Newport County v Leyton Orient Betting Tips: Lack of goals unlikely at Rodney Parade

Mar 02 2017

It is certainly the stage of the season where we can call matches ‘six-pointers’ and this is most definitely one as current relegation zone occupants Newport County host Leyton Orient.

Newport are currently bottom of the table after a run of six matches without a win. This match against Leyton Orient is certainly win at all costs as Newport are a huge nine points from safety, albeit with a game in hand.

As you would expect from the league’s bottom side, Graham Westley’s men have been poor in both boxes with 37 scored and 53 conceded in 33 league matches. Having said that, despite this poor ‘Goals Against’ statistic, it is worth noting that The Exiles have kept three clean sheets relatively recently – one even coming against free scorers and table toppers Doncaster Rovers.

Westley’s side have the second-worst home record in the division with just 13 points accumulated from 16 matches at Rodney Parade whilst they have also conceded in 81% of their home games. However, they are actually on a good run at home at the moment with no defeats in their last five. Too many draws mean that the points amount to very little though.

Leyton Orient were a couple of penalty kicks away from being in the Championship a few years ago but now find themselves struggling to stay in the Football League after losing nine of their last 11 league games, leaving them a huge six points off safety. The appointment of Danny Webb as manager in late January has failed to boost the performances.

As with Newport, Orient have been terrible at both ends of the pitch with just 36 scored and a huge 55 conceded in 34 matches in League Two. Additionally, they have the worst clean sheet record in the division with a rather pathetic four and have conceded in each of their last 14 league games.

The O’s are actually a lot better on their travels than they are at home (they have the worst home record in the division) and have taken 19 points from 16 matches away from Brisbane Road, even managing to beat promotion chasing Plymouth Argyle a few weeks ago.

I cannot call a winner here, but with these two teams really going for it as they both know only a win will do, we should see a plenty of goals in this fixture. Both are likely to attack as relying on their terrible defences certainly hasn’t worked this season. ‘Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 Goals’, at 7/5, is well worth a go.

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