Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Cambridge United quickly bounced back from a heavy loss to Swindon Town, with the team beating Morecambe 1-0 in front of home fans at the weekend. The U’s have been producing fine displays on home soil of late, with the team recording three wins in the previous four home games in the League Two. Cambridge United aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and they are seen as favourites to pick up all three points from Wednesday’s football game against Mansfield Town.
The relegation strugglers, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Bradford City on Matchday 24, with the team extending their winless run in the League Two to eight games. The Yellows do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of the trip to Cambridgeshire; therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing something from the midweek clash.
Highlighted Player (Samir Carruthers):
Born in Islington, England on April 4, 1993, Samir Carruthers is an English footballer who plays for Cambridge United as a midfielder. Carruthers is a product of the Cambridge United football academy, but he played for Arsenal and Aston Villa as well during his youth career.
The 173-cm-tall footballer started his senior career at Villa Park, and he played for the likes of Milton Keynes Dons, Sheffield United, and Oxford United (loan) as well before returning to Abbey Stadium. Samir Carruthers has dual citizenship (England/Republic of Ireland), and it has to be noted that he has ten caps with the Republic of Ireland U21 team.
His main position is central midfield, but he is used as both attacking midfielder and right midfielder as well. Carruthers made his Cambridge United debut in the League Two in a 1-0 loss to Port Vale on August 31, 2019. His preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.