Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on Abbey Stadium when Cambridge United and Forest Green go head to head in the League Two derby. Cambridge United recorded a very important 4-2 win over Oldham Athletic on Tuesday, with the team retaining their spot in top two. Since a win over Forest Green could see the Yellows overtake Cheltenham in top position, we are positive that the hosts will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s derby.
The Green Army, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-1 win over Harrogate. Forest Green aim to retain their spot in top three, and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. It has to be noted that midfielder Elliott Whitehouse is banned for the visitors following his sending off in the win over Harrogate.
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 (Forest Green):
Forest Green are an English club which was founded back in 1889. The Rovers host fellow League Two teams at the New Lawn, the stadium with the capacity of 5,302. Forest Green played their first home league game on October 6, 1889, with the team sharing the spoils with Brimscombe.
Green is the dominant colour of their home kit, and Forest Green footballers wear black shirts and black shorts when playing on the travels. In the 1981/82 season the club won the FA Vase, with the team beating Rainworth Miners Welfare 3-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
It has to noted that town of Nailsworth, where Forest Green are based, is the smallest settlement to ever host a Football League club. In December 2012 the club won a prize for growing a field without using chemicals. cheltenham town are regarded as one of the club’s fiercest rivals.