Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Tuesday’s football game at The New Lawn pits together Forest Green and Leyton Orient, the two teams who are eyeing a place in the League Two playoffs. Forest Green aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Cheltenham, with the team eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground. The Green Army boss Mark Cooper should recall Aaron Collins to the starting XI after the 23-year-old found the net in the 2-1 loss to Cheltenham.
Leyton Orient, on the other hand, did well to roll over Bolton 4-0 in their last league match, with the team climbing to 11th place in the standings. The visitors aim to extend their unbeaten run to five games, but seeing that Forest Green are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Dominic Bernard):
After spending his youth career at Tredworth Tigers and Birmingham City, Dom Bernard signed a professional deal with the Blues. However, he did not see any game action with Birmingham City at the senior level as he was instantly sent on loan at Aldershot Town.
After making 35 appearances for the Shots in the league, Dom Bernard joined Forest Green in the summer of 2019. He made his debut with the Green Army against Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the 2019/2020 season. Bernard, who quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Forest Green, has one cap with the Republic of Ireland U18 team while making two appearances with the U17 team.
He was born in Gloucester, England on March 29, 1997, and he wears the number 3 shirt at Forest Green. His main position is right back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a centre-back as well.
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.