Our preview of the trip to East London….
Sky Bet League 1
Tuesday 18th February 2013
Brisbane Road, Leyton, London, E10 5NF
Weather forecast: 8°c, clear
Referee: Andy Davies
Last time we met:
Darius Charles is a doubt after picking up a knock against Rotherham, whilst Michael Doughty is likely to return to action after recovering from a slight injury.
View from the dressing room:
Once again Boro are long odds to get the win on Tuesday – 4/1. Zoko is 7/1 to score first whilst a 1-0 Boro win is 12/1. Sign up to Sky Bet through any of the attached links to earn yourself a free £5 bet each week and help the club earn extra revenue.
Orient are going through their worst patch of form this season – four league games without a win throughout February represents a poor return considering the high standards set throughout the rest of the season. Sandwiched between two draws, Orient suffered home defeats to Peterborough and Bristol City. The Peterborough defeat in particular was a huge shock to the system - 1-0 up and with minutes to go, the O's collapsed allowing Peterborough to head home with a 2-1 win.
The vital statistics:
Orient have been outstanding throughout almost aspect of the 2013/2014 season thus far, but particularly in their first part of the season where they went 8 wins in a row, and unbeaten in the first 12 games of the campaign. Orient’s biggest strength has been their goals and away form– the team are the top scorers in the league with 62 goals and have the best away record – a fantastic 35 points from 17 games.
Orient have been blessed with goalscorers this season and they’ve all been crucial to their ascent to the upper reaches of League One. The trio of Cox, Mooney and Lisbie have contributed to 41 of the teams 62 goals this season. Kevin Lisbie at the age of 35 has been a revelation this season, 12 league goals and 14 in all competitions means he's enjoying one of the best in his long career.