Leyton Orient welcome Oxford United to Brisbane Road in a big weekend of League One football. Orient are floundering in the mid table but the win for Oxford United could potentially put them top of the league.
Leyton Orient currently sit 15th in League One after 15 games. Orient have five wins, five draws and five losses which leaves them on 20 points, six points from the final Play-off place.
In their last five games in all competitions, Leyton Orient have one win, three draws and one loss. Joe Pigott put Orient into an early lead with his penalty in the first half against Barnsley but a goal from Herbie Kane levelled the game. Sam Cosgrove was sent off late on but Orient couldn’t find a way through and the game finished 1 - 1. Another draw came Orient’s way, this time against Northampton Town. Rob Hut opened the scoring for Orient but a brace from Sam Hoskins put Northampton ahead in the early stages of the second half. Kieron Bowie was then sent off for Northampton and Shaq Forde managed to score to grab a 2 - 2 draw.
Yet another draw for Orient came against Burton Albion. This time it was a goalless draw where Orient only had 12 shots with four on target. In the First round of the FA Cup, Orient hosted Carlisle. Another Pigott penalty and goals from Aaron Drinan and Ruel Sotiriou gave Orient the 3 - 1 win.
The last time out for Orient was against Portsmouth in the Football League Trophy. Despite Sean Ragett being sent off for Portsmouth in the 20th minute and Pigott’s goal in the second half, Christian Saydee and Abu Kamara both scored to give Portsmouth the 2 - 1 win.
Oxford United currently sit second in League One. In 15 games, Oxford have ten wins, two draws and three losses, leaving them on 32 points, just three points behind top of the league Portsmouth.
In their last five games in all competitions, Oxford have four wins and one draw. Stephen Humphrys and Callum Lang both scored in the shock 2 - 0 win for Wigan, despite Oxford having 66% of the possession and six shots on target. Ruben Rodrigues opened the scoring for Oxford but a brace of penalties from Luke Leahy gave Wycombe the 2 - 1 lead. However, a 96th minute penalty from Cameron Brannagan grabbed a 2 - 2 draw for Oxford.
However, Oxford bounced back against Lincoln City. Ciaron Brown drew first blood for Oxford and an own goal from Lukas Jensen gave Oxford the 2 - 0 win. In the First round of the FA Cup, Oxford United hosted Maidenhead United. Billy Bodin scored in each half to give Oxford the 2 - 0 win and the spot in the next round.
The most recent outing for Oxford was in the Football League Trophy against the Chelsea U21 team. Sonny Perkins and Jordan Thorniley both scored early in the first half to give Oxford a commanding 2 - 0 lead at halftime. Both Josh Murphy and Mark Harris left it late, with Murphy grabbing a brace to secure the 5 - 0 win.
Leyton Orient and Oxford United have met 36 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1967. There is nothing that separates the two teams as they both have 11 wins each, with the other 14 games ending in a share of the points.