Orient travel to Huish Park hoping to book a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time since the memorable cup run during the 2010-11 season which saw the O’s eventual bow out in the fifth round at the hands Arsenal at the Emirates after a dramatic 1-1 draw in E10.
The game will be Orient’s first fixture of the calendar year, ironically the same was true in 2013 when the O’s made the journey west on New Year’s Day though were defeated 3-0 as the Glovers went on a spectacular run of form in the backend of last season to make the play-offs before defeating Brentford at Wembley to seal their place in the Championship last season.
The O’s though got revenge a week later when they were victorious 1-0 at home in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
The two clubs have faced each other 20 times in the past and it is honours even with both sides having won seven games each with six draws.
The Glovers arrive at the game in a poor run of form having not won in five games whilst their game against Watford was postponed on New Year’s Day due to a waterlogged pitch.
Town fans will be delighted if they can beat the drop as they sit 23rd in the table on a meagre 17 points.
Orient meanwhile despite being beset with injury troubles and suspensions in recent weeks have picked up four points from their last two tricky away trips to Gillingham and Wolves.
The Glovers have been boosted by the news that Everton duo Shane Duffy and John Lundstram have extended their loans at Huish Park though in their last outing, a 5-1 defeat to Huddersfield, Ed Upson and Marek Stech both limped off with injuries.
In terms of injuries are the O’s are without Shaun Batt (hamstring), Jamie Jones (back) and David Mooney (foot) who all missed the trip to Wolves whilst Romain Vincelot (knee) and Robbie Simpson (hamstring) will all miss out.
Scott Cuthbert however is available again after suspension.
In terms of the betting, Yeovil are favourites at 13/10 with the O’s at 2/1 and a draw priced at 12/5. Fancy Moses Odubajo to score again? He’s at 11/1 along with the other odds at www.skybet.com/orient
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