Mansfield vs Cambridge United by Hassy
The Stags will be delighted with their start to the season after securing three wins and a draw from their opening five league games. The one blip was a 2-0 away defeat to quickly improving Plymouth Argyle but Mansfield have not won at Home in the last 28 years so nothing other than a loss there was expected. In their last home league game they managed to beat Yeovil despite playing 77 minutes of the game with ten men after Rose was sent off. Mansfield's new signing Alex Iacovitti will be included in the squad to face Cambridge in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.
Kyle Howkins, Chris Clements (hamstring), Jack Thomas (groin) and Jamie McGuire are nursing injuries and Danny Rose completes a three-match ban.
Cambridge United have made a terrible start to the season and they are currently languishing at the foot of the table and have yet to get a single win in the league in their opening five fixtures. The poor run of form means that Shaun Derry could very likely be the first League Two manager to lose his job in the new season unless they can quickly improve on the two points garnered from a possible fifteen. The main problems lie in the defence. Cambridge United just can’t seem to find the right shape defensively at the start of the new campaign. They have conceded goals in every league game so far this season and it was painful viewing last week when the succumbed to a terrible defeat to Luton Town (0 – 3) when the team looked terrible on both ends of the pitch. Cambridge's deadline-day signing Brad Halliday is hoping to make his debut.
Adam McGurk is a step closer to returning to contention following a knee injury and George Maris is also expected to remain on the sidelines due to an on-going thigh problem.
The Stags buoyed by the news of Matty Green's loyalty to the club will have too much going forward for a Cambridge side low on confidence. The odds given on home victory are just too good to be missed so I will be going with the maximum units and back the stags to record three more points.
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|Home Win||William Hill||2.25||10||0-0 LOST (-10 units)|