Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Legendary Hillsborough will host Saturday’s football game between Sheffield Wednesday and Cambridge United. The Owls aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Lincoln, with the team eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground. Sheffield Wednesday are only one point behind sixth-place Plymouth, meaning that a win over Cambridge should see them climb to the playoffs berth. Experienced attacker Sadio Berahino should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in the last league match. The U’s, on the other hand, collected only one point in total from the previous three league fixtures.
Cambridge United are stuck in the middle of the standings, and seeing that they have little to play for in the remainder of the season, we believe that home win should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team, while all Deniran, Iorfa, Windass, Dean, Mendez-Laing, and Dele-Bashiru have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the home side.
Highlighted Player (Bailey Peacock-Farrell):
Despite being born in Darlington, England on October 29, 1996, Bailey Peacock-Farrell represents Northern Ireland at senior level. The Northern Ireland international started his youth career at Middlesbrough, but in 2013 he joined Leeds United. The talented goalkeeper continued playing for Leeds United senior team and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of him.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell made his first-team debut for the Whites on April 5, 2016 in a home game against Queens Park Rangers. The two played out a 1-1 draw at Elland Road and it has to be noted that the goalkeeper conceded a penalty kick in the 87th minute of the match. The 192-cm tall shot-stopper has a contract with Leeds United which should expire on June, 2020.
As previously mentioned, the Leeds United goalkeeper represents Northern Ireland on the international stage, qualifying for the national team thanks to his grandfather Jim Farreell, who was born in Enniskillen.
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.