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Grimsby Town will be visiting Abbey Stadium on Saturday for the League Two showdown with hosts Cambridge United.
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Cambridge United will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 5-4 League Two defeat last time out to Harrogate Town.
For Cambridge United, goals were scored by Wes Hoolahan (26'), Luke Hannant (29') and Paul Mullin (58', 74'). Brendan Kiernan (9', 20', 32'), Mark Beck (13') and Kevin Lokko (84') scored for Harrogate Town.
It’s not been often in recent games that Cambridge United have kept a clean sheet. In fact, The U's have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 13 goals on the way.
Leading up to this clash, Cambridge United:
- have not lost a league tie with Grimsby Town in their last 6 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Grimsby Town come into this encounter following a 1-0 League Two win over Port Vale in their most recent game.
The only player to score from Grimsby Town was Matt Green (32').
Looking at their form, and Grimsby Town have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. Defensively, The Mariners seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. We shall soon see if that trend can be continued on here.
Coming into this clash, Grimsby Town haven't beaten Cambridge United in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results going back to 28/10/2017 shows that these encounters have been miserable for Grimsby Town. They’ve not been able to get themselves any victories at all whereas Cambridge United have maintained the edge over them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A total of 10 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 from The U's and 2 being from The Mariners. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
The previous league fixture between these sides was League Two match day 22 on 02/01/2021 when it finished Grimsby Town 1-2 Cambridge United.
The match was refereed by Andy Haines.
Team News: Cambridge United
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the Cambridge United manager Mark Bonner to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Leon Davies (Hip Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Grimsby Town
Owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from, Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
In our opinion, Cambridge United will probably get the win and a possible clean sheet when they come up against Grimsby Town, who won’t find it easy getting on the scoresheet.
We reckon that it will be a comfortable 2-0 win for Cambridge United when the full-time whistle blows.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Abbey Stadium (8,127)
Captain: Greg Taylor
Chairman: Paul Barry
Manager: Mark Bonner
Competitions: League Two position 2
⭐ Key Man: Joe Ironside
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Joe Ironside was born in Middlesbrough, England. After making a first senior appearance for Sheffield United in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Forward has struck 14 league goals in this League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 43 appearances.