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The League Two clash at Mazuma Stadium on Saturday sees home side Morecambe locking horns with Cambridge United.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Morecambe v Cambridge United match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Morecambe are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-0 EFL Cup triumph over Oldham Athletic.
In that game, Morecambe had 45% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Morecambe was Aaron Wildig (22'). Oldham Athletic had 15 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
It’s not been often in recent games where Morecambe have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that The Shrimps have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 6 goals along the way. Regardless, it remains to be seen whether that trend will be maintained in this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Morecambe:
- have not beaten Cambridge United in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 league matches at home.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Newport County in EFL Cup action, Cambridge United will be hoping to turn things around here.
Newport County had 27 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Scott Twine (80') scored for Newport County.
Mark Bonner's Cambridge United have converted a total of 8 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period equals 5.
Analysis of their past results shows that Cambridge United:
- are winless against Morecambe when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 26/08/2017 tells us that Morecambe have won 2 of these games & Cambridge United 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A total of 9 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for The Shrimps and 3 coming from The U's. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
The previous league meeting between the two was League Two match day 29 on 25/01/2020 when it finished Morecambe 1-1 Cambridge United.
The match was refereed by Carl Boyeson.
Team News: Morecambe
Morecambe manager Derek Adams will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Cambridge United
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from, Cambridge United manager Mark Bonner doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this match.
We envisage that Cambridge United would be disappointed if they were not to put a goal past this Morecambe outfit, but that probably won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We can see a close game with a 2-1 winning score for Morecambe at full-time. It really should be an interesting one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mazuma Stadium (6,476)
Captain: Sam Lavelle
Chairman: Graham Howse & Rod Taylor
Manager: Derek Adams
Competitions: League Two position 4, League Cup (Second Round), EFL Trophy (Group B - North)