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Orient up next in season of gloom


Wycombe Wanderers entertain Leyton Orient on Tuesday in their 35th league game of the season.

The league table currently shows Wycombe in 24th place with 29 points from 34 games and Orient in 16th spot with 40 points from 32 games.

Wycombe's Home Record...W 6 - D 2 - L 9 - Pts 20...Ppg 1.18 (Rank-17)

Orient's Away Record.........W 6 - D 5 - L 4 - Pts 23...Ppg 1.53 (Rank-5)


When the Blues have played the O's in recent years something significant has usually happened. Take the last three meetings for example...

On October 3rd 2009 Scott McGleish gave Orient a 1-0 win at Adams Park and Blues boss Peter Taylor was sacked after the game.

Then on May 1st 2010 Orient beat Wycombe 2-0 at Brisbane Road to confirm the Blues' relegation to league two under manager Gary Waddock.

And finally on 16th August 2011 Wycombe won 3-1 at Orient which was possibly the last time Blues' fans felt optimistic about anything this season. It seems a very, very, long time ago now.

As per the usual pattern, Wycombe followed their astonishingly good win over Hartlepool with a jaw-droppingly dire defeat at Scunthorpe on Saturday.

What will happen on Tuesday is anyone's guess, but the chances are it will be bad.

Here are all the stats...


Orient's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Colchester (H)..........Lost 0-1

Lg1: Bournemouth (A)......Won 2-1

Lg1: Scunthorpe (H).........Lost 1-3

Lg1: Bury (A).................Drew 1-1

Lg1: Walsall (H)..............Drew 1-1



Wycombe's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Sheffield Utd (A)........Lost 0-3

Lg1: Yeovil (H)..................Lost 2-3

Lg1: Walsall (A).................Lost 0-2

Lg1: Hartlepool (H)............Won 5-0

Lg1: Scunthorpe (A)..........Lost 1-4



Orient Goal Stats (38 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)............Lg: 35...Cups: 10...Total: 45

Goals Conceded (Total)........Lg: 45...Cups: 8.....Total: 53

Goals Scored (Away)...........Lg: 19...Cups: 3.....Total: 22

Goals Conceded (Away).......Lg: 21...Cups: 4.....Total: 25

Clean Sheets.......................Lg: 8.....Cups: 1.....Total: 9



Wycombe Goal Stats (39 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total).............Lg: 45...Cups: 8.....Total: 53

Goals Conceded (Total).........Lg: 67...Cups: 13...Total: 80

Goals Scored (Home)............Lg: 26...Cups: 8.....Total: 34

Goals Conceded (Home)........Lg: 28...Cups: 11...Total: 39

Clean Sheets........................Lg: 3.....Cups: 0.....Total: 3



Orient's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

David Mooney...........7 (inc 1 pen)

Kevin Lisbie..............7 (inc 2 pens)

Dean Cox.................6

Jimmy Smith.............6

Matthew Spring.........3

Jonathan Tehoue.......3

Three other players have each scored 2 goals.

Five other players have each scored 1 goal.



Wycombe's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Stuart Beavon.........16

Marcello Trotta..........8

Scott Donnelly..........5 (inc 2 pens)

Joel Grant................4

Ben Strevens...........3

Four other players have each scored 2 goals.

Eight other players have each scored 1 goal.



Orient Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Dean Cox............42 on-target...27 off-target...3 against woodwork

David Mooney......31 on-target...34 off-target...3 against woodwork

Jimmy Smith........26 on-target...21 off-target...0 against woodwork



Wycombe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Stuart Beavon......47 on-target...16 off-target...0 against woodwork

Joel Grant............18 on-target...13 off-target...0 against woodwork

Ben Strevens.......10 on-target...16 off-target...0 against woodwork



Shooting (Club) - League Games Only

Orient........171 on target...166 off target...9 against w'work (Rank-16)

Wycombe...157 on target...144 off target...6 against w'work (Rank-22)



Most Assists

Orient - Dean Cox.......................9

Wycombe - Gareth Ainsworth.......5



League Form Guide

All Season


Orient........Pld: 32...W: 10...D: 10...L: 12...Pts: 40...Pts per game: 1.25

Wycombe...Pld: 34...W: 8.....D: 5....L: 21...Pts: 29...Pts per game: 0.85



First-half of the season

Orient........Pld: 23...W: 7...D: 7...L: 9.....Pts: 28...Pts per game: 1.22

Wycombe...Pld: 23...W: 5...D: 5...L: 13...Pts: 20...Pts per game: 0.87



Second-half of the season

Orient.........Pld: 9.....W: 3...D: 3...L: 3...Pts: 12...Pts per game: 1.33

Wycombe....Pld: 11...W: 3...D: 0...L: 8...Pts: 9.....Pts per game: 0.82



Last Five league Games

Orient............LWLDD - 5 points (Rank-17)

Wycombe........LLLWL - 3 points (Rank-21)



Last Five League Games (Away)

Orient.........WLWWD - 10 points (Rank-2)



Last Five League Games (Home)

Wycombe......LWWLW - 9 points (Rank-11)



Against Top Half Opposition

Orient..........Pld: 16...Pts: 17...Pts per game: 1.06...(Rank-11)

Wycombe.....Pld: 17...Pts: 12...Pts per game: 0.71...(Rank-21)



Against Bottom Half Opposition

Orient..........Pld: 16...Pts: 23...Pts per game: 1.44...(Rank-16)

Wycombe.....Pld: 17...Pts: 17...Pts per game: 1.00...(Rank-23)



Previous Meetings

In 14 previous meetings there have been 10 wins for Wycombe, 4 for Orient and 0 draws.

At Adams Park the tally is 5 wins for the Blues, 1 for Orient and 0 draws.

1993/94 LCp: Wycombe 1 Orient 0

1994/95 LG1: Wycombe 2 Orient 1

1995/96 LCp: Wycombe 3 Orient 0

2004/05 LG2: Wycombe 3 Orient 2

2005/06 LG2: Wycombe 4 Orient 2

2009/10 LG1: Wycombe 0 Orient 1



The Man In The Middle

Tuesday's referee is David Phillips ftom West Sussex who was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2008. Last season he took charge of Wycombe's 2-1 win at Hayes & Yeading in the FA Cup and their 1-0 home win over Rotherham United in the league. During the current campaign he's issued 8 red and 70 yellow cards in 24 games.



Prediction

Wycombe 1 Orient 2




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Writer: Len Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 5 2012

Time: 1:17AM

 

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