Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following a 2-1 win over Rochdale, Leyton Orient will be aiming to cement top position when they face Crawley Town in the League Two round 33. The O’s are leading the chase for automatic promotion, and a win over Crawley will see them move one step closer to securing a top-three finish. Barring any fresh injury worries, Richie Wellens is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Dale on Tuesday evening.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Stockport, and given their dreadful away record without a single victory (0-6-8), we believe that there is a big value in betting on the league leaders. Aramide Oteh is likely to replace Teddy Jenks in the starting XI as the later limped off with injury in the midweek defeat. In the first half of the season Leyton defeated Crawley thanks to Thomas James’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Adam Thompson):
Born in Harlow, England on September 28, 1992, Adam Thompson is a defender who plays for Bury in League One. Thompson started his youth career at Watford and after making 14 appearances for the Hornets at senior level, he moved to Southend United, signing a permanent deal with the club in January, 2014.
It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers and Barnet on loan as well before joining the Shakers. Adam Thompson has a short loan spell at Bradford City in the 2017/2018 season, but he made no more than nine appearances for the Bantams. Despite being born in England, Adam Thompson decided to represent Northern Ireland in international matches.
He made his debut with the Northern Ireland national team on February 9, 2011, coming from the bench in a 3-0 loss to Scotland. His main position is centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine showings at right-back as well.
Highlighted Team (Crawley):
Crawley Town are an English football club that compete in the League 2. The club was founded back in 1896 and in the 2011/2012 season they secured promotion to the English fourth tier for the first time. The Devils play their home games at Broadfield Stadium, the venue which was built and opened in 1997.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,144 spectators and is owned by Crawley Borough Council. Crawley Town are well known for their red home kit, with the team wearing white shirts and sky blue shorts when playing on the travels. Crawley Town fans consider AFC Wimbledon the club’s biggest rivals, but they have rivalries with Brighton and Swindon Town as well.
In 1959 the Devils won the Metropolitan League Cup, which is considered one of the club’s biggest successes. Crawley Town won the Sussex Professional Cup in 1970, the Gilbert Rice Floodlight Cup in 1980 and 1984, the Southern Counties Combination Floodlight Cup in 1986, and the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.