IN NUMBERS: Leyton Orient v Exeter City

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The O’s make the trip to league leaders Exeter City tomorrow in League Two, with Ross Embleton’s men looking to bounce back from a disappointing result last weekend. 

Here are some of the key numbers ahead of tomorrow’s clash…

Exeter City have secured five wins and two draws from the opening seven games, sitting top of the table with 17 points.

The Grecians have held 48.59% possession from their seven matches this season, compared to Leyton Orient’s average of 54.44%.

O’s stopper Dean Brill’s distribution has shown significant improvement this campaign. The ‘keeper’s long pass accuracy has improved from 73.4% (National League 18/19) up to 82.4% (League Two.) Brill’s short pass accuracy is 93.5%, with the shot-stopper averaging an 86.3% pass accuracy.

Josh Coulson has won 74.3% of his defensive duels from the back this season. Leyton Orient have won 48.8% of the aerial duels this season, with Exeter City coming on top 43.3% of the time.

The O’s backline manages to hold a decent offside line, catching the opposition offside an average of 2.29 times per game. In comparison, Exeter City’s backline catch forwards out 1.71 times per game.

In the middle of the park both Josh Wright and Craig Clay have kept possession well, both boasting good passing accuracy. Wright has kept an 86.1% passing accuracy, marginally ahead of Clay on 84.4%.

The O’s average 348.11 passes per game, maintaining a 79.2% accuracy rate. Meanwhile, Exeter City make 334.43 passes per game with a 73.5% accuracy.

Our hosts tomorrow have an accuracy rate of 47.3% from long passes this campaign, Ross Embleton’s men impressing with 58.4% accuracy. 

Lee Angol has scored twice from five shots on target. A 40% goals to shots on target percentage.

All statistics provided by Opta and Wyscout.