PREVIEW: Cambridge United v Leyton Orient

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The O’s head to Cambridge United hoping to keep the survival hopes alive with a welcome three points at the Cambs Glass Stadium.

Last time out Orient lost out 2-0 at home to Wycombe Wanderers in Omer Riza’s opening game as boss.

Tom Parkes’ 28th minute red card saw the O’s reduced to 10 men, before goals from Matt Bloomfield and Myles Weston sealed victory for the Chairboys.

The U’s head into the game on a run of three wins in six games, including last weekend’s 2-1 victory at Crewe Alexandra.

Leon Legge’s own goal was sandwiched in between two Luke Berry goals to seal victory for Shaun Derry’s side and they currently sit five points outside the play-offs.

Cambridge have suffered nine defeats from their 20 home games to date and have won just six, which have come against Yeovil Town (1-0), Accrington Stanley (2-1),  Cheltenham Town (3-1), Crewe Alexandra (2-1), Notts County (4-0) and Newport County (3-2).


Orient boss Omer Riza on his trip to former side Cambridge United – here


O’s boss Omer Riza provided an update on the injured players at the club on Tuesday, with all of them unlikely to feature this weekend at Cambridge United.

Orient have a number of other players who are being assessed ahead of tomorrow’s trip to the U’s

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Leyton Orient are 6/1 to pull off a Sky Bet League Two victory and come away from their trip to Cambridge with all three points.

Orient are nine points adrift of safety at the foot of the table following five straight defeats and Cambridge are 1/2 to extend that run to six.

The draw can be backed at 3/1, with 1-1, 2-2 or 3-3 on offer at 9/2 in the correct score group betting.

The corresponding fixture on New Year’s Eve earlier this season ended 1-1 and it’s even money for both teams to score.


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