Friday, 1 April 2011

Charlton v Leyton Orient Preview

I've always had a bit of a soft spot for the o's. A thoroughly unoffensive London club without any delusions of grandure and a real family feel about the place.

I remember, too many years ago, being chased by West Ham thugs after attending an evening Auto Windglass Trophy match between Orient and Aldershot with some Millwall supporting friends from college.

It's becoming more and more difficult to predict our results based on form when we have none! Apparently against Rochdale we did actually look to play reasonably well again, and were unlucky to come away wth nothing.

Looking at the fact's and stats Leyton Orient are only 5 points off of the play off pace and have a game in hand, so have alot more riding on the game than our own team.  They have won 26% of their away games so far this season and have a goal difference of minus 4.

Historically at all venues we have a marginally better record of 32 wins to their 28.  Last season we beat them at Brisbane Road and they beat us at the Valley. We've already beaten them at Brisbane Road this season. Could we see a repeat of last season?

Charlton are on the monumental run of 11 without a win. The good news is that we have some way to go before we hold the record of most league wins without a game. (Currently held at 37 by Derby County).  Orient have embarked on their very own no win run.  Failing to win in the last three outings. (Lightweights!)

The bookies have us at 7/5, Orient at 21/10 and the draw at 5/2.

Gosh, all this information makes any kind of scientific punt so bloody difficult.

I'm going to base my prediction on the fact that at home, we have won 10 encounters to Leyton Orient's 6.  Therefore the difference being 4, I am going to plump for a four nil win to the mighty Addicks.
Come on you reds!!!

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