Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A place in the FA Cup round 2 will be at stake when Cambridge United and Shrewsbury Town face each other at Abbey Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The U’s have been producing fine displays in the League Two this season, and, no doubt, they are determined to secure automatic promotion to the League One. Speaking of League One, their Saturday’s rivals Shrewsbury Town compete in the English third tier.
The Shrews sit in the relegation zone after 11 rounds, and that is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. When the two teams met in the EFL Trophy four years ago Cambridge United defeated Shrewsbury Town, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. A man to watch in the home team will be top scorer Paul Mullin, who has netted 12 goals in the League Two to date.
Highlighted Player (Antoni Sarcevic):
Antoni Sarcevic is a professional footballer who plays for Plymouth Argyle in the League Two. Born in Manchester, England on March 13, 1992, Sarcevic wears the number 7 shirt with the Pilgrims, and his preferred foot is right. The 185-cm tall footballer started his youth career at Manchester City, but he did not see any game action with the Citizens at senior level.
Antoni Sarcevic played for the likes of Woodley Sports, Crewe Alexandra, Chester, Fleetwood Town, and Shrewsbury Town before joining Plymouth Argyle . He made his debut with the Pilgrims on January 31, 2017, in a 2-1 defeat to Yeovil Town, while scoring his first goal for the club in a 1-0 victory over Cambridge United on February 4, 2017.
Antoni Sarcevic’s primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of performing well as both attacking and defensive midfielder as well. Sarcevic has dual citizenship as his father is of Serbian descent.
Highlighted Team (Crewe):
Crewe Aleandra are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at Gresty Road. The stadium was built in 1906, and it can hold up to 10,153 spectators. Founded back in 1877, Crewe Alexandra play their home games in red shirts and white shorts, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Railwaymen played their first game against North Staffs in 1877, with the two teams sharing the spoils (1-1) at Alexandra Recreation Ground. Nowadays, Crewe compete in the League 2 where they take on their main rivals Port Vale. In 2014 a match between the two sides resulted in violence and arrests. The likes of Wrexham, Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, and Stoke City are considered the club’s rivals as well.
In 2013 Crewe Alexandra clinched the Football League Trophy as they defeated Southend United 2-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium. Goals from Max Clayton and Luke Murphy helped the Railwaymen clinch their first and only Football League Trophy.