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Orient are underdogs in League One play-off final

15:00 21 May 2014

Kevin Lisbie represents good value for first goalscorer at Wembley on Sunday (pic: Simon O

Kevin Lisbie represents good value for first goalscorer at Wembley on Sunday (pic: Simon O'Connor)

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Bookmaker BetVictor rate Rotherham United as odds-on favourite to seal play-off final success

Leyton Orient head to Wembley on Sunday for a League One play-off final with Rotherham United as the sides do battle for a place in the Championship next season.

The O’s enter the final on the back of two excellent performances against Peterborough United, drawing the first leg 1-1 at London Road, before a 2-1 win in the return leg at the Matchroom Stadium last week.

BetVictor are refunding losing bets on selected markets should either side come from behind in any of the three play-off finals – but let’s hope for the sake of Orient fans (and their fingernails) that they don’t have to do things the hard way.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans insists that his side are the underdogs, but BetVictor make them 4/6 favourites for promotion, with Leyton Orient 6/5 to be playing Championship football next season. So, are the O’s being underestimated?

Rotherham are 11/8 favourites to win in regular time, while Orient are 85/40. If the tie goes beyond the 90 minutes the O’s are 12/5, while they are 10/1 to win in extra time and 12/1 to win on penalties.

Orient led the League One table for the majority of the first-half of the season, but there was little to separate Russell Slade’s side and the Millers and th in the table after 46 games, bar the O’s superior goal difference thanks to their excellent defence.

Skipper Nathan Clarke has enjoyed play-off success twice with Huddersfield Town and led the teamto 18 clean sheets in League One this season, and Orient are 13/5 to shut Rotherham out on Sunday and 3/1 to win the game to nil.

After narrowly missing out on automatic promotion, Leyton Orient should be able to seal promotion with Kevin Lisbie taken to upstage strike-partner and leading goalscorer David Mooney in the process.

Despite not scoring in either leg of the semi-final, Lisbie had previously netted four in Orient’s last three games of the regular season and looks excellent value at 13/2 to open the scoring, 21/10 to score anytime and 12/1 to be man of the match, which should hopefully secure Championship football in the process.

For all the latest odds head to BetVictor.com

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