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Last updated : 28 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Walsall v Leyton Orient fixture

Leyton Orient travel to take on Walsall at Banks's Stadium on Tuesday 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Walsall was well over fifteen years ago, back in September 1989, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 18 AugLeyton Orient1 - 0WalsallLGE1
2004/2005Tue 30 NovLeyton Orient1 - 0WalsallASSM
1989/1990Sat 27 JanLeyton Orient1 - 1WalsallLGE1
1989/1990Sat 09 SepWalsall1 - 3Leyton OrientLGE1
1984/1985Sat 23 FebWalsall4 - 2OrientLGE1
1984/1985Sat 03 NovOrient0 - 3WalsallLGE1
1983/1984Sat 07 JanOrient0 - 1WalsallLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Walsall haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Saddlers in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Leyton Orient is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the O's have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Walsall are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 45 points from 28 games. Leyton Orient lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 43 from their 28 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Leyton Orient6222688

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Saddlers, as the O's have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Walsall Unbeaten in the last 11 home games.
Leyton Orient Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.