The sides meet at Boundary Park on Saturday with Oldham having won just one of their games so far this season.
But Abbott is not fooled by that statistic, even though he does accept now may be a good time to play Dave Penney's side.
"They are a dangerous side," he told the News and Star. "They have got some good players in the camp. It's probably a good time to play them.
"They've got so many new players there, it doesn't look like it's all settled down yet."