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Match Preview: Wycombe vs Cambridge Utd

28 February 2022

Looking to bounce back following Saturday’s defeat at the Kassam Stadium, Mark Bonner’s men make the trip to Buckinghamshire to face Wycombe…

Despite both sides having just 12 games remaining in their respective seasons, it’ll be the first time United and the Chairboy’s have met this campaign – having seen Boxing Day’s clash at Adams Park postponed due to COVID-19, as well as the Abbey Stadium reunion rearranged due to United’s FA Cup run.

How to watch

Tuesday night’s clash kicks off at 7:45pm, and if fans haven't already purchased their match tickets in advance, tickets will be available on the night at Adams Park at the following prices:

Adult: £25
65+: £22
Under 26: £20
Under 22: £18
Under 19: £14
Under 12: £5

If you can’t make the game, Match Passes are available to buy now for just £10. The simplest way to do so is by clicking here and selecting the Wycombe Wanderers fixture. Either log-in to your existing iFollow account or create a free account by clicking ‘Register Now’.

Once logged in, follow the process to enter your payment details and on Matchday, simply log-in and visit the fixture's Match Centre page to watch the game live from wherever you are.

Form

Cambridge United form: LDWWL
Wycombe Wanderers form: DDDLL

In an emotional encounter at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, celebrating the life of Oxford great Joey Beauchamp, Cambridge United’s run of two wins was ended after being pegged back twice either side of the half-time whistle before Cameron Brannagan and Matty Taylor sealed the win for the hosts.

Tuesday’s hosts head into the game having been beaten 3-2 by Accrington at the Wham Stadium, despite, much like the U’s, leading twice in the game. Sam Vokes had given the Chairboy’s the lead after just seven minutes before Sulley Kaikai restored Wycombe’s lead just 15 minutes later. However, second half goals from Ross Sykes and Harry Pell condemned Gareth Ainsworth’s side to their second defeat in as many matches.

Head-to-Head

United wins: 5     Draws: 2     Wycombe wins: 13

The Chairboys’ rise through the English league system throughout the second half of the 20th century meant it took 130 years of association football for both sides to meet in 1993 – after being drawn to face each other in an FA Cup second round clash at Adams Park.

Wycombe would go on to win that afternoon, thanks to Jason Cousins’ second half goal, and have since enjoyed the share of spoils when it comes to overall head-to-head games.

Mark Bonner’s men will be hoping to end 21-year run on Tuesday Night, with the U’s not recording a win in Buckinghamshire since 2001.

The last time both sides met saw Paul Lewis cancel out Adebayo Akinfenwa’s opener in injury time, as the U’s salvaged an unlikely point against the eventually promoted Chairboy’s in 2018.

Who’s in the middle? 

Following a two-week break, James Oldham will return on Tuesday night as the Derbyshire born referee head’s up United’s clash with Wycombe at Adams Park.

It’ll be the first time since the U’s 1-0 defeat against Cheltenham last season that they have been officiated by Oldham.

Oldham will be joined by assistants Ravel Cheosiaua and Joseph Stokes, with Samuel Ogles overseeing the game as fourth official.

Quick Quotes

U’s head coach Mark Bonner on Wycombe, ahead of tomorrow night’s clash:

“There are a lot of good teams in this league, and they’ve all got players that are capable of hurting you, as have we, we know that, but we also know every team we play against they’ll have plenty of threats.

“Wycombe have got a lot of power in the team and players that we are going to have to play very well against in order to contain them and defend against. They’re direct and are strong from set plays, and as always, we need to see how we can be a threat too.”


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