Match Preview: v Cambridge United (A)

Here we take a look ahead to Tuesday evening's EFL Trophy - Round Two clash between the Saddlers and Cambridge United.
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Pre-Match News & Views

After slipping to a late defeat against Carlisle United at the weekend, the Saddlers' attention turns to Tuesday's EFL Trophy meeting with Cambridge United, and an opportunity to advance in a competition which saw the club visit Wembley Stadium in 2015.
 
Saturday's loss to the Cumbrians, which saw second-half substitute Tristan Abrahams grab the only goal of the game with just two minutes of normal time remaining, should provide plenty of ammunition to Matthew Taylor's side as they face League One opposition.

Meanwhile, Cambridge also suffered a narrow defeat on Saturday as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Sunderland, a result which saw the U's stretch their winless run to four league games.

Despite Sam Smith scoring his fifth goal in his last six outings and levelling the game midway through the second half, the U’s were unable to salvage a point after Nathan Broadhead had restored the Black Cats’ lead after 36 minutes, despite United dominating for much of the second 45 minutes.

Head to Head

The Saddlers and Us have met on just fifteen previous occasions, and it's Walsall who hold an overall head-to-head lead, having won eight times compared to Cambridge's five.

There have also been just two draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at took place at Fellows Park on Boxing Day, Wednesday, 26th December 1973 as the two sides faced-off in a Division Three clash which saw the Saddlers score three goals without reply.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that Will Finnie, who is based in Bedfordshire, will be the man in the middle, whilst Andy Bennett and Geoffrey Russell have been named assistant referees. Abigail Byrne will act as Fourth Official.

GAMES
17
YELLOW
CARDS
RED
CARDS
29
2
PENALTIES
3

Catch the Match

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The best way to stream the match is by doing so via the EFL iFollow App but please note, the App is only for streaming and supporters can't purchase their Match Passes through the application.
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