Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Leyton Orient will look to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Oxford United and Lincoln when they face Wigan Athletic on Saturday. The O’s have been slipping down the standings week by week and, no doubt, they are desperate to get back on course in the English third tier. Midfielder Ethan Galbraith is pushing for a start, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Latics, on the other hand, have a chance to overtake Leyton in 14th place in the standings, but beating the O’s at Brisbane Road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time since February 22, 1997 when Wigan Athletic rolled over Leyton Orient 5-1.
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.