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After both teams started their league season on Saturday, Leyton Orient and Queens Park Rangers will fall into the square EFL Cup Action on Wednesday, with a second round spot on the line.
The two teams had identical starts to the league season, albeit two divisions apart, as Leyton Orient drew 1-1 with Salford City while their guests were kept on the same score at the championship opener by Millwall.
Prediction for this match
After Leyton Orient finished 17th in the shortened 2019-20 season and was back in the second division for the first time after a brief relegation to the fifth division, Leyton Orient had a much better season last year and cemented its place with a commendable one 11th place.
As a result, the natural progression for this season would be to not only establish yourself in the top half, but also aim for a playoff spot, with three teams automatically advancing and battling their way down to seventh in the playoffs for a place in league one.
They had to face a tough test in the opening game and traveled against Salford City, one of the favorites for promotion, and Kenny jacket‘s men came up with a commendable point.
Omar Beckles bring her forward by half an hour, but Matty Willock Right before half-time, the hosts managed to equalize and neither team could score a decisive goal.
Orient should certainly take the positives of an away point against a heavily favored team to kick off the campaign, and they have the chance to get another impressive result when they face a championship opponent in the form of. align Mark Warburton‘s QPR.
The feeling around the hoops on the way to the championship campaign is certainly similar to that of their opponents in the second division, with the hope of an impressive season fighting at the top of the league.
In a much more sustainable model than the regime that saw them jumped into and out of the top division twice in the last decade, the London team have made great strides towards a return to the Premier League and, after an impressive end to last season, the Finished in ninth, they seem in a strong position to continue this year and fight for a place in the top six.
QPR went into the campaign with a lot of optimism, starting with a home game against Millwall, but they didn’t get off to a good start as Jed Wallace put the Lions in the lead within the first 15 minutes.
Robert Dickie After half an hour, the Hoops equalized, but Warburton’s men were unable to score a decisive goal and eventually settled on a point against determined opposition.
Before it goes back to the league at the weekend, the Hoops want to put a cup win on the board to calm the mood and build self-confidence.
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With just a short gap between the cup game on Wednesday and the upcoming league game on Saturday, Leyton Orient could sideline some of their key players with the 36-year-old midfielder Darren Pratley a likely candidate to be rotated with priority on a strong start to the league season.
Craig Clay should still lead midfield as Jackett tries to strike a balance between rotation and giving Orient the best chance of advancing.
The front line is again led by Aaron Drinanwho came from Ipswich Town in the summer transfer window.
Warburton will be looking to keep QPR in its preferred three-way system with a front two, although he could take the opportunity of a cup game against League two opponents to take a look at his squad players.
Moses Odubajo should be reinstated on the right during Norwich City loan Sam McCallum could give his first start for the hoops on the opposite flank.
midfield player Sam Field is excluded due to injury, ie André Dozzell will probably start alongside Faysal Bettache in the engine room.
Experienced attacker Albert Adomah could also occur as part of a heavy rotation to take a break for from the start Charlie Austin in preparation for Saturday’s championship game with Hull City.
Leyton Orient possible starting line-up:
Vigouroux; James, Beckles, Happe, Wood; Clay, young, Kyprianou; Kemp, Drinan, Smith
Queens Park Rangers possible starting line-up:
Archer; Kakay, Dickie, Dunne; Odubajo, Dozzell, Bettache, McCallum; Pasture; Levees, Adomah
Probability: Leyton Orient 0-2 Queens Park Rangers
Mark Warburton could give players outside of his strongest XI chances to better understand his squad, but we still see that a rotating QPR squad is way too much for Leyton Orient.
The former Brentford and Rangers manager has put a solid system in place with the hoops, and this impressive structure should take them across the line and into the second round with squad players eager to impress.
Best betting tip for this match
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