This is a crucial match for Cambridge. After their narrow 1-0 loss to Burton Albion on Wednesday Cambridge have to win against FGR on Sunday. They also have to hope that neither Morecambe nor MK Dons win their final games (both are playing away from home). At the moment Cambridge are in 22nd place in the league, a point behind Morecambe and MK Dons. The game against Rovers could well decide their season.
Don’t expect a goalfest! Cambridge and FGR are the 3rd lowest and lowest scoring sides in this league (39 for Cambridge, 31 for FGR). Defensively, neither side have done that well (Cambridge have conceded 67 times, FGR 87 times).
In the return fixture in Nailsworth on 3rd December, Josh March opened the scoring in the first half, then Cambridge equalised in the 89th minute before Connor Wickham converted a penalty in added time to give Rovers the 2-1 win.
Cambridge have a much better home record than they have on the road. Although they are in the relegation places in 22nd place, this could have been much worse. The U’s went on a mini-run of 3 wins and a draw in 4 games which gave their fans hope. However, their next games were a home loss to Wycombe, an away defeat at Plymouth and then an away win at struggling Accrington. However, they then lost a crucial midweek away match at Burton on Wednesday, 1-0. This has now put Cambridge’s season on a knife-edge.