League Two prediction and pre-match guide: Leyton Orient moderate favoured to top Walsall

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: The Breyer Group Stadium (9271 seats)

Leyton Orient should be expected winners of this home game vs Walsall, if the league table is to be trusted. Or could we be in for a surprise?

Insights:
  • Leyton Orient have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Walsall have the fewest clean sheets (1) in League Two

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Leyton Orient form and stats

3 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat. That’s what Leyton Orient have to build on here at The Breyer Group Stadium in the League Two.

Leyton drew their last game, 1-1 away at Barrow (placed 11th). Midfielder Connor Wood was the best player on the team with a rating of 7.44 (out of ten) in that game.

In the game before, an away victory in the EFL Trophy match versus Crawley Town with a 4-0 scoreline.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Leyton matches with similar probabilities have ended with one win, one draw and zero defeats (from two games).

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the League Two game versus Forest Green Rovers in only three days. This game is also played here at The Breyer Group Stadium.

Leyton have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at The Breyer Group Stadium with 9 goals in 5 league matches. Leyton have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 2 goals.

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Walsall form and stats

0 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. That’s the product of Walsall playing as the away team in the League Two this season.

Impressive finishing from Conor Wilkinson and Kieran Phillips secured the home win 2-1 against Salford City in their previous game. World class coaching! That was the thoughts of manager M. Taylor when Conor Wilkinson scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 84th minute. Late drama in the previous game, when Conor Wilkinson scored the winning goal five minutes into stoppage time to defeat Salford City. Joss Labadie got a match rating of 7.42 in that game, top player of the team. Labadie hit one key pass.

Ahead of that match was the EFL Trophy away draw versus Northampton Town (after extra-time, 2-4 on penalties) that ended 1-1.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Walsall playing away, we found five games. Results were zero away wins, three draws and two home wins.

Walsall have another fixture away in just three nights, a League Two game against Oldham Athletic. A grim programme for them!

The attacking power of Walsall when travelling is not overwhelming with 4 goals scored from 5 league matches away. Walsall struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 8 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

Leyton-Walsall H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Leyton Orient four wins, Walsall two wins, four draws. three of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

LeytonH. Smith
H. Smith
6 goals
WalsallG. Miller
G. Miller
4 goals
Leyton OrientO. Beckles
O. Beckles
3 goals

Leyton Orient missing players

Walsall missing players

Leyton Orient Walsall
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
11 5 2 Played P 2 5 11
4 3 1 Won W 0 0 3
5 1 1 Drew D 0 2 3
2 1 0 Lost L 2 3 5
19 9 4 Scored S 0 4 13
11 2 0 Conceded C 3 8 16
91% 80% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
91% 80% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 80% 82%
45% 40% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 40% 55%
36% 20% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 20% 27%
9% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
55% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 60% 73%
36% 80% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 9%
18% 40% 50% Failed to Score F T 100% 40% 18%
 
4.5 4.8 5 Corners for (avg) C F 7.5 4.8 4.5
4.8 5 6 Corners against (avg) C A 5 5.6 5.6
2.6 1.8 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1 1.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
10.8 11.4 13.5 Shots (avg) S ( 12 10 10.8
4.5 4.6 4.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.5 2.4 2.7
38% 39% 44% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 33% 43%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Leyton Orient have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Leyton Orient have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Walsall have scored away.
  • Walsall have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Walsall have the fewest clean sheets (1) in League Two
  • Walsall have yet to win a game away.
  • Walsall haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Forest Green Rovers 11 7 2 2 20 10 6 3 1 2 9 8 5 4 1 0 11 2 10 23
2 Harrogate Town 11 6 4 1 23 13 6 3 3 0 14 7 5 3 1 1 9 6 10 22
3 Swindon Town 11 5 4 2 14 8 5 1 2 2 3 4 6 4 2 0 11 4 6 19
4 Port Vale 11 5 3 3 16 12 5 2 2 1 7 5 6 3 1 2 9 7 4 18
5 Tranmere Rovers 11 5 3 3 8 4 6 5 0 1 8 2 5 0 3 2 0 2 4 18
6 Leyton Orient 11 4 5 2 19 11 5 3 1 1 9 2 6 1 4 1 10 9 8 17
7 Sutton United 10 5 2 3 16 11 5 4 0 1 12 6 5 1 2 2 4 5 5 17
8 Hartlepool United 11 5 2 4 11 10 6 5 1 0 9 3 5 0 1 4 2 7 1 17
9 Crawley Town 11 5 2 4 14 15 5 3 2 0 8 5 6 2 0 4 6 10 -1 17
10 Exeter City 11 3 7 1 16 10 5 2 3 0 8 3 6 1 4 1 8 7 6 16
11 Barrow 11 4 4 3 15 12 6 2 3 1 9 8 5 2 1 2 6 4 3 16
12 Bradford City 11 4 4 3 14 11 5 3 2 0 10 4 6 1 2 3 4 7 3 16
13 Newport County 11 4 3 4 13 13 5 2 2 1 7 4 6 2 1 3 6 9 0 15
14 Northampton Town 11 4 3 4 10 11 5 2 1 2 5 6 6 2 2 2 5 5 -1 15
15 Stevenage 11 3 4 4 11 15 6 2 3 1 7 8 5 1 1 3 4 7 -4 13
16 Bristol Rovers 11 4 1 6 12 17 6 3 0 3 7 8 5 1 1 3 5 9 -5 13
17 Salford City 11 3 3 5 12 12 6 2 3 1 7 4 5 1 0 4 5 8 0 12
18 Rochdale 11 3 3 5 12 14 6 1 2 3 3 5 5 2 1 2 9 9 -2 12
19 Walsall 11 3 3 5 13 16 6 3 1 2 9 8 5 0 2 3 4 8 -3 12
20 Colchester United 10 2 4 4 7 11 4 0 1 3 1 5 6 2 3 1 6 6 -4 10
21 Mansfield Town 11 2 4 5 10 15 7 2 2 3 8 10 4 0 2 2 2 5 -5 10
22 Carlisle United 11 2 4 5 9 18 5 1 3 1 5 6 6 1 1 4 4 12 -9 10
23 Oldham Athletic 11 2 2 7 6 16 5 0 1 4 2 8 6 2 1 3 4 8 -10 8
24 Scunthorpe United 11 1 4 6 7 23 5 1 1 3 3 9 6 0 3 3 4 14 -16 7

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The English Football League Two (usually referred to as League Two) is the fourth highest division in English football. The League Two league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Four teams are promoted and four relegated.