Tranmere Rovers vs Leyton Orient Match Analysis & Prediction
28/01/2023 6:00 pm
Leyton Orient hopes to extend their lead at the top of League Two when they travel to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday. The O’s are currently two points clear of Stevenage, who are in FA Cup action against Stoke City this weekend, while the Rovers are in 15th place, six points off the playoff positions.
Tranmere Rovers have been inconsistent this season, showing all the hallmarks of a quality team but never managing to put together a solid run. They are rarely brushed aside, but drawing too many games has become an issue.
Despite their league position, the Rovers hold the third-best defensive record in League Two, conceding only 23 goals in 26 matches; however, lately, they have not kept it as tight at the back, keeping only one clean sheet in their last six games.
Indeed, Orient looked impressive on that day and has continued to look solid throughout the campaign.
The O’s boast the best defensive record in the league, conceding just 16 goals. Before their 3-0 loss against Stevenage in their last match, Richie Wellens’s side had conceded just one goal in their last seven matches.
The manager will be hoping that it was just a blip and will expect a response from his side on Saturday.
Tranmere Rovers vs. Leyton Orient Head to head
Both sides have 21 games against each other with the hosts taking ten wins while visitors with eight wins, and three draws.
Tranmere Rovers Team News
With Doohan completing a move to Forest Green Rovers earlier this month, Mateusz Hewelt is poised to make his second league start for Tranmere. Brad Walker could make his first appearance for the Rovers after joining from Port Vale, while Logan Chalmers could start alongside Hemmings in attack after arriving on loan from Dundee United.
Tranmere Rovers's Last 5 Matches
Leyton Orient Team News
Orient have a couple of notable absentees for their match against Barnet. Tom James is serving the second match of his three-game suspension, while Idris El Mizouni saw red against Stevenage and is also unavailable. In midfielder Moncur’s absence, George Moncur will come back into the team to play alongside Darren Pratley.
Leyton Orient's Last 5 Matches
Tranmere Rovers vs. Leyton Orient: Odds and Predictions
3 Way: Draw
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