FootyMAD's Leyton Orient match preview

Last updated : 16 November 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Leyton Orient v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton & HA face a trip to Leyton Orient at Matchroom Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Seagulls will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 4 winners in a League One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 13 FebLeyton Orient1 - 4Brighton & HALGE1
2006/2007Sat 16 SepBrighton & HA4 - 1Leyton OrientLGE1
2000/2001Sat 03 MarLeyton Orient0 - 2Brighton & HALGE2
2000/2001Sat 30 SepBrighton & HA2 - 0Leyton OrientLGE2
1999/2000Sat 15 JanBrighton & HA0 - 1Leyton OrientLGE2
1999/2000Sat 14 AugLeyton Orient1 - 2Brighton & HALGE2
1998/1999Sat 27 FebBrighton & HA1 - 2Leyton OrientLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Leyton Orient have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While O's have scored 7, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Brighton & HA however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Leyton Orient are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 27 points from 15 games. Brighton & HA's total of 24 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League One.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Leyton Orient6231989
Brighton & HA632111611

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Seagulls to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Brighton & HA take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Leyton Orient Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Brighton & HA Undefeated in last 5 away games.
6 games since last defeat.