Leyton Orient vs Swindon Town: Betting Preview

On Saturday, Leyton Orient host 5th placed Swindon Town as they return to League Two action. The O’s followed up a 1-1 draw at Salford with a victory over Southend United in the Football League Trophy and they’ll be hoping to carry this form into their next fixture.

At this early stage of the season, points on the board mean’s more than league position so while there may be 10 places between Leyton Orient and their opponents Swindon Town, it’s a gap of only three points that separates the sides. Secure victory and the O’s will move level on points with their opponents who currently occupy a play-off spot.

Leyton Orient

Orient’s progress thus far could be described as “steady”. With two wins, two losses and two draws, the O’s have sampled every kind of result, and done so twice! Despite making a number of changes to the line-up, Leyton Orient defeated League One Southend United in the Football League Trophy in their last outing. This followed up a 1-1 draw away at Salford City.

The last time the sides met at Brisbane Road was back in 2014, with Swindon securing a 2-1 victory. Obviously, a lot has changed since then and the O’s will hope to maintain the defensive stability that has returned of late, with just a solitary goal conceded in the last two games.

Swindon Town

Last season, Swindon Town managed almost a full season version of what Leyton Orient have done thus far, winning 16, drawing 16 and losing 14. This time out, they’ve started the season reasonably well with three wins, two draws and a loss.

Scoring goals hasn’t been a problem, with 11 so far, they’re the second-highest scorers in the league. While their defensive record isn’t the worst in the league, they have conceded over a goal a game – seven in six fixtures. On-loan striker Eoin Doyle is the clear danger man, having snaffled 5 goals and 2 assists in his 4 appearances so far.

LEYTON ORIENT VS SWINDON TOWN: LEAGUE TWO BETTING ODDS

Despite being the away side, Swindon Town are slight favourites to win the fixture at odds of 13/10 (2.30), while Leyton Orient are priced at 19/10 (2.90).

Leyton Orient vs Swindon Town: League Two Betting Tips

Swindon Town first-team coach Tommy Wright said that he’d back 0-0 if he was a betting man. While we could see a draw happening at 23/10 (3.30), we’d be mightily surprised if either side managed a shutout. So, we’ll be positive and back Leyton Orient to win 2-1 at 87/10 (9.70).

*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.



Salford City vs Leyton Orient: Betting Preview

On Saturday, Leyton Orient travel north to take on another recently promoted side, Salford City. The O’s will hope to bounce back from their defeat to Crawley Town with an away victory against the club backed by the Class of ’92.

Five games in, the League Two season is beginning to take shape. With extra promotion places up for grabs at the end of the season – courtesy of the unfortunate situation at Bury – maintaining the pace, even at this early stage of the season, is important for any side with promotion aspirations. Despite both sides being recently promoted, both Leyton Orient and Salford City will be hoping to fill one of those promotion spots. Making this game incredibly important, even if we’re only five games in!  

Salford City

Attaining four promotions in five seasons will bring the spotlight onto any club. Throw into the mix an ownership group that contains David Beckham and the Class of ’92, and that spotlight only magnifies. Despite the focus on the club, Salford City are yet to set League Two alight. Having gained promotion via the play-offs, following a third-place finish in the National League, a relatively slow start should have been expected.  

While they’ve only been beaten once in the league, Salford have drawn three games on the bounce, with their opening day victory against Stevenage the one and only time they’ve claimed all three points. Last time out they drew 2-2 with Carlisle, having been leading 2-1 via a Danny Whitehead penalty. Unsurprisingly, given their propensity for drawing games, Salford’s goal difference currently sits at zero, with the side maintaining a clean sheet on just one occasion so far.  

Leyton Orient

The O’s form has been a bit more up and down than that of their opponent. Against Mansfield, Orient were able to snatch a late winner and seal a dramatic comeback victory. Unfortunately, in their very next fixture against Crawley Town, the O’s found themselves on the other side of a comeback victory, losing 3-2. With two wins, two losses and one draw, they could consider their start to the season to be “breakeven”.

