Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Leyton Orient play host to Salford City at their Brisbane Road in the League Two round 17. The O’s have been in a fine form of late, with the team eyeing their third consecutive league win, and they must be brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash. Cyprus forward Ruel Sotiriou is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Gillingham, whilst there are no fresh injury concerns in the home team.
The Lions, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Stockport County, with the team beating Hartlepool 2-0 on the road on Tuesday evening. Salford City aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but beating the league leaders on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Neil Wood should have a full squad to choose from for the Leyton game.
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 (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.