Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Cambridge United will be aiming to extend their winning run to four games when they host Morecambe at their Abbey Stadium on Matchday 39. The Yellows are determined to secure automatic promotion to the League One, and a win over Morecambe will see them move one step closer to turning the dream into reality. Prolific striker Paul Mullin, who has netted 25 goals in the League Two so far this term, will be the man to keep an eye on in the home team.
The Shrimps aim to build on back-to-back wins over Harrogate and Cheltenham, but Cambridge United will pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. Ireland McAlinden should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in the triumph over Cheltenham. In the first half of the season Cambridge United crushed Morecambe 5-0.
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 (Morecambe):
Based in Lancashire, England, Morecambe are a professional club that compete in the League 2. The Shrimps were founded in 1920, and they welcome their home rivals at Globe Arena. The venue, which was opened in August, 2010, can hold up to 6,476 people.
Morecambe wear red shirts and red shorts when playing in front of home fans, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Fellow Lancashire-based club Accrington Stanley are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals. The Shrimps have rivalries with the likes of Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Kendal Town, and Southport as well.
In 1974 Morecambe won the FA Trophy as they defeated Dartford 2-1 in the title game, and 14 years later they lifted the Conference League Cup trophy. The Shrimps secured promotion into the Football League with a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the 2007 play-offs final.