Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Abbey Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Cambridge United and Oxford United. The U’s have been struggling to find their best form in 2023, with the team slipping down the standings week by week, and, as a result, their League One status is in great danger. Mamadou Jobe remains on the sidelines with injury, while Shilow Tracey is pushing for a rare start.
The Yellows, on the other hand, collected only one point in total from the last five league matches. Since the visitors are eager to return to winning ways as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Forward Tyler Smith is widely expected to return to Oxford’s starting XI after he was rested in the 3-1 loss to Plymouth. In the first half of the season Oxford defeated Cambridge thanks to Tyler Goodrham’s late goal.
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 (Oxford United):
Oxford United are one of the oldest clubs in the League One as they were founded back in 1893. However, Oxford United adopted their current name 67 years later and have been playing under it ever since.
Over the years the Yellows have built a great rivalry with Swindon Town and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two sides. Oxford United play home matches at Kassam Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 12,500. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been Oxford United’s home ground ever since. The Boys from Up the Hill are well known for their yellow and blue colours, but they play their away games in dark blue (with a little yellow) or black kits.
Oxford’s player with the most league appearances is John Shuker, playing 478 games for the club from 1962 to 1977. On the other hand, Jim Magilton is the club’s most capped player in internationals, playing 18 games for Northern Ireland.