Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Tuesday’s postponed game at Plough Lane pits together AFC Wimbledon and Leyton Orient, the two teams who defeated Harrogate (3-2) and Salford City (1-0) in their last league fixtures. The Dons have been producing fine performances in League Two of late, but they played out a slim 1-1 draw with Weymouth in the FA Cup at the weekend. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Leyton.
The O’s, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in the English fourth tier. The league leaders suffered elimination to Crewe in the FA Cup at the weekend, meaning that they will be fully focused on the League Two in the remainder of the season. In their last meeting in a competitive match Leyton defeated AFC Wimbledon 2-0, and we predict that the history will repeat itself. All Dan Happe, Idris El Mizouni, Paul Smyth, Aaron Drinan, and Darren Partley return to contention, while Craig Clay is banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Will Jaaskelainen ):
Will Jaaskelainen is a Finland international who plays for Crewe Alexandra as a goalkeeper. Jaaskelainen started his youth career at Bolton Wanderers, but he made his senior debut with his current club. The Finnish shot-stopper played for the likes of Loughborough Dynamo, Nantwich Town, Buxton, and Chester on loan as well before returning to Crewe Alexandra.
Will Jaaskelainen has one cap for the Finland U19 national team, with the talented goalkeeper making his Finland U21 team debut in a 2-0 win over Ukraine on September 6, 2019. Speaking of his League Two debut, Jaaskelainen played his first match for the Railwaymen on April 19, 2019, in a 2-0 win over Yeovil Town.
The Crewe Alexandra shot-stopper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. Born on July 25, 1998, in Bolton, Will Jaaskelainen is the son of former Bolton Wanderers and Finland goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.
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.