Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester United and Leyton Orient go head to head at Colchester Community Stadium in what is expected to be a very exciting game. The U’s have been impressive at home ground in the League One of late, with the team recording a win in each of their previous three home fixtures, but they head into Saturday’s clash following a shocking loss to Marine in the FA Cup.
Leyton Orient, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Newport in the FA Cup, meaning that they will be fully focused on the League Two in the remainder of the season. The Lilywhites suffered a 2-1 loss to Forest Green in their last league match, and given Colchester’s brilliant home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. The U’s head coach Steve Ball rested several first-team regulars in the loss to Marine, but he is likely to field the best possible side against Leyton.
Highlighted Player (Ben Stevenson):
Ben Stevenson is a product of a Coventry City football academy who plays for Colchester United as a midfielder. Born in Leicester on March 23, 1997, Stevenson started his senior career at Coventry City and made his debut with the Sky Blues on August 9, 2016, in the League Cup game against Portsmouth.
The English footballer moved to Wolverhampton in the 2018/2019 season, but he did not see any game action in the league with the Wolves. After ending his loan spells with Colchester United and Jumilla, Ben Stevenson signed a permanent two-and-a-half year contract with the U’s on January 30, 2019. He made his second debut for Colchester United against Northampton Town on February 2, 2019.
His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing good performances as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 24 shirt at Colchester.
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.