LEYTON ORIENT- LEEDS UNITED
Orient have now won two in a row, six points which, along with results elsewhere, have virtually secured their Division 1 safety for another season. They won their last start here, but have yet to record consecutive home wins at the Matchroom Stadium this season and I doubt it is going to happen tonight.United were very good value for their 1-0 win at Colchester on Saturday and their opponents never even looked liked scoring. A win this evening would take them above MK Dons and into 4th place, 7 points behind Peterborough, but with 15 still to play for and Leeds know that they are such a big name club, that teams above them will be looking over their shoulder and panicing. The same thing happened last season, when Nottingham Forest came with a perfectly timed late run, actually the former Champions League winners were four points worse off at this stage, momentum is a wonderful thing and can take you a very long way.
United stayed in the South after the Colchester game, the whole squad were together on Saturday night ( no drinking) and had an extra training session on Sunday, they only have minimal travelling ahead of this game, which they are treating like a cup final. Supporters will travel in huge numbers again, with Leeds fans having long since snapped up all their tickets and I think that they will be going home happy. Orient have managed 395 attempts on goal this season, United 564, an average of 4.225 per game more.
7.5 points Leeds United -1/2 ball 1.96 +asian line.