Our prediction for this match:
After rolling over Bath City 5-0 in their first warm-up game, Cardiff City will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Cambridge United on Saturday afternoon. The Bluebirds impressed in the triumph over Jeremy Gill’s troops, with new signing James Collins scoring a brace on his Cardiff City debut. The Championship side are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach against Cambridge United, and we predict that Mick McCarthy’s troops are going to prove their worth on the field.
The U’s, on the other hand, did remarkably well to secure promotion to the League One. Mark Bonner’s men can’t wait for the new season to start, but they will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s friendly against Cardiff City. In their last meeting Cardiff City defeated Cambridge United 2-0 (February 2002), and we predict that the history will repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Junior Hoilett):
Junior Hoilett began his youth career at Blackburn Rovers and he spent five years at Ewood Park. After ending his loan spells with German sides Paderborn and St. Pauli Junior Hoilett returned to Blackburn Rovers and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the Riversiders in a pre-season friendly against Leigh Genesis.
Speaking of competitive games, the Canada international netted his first goal for Blackburn in a 3-1 League Cup victory over Gillingham. In 2012 the pacey winger joined Queens Park Rangers and he played for the capital club from 2012 to 2016. In October 2016 Junior Hoilett signed a deal with Cardiff City and he made his debut for the Championship side on October 14 against Bristol City.
Hoilett was born in Brampton, Ontario and, as a result, he represents Canada on the international stage. He made his Canada debut in a 1-1 draw with Ghana in an international friendly.
Highlighted Team (Cambridge United):
Cambridge United are an English football club that compete in League Two. The U’s play their home games at Abbey Stadium, the venue which was built back in 1923. Owned by Grosvenor Estates, Cambridge United’s home ground can hold up to 8,127 spectators.
The U’s wear amber and black jerseys and black shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and blue are the dominant colours of their away kit. Cambridge United won the FA Trophy in 2014, with the team making it to the FA Cup quarter-finals two times (1989/90, 1990/91). In the 1968-69 season, the U’s clinched the Southern League Cup title.
Cambridge United recorded their biggest league win in March 2007 as they outclassed Weymouth 7-0, and they repeated the success against Forest Green (2009) and Morecambe (2016). Peterborough United are regarded as the club’s main rivals, but they maintain rivalries with Northampton Town, Colchester United, Luton Town, Stevenage, and Histon as well.