Notts have met Cambridge 30 times in their history.
Notts’ 3-2 defeat in the second game of the 2018/19 season means that they have lost 6 of their last 8 games against Cambridge.
Notts have only one win in their last 15 games, drawing six and losing eight.
Cambridge have not won away since October, but new manager Colin Calderwood has boosted their chances of avoiding relegation with two recent home wins against Crawley and Stevenage.
Seasons in each division
Division One (or Prem): 0
Division Two (or Champ): 8
Division Three (or League 1): 9
Division Four (or League 2): 22
Elected to Football League in 1970
Head to head stats and where they rank
Goals Scored: Notts – 29 (joint 16th with Swindon and Grimsby), Cambridge – 24 (23rd)
Goals conceded: Notts – 56 (1st), Cambridge – 47 (2nd)
Top scorer: Notts – Kane Hemmings and Jon Stead (7), Cambridge – Jevani Brown (5)
Most appearances: Notts - Ross Fitzsimons (27), Cambridge – George Maris (26)
Notts have new signings Ryan Schofield and Jim O’Brien available for this weekends crunch clash with Cambridge. Fellow new recruit Ben Barclay will look to retain his place in the starting line-up after making his debut against Colchester.
Enzio Boldewijn has returned to training ahead of schedule but will be nursed back slowly from his injury that he picked up at the end of November.
Lewis Alessandra started in Notts’ reserve match earlier this week against Doncaster and was on the bench against Colchester as he looks to return from injury.
Kane Hemmings and Elliott Hewitt may be doubts for the game.
Reggie Lambe, who has 4 goals this season for Cambridge, could be doubtful for Saturday’s game. As could central midfielder Liam O’Neil.
New signing Rushian Hepburn-Murphy will be available for the game after signing on loan from Aston Villa.