Preview: Burton Albion vs. Cambridge United

Burton Albion will face off against Cambridge United in England’s League One on October 9.

The teams, Burton Albion (or Burton) and Cambridge United (often termed Cambridge or Cambridge Utd), are meeting once more, five months subsequent to their League One encounter, where Burton emerged victorious with a 1-0 score. Riding the wave of their recent triumph over Wigan in a League One fixture last Wednesday, Burton Albion extends their unbroken run to 5 games.

Conversely, Cambridge United is gearing up for the clash, following a defeat to Barnsley in the League One last Wednesday, marking their fifth consecutive game without a win.

Recent Performance

In their last outing, Burton Albion bested Wigan while Cambridge United were bested by Barnsley. Analyzing the broader picture, Burton Albion has secured victory in 4 out of their previous 20 games, suffered 8 losses and settled for a draw 8 times. Cambridge United, on the flip side, clinched 8 wins, faced 8 losses, and drew 4 times in their last 20 fixtures.

Delving into their most recent 6 matches, Burton Albion triumphed thrice (2-1 versus Wigan on October 4, 2-0 versus Everton U-21 on September 27, and 2-3 versus Port Vale on September 20), were defeated once (2-0 by Barnsley on September 16), and held to a draw twice (0-0 with Reading on September 30 and 1-1 with Fleetwood Town on September 23).

Cambridge United, however, savored victory once (1-0 against Reading on September 5), were beaten thrice (0-4 by Barnsley on October 4, 2-1 by Wigan on September 16, and 2-0 by Peterborough United on September 13), and ended in a draw twice (0-0 with Derby County on September 30 and 1-1 with Port Vale on September 23) in their respective last 6 games.

Team Updates

Burton Albion

Burton Albion’s manager, Dino Maamria, faces no fitness hurdles ahead of this encounter, with a fully fit squad at his disposal for selection.

Cambridge United

Similarly, with a fully fit roster to choose from, Cambridge United’s manager, Mark Bonner, has no fitness worries to report as they approach this match.

Historical Encounters

Since May 2015, Burton Albion and Cambridge United have crossed paths 6 times. Burton secured 2 wins, one match concluded in a draw, while Cambridge United won 3 times. Their latest confrontation was on May 4, 2023, in England’s League One, with Burton Albion clinching a 1-0 win. Throughout these 6 encounters, Burton Albion has netted 11 goals in total, while Cambridge United has scored 15.

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