely to appear, having impressed in the latter stages against Kidderminster.

Oldham's Team News

For Oldham, Tom Conlon's availability is doubtful, and striker Mike Fondop remains suspended.

James Norwood, despite the team's struggles, continues to be a pivotal figure, leading their attack.

Key Players

Halifax's Key Players

Max Wright, the scorer of both goals in their last outing, will be crucial for Halifax’s attacking plans. His recent form suggests he could be the difference-maker once again.

Oldham's Key Players

James Norwood, with 17 goals this season, remains Oldham’s best hope. His ability to find the back of the net will be vital if Oldham is to reignite their playoff hopes.

Scoreline Prediction

Given the contrasting forms of both teams and Halifax's strong home record, a narrow 2-1 victory for Halifax seems probable.

This result would push Halifax closer to a playoff position, while possibly ending Oldham’s playoff ambitions.

For all of the analysis of Halifax Town vs Oldham as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

FAQs

What time does the match start? The match kicks off at 7:45 PM UK time.

Where is the match being played? The match will take place at The Shay Stadium.

Can Oldham still qualify for the playoffs? Yes, but they need to start winning, starting with this crucial match against Halifax.

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