Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Reading, Leyton will be aiming to keep their playoffs hopes alive when they take on Carlisle United on Matchday 31. The O’s are eyeing their sixth home win of the process and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Cubrians. Both Pratley and James are pushing for a start, with Sotiriou and Sweeney likely to drop to the bench.
Carlisle, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a heavy 4-1 loss to Bolton, but given their shaky defence, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. Jordan Gibson is pushing for a rare start after scoring as a substitute in the last league fixture, while there are no other selection worries in the visiting team. You should bear in mind that Leyton emerged triumphant in each of the previous four meetings with Carlisle in all competitions.
Highlighted Team (Leyton Orient):
Leyton Orient are the League Two side that welcome their rivals at Brisbane Road. The stadium, which was built and opened in 1937, can hold up to 9,271 people. When playing at Brisbane Road, the O’s wear red shirts and red shorts, while the colour of their away kit is blue.
Southend United are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the A13 derby. Leyton Orient have the rivalries with the likes of West Ham United, Millwall, Brentford, Dag & Red, and Barnet as well. The O’s registered their biggest win on November 12, 1955 as they crushed Crystal Palace 8-0.
Speaking of the club’s heaviest defeat, Leyton Orient were beaten by Aston Villa 8-0 in the FA Cup round 4 on January 30, 1929. Leyton Orient have four London Challenge Cup trophies (1912, 1972, 1973, and 1993), with the team clinching the Dubonnet Cup title in 1911.