Gillingham-Leyton Orient Betting Preview: The O's to romp into the next round

Russell Slade takes his table topping side to Priestfield tonight in the Football League Trophy, with our tipster backing the away side to breeze home
Gillingham host Leyton Orient in the Football League Trophy tonight with both sides having contrasting starts to their league campaigns. Orient top the pile after a fantastic start, whereas Gillingham are still looking for their first win of the season now they are back in League One.

Orient reached the final stages of the Southern section last season in the competition, before losing to Southend who were beaten in the final. Russell Slade will be delighted with his side's results in August, with their only loss coming against Hull City after extra-time in the Capital One Cup. Despite playing away from home, the O's are favourites with bet365 to win the match at 13/10 (2.30).

Despite losing their first three matches of the season, Gillingham have slightly steadied the ship, drawing their last three matches. Martin Allen's side have dug deep in recent weeks and drawn against some decent sides in the division - Bristol City, Brentford and Swindon Town. The main priority for the Gills this season will be survival in League One and, with a game against Crawley coming up at the weekend, you could see them resting some players. bet365 price them at 2/1 (3.00) to win the cup tie. The same firm price the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

A bet that stands out in this fixture is Leyton Orient to score over 1.5 goals in the match at 6/5 (2.20). The O's haven't struggled for goals this season, netting 16 goals in their seven competitive matches. This bet would have paid out in five of their last seven matches and, with the Gills struggling in defence, it's well worth backing this bet.

For those looking for more value, backing Orient outright at 13/10 (2.30) with bet365 is well worth investing in. With Slade's men not due to play until the September 14, there are no doubts that they will play their strongest line up, with no league match at the weekend, unlike Gillingham. When you consider Orient have also won all three away league games this season, Leyton Orient to win is a fantastic price.

Leyton Orient over 1.5 goals for 2.5pts at 6/5 (2.20) with bet365
Leyton Orient to win for 2pt stake at 13/10 (2.30) with bet365

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