Already this is a bit of a basement battle between these two. Neither have managed to pick up a point from their opening two games of the new campaign so this is going to be a vitally important game for someone to win. Does either of them have enough in them to actually record a victory at the moment though? They have both only returned the one goal this season in the division and Crawley have conceded one more than Cambridge have done. Three points from this will see someone rocket themselves up the table and this could be a really competitive match up. It’s certainly not one either will want to lose. So a tight game ahead and naturally the markets are tight. Cambridge are 6/5 at William Hill to land the win with home side Crawley at 21/10.
Crawley suffered a 3-1 loss at home against Port Vale on the opening weekend of action and then they were edged out in a 1-0 loss on the road at Cheltenham. So punters are going to be worried about what they will be able to produce at both ends. Defensively they aren’t there and like last season, they aren’t likely going to pack a huge punch going forward. The Reds posted a W8 D7 L8 record on home soil last season but they have now won just one of their last twelve in League Two at the Broadfield Stadium (W1 D4 L7).
So it has been a tough start for the U’s as well with back to back defeats. They went down out at Exeter on the opening weekend of the season and couldn’t raise anything from their home game against Carlisle last weekend. So like Crawley, they have just the one goal for the season. The U’s posted a W10 D4 L9 record on their travels in League Two last season but they have lost five of their last six on the road (W1). Huge concerns then for them but they did at least win both games against the Reds last season.
Head to Head News
So the form is running with Cambridge in this one. They won both games against Crawley last season, taking a 3-1 win in this corresponding fixture. Overall from the four League Two contests that these have played the head to head stands at two wins each. Crawley’s home defeat against the U’s last season was their first ever home loss against them. In the overall head to head record in all competitions between these two Crawley are well up with a W10 D4 L4 record against Cambridge.
Top Betting Tips
Hard to pick a winner from these two who both badly need a victory in this one. Cambridge are going as favourites, but they are well down in the head to head from previous visits to Crawley and they won’t get an easy game. It is probably going to end up being a case of neither being good enough to win. The U’s are likely to have a little more attacking threat in them but the game looks as if it will comfortably go under 1.5 goals which is 2/1 at Sky Bet and the draw in the match outright has stacks of appeal.