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History of the Cambridge United v Mansfield Town fixture

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:
2008/2009Sat 20 SepMansfield Town1 - 1Cambridge U.CONF
2004/2005Tue 11 JanMansfield Town0 - 0Cambridge U.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 11 SepCambridge U.2 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
2003/2004Sat 03 AprMansfield Town1 - 1Cambridge U.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 27 SepCambridge U.1 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
1998/1999Sat 20 MarCambridge U.7 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
1998/1999Sat 31 OctMansfield Town1 - 3Cambridge 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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cambridge U.62228118
Mansfield Town64115313

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

Sequence statistics:
Cambridge U. No sequences of note
Mansfield Town 3 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.