Leyton Orient will be looking to cause a EFL Cup upset when they host Championship side Fulham at the Matchroom Stadium tonight.
The O’s began their League Two campaign at the weekend with a 1-1 draw at Cheltenham Town. Gavin Massey fired Tthem into a third-minute lead before a deflected Billy Waters effort saw Orient leave Whaddon Road with a point
Slavisa Jokanovic’s Fulham side head into tonight’s encounter having beaten Newcastle United 1-0 in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Friday night.
Matt Smith’s strike was enough to see them pick up the victory at Craven Cottage which sees them in fifth place in the Championship after the first round of fixtures.
Manager Andy Hessenthaler is likely to make changes to his side for tonight’s cup fixture.
Defender Tom Parkes is likely to miss out having picked up a shoulder injury at Cheltenham Town, with either Nicky Hunt and Aron Pollock set to take his place in the starting XI.
Callum Kennedy, Dean Cox and Liam Kelly are all pushing for their first start for the O’s having featured on the bench at Cheltenham Town.
AHEAD OF THE GAME
Assistant Manager Andy Edwards on our encounter with the Whites – here
Striker Ollie Palmer looks ahead to tonight’s cup tie – here
Tickets for tonight’s game will be available from the turnstiles and the ticket office for O’s fans, and prices are as follows:
BETTING (Odds correct at the time of preview)
Fulham are 23/20 favourites to overcome the O’s in tonight’s EFL Cup tie with league sponsors Sky Bet, while the O’s can be backed at 11/5 and the draw is 5/2.
If you fancy the tie to go to extra time and Orient to see off Championship opposition then you can get 14/1, while Fulham are available at 11/1.
Matt Smith opened his goalscoring account on Friday night, and is 11/2 to repeat the feat tonight, along with Sone Aluko.
Jordan Bowery and Ollie Palmer started up front for the O’s last weekend and are priced at 7/1 and 15/2 to score their first goals of the season.
Not able to make it tomorrow? Follow coverage of the game on the O’s official Twitter feed. If you are looking for audio coverage, you can listen to commentary from BBC London’s Dave Victor on Orient PlayerHD.
Following the match head to leytonorient.com for match report and reaction.