Gillingham vs Leyton Orient Predictions

Gillingham vs Leyton Orient predictions for Tuesday night’s EFL Trophy tie at Priestfield Stadium. Both teams are keen to recover from their weekend setbacks as Gillingham welcome Leyton Orient for the Football League Trophy clash on Tuesday. Who will make amends? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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Gillingham vs Leyton Orient Predictions


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A Quest for Supremacy Amidst Midweek Tensions

Key Stats
– Gillingham started the season with four consecutive 1-0 victories but have since failed to score in their last two matches.
– Leyton Orient, despite possessing 58.5% average ball possession, have only managed four points from their initial six matches.
– Leyton Orient’s Ruel Sotiriou and Gillingham’s Ashley Nadesan have been in fine form, both leading their respective team’s scoring charts.

When the dust settles this Tuesday at Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham and Leyton Orient will have the opportunity to show their mettle, both eager to regain their footing after recent losses. While Gillingham’s 2-0 defeat at Grimsby Town stings, Leyton Orient’s 3-0 home defeat to Stevenage amplifies the urgency for both teams to make amends.

Gillingham’s Season So Far After an impeccable four-match winning streak, each ending 1-0, Gillingham have hit a snag, losing consecutively to Colchester United and Grimsby. Such defeats saw them overtaken by Notts County and Milton Keynes Dons. However, Gillingham’s manager, Neil Harris, remains optimistic. He’s eying that third-place finish which promises automatic promotion – a commendable objective.


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Saturday’s 2-0 defeat, featuring goals from Niall Maher and Gavan Holohan within the first 27 minutes, showcased Gillingham’s subdued performance with only six shots and 44% ball possession. As they head into Tuesday’s match, the spotlight is on Harris to inspire his team to put on a show of strength for their loyal fans at home.

Leyton Orient’s Return to the Limelight Leyton Orient’s recent promotion to England’s third tier after eight years is an achievement in itself. But the transition hasn’t been smooth. With Richie Wellens at the helm, they’ve managed only four points from six matches. The concerning nature of their loss to Stevenage, a team they outperformed last season, implies there’s much work to be done. Leyton Orient’s EFL Trophy form last season wasn’t commendable, but there’s hope that this season might bring a change.

Predicted Lineups and Key Players Ahead of their League Two match against Harrogate Town, Harris might opt for squad rotations. The Gillingham lineup could echo their EFL Cup formation against Premier League’s Luton Town, with Jayden Clarke potentially reprising his role after his scoring feat in their 3-2 loss.

On the Orient side, their forthcoming journey to Exeter City may influence Wellens’ strategy. We might see Joe Pigott at the forefront, supported by George Moncur.

Gillingham: Morris; Alexander, Masterson, Ehmer, Ogie, Clark; Nadesan, Dieng, McKenzie, Clarke; Bonne

Leyton Orient: Howes; Hunt, Happe, Beckles, James; Moncur, Pratley, Sanders; Archibald, Pigott, Graham

Match Predictions: Analysing the Data

  • First Prediction (Both teams to score and win): Given Gillingham’s recent defensive strategy and Leyton Orient’s struggle to find the net in five of their seven matches, a goalless draw seems plausible. 
  • Correct Score Prediction: A tight contest might result in a rather dull goalless draw, especially considering the rotation that both managers are likely to deploy. 
  • Goalscorer Prediction: Examining the list of top performers and scorers, Ashley Nadesan for Gillingham seems a potential contender to find the net, while Leyton Orient’s Ruel Sotiriou, who already has two goals this season, might also step up. As we are suggesting a goalless draw, we would also suggest staying away from this market in this match.


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