FM Preview: Leyton Orient v Sheffield United 22 Oct 2011

Last updated : 21 October 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Leyton Orient v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United pack their bags to visit Leyton Orient at Matchroom Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 5 of the 13 previous games, with the hosts winning just 4.

The previous match played between the two at Matchroom Stadium was within the last three years, in January 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
1978/1979 Sat 11 Nov Orient 1 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Second Division
1978/1979 Sat 19 Aug Sheff. Utd. 1 - 2 Orient Second 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 O's's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The Blades have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Blades, and 9 goals against.

Leyton Orient are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 12 points from their 13 games thus far.

Sheffield United's total of 24 points from their 13 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 3 1 2 11 11 10
Sheffield United 6 3 1 2 11 8 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Sheffield United have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Leyton Orient. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Leyton Orient 5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Sheffield United 4 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.

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