Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Priestfield Stadium will host Tuesday’s football game between Gillingham and Leyton Orient, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Gills shared the spoils with Stockport County at the weekend, with the team moving one step closer to securing the League Two survival, but boss Neil Harris must warn his men against complacency. The 45-year-old tactician has no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Leyton.
The O’s, on the other hand, aim to cement top position in the standings. Since a win over Gillingham could see Leyton secure automatic League One promotion, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. A man to keep an eye on in the visiting team will be Ireland winger Kieran Sadlier, who impressed in a 2-0 win over Sutton at the weekend. Ruel Sotiriou should continue to lead the line for the league leaders.
Highlighted Player (Stuart O\'Keefe):
Stuart O’keefe is a an English footballer who started his senior career at Southend United. In August 2010 O’Keefe signed a one-year deal with Crystal Palace after impressing coach George Burley in a trial game against West Ham reserves.
The 173-cm-tall midfielder scored one goal in 36 appearances for the Eagles in the Premier League, finding the net in a 3-1 win over Sunderland on August 31, 2013. Stuart O’Keefe played for Blackpool on loan before moving to Cardiff City in the winter of 2015.
After his loan spells with Milton Keynes Dons, Portsmouth and Plymouth Argyle, O’Keefe moved to Gillingham at the end of the 2018/2019 season. He made his League One debut with the club on August 3, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers. His main position is central midfield, but he is used as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.