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Leyton Orient vs Bolton Wanderers Prediction & Betting Tips

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Leyton Orient vs Bolton Wanderers: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

Brisbane Road hosts Leyton Orient and Bolton Wanderers this Saturday in a big weekend at the top of the League One table. Bolton have the chance to close in on top of the table Portsmouth whereas Leyton Orient could claw their way closer to the Play-offs with a win.

These odds are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Leyton Orient take on a high-flying Bolton this weekend as both teams look to make gains on those above them. Both teams have games in hand on their targets, making the potential three-point haul this weekend even more important.

Leyton Orient currently sit 10th in League One after 26 games. Orient have nine wins, eight draws and nine losses, leaving them on 35 points only two points behind Northampton Town but also only one point above Bristol Rovers.

Orient’s attack has left much to be desired so far this season with just 28 goals in 26 games, ranking them 16th for goals scored in League One. Their defence, on the other hand, has kept them going. In 26 games, Orient have only conceded 31 goals and have kept nine clean sheets, the ninth-best record in the league.

Bolton, on the other hand, currently sit third in League One. In 24 games, Bolton have 16 wins, three draws and five losses which leaves them on 51 points, just two points behind top-of-the-league Portsmouth with three games in hand.

Up front Bolton have been amongst the goals, with 45 goals scored so far this season and their top scorer Dion Charles having 13 goals to his name, the second most in the league. Defensively, Bolton are even better, conceding only 24 goals, the joint-best record in the league, and keeping 11 clean sheets.

Leyton Orient and Bolton have met 45 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming all the way back in 1908. Bolton have a far better record in the fixture with 21 wins in comparison to Orient’s 12 wins, with the other 12 games ending in a draw.

In fact in the last five games between the two, Orient has only won once, back in 2020, whereas Bolton won three times, and the two drew once.

Leyton Orient vs Bolton Wanderers Team News

Leyton Orient Team News

Richie Wellens has no new injury worries coming into this weekend and is free to continue with his 4 - 2 - 3 - 1 formation with Dan Agyei up front and Theo Archibald and Shaq Forde on the wings.

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Ian Evatt also has no new injury concerns and will be boosted by the return of George Thomason after his suspension for hitting the yellow card limit.

Form Guide

In their last five games in all competitions, Leyton Orient have three wins, one draw and one loss.

The reverse of this fixture was a disappointing trip for Orient. Forde and Archibald were both on the scoresheet in the second half, but it wasn;t enough to overcome Bolton’s fast start with the goals from Josh Dacres-Cogley, Charles and Thomason giving Bolton the 3 - 2 win.

Leyton Orient bounced back next time out against Charlton. Despite having just four shots on target, Omar Beckles found the back of the net in the 80th minute to grab a 1 - 0 win for Orient.

The visit from Wycombe saw neither side manage to find the back of the net and have to settle for a 0 - 0 draw. Orient fashioned themselves ten shots with three of those on target but failed to convert any of them while also restricting Wycombe to zero shots on target in five attempts.

Orient managed to get themselves on the scoresheet again against Cambridge United. Of their three shots on target, Jordan Brown and Agyei managed to convert one each in the 2 - 0 win over Cambridge.

The last time out for Orient was against top-of-the-league Portsmouth. Forde, Brown and Agyei all scored in the first half to give Orient the shock 3 - 0 lead. Portsmouth only managed four shots on target and Orient held on for the surprise 3 - 0 win to shake it up at the top.

In their last six games in all competitions, Bolton have four wins, one draw and one loss.

Bolton had an impressive 21 shots against Lincoln City, but only four of them were on target. Despite having 71% of the possession, Bolton were only able to truly kick on after the sending-off of Lincoln’s Mandroiu. Eoin Toal grabbed the winner in the 89th minute for the 1 - 0 win.

It was another quiet first half against Fleetwood, but Charles and Victor Adeboyejo both scored in the second half for the 2 - 0 win for Bolton.

Bolton once again had 20 shots with only four of them on target. In fact, Bolton could only find the back of the net through an own goal from Burton’s Jasper Moon. Moon’s goal was the only goal of the game in the scrappy 1 - 0 win for Bolton.

In the Third Round of the FA Cup, Bolton travelled to Premier League Luton Town. Despite having just seven shots with two of those on target and just 37% of the possession, Bolton kept Luton out and held on for the 0 - 0 draw, forcing a replay. However, in the replay, the Trotters succumbed to a 2-1 defeat following goals on either side of half time from Tahith Chong and Chiedozie Ogbene despite taking the lead through Dio Charles in the 11th minute,

In the Third Round of the Football League Trophy, Bolton took on League Two Accrington Stanley. Cameron Jerome and Aaron Morley gave Bolton a 2 - 0 lead, but Alex Henderson got Stanley on the scoresheet before halftime. However, Kyle Dempsey scored late on for the 3 - 1 win.

The most recent league outing for Bolton against Cheltenham was called off at 0 - 0 due to a medical emergency in the stands. This fixture will now take place on Tuesday 23rd January.

Footy Accumulators Prediction

Header logoLeague 1

PosClubPWDLGDPTS
2
Team logoDerby
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3
Team logoBolton
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4
Team logoPeterborough
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Last updated 17/04/2024

Where to watch

Due to laws in the U.K. 3 pm matches aren’t broadcasted, therefore Leyton Orient vs Bolton Wanderers can be followed on the radio on BBC Five Live.

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