Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Globe Arena will host Tuesday’s League Two game between Morecambe and Leyton Orient. Morecambe quickly bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Newport, with the team beating Harrogate thanks to Wildig’s goal, and, no doubt, they are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Leyton Orient. The Shrimps produce much better showings at home than on the travels, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their third consecutive win at Globe Arena.
Leyton aim to build on a hard-fought 2-1 win over Newport where Danny Johnson scored his 11th goal of the season, but beating Morecambe on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. There have been under 2.5 goals in four of their previous five meetings in the English fourth tier. Defender Stephen Hendrie is back from suspension for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (A-Jay Leitch-Smith):
Born in Crewe, England on March 6, 1990, A-Jay Leitch-Smith is a professional footballer who plays for Morecambe as a forward. Leitch-Smith is a product of the Crewe Alexandra football academy, and it has to be noted that he made 103 appearances for the club’s first team.
After spending several seasons on loan at Halifax Town, Newcastle Town, IBV, and Curzon Ashton, the English footballer joined Yeovil Town on a permanent basis in the 2014/2015 season. A-Jay Leitch-smith played for the likes of Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, and Dundee (loan) as well before moving to his current club Morecambe.
Leitch-Smith is a very intelligent and creative attacker with good technical abilities. His preferred foot is centre-forward, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well. The English footballer, who wears the number 28 jersey at Morecambe, has a contract with the Shrimps until June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Leyton Orient):
Leyton Orient are the League Two side that welcome their rivals at Brisbane Road. The stadium, which was built and opened in 1937, can hold up to 9,271 people. When playing at Brisbane Road, the O’s wear red shirts and red shorts, while the colour of their away kit is blue.
Southend United are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the A13 derby. Leyton Orient have the rivalries with the likes of West Ham United, Millwall, Brentford, Dag & Red, and Barnet as well. The O’s registered their biggest win on November 12, 1955 as they crushed Crystal Palace 8-0.
Speaking of the club’s heaviest defeat, Leyton Orient were beaten by Aston Villa 8-0 in the FA Cup round 4 on January 30, 1929. Leyton Orient have four London Challenge Cup trophies (1912, 1972, 1973, and 1993), with the team clinching the Dubonnet Cup title in 1911.