Leyton Orient manager Alberto Cavasin is hoping that his side bounce back from a 2-1 home defeat to Blackpool on Saturday as they host bottom of the table Exeter tomorrow night. The O’s set a new club record of seven consecutive home league defeats on Saturday but Cavasin is hoping that Tuesday is the perfect chance to make amends.
- Sit 20th on 18 points- just two above the relegation zone
- League Record – P17 W5 D3 L9 F20 A22
- Form in last eight (league) – W2 D1 L5 F8 A10
- Form in all competitions (most recent first) – LWLLLWLLLD
Speaking after the loss on Saturday to leytonorient.com “Tuesday allows us to go straight away and look to make amends on the pitch for today’s loss. With the match being four days away it is the perfect opportunity for us to rectify our home performances“ The O’s fell behind when Jamille Matt outmuscled Yvan Erichot off the ball before conceding another set piece goal in the second half. Paul McCallum pulled a goal back late on but couldn’t prevent another home defeat.
- Kept only one clean sheet in their last nine games (3-0 vs Colchester)
- Only kept three clean sheets in 22 games this season
- Only kept one clean sheet in 11 home games this season
- Have conceded at least once in their last eight home games
- Conceded twice in four of their last five home games
Defender Tom Parkes was baffled that his side fell to another defeat, speaking to BBC London post match, “personally I don’t understand, we know as a team it is not good enough, especially with the team we have got. It is a good team but at the moment the results are not coming our way, hopefully we can turn it around on Tuesday at home to Exeter”.
- Orient have dropped six points in the last 15 minutes of matches
- They would sit 9th if games ended on 75 minutes
It was the 15th set piece goal Orient had conceded this term with the much maligned zonal marking again criticised on Saturday. Parkes was disappointed with this but revealed that he didn’t know how many goals they had conceded in the same manner, “I didn’t know we had conceded that many, as a defender that is disappointing for me. The main thing is if you look at goals conceded around most of the leagues, a lot are from set pieces”.
- Four of the last seven goals conceded at home have been from set pieces
- Have only led in one of their nine home league matches – 70 mins/990 mins
- Have only led for 127 minutes at home this season
Parkes continued “we need to make sure we are strong and put our bodies on the line and stop them going in. Hopefully now we can notice that, I will tell the boys that and hopefully Tuesday we can get it right”
- Only one of their last five matches has seen both teams scores
- Five of their eight home defeats have been at least two goals
- Only scored in both halves in four of their 17 league games – only one home
It was a similar story with Orient failing to build on a 3-0 victory at Colchester last weekend with Cavasin stating “of course we wanted to build on the win at Colchester and although we kept fighting until the end we ultimately conceded two goals from two episodes which proved costly”. He added “we didn’t manage to make the most of our opportunities and this is part of the problem we have encountered at home”
- Orient have only won back to back games once this season (league), two in all competitions
- Only scored in four of the nine home league matches
- Only scored two or more in five of their 22 home matches in 2016
- Only scored two or more in three of their 20 home league matches in 2016
- Failed to score in eight of their last 13 matches and four of their last six home games
Despite double training sessions and a change of management, Orient still remain unable to pick up positive results at Brisbane Road but Parkes highlighted that the players have no reason to be nervous, “I don’t see why we should be nervous, we have good players in Jay Simpson and Nigel and a good captain in Robbie. With the results we have had it can put pressure on you a bit but we feel no pressure when we set foot on the pitch”.
- Home record – P9 W1 D0 L8 F6 A13
- Only Exeter (1) have taken less points at home than Orient in League Two
- Orient have the third worse home record in the top four English Leagues with only Swansea (2) and Exeter (1) picking up less points
- Only Exeter (3) have scored less home goals than Orient (6)
- Last home games all competitions (most recent first) – LLLLLLWL
Orient have only scored first in one of their last 13 matches with Parkes stating that it is important that if they concede first to keep it tight, “if we do go one down, we have got to concentrate on not conceding again and keep doing what we do best which is to try and play football”.
- The last three games Orient have conceded first at home they have conceded at least twice along with five of the last seven home games
- Record scoring first – W4 D2 L0 Home W1
- Only scored first in one of the nine home league matches
- Orient have won 14 of their 16 games scoring first
- Orient have only lost one of their last 22 league games scoring first – W15 D6 L1
- Their last defeat came against Exeter 16/01/16
- Only lost one of their last 16 home league games scoring first – W12 D3 L1
With bottom of the table Exeter the opposition tomorrow, Cavasin knows that a solution needs to found quickly in order to pick up positive results at home. Parkes knows that it is a “massive game, every game we play is massive, hopefully we train hard and work hard in order to get a big three points”.
