Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A spot in the FA Cup round 2 will be at stake when Leyton Orient and Newport County square off against each other at Brisbane Road on Saturday afternoon. Leyton are on a three-game losing run in the FA Cup, but they are certainly capable of matching the fellow League Two side at home ground. The Exiles, on the other hand, are sitting in top position in the League Two ahead of their FA Cup opener.
Newport are enjoying a very successful season, but given their anything but good defensive display in a 3-2 loss to Carlisle United, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of keeping a clean sheet in Saturday’s football match. Leyton rolled over Bolton 4-0 in their last home game, and given Newport County’s attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Craig Clay):
After spending his youth career at Chesterfield, Craig Clay continued wearing the Spireites jersey at senior level. The English midfielder made 27 appearances for Chesterfield in the league before signing a deal with York City in the 2013/2014 season.
It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Barrow and Alfreton Town on loan as well before signing the deal with the Minstermen. Born in Nottingham, England on May 5, 1992, Craig Clay was part of Halifax Town, Worksop Town, Grimsby Town, and Motherwell squad as well in the past. Nowadays, the 180-cm tall midfielder plays for Leyton Orient in the League Two, the English fourth tier.
He made his League Two debut with the O’s on August 3, 2019, in a 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town. Craig Clay has one cap with the England C national team as he represented the Three Lions in a 2-0 win over the Ukraine U20 team on March 22, 2016.