1pt Oldham to beat Hereford in League one, 23/20 William Hill or 11/10 widely available (6/5 available on Ladbrokes shop coupons) (Saturday 17th January 3pm ko)

Oldham’s ten game unbeaten run has taken them up to third in the table, twenty eight points ahead of second bottom Hereford. The Lactics are well placed for a serious promotion push and have made a very shrewd loan signing from Hull, in Dean Windass. Although a veteran now, Windass scored the goal that won Hull promotion to the Premiership and he still has plenty to offer against league one opposition. His experience should prove invaluable in what is an already decent side. Top scorer Lee Hughes is in good form with five goals in his last six games and the likes of Taylor, Liddell and Whittaker are all goal threats too. John Sheridan’s men have not been beaten on the road since October and will fancy their chances against one of the weakest sides in the division.

Hereford have not played a competitive game for twenty days after several postponements and will be struggling for match sharpness. They finished 2008 in a poor run of form with just one win from eight games. The Bulls are the lowest scorers in the league with just seventeen goals scored in twenty three games. I tipped them for relegation at the start of the season and I have seen nothing to change my mind since then. They lie six points adrift of safety and have a mountain to climb. With no money to spend, Graham Turner has been trying to bring in loan signings but has struggled to attract any real quality. Oldham beat Hereford 4-0 at Boundary park earlier in the season and I make them odds on shots to do the double.

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