Leyton Orient - Brentford Betting Preview: There is money to be made in backing a low-scoring game

With the home side in poor form, Phil Kitromilides believes these two London rivals will play out a tight affair and has picked out a 39/5 (8.80) value selection
A cross-capital London derby sees east meet west as Brentford make the trip to Brisbane Road to face an out of sorts Leyton Orient side. The O's stopped the rot by beating Swindon 1-0 at the weekend, but prior to that result had lost all four of their competitive matches so far this season.

Brentford have made a much more solid start, with two wins, two draws and a solitary defeat from their opening five games. Panbet offer odds of 43/20 (3.15) on a home win, while the Bees can be backed at 27/20 (2.35) and the draw offered at 47/20 (3.35).

Orient have had the better of this fixture in recent years with the east Londoners winning the last three league encounters between the sides at Brisbane Road.

But, the O's are badly out of form and the Swindon result apart are continuing the slump which saw them end last season extremely poorly and only narrowly avoid relegation.

Orient have won just two of the last 12 league games they have played and look unlikely to add to that total of victories against Brentford.

Rather than backing a winner, a more attractive option is to invest in under 2.5 goals being scored available at 3/4 (1.75). Each one of Orient's last three matches has seen less than three goals, while four out of the last six meetings between the sides has also yielded under 2.5 goals.

With Orient lacking in confidence and Brentford solid if unspectacular, a low-scoring match looks highly likely and though it is not the most glamourous of ties that should not deter punters from investing in what appears to be a strong selection.

For a value bet try backing a 0-0 draw which is offered at 39/5 (8.80) and has paid out in two of Brentford's last five away games in the league.

Under 2.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75) with Panbet
Correct Score 0-0 at 39/5 (8.80) with Panbet

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.