FC Halifax Town welcome the very enticing challenge of Leyton Orient in one of the Shaymen’s biggest fixtures of the season as they look to distance themselves from the relegation positions.
Both sides have very similar form going into this game and just two points separate the two sides in a must win game for both teams.
The away side can boast the slightly better form going into the fixture, having won three of their last eight compared to Halifax’s two victories.
Halifax have picked up 8 points from their last possible 24 compared to Leyton Orient’s 11 points and in terms of home and away form, the sides have identical records when you compare both teams.
Halifax at the Shay have managed to win one, draw one and have suffered two defeats in their last four, which is the same as Leyton Orient have managed on their travels.
Here are some more pre-match stats ahead of this one to watch fixture:
- 62% of the goals Leyton Orient concede are scored in the first half.
- However, FC Halifax Town concede at least one goal in 71% of their home matches.
- Halifax currently sit in 17th in the home table, picking up 19 points from the 14 games that have been played at the Shay.
- On the other hand, Leyton Orient find themselves 21st in the away table, only picking up 13 points on the road this season.
- Halifax boast the better defensive record going into this game, only conceding 41 goals this season compared to Leyton Orient’s 45.
- However, The O’s go into this game with more firepower, having scored 37 goals in the National League compared to the Shaymen’s 31.
- Orient striker Macauley Bonne is two goals away from being the National League top scorer this season, sitting on 14 goals. (Behind Danny Rowe on 16.)
- Some way off the top spots, Halifax’s top scorer this season is forward Tom Denton who has managed to score 9 goals for Town this season.
- The most frequent score line for Halifax at half time when playing at the Shay is 0-0. However, the most common score line for Leyton Orient at half time when they are on their travels is being 2-0 down.
- Incredibly, both teams have the exact same clean sheet record going into this game – Halifax have kept a clean sheet in 29% of their home games, whereas Leyton Orient have kept a clean sheet in 29% of their away games.
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