Goalkeeper Dean Brill has stated that the team needs to rediscover the solid defensive base that served it so well last season. Having kept clean sheets in the first two fixtures, Orient have gone on to ship eight goals in three fixtures. Scoring goals in a higher division hasn’t been an issue though, so if the defensive woes can be put to bed, Orient could justifiably hope to string together a winning run.

SALFORD CITY VS LEYTON ORIENT: LEAGUE TWO BETTING ODDS

As the home side, Salford City enter this fixture as slight favourites to win at odds of 9/8 (2.12). Leyton Orient are at odds of 11/5 (3.20).

Salford City vs Leyton Orient: League Two Betting Tips

Salford City got the best of the matchups between the sides last season, drawing 1-1 at home and triumphing 0-3 at Brisbane Road. Given that both teams have had trouble keeping the ball out of the net, but no problems sticking it in there, we can’t see either side preventing the other from scoring. We’d back Leyton Orient to win though and go for a correct score bet of 1-2 at odds of 9/1 (10.00).

*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.

Leyton Orient Season Preview

The 2019/2020 EFL League Two season should be an exciting one in general – it looks wide open – but also for Leyton Orient in particular. The O’s will look to build on last season’s glory filled season and kick on once more.  

Season 2018/19

Last season cannot be described as anything other than an unbridled success for Leyton Orient. Sure, it was disappointing to lose to AFC Fylde at Wembley and miss out on a trophy, but promotion was always the name of the game for The O’s. And promotion was what was delivered, with the club finishing in 1st place and earning a spot back in the English Football League.

Promotion in any form is an achievement, but to do so via automatic promotion and winning the title adds extra kudos. Title wins do not happen by fluke and Leyton Orient can enter the new season with confidence in the players they’ve retained in their squad. Three of last season’s squad made it into the league team of the season, further illustrating the quality within the ranks.

Despite the season being a resounding success, a shadow was cast across the club this summer with the untimely passing of manager Justin Edinburgh. As a coach and the main catalyst for the success that was garnered on the pitch, Edinburgh will go down in club folklore. As a man, he’ll remain in the hearts of supporters of the club forever.

League Two

The lowest tier of the English Football League, League Two, is often the most unpredictable of all the divisions. As it stands – admittedly before a ball has been kicked – the league looks pretty open. Bradford City, Salford City, Plymouth Argyle and Mansfield could all justifiably consider themselves as being in with a shout of winning the title. Leyton Orient can place themselves within a group of clubs chasing a Play-Off sport, such as Northampton, Forest Green and Swindon.

At the bottom of the table, things are less open. Macclesfield look doomed given the financial concerns that surround the club, and Morecambe will have to perform miracles, once again, to prevent relegation to the Vanarama National League.  

Leyton Orient vs Cheltenham Town betting odds

The O’s open their campaign with a home fixture against Cheltenham Town who finished in 16th position in League Two last season. Orient will fancy their chances of bagging some goals as Cheltenham finished with a goal difference of -11 last season and are 6/1 (7.00) to be relegated this season. Leyton Orient are at odds of 16/15 (2.07) to win the match. A Cheltenham victory is priced at 22/9 (3.35). You can back new signing Lee Angol as an anytime scorer on his competitive debut at 8/5 (2.60). Back Leyton Orient to win 2-0 and start the season with a bang at 42/5 (9.40).

LEYTON ORIENT BETTING ODDS

If you fancy Orient to win the title, they’re at 16/1 (17.00) to do so and just outside the major contenders to take the league. They’re very much amongst the contenders for promotion though and are at odds of 7/2 (4.50) to go up to League One. In the top scorer stakes, Lee Angol has odds of 39/1 (40.00) to finish top of the pile.  

*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.



EFL League Two Season Betting Preview

The 2019/2020 EFL League Two season should be an exciting one, and not just because the division features Leyton Orient – for whom EnergyBet is the Official Betting partner – but because there are a number of teams with genuine promotion aspirations.

