THE MATCH PREVIEW: Vs LEYTON ORIENT THE MATCH PREVIEW: Vs LEYTON ORIENT

THE MATCH PREVIEW: Vs LEYTON ORIENT

This Saturday, Walsall Football Club play host to Leyton Orient in Sky Bet League One as the Saddlers attempt to get their play-off push back on track.
This Saturday, Walsall Football Club play host to Leyton Orient in Sky Bet League One as the Saddlers attempt to get their play-off push back on track;

The Saddlers go into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw with Rotherham United. The Reds are win-less in nine, having last tasted victory on 25th January against Notts County.

Walsall are likely to recall defender Paul Downing as Ben Purkiss is absent through suspension, with James Chambers returning to right-back.

Third placed Orient head into the game on the back of a 1-0 televised defeat to second placed Brentford, that was the O's first defeat in seven following a three-game losing streak in early February.

Orient midfielder Romain Vincelot continues to struggle with a foot injury despite having played in last week's 1-0 home defeat by Brentford. Defender Mathieu Baudry may feature for the first time in a month.

In-terms of head-to-head the O's have the advantage, with twenty-nine wins to the Saddlers twenty-two. There have also been seventeen draws during the history of the fixture.

The previous league meeting ended in a 1-all draw back in September, with goals from Dave Mooney and Craig Westcarr respectively.

Orient also knocked Walsall out of the FA Cup Second Round in early December thanks to a Dean Cox goal at the Matchroom Stadium.

Previous five results:
03 Mar '12 -- Leyton Orient v Walsall -- 1-1 -- League One
02 Oct '12 -- Walsall v Leyton Orient -- 1-2 -- League One
29 Dec '12 -- Leyton Orient v Walsall -- 2-1 -- League One
28 Sep '13 -- Leyton Orient v Walsall -- 1-1 -- League One
07 Dec '13 -- Leyton Orient v Walsall -- 1-0 -- FA Cup

This weekends referee is scheduled to be Tim Robinson, who is based in West Sussex. Referee Robinson has officiated over twenty-six games this season, where he has issued seventy-four yellow and three red cards. He has also awarded seven penalties.

Adam Matthews and Ricky Wootton are set to be running the lines whilst Mark Jones is due to be fourth official.

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