Burton Albion host Leyton Orient at the Pirelli Stadium this Saturday in a big mid-table clash in League One. The two sides are on equal points, making the winner of this clash able to close in on the Play-offs.
Burton currently sit 11th in League One after 15 games. The Brewers have five wins, four draws and six losses, leaving them on 19 points, four points from the Play-offs.
In their last five games in all competitions, Burton have four wins and one loss. Charlie Hughes opened the scoring for WIgan just before halftime, but a brace of penalties for Joe Powell gave Burton the 2 - 1 win despite Beryly Lubala’s sending off late on. Another 2 - 1 win was on the cards for Burton against Cambridge United. Josh Walker and Deji Oshilaja both scored in the first half to give Burton a commanding lead that even a late goal from Fejiri Okenabirhie was not taken away, giving Burton the 2 - 1 win.
A Jack Burroughs own goal in the 58th minute was the only goal of the game as Burton beat Lincoln 1 - 0, even with just one shot on target. Antony Evans opened the scoring for Bristol Rovers but a first half brace from Lubala gave Burton the 2 - 1 lead going into halftime. Ryan Woods was then sent off in the 64th minute for Rovers which allowed for goals from Powell and Kwadwo Baah to give Burton the 4 - 1 win.
The last time out for Burton was a shock loss to Carlisle. Mark Helm did open the scoring for Burton but goals from Jordan Gibson and Joe Garner in the second half gave Carlisle the 2 - 1 win.
Leyton Orient sit just below Burton in 12th. In 14 games, Orient have five wins, four draws and five losses, leaving them with 19 points to their name, but with a game in hand on Burton.
In their last five games in all competitions, Orient have two wins, two draws and a loss. Both Orient and Fleetwood were down to ten men in the ninth minute of extra time, with Ethan Galbraith and Carl Johnston sent off. However, with Jack Marriott’s earlier goal, Fleetwood beat Orient 1 - 0. Orient bounced back next time out against Reading. Jordan Brown opened the scoring for Orient but a goal from Tyler Bindon meant it was level at halftime. A 90th minute goal from George Moncur was enough to grab the 2 - 1 win and all three points for Orient.
Ruel Sotiriou scored the only goal of the game in the 21st minute to give Leyton Orient the 1 - 0 win over Carlisle. Orient had a 1 - 0 lead over Barnsley going into halftime through a Joe Pigott penalty. Herbie Kane equalised in the second half, and despite the late red card to Barnsley’s Sam Cosgrove, the game finished 1 - 1.
The most recent outing for Orient was against Northampton Town. Rob Hunt put Orient ahead early on, but a brace of penalties from Sam Hoskins meant Northampton had the 2 - 1 lead going into the latter stages. However, a red card to Kieron Bowie opened up the game for Shad Forde to score in the 96th minute to grab the 2 - 2 draw.
Burton and Leyton Orient is an old fixture, with the first meeting coming back in 1905, but only happening on four occasions. This weekend will be the first meeting since 1907, with Orient having one win in the fixture and Burton having three wins, with no draws so far.