EFL League Two

Generally speaking, the lowest tier of the English Football League, League Two, is often the most unpredictable of all the divisions. Last season’s pre-season favourites, Notts County, would go on to be relegated. Bury, meanwhile, were promoted to League One, but now find themselves on the brink of extinction and financial ruin. It’s a dog eat dog league.

It’s also very open. There are at least four teams, Bradford, Salford City, Plymouth Argyle and Mansfield, who would consider themselves in with a shout of winning the title. Whilst Northampton, Leyton Orient, Forest Green and Swindon will all fancy a shot at the Play-Off spots. At the bottom of the table things seem more clear cut – especially due to the financial concerns that surround Macclesfield – but with League Two, you just never know.

Tousling at the top?

BRADFORD – If you’ve been reading our other season previews, you will have noticed a common theme. One of the relegated sides is always heavily fancied to bounce back up to the division from whence they came. For League Two, that side is Bradford. They have an experienced manager in Gary Bowyer, a passionate fanbase that is reengaging with the club and a new captain in former Everton striker James Vaughan.

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE – The Pilgrims are the most interesting side in the division. They are the prime beneficiaries of the uncertainty that surrounds last season’s second-placed side, Bury, who are now in League One. They’ve not only plundered five members of the promotion-winning squad, but they’ve also taken manager Ryan Lowe too. Despite the difficulties faced by Bury, Lowe was able to create a free-scoring side that played entertaining football and somehow secured automatic promotion. Plymouth will be hoping Lowe can create the same again.

No hope but the drop?

MACCLESFIELD –Make no mistake, Sol Campbell worked miracles last season, somehow guiding Macclesfield to safety against a backdrop of financial ruin. The former England international took over in November when the club were bottom of the table and seven points from safety. It’s difficult to see him repeating such miracles this season and the club seems destined to drop of the English Football League. Following three court appearances in three months, six unnamed players have added their claim for unpaid wages to a winding-up order against the club. Things do not look good.

MORECAMBE – It’s safe to say that Morecambe seemed to have found their level. With thirteen successive seasons in League Two an unusual achievement. In Jim Bentley, they have the longest-serving manager in the country, with over eight years at the helm. They’ve brought in some attacking reinforcements to help fire them away from the relegation battle and will be pinning their hopes on Shaun Miller, who returns to the club on loan from Crewe. Whatever happens, they’ll no doubt be up for the fight.

EFL LEAGUE ONE BETTING ODDS

Bradford are favourites to win the title at 7/1 (8.00), closely followed by Salford City at 15/2 (8.50) who are aiming for a fifth promotion in six years. Plymouth Argyle and Mansfield are both 9/1 (10.00) to win the title. Northampton are 33/10 (4.3) for promotion, with Leyton Orient and Forest Green at 7/2 (4.50). Macclesfield are in deep trouble and it’s no surprise to find them relegation favourites at 33/10 (4.30). Morecambe are 7/2 (4.50) to drop down a division. James Vaughan of Bradford, Nicky Maynard of Mansfield and Salford City’s Adam Rooney are all placed at 38/5 (8.60) to top the scoring charts.



*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.



AFC Fylde vs Leyton Orient: FA Trophy Final Betting Preview

On Sunday at 4.15pm, Leyton Orient seek a Vanarama National League and Buildbase FA Trophy double, with a victory over an AFC Fylde side who recently dropped out of the play-offs.  

After several years in the darkness, with multiple relegations, financial woes and battles to save the club, Leyton Orient have emerged back into the light. As champions of the Vanarama National League, The O’s cemented promotion back into the English Football League. Victory against AFC Fylde in the Buildbase FA Trophy would help crown a fantastic season with a league and cup double.

AFC Fylde

For AFC Fylde, the FA Trophy represents a chance to salvage something from a promising season. Having finished 5th in the Vanarama National League, the Lancashire side entered the National League play-offs, first overcoming Harrogate Town, before dispatching Solihull Motors in the semi-finals. Unfortunately though for Fylde, a 3-0 play-off final defeat against Salford City would prove to be the end of their quest for promotion.

