Match preview League Two: Cambridge United - Cheltenham Town at Abbey Stadium

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Abbey Stadium

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Cambridge United - Cheltenham Town!

Insights:
  • Cambridge United has the the best goal difference (+19) in League Two
  • Cheltenham Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

It's no vacation for neither Cambridge nor Cheltenham Town as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Cambridge United form and stats

8 victories, 5 draws and 2 defeats. That’s what Cambridge United, who have the the best goal difference (+19) in League Two, have to build on here at Abbey Stadium in the League Two.

Cambridge are confident in defense, having played 201 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

A strong away win for Cambridge against Mansfield Town the last match, as Harvey Knibbs and Paul Mullin (2) were on target. Before that, Cambridge drew at home versus Southend United.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Cambridge United as they are travelling to their away game against Port Vale in the League Two. That match is four days after this one.

The Cambridge fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 22 in 15 matches. Cambridge are not conceding a lot of goals here at Abbey Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 12 from 15 matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Cheltenham Town form and stats

7 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. That’s the product of Cheltenham Town playing as the away team in the League Two this season. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Cheltenham are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.

The manager M. Duff was unhappy after their last game, a League Two match played at their home ground Jonny-Rocks Stadium. Cheltenham Town suffered a 0-2 loss to Bradford City (placed 13th). Prior to that result Cheltenham won their away game at Walsall. The scoreline was 2-1.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Cheltenham manager M. Duff as the team has another away game coming up in only four days, this time against Scunthorpe United.

Cheltenham have scored 17 goals on their travels this season, from 14 away games in the league. Cheltenham Town are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 11 times in 14 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Cheltenham Town - Cambridge United 1-1. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Cambridge victories, three draws and four Cheltenham Town wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Cambridge UnitedP. Mullin
P. Mullin
21 goals
CambridgeJ. Ironside
J. Ironside
11 goals
Cheltenham TownA. Williams
A. Williams
7 goals

Cambridge United missing players

Cheltenham Town missing players

Cambridge United Cheltenham Town
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
30 15 3 Played P 3 14 28
15 8 2 Won W 1 7 13
7 5 1 Drew D 2 4 8
8 2 0 Lost L 0 3 7
47 22 4 Scored S 3 17 37
28 12 2 Conceded C 0 11 26
90% 80% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 33% 79% 86%
80% 73% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 71% 75%
53% 60% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 50% 43%
17% 13% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 7%
10% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 4%
53% 67% 67% BTTS BTTS 0% 43% 46%
30% 27% 33% Clean Sheets C S 100% 50% 43%
27% 27% 33% Failed to Score F T 67% 29% 25%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.3 1.7 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 0.9 1.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11.2 10.7 9 Shots (avg) S ( 9.7 10.7 12.3
3.8 3.8 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 3.6 4.4
41% 39% 67% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 34% 30%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Cambridge United has the the best goal difference (+19) in League Two
  • Cambridge United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Cheltenham Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Cambridge United 30 15 7 8 47 28 15 8 5 2 22 12 15 7 2 6 25 16 19 52
2 Forest Green Rovers 27 13 9 5 37 26 13 6 5 2 18 13 14 7 4 3 19 13 11 48
3 Cheltenham Town 28 13 8 7 37 26 14 6 4 4 20 15 14 7 4 3 17 11 11 47
4 Morecambe 29 13 7 9 39 40 13 6 4 3 17 15 16 7 3 6 22 25 -1 46
5 Salford City 28 12 9 7 38 23 15 7 8 0 26 11 13 5 1 7 12 12 15 45
6 Tranmere Rovers 28 13 6 9 37 34 15 8 1 6 24 18 13 5 5 3 13 16 3 45
7 Newport County 27 12 8 7 37 29 13 8 3 2 17 12 14 4 5 5 20 17 8 44
8 Exeter City 27 11 10 6 49 34 14 8 2 4 29 16 13 3 8 2 20 18 15 43
9 Carlisle United 25 13 4 8 35 24 12 9 1 2 25 13 13 4 3 6 10 11 11 43
10 Bolton Wanderers 29 11 8 10 36 40 15 5 4 6 16 18 14 6 4 4 20 22 -4 41
11 Leyton Orient 28 11 6 11 35 30 15 7 4 4 22 13 13 4 2 7 13 17 5 39
12 Crawley Town 27 10 8 9 37 35 14 6 4 4 21 15 13 4 4 5 16 20 2 38
13 Bradford City 27 10 7 10 31 31 13 5 4 4 14 13 14 5 3 6 17 18 0 37
14 Walsall 28 8 13 7 35 37 15 5 5 5 16 18 13 3 8 2 19 19 -2 37
15 Harrogate Town 29 10 6 13 33 37 13 3 4 6 10 15 16 7 2 7 23 22 -4 36
16 Scunthorpe United 27 11 2 14 31 35 14 6 2 6 18 19 13 5 0 8 13 16 -4 35
17 Oldham Athletic 28 10 5 13 46 52 14 4 1 9 21 26 14 6 4 4 25 26 -6 35
18 Mansfield Town 28 7 13 8 37 39 14 2 6 6 18 23 14 5 7 2 19 16 -2 34
19 Port Vale 29 9 6 14 41 44 14 5 3 6 21 18 15 4 3 8 20 26 -3 33
20 Colchester United 28 7 12 9 30 37 13 6 5 2 20 14 15 1 7 7 10 23 -7 33
21 Stevenage 30 7 12 11 24 31 15 4 6 5 13 12 15 3 6 6 11 19 -7 33
22 Southend United 29 6 6 17 18 45 15 4 1 10 13 23 14 2 5 7 5 22 -27 24
23 Barrow 27 5 8 14 32 39 14 3 7 4 20 20 13 2 1 10 12 19 -7 23
24 Grimsby Town 27 5 6 16 20 46 13 2 4 7 9 20 14 3 2 9 11 26 -26 21

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The English Football League Two (usually referred to as League Two) is the fourth highest division in English football. The League Two league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Four teams are promoted and four relegated.