Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Cambridge United and Accrington, the two teams who sit in the danger zone, face each other at Abbey Stadium in the League One round 19. The U’s played out a goalless draw with Bolton at the weekend, but the game could have gone either way. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Accrington.
The Accy Stanley, on the other hand, collected only one point in total from the last five league fixtures. John Coleman’s troops aim to put an end to their seven-game winless run in the League One, and seeing that they will go for a win as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. As for the away side, Sean McConville limped off with injury in a 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday, with fellow midfielder Seamus Conneely likely to step up.
Highlighted Player (Liam O’Neil):
Born in Cambridge, England on July 31, 1993, Liam O’Neil is an English footballer who plays as both defender as midfielder for Cambridge United in the League Two. O’Neil is a product of the Cambridge United football school, but he played for Histon during his youth career as well.
In the summer of 2012 he joined WBA youth academy, and it has to be noted that he made three appearances for the Baggies at senior level in all competitions. Liam O’Neil played for the likes of VPS and Scunthorpe United on loan as well before joining Chesterfield in 2015.
After scoring two goals in 45 appearances for the club in the league, O’Neil moved to Cambridge United in the winter of 2017. As his mother comes from Wales, O’Neil is open to play for the Wales national team, but he has yet to earn a cap with the Dragons.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.