The Coasters, therefore, enter the FA Trophy Final hoping to finish their season on a high by collecting silverware. They enter the final, having beaten National League North side Stockport in the semi-final in dramatic fashion. With two minutes of normal time remaining, Stockport scored to bring the score level at 2-2. But, in a dramatic late twist, Alex Reid scored just 60 seconds later to win it for Fylde and seal their place in the competition’s final for the second time.

Leyton Orient

With a league title in the bag, three players in the Vanarama National League team of the season, and a cup final still to come, Leyton Orient have shown themselves to be the dominant force at their level. A 0-0 draw on the final day of the season proving enough to see Orient crowned champions and seal a return to the English Football League after several seasons in the conference.

In the semi-finals of the FA Trophy, Orient defeated National League North side AFC Telford United in both legs for a 3-1 aggregate victory. It will be Orient’s first return to Wembley since losing to Rotherham United on penalties in the 2014 League One play-off final.

AFC FYLDE VS LEYTON ORIENT: FA TROPHY FINAL BETTING ODDS

Leyton Orient are slight favourites entering the final, with odds of 27/20 (2.35) for victory against AFC Fylde. Fylde find themselves in with a decent chance, priced at 39/20 (2.95) to lift the trophy.

AFC Fylde vs Leyton Orient: FA Trophy Final Betting Tips

Leyton Orient have been the dominant side when the two sides matched up in the league this season, winning 2-0 at home against Fylde as recently March, having secured a 3-1 victory on the road back in November.

In Daniel Lucas Rowe, AFC Fylde boast the top scorer in the National League and the man who bagged their only goal against The O’s this season. Orient will face a hard task to keep him quiet, so we’re going for Leyton Orient to win 2-1 in 90 mins at 37/5 (8.40).

*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of going to print.

Congratulations to EnergyBet partner Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient return to the English Football League.

After years of darkness, multiple relegations, financial woes and battles to save the club, Leyton Orient are back. Following a 0-0 draw at home to Braintree, The O’s celebrated a successful season in the best way possible, with a title win and promotion back to the English Football League.

Leyton Orient v Braintree

Back into the light

To say that Leyton Orient have endured some tough times in recent years would be an understatement of massive proportions. There’s been multiple relegations, fan protests over mismanagement and countless managers coming in and out of the club. It’s a sight seen so often in modern football, and one that often leads to extinction or an irretrievable decline. But not for Leyton Orient.

For Leyton Orient, the story has instead become one of fresh beginnings. A tale of banding together and fighting for what you hold dear. Of never accepting defeat. Because for Leyton Orient, it has been a true team effort, extending to all levels of the club. From Nigel Travis, Kent Teague and the rest of the board, to the manager Justin Edinburgh and his coaching staff, the players and, of course, the fans. All have played their part in taking the club back to where it belongs.

Leyton Orient v Braintree

Congratulations Leyton Orient!

As proud partners of Leyton Orient, we at EnergyBet would like to send a huge message of congratulations to everyone at the club. We’re proud to be associated with all that you’ve achieved this season and wish you every success for the bright future that lies ahead.

It’s great to see The O’s back where they belong.

You can find a video that we’ve made, celebrating some great moments from the season, here.

More success ahead?

Whilst promotion has been guaranteed, there’s still the potential for more success to come with Orient set to take on Fylde in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium on 19th May 2019. We’re hoping that Leyton Orient can make it a double winning season and will be sending our support on the day!

Stay tuned to our website for more O’s features leading up to the final, and general content in the future.

Leyton Orient v Barnet

Big Match Stats

That’s now 10 games unbeaten and another come from behind draw. Superb spirit from the team. The next team for The O’s to face is Barnet, relegated from League 2 last Season.  Barnet started slowly but have now won 4 matches on the bounce.

Big Match Stats

  • That’s now 10 games unbeaten and another come from behind draw. Superb spirit from the team.
  • The next team for The O’s to face is Barnet, relegated from League 2 last Season.
  • Barnet started slowly but have now won 4 matches on the bounce.
  • For the O’s, it’s 3 home wins on the spin, scoring 7 and conceding 0.
  • The past two of those wins coming by a scoreline of 3-0.