- Record conceding first – W1 L9 home L8
- Orient have only won one of their last 21 games conceding first – W1 D2 L18
- Orient have only won one of their last 23 home games conceding first (Portsmouth 3-2 , 26/12/15) – W1 D4 L18
- Orient have lost their last 13 home games conceding first
- Only scoring five goals and failing to score in eight of those games
Exeter arrive in E10 after suffering late heartbreak in a 3-2 defeat at Carlisle on Saturday. The Grecians were leading with a minute to go but two goals in the final minutes by Charlie Wyke and Shaun Miller turn the game on its head. The Grecians prop up the football league with pressure growing on manager Paul Tisdale with the fans trust serving a notice on his contract.
- Sit 24th on 16 points – one point from safety
- League Record – P17 W5 D1 L11 F19 A25
- Form in last 8 (league) – W2 D1 L5 F11 A12
- Form in all competitions (most recent first) – LLDLWLWW
Despite defeat, manager Tisdale was upbeat on his sides performance at second placed Carlisle. Speaking to exetercityfc.co.uk “this is our game, we feel we played well today, we gave everything and we deserved at least a draw against a very good side and we just have to keep going”.
- Without a clean sheet in their last four games
- Kept only one in their last eight and two in their last 11 matches
- Kept two clean sheets in their last five away matches
- Only kept four clean sheets in 23 games in all competitions
- Conceded at least twice in five of their last seven matches – only one of these was away
Exeter have been foul of a few dodgy decisions by officials but Tisdale knows that when you are at the bottom, luck doesn’t go your way, “we feel hard done by, by that poor offside decision, it could have easily been us winning. It just seems to be the way things are going for us at the moment but we have got to keep our heads up because the players did very well”.
- Have scored in their last eight matches – including their last three away matches
- Scored in seven of their 10 away matches this term and 17 of their 22 away games in 2016
- Have scored two or more in 66% of their away matches – 6 of 9
- Last failed to score on 08/10/16: 0-0 home draw with Grimsby
- Only seven of their 17 league matches has seen both teams score – the lowest amount in the league
- Scored in both halves in three of their nine away league matches
Late goals have been a major problem for the Grecians this term, losing their last two games with goals in the final 15 minutes of matches. However Tisdale knows that his side need to defend to the end, “you have to defend at the end when a team puts plenty of players up front and goes for it. They are entitled to do that and we have to respond and we did”. He added “it is a cruel game but we have got to keep going because we deserved something, we absolutely deserved something”.
- Only Colchester (10) and Newport (9) have conceded more goals than Exeter (8) in the final 15 minutes of matches
- Only Colchester (8) have dropped more points than Exeter (7) in the final 15 minutes of games
- If games ended on 75 minutes, Exeter would sit 11th
- 60% of their goals conceded have come between 0-15 mins and 75-90 mins (15/25)
Without a home win all season, 13 of their 16 league points have come on the road with Tisdale quick to acknowledge the 150 travelling fans for their support on Saturday, “i have to thank them enormously, they make huge efforts to travel and support us. They stuck behind us and were clapping the boys off at the end”
- Away record – P9 W5 D0 L4 F16 A12
- They have the 4th best away record in League Two with only Plymouth (21) taking more points away from home
- Only Doncaster (17) and Hartlepool (17) have scored more away goals that Exeter
- Last away games in all competitions (most recent first) – LWWLWLWLWL
Even though the Grecian sit bottom of the football league, Tisdale feels that his sides performances have been good. A win at Orient tomorrow night could see them move out of the relegation places, “I think we have had only one bad performance in the last seven or eight games so the performances are there but we have to turn these into wins”.
- Record scoring first – W4 L3 away W4 L1
- Scored first in their last three league matches and four of their last five in all competitions
- Scored first in five of their nine away league matches
- Lost their last two matches scoring first
- Exeter have only lost one of their last 29 away matches scoring first – W22 D6 L1
- That defeat was on Saturday, their last league defeat scoring first was 25/01/14, 2-1 vs Wimbledon
- Recording Conceding first – W1 L8 away W1 (Barnet) L3
- Lost 11 of their last 13 matches conceding first
- Lost seven of their last eight away league matches conceding first
Leyton Orient look set to still be without Jense Janse (shoulder) and Ulrich Nnomo (ankle) who have missed the last couple of matches. While Liam Kelly (hamstring) remains out as he continues his rehabilitation. Paul McCallum will be pushing for a recall after scoring off of the bench on Saturday.
Exeter could be without Lee Holmes who was taken off on Saturday after being knocked unconscious while Jordan Tillson remains out. Luke Croll and Jordan Moore-Taylor returned in defence at Carlisle and look set to continue while Troy Brown came off the bench and will be pushing for a recall.
Head to Head – Leyton Orient 33, Draw 24, Exeter 30
Last meeting – 16/01/16 – Leyton Orient 1-3 Exeter City
- Exeter have won the last three meetings between the sides
- They have scored at least three in each of the last three games
- Exeter have won four of the last five matches
- Orient have only lost one of the 11 meetings at Brisbane Road – W6 D4 L1
- Orient’s last win came in 2011/2012 season with a 3-0 home win
- Only two of the last seven meetings have seen both teams score
- There has been at least three goals in the last six meetings between the sides
Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-2 Exeter City