Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Cambridge United and Leyton Orient go head to head at Abbey Stadium on day 20 of the new League Two campaign. Cambridge United aim to build on a 2-1 win over Colchester United and a triumph over Leyton could see them regain their place in the playoffs berth. The U’s suffered four defeats in the previous five league fixtures, but given Leyton’s anything but good form, the hosts are likely to grab something from the match.
The visiting team head into the game following back-to-back defeats to Morecambe and Crawley Town. Leyton suffered four defeats in the last five away games, and seeing that Cambridge United are desperate to return to winning ways, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in the League Two Leyton recorded a 2-1 win over Cambridge, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Liam O’Neil):
Born in Cambridge, England on July 31, 1993, Liam O’Neil is an English footballer who plays as both defender as midfielder for Cambridge United in the League Two. O’Neil is a product of the Cambridge United football school, but he played for Histon during his youth career as well.
In the summer of 2012 he joined WBA youth academy, and it has to be noted that he made three appearances for the Baggies at senior level in all competitions. Liam O’Neil played for the likes of VPS and Scunthorpe United on loan as well before joining Chesterfield in 2015.
After scoring two goals in 45 appearances for the club in the league, O’Neil moved to Cambridge United in the winter of 2017. As his mother comes from Wales, O’Neil is open to play for the Wales national team, but he has yet to earn a cap with the Dragons.
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.