PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Wycombe Wanderers

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The O’s are set to host Wycombe Wanderers at the Matchroom Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Orient head into the game on the back of a 3-0 loss at Crawley Town last weekend, which proved to be Danny Webb’s last game as boss following his resignation yesterday.

Goals from James Collins, Joe McNerney and Enzio Boldewijn in the first half sealed the win for the Reds.

Omer Riza, who acted as assistant to Webb, will take charge for the remainder of the season as we look to avoid relegation from League Two.

Last weekend Wycombe came up against Notts County and Shola Ameobi’s first half strike was the difference between the two sides as the Chairboys lost out 1-0 at Adams Park.

Luke O’Nien missed a good chance for the hosts before the Magpies took the lead when Jon Stead set up his strike partner to slot home off the inside of the post with 27 minutes on the clock.

Despite some late pressure from Wycombe, they were unable to force a late leveller as they fell to their fifth home defeat of the season.

Wycombe have picked up six wins from their 20 games on the road so far this season, with victories coming at Cambridge United (2-1), Newport County (1-0), Notts County (2-0), Cheltenham Town (1-0), Grimsby Town (2-1) and Hartlepool United (2-0).


Orient boss Omer Riza on his appointment and opening game in charge – here

Club captain Nicky Hunt on tomorrow’s visit of Wycombe Wanderers to the Matchroom Stadium – here


O’s boss Omer Riza will be without long-term absentees Robbie Weir, Sammy Moore and Paul McCallum.

Tom Parkes came off last weekend at Crawley through illness, though Nicky Hunt and Callum Kennedy did return to the starting line-up after missing out with knocks at home to Doncaster Rovers.

Goalkeeper Alex Cisak was also absent for the trip to the Stadium after failing a fitness test on the day, and the Australian shot stopper remains a doubt due to the groin injury.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Leyton Orient are the 100/30 outsiders with Sky Bet to win at home to Wycombe on Saturday afternoon.

The Chairboys are odds-on favourites at 5/6 with the EFL sponsors to get the victory and the draw can be backed at 5/2.

All of Orient’s last six games have contained over 2.5 goals and even-money is the price with Sky Bet for over that mark in this contest (8/11 for under 2.5 goals).


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