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Tranmere and Leyton Orient go head-to-head at Prenton Park for three points on Saturday. Two of League Two’s playoff contenders meet on Merseyside this weekend. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Tranmere vs Leyton Orient – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Can Leyton Orient beat Tranmere for the second time this month when they travel to Merseyside? Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Leyton Orient to Win
Leyton Orient slipped to a surprise 2-1 defeat to Crawley Town last time out, though the O’s have been performing better against stronger sides of late. Before their shock reverse, Orient had beaten Swindon in the league and Saturday’s opponents Tranmere in the FA Cup, recording resounding 4-1 and 4-0 results in the process. With that triumph over Rovers in particular still fresh in their players’ minds, we’re tipping Leyton Orient to claim the points this weekend.
Over 1.5 Leyton Orient Team Goals
Leyton Orient showed that they have the measure of Rovers’ defence when they battered Tranmere 4-0 in the FA Cup in early December and with the same frontline on show, the visitors should be just as dangerous on Saturday. Only League Two leaders Forest Green have scored more goals than the O’s this term and Orient look a decent price in the over 1.5 team goals market again here.
Harry Smith to Score Anytime
Orient striker Harry Smith is among the front-runners in the race for League Two’s Golden Boot this season and the centre-forward also showed his lethal touch against Tranmere in the cup when he notched two of his team’s four goals against Rovers. Having already caused headaches for Rovers’ defenders this month, we’re tipping Smith to make his mark again on Saturday.
Tranmere vs Leyton Orient: Match Preview
Tranmere Team News
Keeper Scott Davies, midfielder Nat Knight-Percival and attacker Paul Glatzel are all expected to sit Saturday's game out for Rovers with injuries. Back-to-back 1-0 wins at Oldham and Exeter have shot Tranmere back up into playoff contention and another positive result against Orient could fire them to as high as fourth spot. Callum McManaman was sent off late on against the Grecians however, and is suspended as a result.
Leyton Orient Team News
Callum Reilly, Hector Kyprianou and Paul Smyth are all listed as injury concerns for Leyton Orient this week. The O's defeat at home to Crawley last week was a real coupon busting result, however, like Tranmere, Orient could jump to fourth position in League Two with a win on Saturday.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Tranmere vs Leyton Orient
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Tranmere vs Leyton Orient Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Where is this match being played?
Tranmere vs Leyton Orient will be played at Prenton Park on Saturday.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Leyton Orient thumped Tranmere 4-0 when the teams last met on December 4.
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