Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Cambridge United and Harrogate face each other at Abbey Stadium in what is expected to be a close encounter. Cambridge United have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating Leyton and Grimsby, while losing to Bradford City and Stevenage. Mark Bonner’s men aim to climb to automatic promotion places, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Harrogate.
The newcomers, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Oldham Athletic, and seeing that they are eager to regain their spot in the top half of the table, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Harrogate recorded three wins in the previous four away games in the League Two, but share of spoils is on the cards at Abbey Stadium. This will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs in the English fourth tier.
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 (Harrogate):
Harrogate Town is an English club that welcomes their rivals at Wetherby Road. Opened on August 28, 1920, the venue can hold up to 5,000 spectators (500 seated). The club was founded back in 1914, with the Sulphurties facing Horsforth in their first competitive match on August 30, 1919.
Harrogate Town footballers wear yellow and black shirts when playing at home, while pink is the dominant colour of their away jersey. The Sulphurties did well to win the Whitworth Cup in the 1919/20 season, while the club’s biggest success in the FA Cup came in the 2012/13 when they made it to the second round.
Simon Weaver is one of the most notable footballers who played for Harrogate Town in the past. The team’s manager for the 2020/21 season played for several English clubs, and he has been very successful in the coaching job as well.