Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Leyton Orient and Colchester United square off against each other at Brisbane Road in the League Two round 28. Leyton showed character in a goalless draw with Crawley Town on Tuesday evening as teenage midfielder Hector Kyprianou was sent off after just 30 minutes. The 19-year-old misses the Colchester game through suspension, but seeing that Ross Embleton’s troops are a real force to be reckoned with at home, the O’s are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s football game.
Steve Ball’s men have been struggling up front in 2021, with the team failing to find the net in the previous three league fixtures. Since Leyton Orient have turned their Brisbane Road into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In each of their previous four meetings in the League Two Colchester emerged triumphant, meaning that Leyton are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Craig Clay):
After spending his youth career at Chesterfield, Craig Clay continued wearing the Spireites jersey at senior level. The English midfielder made 27 appearances for Chesterfield in the league before signing a deal with York City in the 2013/2014 season.
It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Barrow and Alfreton Town on loan as well before signing the deal with the Minstermen. Born in Nottingham, England on May 5, 1992, Craig Clay was part of Halifax Town, Worksop Town, Grimsby Town, and Motherwell squad as well in the past. Nowadays, the 180-cm tall midfielder plays for Leyton Orient in the League Two, the English fourth tier.
He made his League Two debut with the O’s on August 3, 2019, in a 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town. Craig Clay has one cap with the England C national team as he represented the Three Lions in a 2-0 win over the Ukraine U20 team on March 22, 2016.
Highlighted Team (Colchester):
Founded in 1937, Colchester United are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The U’s welcome their rivals at Colchester Community Stadium, the venue which has the capacity of 10,105 people.
Colchester United are well known for their blue kit, but white is the dominant colour of their away kit. The U’s have an official fans association known as the CUSA. Colchester supporters consider Wycombe Wanderers the club’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalries with Southend United and Ipswich Town are big as well. Colchester United did well to win the FA Trophy in the 1991/92 season, with the team clinching the Essex Senior Cup trophy in the 2009/10 season.
In December 1961 the U’s recorded their biggest win, with the team rolling over Bradford City 9-1 in the Fourth Division. Colchester United repeated the success 44 years later as they hammered Leamington 9-1 in the FA Cup round 1.