BARROW- CAMBRIDGE UNITED
Hosts have won just once in nine, losing five and also failing to score in five starts, this has left them in the drop zone and desperate for a win.
They could still be feeling a little leggy, after the incredible long journey down to Torquay on Saturday, that is a circa 700 mile round trip and probably entailed 14 hours on the road. To make matters worse, they also picked up a yellow card and Jason Walker, will now be out for four games, after his appeal was turned down today and his punishment increased !
However, if they are really going to target must win games, they might be better advised commiting themselves to the next two, very win-able fixtures against Lewes and Weymouth.
They certainly meet sterner opponents tonight in United, who are firmly set on pushing Burton, who lost again on Saturday, to the wire, in the hunt for the sole automatic promotion spot.
The visitors have now won 7 from 9 and put four past Northwich on Saturday, who were previously looking very tight defensively.That was a very professional display and United enjoyed 59% possession and won the shot count 15-4. After tonight, Cambridge do not play again for 13 days, so will leave nothing on the pitch, the board has backed the players and given them every assistance to take to the pitch in the best possible condition. Putting up the money for the squad to travel north yesterday, stay overnight in a hotel and train at Blackburn's facilities today. They will go all out for the win and are my strongest bet of the night.
7.5 points Cambridge United -1/2 ball 1.83 + .... a little higher in places.