FM Preview: Leyton Orient v Sheffield United 06 Oct 2012

Last updated : 05 October 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Leyton Orient v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United face a trip to Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 5 of the 14 previous games, with the hosts winning just 4.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Brisbane Road was less than a year ago, in October 2011, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 14 Apr Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Leyton Orient League One
2011/2012 Sat 22 Oct Leyton Orient 1-1 Sheff. Utd. League One
2008/2009 Tue 13 Jan Leyton Orient 1 - 4 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup
1983/1984 Sat 03 Mar Sheff. Utd. 6 - 3 Orient Third Division
1983/1984 Tue 18 Oct Orient 2 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Third Division
1982/1983 Sat 14 May Orient 4 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Third Division
1982/1983 Sat 01 Jan Sheff. Utd. 3 - 0 Orient Third Division

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Recent respective form guides

Leyton Orient have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

The The Blades have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 4 against.

Leyton Orient's 13 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Sheffield United's total of 18 points from their 10 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League One.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Leyton Orient 6 4 1 1 9 5 13
Sheffield United 6 2 4 0 6 4 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheffield United are not doing too bad on their travels, and we think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Leyton Orient. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Leyton Orient 6 games since last home draw.
Sheffield United Undefeated in last 8 away games.
17 games since last defeat.

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