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Cambridge United v Barrow
Saturday 14th November 2020, 3pm
The Abbey Stadium
Sky Bet League Two
Cambridge United have enjoyed a wonderful start to the new campaign and know they could go back to the top of League Two with victory over Barrow on Saturday.
The U’s have won seven of their 11 league outings so far this term and remain unbeaten on home soil ahead of The Bluebirds’ visit to The Abbey Stadium this weekend.
After finishing in the bottom half of the division last time around, few would have tipped Cambridge to be among the pacesetters but they have been in fantastic form in the opening months.
Mark Bonner impressed during his spell as caretaker boss at the start of the year following Colin Calderwood’s departure and that prompted the club to offer him the job permanently in March.
Bonner’s men are the top scorers in the country at present after finding the net 24 times so far in league action so Barrow will have to find a way of nullifying that threat this weekend.
One To Watch
One of the main factors behind Cambridge United’s brilliant start to the new campaign has been the form of free-scoring forward, Paul Mullin.
Mullin has hit the net 13 times in all competition and 12 of those strikes have come in League Two to put the prolific front man out on his own at the top of the division’s scoring chart.
Having come through the ranks at Huddersfield Town, Mullin enjoyed a superb spell at Morecambe which saw him earn a move to Swindon Town in 2017 before he signed for Tranmere Rovers a year later.
He signed for Cambridge on loan in January before making that move permanent in the summer and he’s hit the ground running in 2020/21 so The Bluebirds will need to keep a close eye on him this weekend.
Head To Head
Saturday’s game will be the 15th competitive meeting between the two clubs and it’s fair to say that Cambridge have enjoyed the better of it historically – The U’s have won 10 of the previous 14 encounters.
Cambridge have done the double over Barrow in each of the last three seasons they shared a division between 2010/11 through to 2012/13 in the National League.
Barrow’s last win in the fixture came at Cambridge in 2009 when goals from Carlos Logan and Jason Walker ensured a 2-0 triumph at The Abbey Stadium.
Josh Smith will be the man in the middle for this weekend’s encounter between Cambridge United and Barrow at The Abbey Stadium.
The official is in to his third season as an EFL referee and you have to go back to November 2018 for the last time he oversaw a Barrow game when he watched us beaten 1-0 at Ebbsfleet United.
So far during 2020/21, Smith has taken charge of nine games – his most recent appointment came in the Championship when he saw Wycombe Wanderers win 2-1 at Birmingham City earlier this month.
The bookies have installed Cambridge as 11/10 favourites for three points this weekend, while you can get odds of 23/10 on Barrow picking up a win and the draw is also priced up at 23/10.
Click here now to take a look at Sky Bet’s range of odds on Saturday’s action.
Match Passes to watch Saturday’s game live on iFollow Barrow are now available – fans are reminded that Season Ticket holders do not get free access to away games.
Fans in the UK can buy a Match Pass to watch the action now priced at £10, while oversea supporters pay £7.
Click here now to buy your Match Pass for this weekend’s game.
We will also provide an audio commentary of this weekend’s game when we link up with BBC Radio Cumbria who will describe all the action as it unfolds.
You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.