Betting Preview

  • The Os’ are favourites for the win and make in 4 home wins on the bounce and priced 11/10 to deliver the 3 points.
  • To make it a hat-trick of 3-0 wins on the spin is priced at a juicy 16/1.
  • In our specials market, Leyton Orient to win and both teams to score is priced 16/5.
  • For the match to be a draw at half time and Leyton Orient to win at full time has odds of 14/5.

Best Bets

  • Barnet come into the game full of confidence on the back of 4 wins, while it’s 10 unbeaten for The O’s.
  • Following the last minute goal at Halifax confidence remains sky high for The O’s.
  • A value bet is a draw at half time and Leyton Orient to win at full time at odds of 14/5.
  • And with an open game in prospect Leyton Orient to win and both teams to score can be backed at 16/5.
  • A correct score of 2-1 to the O’s is 71/10.

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Orient Entertain Barrow at Brisbane Road

Leyton Orient will play their second home game of the season on Saturday looking to kickstart their home campaign against visiting Barrow.

The kick off time for the first weekend home game of the 2018/2019 season will be 15.00pm UK time (16.00pm CET and Malta time).

The O’s first home match of the season on Wednesday saw them lead 1-0 up until injury time when Ebbsfleet struck an equalizer to send a gleeful set of away fans back on the short trip to Kent.

Having had a tough start last Saturday up in Greater Manchester where they played newly promoted Salford City and picked up a very creditable 1-1 away draw this was Leyton Orient’s second consecutive 1-1 draw.

To let it slip so late will be both upsetting and alarming for manager Justin Edinburgh as Ebbsfleet ground out their point and battled hard throughout. Orient if anything looked a little weary as if it were end of season not just the second game in. Maybe it was the fact that 2 games in 4 days was too much for them so early in the season.

An excellent 4,710 attendance crammed into the east London ground as Ebbsfleet picked up their first point of the season following their 1-0 defeat to Chesterfield last Saturday who themselves were beginning life in the National League for the first time following their relegation from the football league in May.

The Fleet looked to be heading for a second successive 1-0 defeat in the National League but substitute Corey Whitely fired in a deflected shot from 20 yards to gain the Fleet their first point and goal of the season.

Worryingly for Orient they lost George Elokobi to injury within the first three minutes and Fleet nearly carved them open moments later but Ebou Adams’ cross was cleared behind.

Orient went ahead with their first attack on 18 minutes. Macauley Bonne got behind the Fleet defence and crossed for James Brophy to side-foot home.

Fleet were nearly level four minutes later but home keeper Dean Brill did well to turn a low Myles Weston drive behind. Sean Shields twice went close, his cross-shot was turned over and then he bundled the ball wide after a neat exchange with Chris Bush.

Fleet were forced back after the break, as Orient enjoyed the majority of possession and only a fine save by Ashmore then denied Orient substitute Josh Koroma a second goal with 10 minutes left,

Orient nearly won it in the fourth minute of stoppage time but Ashmore held on to Bonne’s header.

Barrow the visitors on Saturday saw Jack Hindle scored twice as Barrow secured all three points with a comfortable home win over Havant and Waterlooville in the National League before they went down 2-0 to Halifax in their opening away game on Tuesday.

Orient and Barrow met twice in the National league last season where their first game in October saw a mad 2-2 draw with the O’s at Holker Street with all goals in the first half.

David Mooney stroked Orient ahead when he controlled and dispatching James Brophy’s left-wing cross, before Bedsente Gomis levelled shortly after with a looping header.

Craig Clay then connected with a rebound to restore the O’s’ advantage, only for Jordan White to square up things just before the interval with a close-range finish.

The corresponding match at Brisbane Road in April saw Orient muller Barrow 4-1 and without doubt the O’s will be firm favourites going into this particular match though.

Orient will be looking to make a point by snatching all 3 points on Saturday.

Why not have a bet on the O’s – you can via this link.

Leyton Orient to be leading at half time is priced at 2.18 and a bet of €50 could see you win back a sum of  €109.00.

