Salford City vs Leyton Orient Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Salford City vs Leyton Orient predictions and betting tips for the opening National League fixture taking place on Saturday lunchtime in the UK. Can the big-spending Ammies get off their season off to a flyer?
Leyton Orient ended the season in decent form and Justin Edinburgh’s side will provide a stiff test for the league’s newcomers. Can they return to East London with all three points? See our betting tips and match predictions below.
Salford City vs Leyton Orient Predictions
Reasons for Our Salford City vs Leyton Orient Predictions
The National League throws up an intriguing contest between big-spending newcomers Salford City and former crisis club Leyton Orient. The Ammies have made the headlines this summer by splashing the cash with Adam Rooney moving south from Aberdeen and Danny Lloyd dropping down from League One. Graham Alexander appears to be an excellent appointment and he has enjoyed success previously at Scunthorpe United. ‘Grezza’ will be hoping to get off to a winning start in the fifth tier but they face a tough game against Leyton Orient who are quietly fancied for a top six finish this season. The O’s have plateaued over the past six months and Justin Edinburgh must take credit for getting things ticking over on the pitch. The capital club ended the season in decent form and they were handy on the road. They were defeated in just two of their last 11 games on the road last season and they won’t simply roll over and gift Salford City three points. There have been very few changes over the summer and Orient should simply carry on where they left off. Our first football prediction is for the match to end all-square with the visitors making it difficult for their opponents throughout. Draw is available at 12/5 with Ladbrokes and is the first of our Salford City vs Leyton Orient predictions.
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Our weekend football predictions continue with a goals-based selection. Leyton Orient didn’t concede many goals on their travels towards the end of last season with just six goals conceded in 11 matches but they will have a tough job preventing this all-star Salford City strikeforce from getting on the score-sheet. Orient also have plenty of attack-minded players and they should be able to get to find the back of the net in this contest. BTTS landed in three of the last four Orient away games last season and it is a likely outcome in this opening National League fixture. The BT Sport cameras will be hoping for a classic and the second of our Salford City vs Leyton Orient predictions is Both Teams to Score? Yes and it’s available at 7/10 with Bet365.
We don’t know which strikers will line-up for Salford City this year but Adam Rooney is likely to feature in some capacity. With the uncertainty over the line-up, we prefer to side with a Leyton Orient striker. Macauley Bonne has been linked with a move away this summer but Justin Edinburgh will be keen to keep hold of his star man. He netted 22 goals last season in 44 appearances and should be ready to go. Macauley Bonne to score anytime is available at 7/4 with Bet365 and he is the third of our Salford City vs Leyton Orient predictions.
The new season starts this weekend and you can get our match result and BTTS predictions for Saturday.
Salford City vs Leyton Orient Recommended Bets and Odds
Salford City are a short price for the title but they are also installed as the favourites for this game. Ladbrokes are offering Evens on the National League newboys and they will be popular amongst weekend accumulator bets. Leyton Orient can be backed at 5/2 whilst our football prediction, the draw is available at 12/5. Goals are expected in this tie and it’s 5/6 with Ladbrokes for Over 2.5 Goals to land in this opening fixture.
Salford City vs Leyton Orient Preview
See information on the team news, key players and match stats below
Salford City Team News vs Leyton Orient
There is plenty of competition for places in the Salford City squad and Graham Alexander says he’s delighted with his options. Danny Whitehead is likely to get a start following his move from Macclesfield whilst the aforementioned Adam Rooney is likely to get the nod up front.
Leyton Orient Team News vs Salford City
Dale Gorman is still recovering from an injury and is unlikely to feature until mid-August. Matt Harrold is also a doubt for this game and the striker is unlikely to be risked here.
Salford City Key player vs Leyton Orient
The aforementioned Danny Whitehead has been here and done it before and he will be pivotal to Salford’s chances this season. He is wily, savvy and will help his side sail the choppy waters of a full National League campaign.
Leyton Orient Key Player vs Salford City
There are a number of experienced players in this squad but the youthful energy of Josh Koroma could make the difference in this game. He has looked impressive in pre-season and whilst that doesn’t always translate, he should cause Salford City a fair few problems throughout the season.
Salford City vs Leyton Orient Stats
- Leyton Orient only suffered two defeats on the road in 2018
- The Os failed to score in 15 of their 46 National League games last season
- They’ve only lost two of their last nine competitive games
- There was exactly one goal in three of Orient’s last four matches of the 2017-18 season
- Salford City scored 80 goals in the National League North last season
- They suffered defeat just four times at this ground last season
- They’ve only lost one of their last 13 competitive fixtures
Salford City vs Leyton Orient Betting Tips
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