Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Northampton Town will be looking to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Morecambe when they take on Leyton Orient at the Breyer Group Stadium. The Cobblers are on a three-game winning run in the League Two, and they must be high on confidence ahead of the midweek fixture. Considering that Leyton Orient do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Keith Curle’s troops.
Ross Embleton’s men failed to impress in a 1-0 loss at Port Vale, with the team extending their winless run in the League Two to five games. In their last meeting at Breyer Group Stadium Northampton crushed Leyton 4-0, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the visitors, who are eyeing automatic promotion to the League One.
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 (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.