A very decent bet sees the O’s winning the game 3-1 with a price of 13.00 so a bet of €30 could see you rake in a phenomenal €390.00. Worth a punt in anyone’s books.

 

 

*odds subject to change

Orient Home Start Sees Ebbsfleet United Visit

Leyton Orient will play their first home of the season on Wednesday night looking to kickstart their home campaign against visiting Ebbsfleet United.

The kick off time for the first midweek home game of the 2018/2019 season will be 19.45pm UK time (20.45pm CET and Malta time).

The O’s had a tough start on Saturday up in Greater Manchester where they played newly promoted  Salford City who are off the back of having won 3 promotions in the last 4 seasons. Salford City have been on a roll the last few seasons thanks to help, money and input from former Manchester United class of ‘92 members Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt.

Orient came away from Salford City with a very creditable 1-1 away draw and both teams will have been pleased to have got on the board at least.

This was the first time the two teams had ever played against each other as new manager Graham Alexander led out his troops on home turf looking for an opening victory in their first season in the National League.

The home team started well and looked busy, running after everything all over the park. Perhaps running on adrenalin in front of an excellent 2,156 attendance. Rory Gaffney had opened the scoring shortly after half-time, converting Danny Lloyd’s accurate cross which he volleyed well to send the home supporters into elation.

In the second half Orient left it late to get back to level pecking but bit back with just 2 minutes left on the clock. A corner from Jobi McAnuff was floated into the back post where Craig Clay lashed the ball back across goal, saw a deflection of Salford’s Hogan and smack bang into the net to give the travellers that all important first point of the season. The home team had started as favourites so this will be a happy manager Justin Edinburgh after the first game.

The team selection was not a million miles away from the team that ended last season although Alabi was making his debut opposite Orient’s scoring dynamo from last season Macauley Bonne.

Wednesday nights opponents Ebbsfleet didn’t start off their campaign too impressively as they played Chesterfield who were beginning life in the National League for the first time following their relegation from the football league in May. The Kent team lost 1-0 thanks to a Zavon Hines’ second-half penalty to give Chesterfield a great incentive to kick on and thrust themselves back into the second division.

The Spireites dropped out of the Football League for the first time in almost a century after finishing bottom of League Two last season, but they made an ideal start to this campaign.

Ebbsfleet will feel hard done by, however, as Ebou Adams’ header clattered the bar in the first half while Danny Kedwell’s chipped effort was cleared off the line just after the interval.

Orient’s last competitive home game ended in a 1-0 defeat to Maidenhead United at the end of April 2018 and they will be looking to get 3 more points for the league table come the final whistle on Wednesday.

Interestingly there was no place for Matt Harold or David Mooney in the team on Saturday and neither made the bench either and at 33 and 34 years of age respectively you do wonder if either will feature for the O’s this season.

In the corresponding match at Brisbane Road last season you only have to go back to March 10th where the teams carved out a 1-1 draw, Orient scoring through a 32nd minute equaliser after Corey Whitely had given Ebbsfleet a 15th minute lead.

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Ebbsfleet to lead at half time but Orient to turn it around and win the game is priced at 18.00 and a bet of €20 could see you win back a whopping €360.00.

A very decent bet sees the O’s winning the game 2-0 with a price of 9.60 so a bet of €30 could see you rake in a phenomenal €288.00. Worth a punt.

 

 

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Orient Start Campaign Against Salford

Leyton Orient will head up to the Peninsula Stadium in Greater Manchester to take on Salford City on Saturday aware that a win is an important pointer for the rest of the season.

The kick off time for the first game of the campaign will be the incredibly early hour of 12.30pm UK time (1.30pm CET and Malta time).

This will be a stern test for Leyton Orient as Salford have won 3 promotions in the last 4 seasons. For those unaware Salford are owned 50% by former Manchester United players, the class of ‘92 members Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt, with businessman Peter Lim owning the other 50%. Salford City have come a long way in a very short period of time and their next step up would be the football league.

