Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After failing to win the previous eight league fixtures, Forest Green Rovers will be looking to return to winning ways in the League Two when they welcome Leyton Orient at the New Lawn. The Green Army have been slipping down the standings week by week, and, as things stand now, they will find it hard to book their place in the play-offs. George Williams, who opened his goal-scoring account in the 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic, is likely to keep his place in the starting XI.
Leyton Orient, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils with the Latics at the weekend. The visitors are nine points clear of the relegation zone in the League Two table, meaning that they should be happy with one point from the Forest Green clash. Share of spoils is on the cards, but you should keep in mind that Forest Green crushed Leyton Orient 4-2 in the first half of the season.
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.