Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Leyton Orient will be looking to extend their winning run in the League Two to three games when they host Morecambe at their Brisbane Road on Matchday 24. Leyton regained a much-needed confidence, but the game against Morecambe will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. In-form attacker Danny Johnson will be the man to watch in the home team. The Shrimps, on the other hand, are on a four-game winning run in the League Two.
Morecambe suffered an expected 4-0 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup at the weekend, meaning that they will be fully focused on the promotion chase in the remainder of the season. Given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Morecambe boss Derek Adams rested several first-team regulars in the Stamford Bridge clash, but he is likely to field the best possible side against Leyton.
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 (Morecambe):
Based in Lancashire, England, Morecambe are a professional club that compete in the League 2. The Shrimps were founded in 1920, and they welcome their home rivals at Globe Arena. The venue, which was opened in August, 2010, can hold up to 6,476 people.
Morecambe wear red shirts and red shorts when playing in front of home fans, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Fellow Lancashire-based club Accrington Stanley are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals. The Shrimps have rivalries with the likes of Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Kendal Town, and Southport as well.
In 1974 Morecambe won the FA Trophy as they defeated Dartford 2-1 in the title game, and 14 years later they lifted the Conference League Cup trophy. The Shrimps secured promotion into the Football League with a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the 2007 play-offs final.