League Two leaders Cambridge United look to consolidate their place at the top of the table on Saturday afternoon, but they face a tricky test against an Exeter City side that are chasing the top seven.
In spite of the odd setback, Cambridge have been in the top three since early January and spent the vast majority of that time in the top spot. They now have just six games left to play - one fewer than the sides chasing their tail - with promotion glory so nearly in sight, they've produced their best winning run of the season by registering four successive wins against Oldham, Forest Green, Carlisle and Morecambe.
However, they were unable to maintain that run on Easter Monday with a 1-1 draw away to third-placed chasers Tranmere Rovers. Still, they came from behind to take a creditable point in the circumstances - especially on a day when none of the top six won.
Exeter City, meanwhile, come into this contest just three points off the play-offs, but will need to drastically improve their current form if they're to close that gap - with one win and four defeats from their last six outings. Easter weekend didn't yield the return to form that they might have hoped for, with an underwhelming 1-0 defeat at Port Vale followed by a drab 0-0 at home to bottom-half strugglers Mansfield Town, a game in which they could only muster five attempts and one shot on target.
Exeter have been something of a bogey side for Cambridge in recent years - with three consecutive defeats without scoring against them, including a 2-0 in the reverse fixture back in October. However, a quirk of the fixture list has seen all three of those defeats away at St. James Park. The last time Exeter played a league match at the Abbey Stadium - back in October 2019 - they suffered a 4-0 thrashing.