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Last updated : 24 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Northampton Town v Leyton Orient fixture

Leyton Orient face a trip to Northampton Town at Sixfields on Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The O's will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 20 and win only 8 of the 36 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2006, with Leyton Orient inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Cobblers in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 SepLeyton Orient2 - 2NorthamptonLGE1
2006/2007Sat 07 AprLeyton Orient0 - 2NorthamptonLGE1
2006/2007Tue 19 DecNorthampton0 - 1Leyton OrientLGE1
2005/2006Tue 14 FebNorthampton1 - 1Leyton OrientLGE2
2005/2006Sat 14 JanLeyton Orient1 - 2NorthamptonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 02 AprLeyton Orient3 - 2NorthamptonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 28 AugNorthampton2 - 2Leyton OrientLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Northampton Town losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

Leyton Orient have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the O's have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Northampton see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 32 points from their 27 games played so far, Leyton Orient's total of 43 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League One.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Leyton Orient6222798

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Leyton Orient on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Northampton. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Northampton Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Leyton Orient Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.