Bitesize Prediction: Leyton Orient vs Sutton – 17/12/22

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Competition: League Two

Market: Leyton Orient win

Odds: 19/20 @ 888sport

Hoping to widen their buffer at the top of the League Two table on Saturday afternoon, Leyton Orient will welcome Sutton to Brisbane Road.

Starting with the hosts, despite having to settle for a bottom-half finish last season, Leyton Orient have continued on a remarkable purple patch this time around. While Richie Wellens’ side might have opened November with a brief wobble, the O’s have come roaring back in some style. Last seen on December 3rd when cruising their way to a 3-0 romp at home against Bradford, the former Salford boss now finds his high-flying squad tipped as a leading promotion contender. Opening this weekend’s fixtures holding a one-point buffer over the chasing pack, Orient have won each of their last three League Two outings. With the mood around Brisbane Road at a red-hot high as we inch closer to the New Year, Wellens’ side have also won their previous three contests on home soil by an aggregate score of 6-0.

As for the visitors, managing to make a welcomed return to winning ways last weekend as they claimed a 1-0 victory at home against relegation scrappers Colchester, Suton will be desperate to build on that success. However, almost finding themselves sat in League Two limbo, Matt Gray’s side have won just a pair of their last nine matchups across all formats. With that run of form stemming all the way back to October 18th, the Yellows will know that they face a real task on Saturday afternoon. Likewise, gaining a real reputation for their struggles on the road, it should be noted that Sutton have recorded just a single away victory throughout the 2022/23 campaign. Suffering a 3-1 loss when they made the trip to Brisbane Road on September 20th for an EFL Trophy showdown, we’re backing a similar outcome.

Bet: Leyton Orient 19/20 to beat Sutton in Saturday’s League Two battle @ 888sport

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