TOWN continue to struggle on the road, last week’s narrow loss at Charlton their fifth defeat in seven away games in League I.

But thanks to their home form, Lee Clark’s side remain in touch with the play-off places and back at the Galpharm tomorrow, look well placed to collect a maximum haul at the expense of Leyton Orient.

Bookmakers unanimously agree and indeed Town are odds-on across the board, with Boylesports’ 4/6 the best price available for a home win.

Given that Clark’s charges are unbeaten on their own patch, Betdaq’s 5/1 posted against the visitors won’t appeal to many.

However Town have won just one of their last seven, meaning one or two sceptics might be tempted into a wager on the draw at 11/4 with Victor Chandler.

Nevertheless, as the last home match resulted in a 4-0 victory, they look worthy favourites even if a repeat of that scoreline is a little ambitious at 33/1 (Sportingbet).

More realistic is a Town success by a one-goal margin; an outcome that can be backed at 14/5 with Partybets and one that obviously covers both a 2-1 triumph (7/1, Stan James) and 1-0 success (6/1, Betfred); while a solid case can also be made for the 7/2 offered by Ladbrokes for Clark’s men to come out on top having drawn the first half.

In terms of goals, fancy Town to be the team that breaks the deadlock.

They quote them at 9/20 to take a 1-0 lead while strike duo Jordan Rhodes and Lee Novak will be well supported at 4/1 and 11/2 respectively (bet365) to grab that opener.

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