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Cambridge will host Walsall at the Abbey Stadium in this League Trophy fixture. The hosts won 1-nil in the last meeting in a League Two encounter. Find out how we are tipping these teams to fare on matchday in this post.
Cambridge vs Walsall-Free Match Predictions and Odds
Cambridge and Walsall have met thrice in previous matches, all of which were in League games. All the games were in League Two. Our best picks for this first League Trophy between Cambridge and Walsall are as follows:
Cambridge favourites to win@ 4/5 (1.78)
Cambridge is our favourite team to win this fixture. The hosts won two of the three previous encounters with Walsall and should bank on home advantage to bag all points in this fixture. While the hosts are winless in the last three matches, they seem to have a better scoring record than Walsall in as many previous games. Moreover, Walsall is currently having a rough patch despite going unbeaten in October. The visitors have won only two of their November fixtures and could struggle away from home in this fixture.
The hosts will score first
The hosts are also our favourite to score in this game. They found the net first in two out of three encounters. Home advantage and a better record against Walsall should also motivate the hosts to find the net first in this fixture.
We don’t expect many goals in this game. While both sides have some defensive worries before this game, Walsall boasts a better defence than Cambridge in the last five games. With that, we are backing the hosts to get a narrow victory against a very defensive Walsall.
Match Preview: Will Cambridge Maintain Dominance over Walsall?
Only three encounters have taken place between Cambridge and Walsall with the hosts winning two of them with a clean sheet? Will Cambridge maintain their superiority over Walsall? Check our game preview below for details.
Two clean sheet victories against Walsall in three previous encounters means the hosts come to this game with an upper hand. Notably, all three encounters took place across three years. The last encounter was at home to Cambridge, which the hosts won 1-0. With the hosts plying their trade in League One after earning promotion last season, Walsall is only 14th in League Two, a position that leaves them far from having any hopes of getting promoted this season if they don’t improve in the next season. The hosts should get back to winning ways against a League Two side (Walsall) in this fixture.
League Two side, Walsall, hope they can end a poor run of form in League when they travel to Cambridge to participate in this League Trophy fixture. The visitors have only one victory in their last five games, three of which were losses. Within that duration, Walsall scored only two games, a performance that shows the visitors need to do more in the final third to win games. On the flip-side, Cambridge scored 8 goals in the last five matches.
Cambridge vs Walsall: Odds and the Latest Team Stats
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the head coach for Cambridge?
Mark Bonner is the head coach for Cambridge. He averages 1.67 points in 86 games.
Who is the head coach for Walsall?
Mathew Taylor, who averages 1.35 points in 20 games, is the visiting coach.
What is the match kick-off time?
The game will start at 22:00 GMT +3