The O’s kick off crucial block of fixtures at Yeovil

10th Feb 2017

Sport

Danny Webb insists ‘there is light at the end of the tunnel’ for Leyton Orient, despite watching his side fail to pick up any points in his first two matches in charge.

The O’s stayed in the bottom two after a 20-yard strike by Morecambe’s Paul Mullin consigned us to a sixth successive defeat, during which time we have managed just three goals.

Saturday’s opponents Yeovil have experienced goal troubles of their own this season, highlighted by their run of one goal in five matches between 10 December and 2 January.

However, they have since upped their scoring exploits by netting twice in two of their last four matches. They had scored two or more goals in only five of the previous 25. Back them to revert to type on EnergyBet, with favourable odds of 1.67 for under 1.5 home goals.

The match at Huish Park marks the start of a crucial block of fixtures for Orient, as we take on fellow strugglers Cheltenham, Notts County and Newport County within the next month. We should also be confident of beating a Yeovil side that has slipped from 6th to 15th after recording just one win in the last 10, even though the solitary win came against 2nd placed Plymouth.

Given that no team has failed to score in more home matches than Yeovil, you might be tempted to back Orient to keep a clean sheet at odds off 3.80 on EnergyBet. If we can’t stop them scoring, it’s encouraging that we’ve scored two or more goals in five of 13 matches on the road, compared with just twice in 16 outings at Brisbane Road.

EnergyBet Match Odds:

Yeovil 1.84 | Draw 3.35 | Orient 4.10

EnergyBet Expects:

  • Yeovil to score under 1.5 goals @ 1.67