Leyton Orient vs Northampton Prediction & Match Preview

Leyton Orient vs Northampton
England – League 2
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Brisbane Road (London).

Leyton Orient have been letting down the home crowd over the past few weeks, and are winless in their last six fixtures here. With h2h history at this venue also in favor of Northampton, it looks like the hosts have their work cut out for them this Tuesday.

Leyton Orient vs Northampton Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash witnessed Leyton Orient pick up a narrow 1-0 win.
  • Two of their previous five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their past five meetings.
  • Only three of their last ten fixtures have ended as a tie.
  • Northampton have registered the win four times in their past ten encounters. (W-4, D-3, L-3)

Leyton Orient vs Northampton Prediction

Leyton Orient have been alternating between draws and defeats in their past five games in League Two. Their last clash, which was on the road, saw the hosts succumb to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Port Vale. While at home, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Grimsby.

Disappointingly, Leyton Orient have come away with the win in just one of their previous ten games. With just twenty-seven points to their name, the home team are deservedly dwelling in the bottom half of the ladder at the moment.

On the other hand, Northampton have been tasting nothing but success in their past four fixtures in all competitions. Their most recent encounter, in particular, witnessed the guests pull off a whopping 4-1 win over Morecambe at Sixfields Stadium.

In addition, the hosts have not secured the bragging rights at home since their 3-1 win over Walsall back in October. Taking into account that it was also Northampton who picked all three points when the two sides last squared up at this stadium, Leyton Orient are the underdogs to emerge victoriously this week.

Be that as it may, the visitors have not been coping as well on the road, as they have been at home. They have dropped points in three of their previous four outings, and have just two wins from their past six as well. Hence, a double chance is sizing up to be the safest punt in this one.

Furthermore, Northampton have been guilty of possessing a leaky defense, especially on the road. Twenty of the thirty goals that they conceded so far have come from their outings.

It is also worth mentioning that Leyton Orient have found the back of the net in five of their previous seven games here. As such, count on both teams to have their names on the scoresheet this week.

Leyton Orient vs Northampton Betting tips

  • Double chance: Draw or Northampton @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).