Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Brisbane Road will host Saturday’s football game between Leyton Orient and Oxford United, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The O’s have drawn each of their last three league matches, but a win over Oxford could see them move closer to the playoffs places. Jordan Graham limped off with injury in a goalless draw with Burton, with fellow midfielder George Moncur likely to step up.
The Yellows, on the other hand, aim to overtake Portsmouth in top position in the standings, but beating Leyton at Brisbane Road is easier said than accomplished. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils in the League One round 17. Oxford United defender Sam Long continues to miss out with injury he suffered in a 2-0 win over Lincoln before the FA Cup break.
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.