I am not a big fan of Orient, they lose a lot of games, 23 already in 2012 and that will get you relegated in almost every season and we are talking about their results over 41 matches, not 46.
The O's are coming off a 4-1 win at Carlisle United on Saturday and they had a midweek cup game at Gloucester before that, despite the confidence gained from that big win, that is about 20 hours spent on a bus in the last six days and that will take a toll, either tonight, or at home to Preston on Saturday.
Pompey have not scored in six and have a lot of well documented problems, but there is a little light at the end of the tunnel. The takeover deal with the Supporter's Trust looks set to go through before Christmas and would take the club out of administration. On the pitch, they have been creating chances, but the ball has not fallen for them in front of goal and they have hit the woodwork a division high 11 times this season. They signed signed Peterborough winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Swindon striker Paul Benson on loans last week, both played in the 1-0 home defeat to Doncaster Rovers and will be more in sync with their team mates tonight.Yesterday they re-signed central defender Ricardo Rocha, the former Portugese international made 76 appearances for Portsmouth, before his contract was terminated because of the financial problems and he will fit seemlessly back into the line up. This is going to give caretaker boss Guy Whittingham, who also has Scott Allan back from a three match suspension, more options, his team have been on the South Coast for the last ten days, with no travel, just the one match and should strip much the fresher of the two teams. 1.25 units Portsmouth -0.25 ball 2.00.
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