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Carlisle face a trip to Oldham tomorrow afternoon, needing to turn round their overall fortunes at Boundary Park. The Blues hoping to better a record which has seen them lose 20, draw nine and win eight of the 37 games played there between the two sides.

United having picked up one of their nine draws early this season in the Carling Cup first round, the match ending 1-1 following extra-time, in front of 1,786 fans, after Oldham took the lead through a Reuben Reid penalty on 24 minutes before Jon-Paul McGovern levelled for the Cumbrians with 57 minutes on the clock. Carlisle then managing to hold sway 4-2 in the subsequent penalty shootout after 120 minutes of football had been played.

Last season in League One United nicked a tight 1-0 win at Boundary Park in a bad-tempered encounter as a bumper 8,564 spectators looked on thanks to a Latics ticket offer on a mid-February 2011 Tuesday evening. Craig Curran grabbing the only goal of the game for the Blues ten minutes from time.

In the 2009-10 campaign the Cumbrians lost 2-0 at Boundary Park in a mid-September League One fixture in front of just 4,268 fans. A goal in either half from Keigan Parker on 13 minutes and Pawel Abbott seven minutes after the break ensuring that all three points went the way of the Latics.

Meanwhile in 2008-09 in League One the two sides fought out a 0-0 draw at Boundary Park inbetween Christmas and New Year. The match, watched by 6,254 spectators, saw both sides have chances to win the game, although defences were generally on top throughout the 90 minutes.

Oldham's biggest win over the Blues at Boundary Park was a thumping 6-0 victory, with 9,325 fans in attendance, way back in the Division Three North season of 1938-39. Meanwhile, Carlisle's biggest margin of victory at the home of Latics has twice been by a two goal difference.

The first win being by a 2-0 scoreline in the post-war campaign of 1946-47, again in Division Three North, with the United goalscorers being Ivor Broadis and Jim Moir as 7,696 spectators looked on. The second victory being a 4-2 success in the same division in 1952-53, the scorers for the Blues that day, in front of a bumper 20,397 fans, being Jimmy Whitehouse with a brace, and Robert Harrison and Alan Ashman with single strikes.

Recent encounters between the teams

2011/2012 Sat 29 Oct Carlisle 3 - 3 Oldham League One
2011/2012 Tue 09 Aug Oldham 1 - 1 Carlisle League Cup
2010/2011 Tue 15 Feb Oldham 0 - 1 Carlisle League One
2010/2011 Sat 29 Jan Carlisle 2 - 2 Oldham League One
2009/2010 Sat 17 Apr Carlisle 1 - 2 Oldham League One
2009/2010 Sat 19 Sep Oldham 2 - 0 Carlisle League One
2009/2010 Tue 11 Aug Carlisle 1 - 0 Oldham League Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Oldham's dreadful recent home form has resulted in just one victory, one draw and four defeats from their last six games played at Boundary Park. While the Latics have scored only four goals in those matches, seven have been leaked at the other end. Carlisle's away form is none too clever either though, collecting one win, three draws and two defeaets from their last six games played on the road. The Cumbrians having scored six goals in these matches, and conceded seven.

Oldham, albeit safe from relegation, find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the npower League One table having picked up 51 points from their 45 matches contested to date. Carlisle meanwhile, in eighth place, lie just outside the play-off positions in the division at the moment, earning 69 points from their 45 games played so far.

Current overall team form

Oldham 6 0 3 3 3 9 3
Carlisle 6 1 2 3 6 6 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Carlisle have been far from successful in recent away games, the Footymad panel can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Oldham........ Away win

Sequence statistics

Oldham Not won in last three home games.
Drawn each of their last three matches.
Not won in the eight most recent games.
Carlisle Lost last two away matches.
Not won in last three away games.
Last drawn game five outings ago.

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