Morecambe will visit The Breyer Group Stadium on Saturday for the League Two showdown with home side Leyton Orient.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Leyton Orient v Morecambe match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
Leyton Orient fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-0 League Two success against Salford City.
The only player to score from Leyton Orient was Danny Johnson (31').
Leyton Orient haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 8 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 7.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Chelsea in FA Cup competition, Morecambe and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Morecambe managed 16% possession and 3 shots on goal with 3 on target. Chelsea got 25 shots on goal with 8 on target. Mason Mount (18'), Timo Werner (44'), Callum Hudson-Odoi (49') and Kai Havertz (85') scored for Chelsea.
The numbers tell their own story, and Morecambe have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in all. At the back, The Shrimps have seen their frailties exposed. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, though.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 24/10/2015, both clubs have shared the honours with Leyton Orient winning 3 of those games, Morecambe 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 10 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for The O's and 5 created by The Shrimps. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The last league meeting between the two was League Two match day 18 on 15/12/2020 when the final score was Morecambe 2-1 Leyton Orient.
The referee was Seb Stockbridge.
Team News: Leyton Orient
Leyton Orient boss Ross Embleton will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this match with a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Morecambe
With a completely healthy group available to select from, Morecambe boss Derek Adams doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We think that Morecambe will have to work hard as a team to get anything against this Leyton Orient side who we think might well get the vital goal that wins it.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good tussle with a 1-0 win for Leyton Orient at full-time.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Breyer Group Stadium (9,271)
Captain: Jobi McAnuff
Chairman: Nigel Travis
Manager: Ross Embleton
Competitions: League Two position 9
🔑 Key Player: Danny Johnson
Mostly used in the Striker position, Danny Johnson was born in Middlesbrough, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Tranmere Rovers in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 14 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 22 appearances.