Cambridge host the Grecians this weekend in a game that the visitors will be desperate to win. Despite being the underdog, Exeter have won four of the last five league meetings.
The U’s have found it difficult to find consistency this season, which has put them in 16th with 24 points after 21 matches. Their biggest issue has been in the final third, with the side scoring just 18 goals. Luckily, they are relatively solid defensively and only concede 1.33 goals per game on average.
Last time out, Cambridge completed the perfect counter-attacking game plan as they beat Blackpool 2-1 at home. The U’s showed great character to complete the comeback by halftime.
Exeter have been poor this season, winning just five of their 20 League One matches. They’re currently placed in 20th, and they find themselves in an early-season relegation battle. Just like Cambridge, their Achilles heel has been in attack, with the Grecians scoring the joint second fewest goals this season, 13!
Last time out, they picked up an important point away from home, as they drew 1-1 with fourth-place Stevenage, despite having ten men from the 43rd minute.
Exeter have only won 30% of their away matches this season, yet Cambridge are relatively strong at home, winning five of their 11 home games. This game should be low-scoring, with fine margins deciding the outcome.
The final prediction is Cambridge 1-1 Exeter.