Barnet hosts Oldham Athletic at The Hive Stadium aiming to halt a two-game losing streak in the National League.
Meanwhile, Oldham aims to extend their unbeaten league run to four matches and make headway towards securing a playoff spot.
Barnet, after an impressive 12-game unbeaten run, faced successive defeats against promotion rivals Chesterfield and Gateshead.
The team led by Dean Brennan aims to recover swiftly and maintain their second-place position in the National League.
Oldham Athletic, under Micky Mellon’s management, secured a 1-0 win against Woking, ending their four-game winless streak.
Despite being 10th in the league, Oldham seeks to close the gap for a playoff spot against a strong Barnet side.
In their last meeting earlier this year, Oldham secured a 3-1 victory against Barnet, setting the stage for an intense encounter between the two teams.
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For Barnet, the potential inclusion of Jerome Okimo and Callum Stead in the starting lineup might bring fresh energy.
Gary Hooper, showing promise with two goals in National League appearances, vies for a starting spot alongside top scorer Nicke Kabamba.
Oldham’s Alex Reid and Shaun Hobson’s fitness will be assessed before the game. Liam Hogan, returning from suspension, is likely to strengthen their defense.
Devarn Green, having made an impact off the bench in the previous game, might earn a starting role on the left flank.
Oluwu, Collinge, Okimo;
Revan, Hartigan, Pritchard, Coker;
Kanu, Kabamba, Stead
Freeman, Hogan, Hobson, Kitching;
Sheron, Lundstram, Gardner, Green;
Prediction: Barnet 1-1 Oldham Athletic
Both teams are eager to secure a win to bolster their promotion aspirations. However, given their close competition and recent form, a draw seems probable in this encounter at The Hive Stadium.