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The League One tie at Brisbane Road Stadium on Saturday sees home side Leyton Orient prepare for the visit of Wigan.
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Leyton Orient will be wanting a better result here following the 0-1 League One loss in their previous game against Lincoln City.
Ethan Hamilton (89') was the scorer for Lincoln City.
Over their prior six fixtures, Richie Wellens's Leyton Orient have netted a total of 7 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.17.
Analysis of their past results shows that Leyton Orient:
- have not registered a win against Wigan Athletic in their last 6 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
In the game prior to this, Wigan drew 0-0 in the EFL Trophy match with Tranmere Rovers.
Wigan Athletic ran out winners after a 6-5 penalty shootout.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Shaun Maloney's Wigan Athletic have had reason to celebrate scoring 9 times thus giving them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Wigan Athletic:
- have not been beaten by Leyton Orient in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results going back to 21/11/1992 reveals that these encounters have not been happy ones for Leyton Orient. They’ve not been able to register any wins whatsoever whereas Wigan have remained in the ascendancy, beating them in 83% of those matches.
An aggregate of 19 goals were produced between them in this period, with 5 from The O's and 14 created by The Latics. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
Team News: Leyton Orient
The Leyton Orient boss Richie Wellens has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game with a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Wigan
Thanks to a largely available group, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Wigan manager Shaun Maloney to be concerned with. Jason Kerr (Cruciate ligament injury) won’t be playing here.
We feel that Wigan Athletic have it within them to breach the defence of this Leyton Orient outfit, although it might not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Leyton Orient at the end of the match. Definitely a tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Brisbane Road Stadium (9,271)
Captain: Darren Pratley
Chairman: Nigel Travis
Manager: Richie Wellens
Competitions: League One position 13, EFL Trophy (Group E - South)
⭐ Star Man: Shaqai Forde
Normally playing in the Striker position, Shaqai Forde was born in Watford, England. After having made a senior debut playing for York City in the 2022 - 2023 season, the talented Forward has struck 2 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 11 appearances.