FootyMAD's Cambridge United match preview

Last updated : 05 March 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Cambridge United v Northampton Town fixture

Northampton face a trip to Cambridge United at Abbey Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Cobblers have taken the points 7 times and lost only 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2002, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Fri 19 DecNorthampton1 - 2Cambridge U.LD3
2002/2003Tue 17 DecNorthampton0 - 1Cambridge U.FAC
2002/2003Sat 07 DecCambridge U.2 - 2NorthamptonFAC
2002/2003Tue 12 NovNorthampton2 - 4Cambridge U.AM
2001/2002Sat 20 AprNorthampton2 - 2Cambridge U.LD2
2001/2002Sat 27 OctCambridge U.3 - 3NorthamptonLD2
2000/2001Fri 13 AprNorthampton0 - 2Cambridge U.LD2

Recent respective form guides

Cambridge United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The U's's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Northampton's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Cobblers have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cambridge U. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 38 points from their 34 matches. Northampton's 48 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Cobblers out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Cambridge U.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Cambridge U. Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Northampton Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 14 outings ago.