Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Abbey Stadium will host Tuesday’s football game between Cambridge United and Scunthorpe United. The U’s did well to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Cheltenham, with the team beating Port Vale thanks to Liam O’Neil’s goal. The 27-year-old midfielder is widely expected to return to the starting XI against Scunthorpe where Cambridge United are eyeing their ninth home win of the season. Paul Digby is sidelined with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Iron, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form in the League Two, with the team losing to both Bolton and Cheltenham Town in the previous two league fixtures. Scunthorpe are safe for now, and seeing that Cambridge United are eager to retain top position in the standings, home win should be considered. The likes of Aaron Jarvis, George Hornshaw, and George Taft are all out of contention with injuries, while Ryan Loft is a major doubt.
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 (Scunthorpe):
Founded back in 1899, Scunthorpe United are a professional football club that compete in League Two. The Iron wear sky blue and claret jerseys and claret shorts when playing on home soil, while green is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Scunthorpe United welcome their rivals at the Sands Venue Stadium, which can hold up to 9,088 people. The Iron recorded their biggest triumph (8-1) against Luton Town on April 24, 1965, with the team repeating the success 30 years later when they hammered Torquey United 8-1 in the New Division 3. As for the club’s biggest loss, the Iron were crushed by Carlisle United 8-0 on November 25, 1952.
Grimsby Town are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals, but they maintain rivalries with local clubs Hull City, Doncaster Rovers, and Lincoln City as well. Jack Brownsword (1947-65) holds the record for most appearances in Scunthorpe United shirt (783).