The O’s are hovering just above the League Two relegation zone after last week’s 1-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.
Our seventh defeat in 10 league matches means we are out of the bottom two on goal difference only. Despite the optimism surrounding the sacking of Alberto Cavasin and the appointment of his successor, we have managed just two goals in three matches under Andy Edwards, including a scrappy Jay Simpson effort which came with Accrington Stanley down to 10 men.
On Boxing Day, we take on a rejuvenated Crawley Town side at Brisbane Road. A few weeks ago, after Crawley’s 5-0 hammering at Yeovil Town, this match was targeted as a favourable festive fixture. However, Dermot Drummy’s side have since beaten Crewe Alexandra and Newport County to climb from 16th to just two points off the play-off places in 11th.
The good news is that no team has conceded more away league goals than Crawley, with 22 at an average of exactly two a game. Orient to score over 1.5 goals is priced at 1.96 on EnergyBet.
Faithful followers of the O’s will know that we have had trouble scoring goals at home, with just seven in 11 matches so far. In fact, we have only scored in both halves at home once all season, which came against Stevenage in mid-August.
Let’s get behind the boys and hope for a rare Brisbane Road goal-fest on Boxing Day. After all, Crawley’s 11 away outings have featured 34 goals at an average of 3.09 per match.
EnergyBet Match Odds:
Leyton Orient 2.00 | Draw 3.40 | Crawley 3.40