PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Barnet

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The O’s will be hoping to make it four games unbeaten at the Matchroom Stadium tomorrow when hosting London rivals Barnet.

Orient beat Accrington Stanley (1-0) and Crawley Town (3-2) before drawing 1-1 with Cambridge United last time out thanks to Ollie Palmer’s stoppage time strike.

Andy Edwards’ side were unable to build on the point against the U’s on the road after suffering a 4-0 reverse at Exeter City on Monday.

Going into tomorrow’s London derby, the O’s sit in 20th place, while the Bees, under the interim management of Rossi Eames, sit in ninth with 36 points from their 24 games.

Barnet’s away record has seen them lose just three times, with the defeats coming at Portsmouth (5-1), Doncaster Rovers (3-2) and Luton Town (3-1).

The Hive outfit come into the game having won five of their last seven games, and have strengthened their squad already in the transfer window with the signings of Ricardo Santos and Simeon Akinola for £100,000 and £40,000 respectively.

Dan Sweeney and Dave Tutonda have also been brought to make it four signings inside the first six days of January.


Defender Myles Judd on facing Barnet tomorrow – here

Manager Andy Edwards looking to maintain good home run against the Bees – here


The O’s will be without skipper Robbie Weir for the rest of the season after scans revealed an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Weir had come on in the 4-0 loss at Exeter but was forced to leave the field of play on a stretcher and will now spend a long spell on the sidelines.

Teddy Mezague (groin), Sam Dalby (ankle) and Sandro Semedo are all still doubts having missed the trip to Exeter City.

Callum Kennedy returned to the side at Exeter, but Liam Kelly continues his recovery from a torn hamstring whilst Harry Cornick receives treatment at parent club AFC Bournemouth.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

The O’s are 6/4 favourites to make it four games unbeaten at home against Barnet tomorrow, while the Bees are 9/5 to pick up all three points. The draw is available at 23/10.

The reverse fixture at the Hive ended in a goalless draw and a repeat of that scoreline is 10/1.

If the deadlock is to be broken, Ollie Palmer and Paul McCallum are both 11/2 to net the opener, while top goalscorer John Akinde is 7/2 for the visitors.


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