Preview: Exeter City vs. Leyton Orient – prediction, team news, lineups

Arlo Gibbons


Exeter City will be aiming to build on their position at the top of the League One table when they face Leyton Orient on Saturday. Exeter has had a strong start to the season, while Leyton Orient is still adjusting to the challenges of playing in the third tier.

Exeter extended their unbeaten run to four matches with a 1-0 victory over Burton Albion last weekend. Midfielder Ryan Trevitt scored the winning goal, his second since joining on loan from Brentford. Exeter’s strong defensive record, having conceded only two goals in six matches, has been instrumental in their success. They currently sit at the top of the League One standings with 13 points, ahead of Bolton Wanderers, Stevenage, and Port Vale on goal difference.

Leyton Orient, who were champions of League Two last season, have found it difficult to adapt to the higher level of competition. Their only win this season came against Cambridge United, with a score of 2-0. However, they have struggled defensively, conceding four goals against Portsmouth, three against Wycombe Wanderers, and three against Stevenage. Leyton Orient lost their top scorer from last season, Paul Smyth, who returned to Queens Park Rangers.

Exeter have made an impressive start to the season and are expected to continue their form against Leyton Orient. New signing Jack Fitzwater may not start, but Exeter’s defense, led by Viljami Sinisalo, will be looking for a clean sheet. Leyton Orient will be without Shaq Forde and Brandon Cooper due to suspension, but Ruel Sotiriou is expected to return to the lineup.

The prediction for the match is a 3-1 win for Exeter City. Their strong performance combined with Leyton Orient’s defensive issues make them the favorites to come out on top.

According to, there is a prediction of under 2.5 goals in the match. This suggests that the game may be low-scoring, with both teams struggling to find the back of the net.

Overall, Exeter City‘s strong start to the season makes them the favorites for Saturday’s match against Leyton Orient. The visitors will need to improve defensively if they are to have a chance of getting a positive result.


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