Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Abbey Stadium will host Saturday’s League One game between Cambridge United and Port Vale, the two teams who are level on points ahead of Matchday 15. The U’s are on a four-game losing run, with the team slipping down the standings, meaning that the lack of confidence could prove to be a big problem for the home side. Mamadou Jobe remains in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Valiants, on the other hand, played out a 2-2 draw with Forest Green in their last league fixture. Port Vale have been having their ups and downs on the road this season, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on draw. Ireland teenage forward Ademipo Odubeko is pushing for a rare start after scoring as a substitute in the last league match.
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 (Port Vale):
Nicknamed the Valiants, Port Vale are a professional club that compete in the League Two. Port Vale welcome their rivals at Vale Park, and they wear white and black kit when playing in front of home fans. Yellow, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Valiants’ home ground, which was built in 1950, can hold up to 49,768 people. Championship side Stoke City are seen as one of the club’s fiercest rivals, but their rivalry is pretty healthy. The two teams first met on December 2, 1882, with the Potters emerging triumphant (1-0).
The Valiants maintain a rivalry with fellow League 2 club Crewe Alexandra as well. Speaking of the club’s titles, it has to be noted that Port Vale have won Football League Trophy on two occasions (1993, 2001). A 9-1 win over Chesterfield from September 24, 1932 is the club’s biggest triumph.