Our prediction for this League 2 match:
There will be fireworks when Salford City and Leyton Orient face each other in a highly-anticipated League Two game at Peninsula Stadium. The Lions were producing fine displays in pre-season, with the team beating all Atherton, Derby County, and Curzon Ashton, but they eventually suffered a 2-0 loss to Lincoln in their last warm-up game. Salford City have turned their Peninsula Stadium into a real fortress, and, as a result, the bookies see them as favourites to win the season opener.
In their last encounter in the English fourth tier Salford defeated Leyton 3-0. A man to watch in the home team will be veteran attacker Ian Henderson, who scored 17 goals in the League Two last season. Leyton head into the match following back-to-back wins over Maidenhead and Gillingham, but they will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s game against Salford, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home.
Highlighted Player (Vaclav Hladky):
Born in Brno on November 14, 1990, Vaclav Hladky is a Czech footballer who plays for Scottish Premier League club St Mirren as a goalkeeper. Hladky spent his youth career at the likes of FC Sparta Brno, FK Sardice, and FC Zbrojovka Brno, and he continued playing for the Zbrojovka Brno reserve team at the senior level.
The 192-cm-tall shot-stopper played for the likes of MSK Breclav (loan) Sparta Brno, FK Sardice, FC Zbrojovka Brno (senior team), and Slovan Liberec before signing a contract with St Mirren. The Czech goalkeeper made his Scottish Premiership debut on January 23, 2019, in a 4-0 loss at Celtic.
Hladky played for the Czech Republic youth teams as well, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Czech Republic senior team. Vaclav Hladky wears the No. 1 shirt at St Mirren, and his preferred foot is right.
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.