As the O’s found out last year the National League is no kids party. A mid placed position was exactly what they required for some type of stabilisation for the club as manager Justin Edinburgh was wise with signings and got Orient to play his way. So the new season beckons and everyone connected with the club will be quietly hoping to obtain at the minimum a play off place.

The two teams have never played against each other so statistics are non existent for them however for the winners of the National League North it is a superb indicator that Salford City are certainly not in the National League to make up the numbers. Graham Alexander is the new man at the helm and took over in May 2018 with Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson who were appointed joint-managers in January 2015 making way. All the players for the club went professional in 2017. They won a mind boggling 27 of their 41 games they played in the league last season and were promoted as champions with a whopping 75 goals to their name. Not bad for only their second season in the 6 tier of English football.

For Leyton Orient now the storm of the last few seasons appears to have subsided Edinburgh is still driving the bus as manager with Ross Embleton his assistant with Martin Ling director of football. Last year the O’s finished the season in 13th place with 60 points after having post Christmas stumbles that worried a lot of the fans. With the collywobbles disappearing they grabbed important points in the spring to keep them nicely stationed in mid table. They won 16 of their 46 matches and scored only 58 goals. They will need a few more than that to heave them into a play off spot at minimum this season.

Dale Gorman has come in from Stevenage on a free transfer, a 22 year old central midfielder with dual British and Irish nationality. James Alabi has signed a deal, the 23 year old centre forward might be exactly what the doctor ordered with pace and agility. He comes in from Tranmere Rovers and going the other way up to Merseyside to join the Rovers is Jake Caprice. Christian Scales has been released as has Romuald Boco. Charley Barker has also departed for pastures new along with Ryan McLean. You have a feeling another couple of acquisitions would be required to beef up the squad a little.

Orient had a great result in their last friendly before the beginning of the season with a spirited fighting 2-2 draw with A13 rivals Southend United last weekend. The good news is top scorer from the previous campaign Macauley Bonne settled in well with new boy Alabi. This could prove crucial in the coming season.

Salford will be favourites but let’s see what the new strike force can do.

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Orient are priced at 2.20 as the first team to score therefore a bet of €30 could see you win back a possible €66.00.

A very friendly bet sees the O’s winning the game 2-1 with a price of 10.00 so a bet of €20 could see you rake in a phenomenal €200.00. Worth a punt.

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Energybet become Official Betting Partner of Leyton Orient FC

We are delighted to continue our relationship with Leyton Orient FC this Season. After two years of being shirt sponsor, Energybet.com are now Leyton’s Orient official betting partner.

 Like last season, Energybet will be engaging with fans throughout the season with match day giveaways, halftime competitions on the pitch, plus offering fans match and hospitality tickets.

 Follow Energybet_com on twitter and facebook today for exclusive offers for Leyton Orient fans.

 Energybet spokesperson said “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Leyton Orient. Having met the new Owners and many fans last season, we’re keen to continue to reach out to more of the loyal and passionate supporters and offer rewards for your dedication to the Club.

Good luck to Justin and the first team squad for the coming season, we’re backing you for a good one!!

Danny Macklin, Chief Executive added, “We are delighted to be continuing an association with Energy Bet. We very much look forward to working closely with them to provide the all-important betting information and competitive odds ahead of match day. Furthermore, O’s fans will have regular opportunities to win prizes and even money can’t buy experiences.”

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A word from the boss

 

As partners of Leyton Orient we caught up with Head Coach Justin Edinburgh ahead of the upcoming football this Summer.

Justin gave great insight throughout the time spent with him and may well have put you in the right direction as to who is going to lift the World Cup trophy in July.

Back Justin’s tip for Brazil to win the World Cup here.

Onto England’s chances, Justin gave a top assessment of how the young Lions could get on this Summer.

Back Justin’s top tip on England stage of elimination to be at  Quarter Final stage here.

Make sure you watch all the video as you will hear the Leyton Orient Head Coach’s World Cup memories, and his view as to who will shine at this years tournament.

Back Justin’s top tips for who will be the Top Goalscorer in the Tournament here.



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