After the frustration of losing to Morecambe on Saturday, Wycombe Wanderers will know that a victory is needed against Cambridge United on Tuesday to keep their play-off dream alive.

The Chairboys will head east of the country to face their counterparts who are finding form at the right time, as the Amber Army aim to avoid relegation back down into League Two.

READ MORE: Wycombe suffer shock defeat against Morecambe as play-off push takes a hit

And with Wanderers’ top-six rivals playing on the same evening, it could be a tense night at the Abbey Stadium.

It’s Cambridge United vs Wycombe Wanderers and here’s everything you need to know.

Background and current form on Cambridge

At the time of writing, Cambridge sit in the League One relegation zone but have had a recent upturn in form.

The U’s have won three of their last four where they have picked up 10 points from the last 12 available.

Incredibly, they are now one of the inform teams in the division after they had tasted victory just once in 15 attempts.

READ MORE: 'We learn about the players' - Matt Bloomfield on Morecambe loss and Cambridge trip

A win would give Cambridge only their second double over the Chairboys in their history (the previous occasion was in the 2000/01 season), as they aim to prolong in their stay in England’s third tier.

They were promoted back to League One last season after a 20-year absence.

Additionally, a win against Wycombe, along with results going their way, could see the U’s go out of the drop zone for the first time since the start of January.

Background and current form on Wanderers

It's fair to say that Wanderers’ tenure under Matt Bloomfield has been mixed but there have been numerous signs of encouragement.

The Chairboys have lost five of their 11 matches since his appointment, which includes the recent 1-0 away loss against Morecambe on April 15.

However, some of the negative results are an indication of how badly Wycombe played.

In fact, it's been the opposite - there have been times Wanderers have been the better side but have not got the win.

READ MORE: 'They’re gutted' - Matt Bloomfield on Wycombe's players after shock loss at Morecambe

Most notably, the defeat on Saturday versus Morecambe, along with the 2-2 draw against Milton Keynes, the 1-0 home loss against Barnsley, and the 1-1 draw with Exeter City.

It’s been frustrating as we can see how good Wanderers can be.

This is why a victory is needed in the East of England, as another slip-up could result in Wycombe’s play-off push coming to an abrupt end.

Of course, if it’s mathematically possible, there is always a chance and as we’ve seen in recent years, Wycombe never do anything the easy way.

But a win is vital at the Abbey Stadium – anything less will be a huge blow.

Overall record against Cambridge

Games: 23

Wycombe wins: 15

Draws: Two

Cambridge wins: Six

Wycombe’s last five away games at Cambridge

2021/22: Cambridge United 1-4 Wycombe Wanderers

2017/18: Cambridge United 1-3 Wycombe Wanderers

2016/17: Cambridge United 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers

2015/16: Cambridge United 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

2014/15: Cambridge United 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe’s last five games against Cambridge

2022/23: Wycombe Wanderers 2-3 Cambridge United

2021/22: Cambridge United 1-4 Wycombe Wanderers

2021/22: Wycombe Wanderers 3-0 Cambridge United

2017/18: Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Cambridge United

2017/18: Cambridge United 1-3 Wycombe Wanderers


  • The referee for the fixture is Ben Speedie
  • He has only officiated two Wycombe matches in his career, which have resulted in Wanderers not winning
  • The first was the 5-0 home loss against Burton Albion in the Football League Trophy in November 2021 at Adams Park, whilst the second was the 0-0 draw against Portsmouth in March 2022
  • His assistants are Joseph Stokes and Nicholas Cooper, whilst the fourth official is Richie Watkins
  • Cambridge have scored the joint least amount of goals in League One this season with just 35 strikes
  • They are joined by Accrington Stanley, whilst Forest Green Rovers have scored the least with 30 goals
  • Even if Wycombe win, they will remain in eighth, but if they were to drop points and Portsmouth were to beat Oxford at home, Wanderers will drop to ninth
  • All of Matt Bloomfield’s victories as Wycombe manager have ended in 2-0
  • Cambridge have only won two of the last 10 against Wycombe
  • There has only been one draw in this fixture since 2000
  • Overall, 14 clean sheets have been kept in this fixture out of the 23 games played