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May has already been a month of celebration and disappointment for these two teams. Leyton Orient will be saying farewell to non-league football after winning the National League this season. AFC Fylde are hoping for some consolation after losing to Salford City at Wembley in the National League play-off final.

Latest Odds

A Wembley appearance is always something to look forward to and so is winning a trophy. Leyton Orient head to England’s national stadium this Sunday hoping to win the FA Trophy but will be delighted if they never play in the competition again.

Orient are 5/4 (2.25) at Betfred to win this game against AFC Fylde in 90 minutes. They are bidding to add the FA Trophy to the National League title they won last week. That means promotion back to League Two and they want to stay in the EFL this time and never play in this non-league version of the FA Cup ever again.

The newly-promoted Londoners have only one defeat in their last 16 league and cup games. They have failed to score in their last two games, both of which ended in goalless draws. William Hill have odds of 15/2 (8.5) on this cup final ending in a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes.

Those two goalless draws could have cost Orient the title but both Solihull Moors and Salford City (subsequently promoted via the play-offs) also failed to win their last couple of games. That gave Orient the title by three points and now they go for the double.

They have won all six of their games on their way to Wembley. Orient defeated Beaconsfield Town, Wrexham (the only fellow National League team they faced), Blyth Spartans, Brackley Town (who won the FA Trophy last season) and AFC Telford.

AFC Fylde have already played at Wembley once this month and it wasn’t a happy occasion. After finishing fifth in the league (eight points behind Orient), they reached the promotion play-off final but lost 3-0 to Salford City. Betfred will give you odds of 15/8 (2.87) on them getting some compensation and winning this final in 90 minutes.

They already have one Wembley triumph having won the FA Vase in 2008 and no Vase winners have gone on to also win the Trophy. Coming into this game they have four wins and three losses in their last seven matches. Four of the last six games played have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. It’s three out of three for Orient re that stat and at William Hill it”s 7/10 (1.7) on there being under 2.5 goals on Sunday.

Flyde also only had to beat one National League team to reach this final. That was Barnet who they beat in a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals. In the other rounds they beat Stratford Town, Biggleswade Town, Ramsbottom United (who they beat in a replay after a 5-5 draw in which they were 5-4 down with three minutes remaining) and Stockport County.


AFC Fylde beat Leyton Orient in their first meeting last season. Since then, Orient have beaten them in their three subsequent games. There have been no draws and the odds on this game finishing level after 90 minutes are 2/1 (3.0) at William Hill.

Team News

No major injury problems reported.

Another Clean Sheet for Orient?

Leyton Orient have kept clean sheets in each of their last three games. William Hill have odds of 9/5 (2.8) on the Londoners keeping Fylde out on Sunday.

Rowe on Target?

Danny Rowe is the top scorer for AFC Fylde this season with 27 goals this season. No one else has managed to reach double figures so he’s their key player. If you go to Betfred the odds on him scoring in this game are 7/4 (2.75).


Leyton Orient will want to complete the double as they depart non-league football. They have a good record against their opponents and a bet on them winning to nil are 14/5 (3.8) at Betfred

Published by Steve Ashfield

Steve is a self-employed freelance writer with years of experience writing about everything from sport to politics. He loves his statistics and quotes them at every opportunity.

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