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Match Preview - Leyton Orient v Rovers

31 December 2021

Rovers start the New Year with a visit to The Breyer Group Stadium.

Rovers were last in action at the start of December where The Gas came away with a 4-2 victory against Rochdale before an enforced break due to COVID-19 and injuries preventing the first-team from playing their previous three fixtures. Rovers now face Kenny Jackett's side in our first test of 2022. 

Manager's Preview

Form Guide

Leyton Orient's last game came on the 18th December where Kenny Jackett's side lost 1-0 away to Tranmere Rovers. The O's currently sit in 10th place in the Sky Bet League Two standings returning 31 points from their 22 games so far this season. 

On their last visit to BS7, Orient came away 1-3 victors. A score Rovers will be looking to set right when they visit The Breyer Group Stadium on the first day of 2022. 

Harry Smith tops the goalscoring charts for the London-based side. Smith currently has 11 goals and two assists in 19 appearances this season. Smith has a Whoscored.com rating of 7.78 so far this season, the highest in the Orient squad.

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Goalkeeper, Lawrence Vigouroux has kept 18 clean sheets in 2021, the most in the EFL. His last clean sheet came in Orient's 5-0 win against Hartlepool in October. Vigouroux has played 22 times for Kenny Jackett's side this season winning Man of the Match on three occasions.

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Ref Watch

Brett Huxtable is the man in the middle for our New Year's Day clash. Huxtable has taken charge of four Sky Bet League Two games this season. In those games, Huxtable has dished out 17 yellow cards in his League Two fixtures and averages 4.25 yellow cards per game. Huxtable also averages 21.75 fouls per game across his games in the Sky Bet League Two this season.

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Betting Preview

EFL sponsors, Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 29/10 for the win on Saturday afternoon. Rovers can also be backed at 9/1 to win the game 0-1. On the goal-scorer markets, Aaron Collins is priced at 8/1 to open the scoring on Saturday. Antony Evans can be back at 10/3 to score at any time in the match.

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