Mansfield Town travel to take on Cambridge United at Trade Recruitment Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Stags will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 6 and win only 2 of the 10 games.
The last time the two teams met at Cambridge U. was just over four years ago, in September 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Sep||Mansfield Town||1 - 1||Cambridge U.||CONF|
|2004/2005||Tue 11 Jan||Mansfield Town||0 - 0||Cambridge U.||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Sep||Cambridge U.||2 - 2||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Apr||Mansfield Town||1 - 1||Cambridge U.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Sep||Cambridge U.||1 - 2||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|1998/1999||Sat 20 Mar||Cambridge U.||7 - 2||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|1998/1999||Sat 31 Oct||Mansfield Town||1 - 3||Cambridge U.||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Cambridge United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 10.
The Stags have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Stags's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.
Cambridge U. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 50 points from 30 games. Mansfield Town see themselves just below half way in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, showing a record of 40 points from their 30 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
A creditable return from recent away games for Stags could well see them head back from Trade Recruitment Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw
|Cambridge U.||No sequences of note|
|Mansfield Town||3 successive away victories.|
6 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.