Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win at Leyton Orient, Crawley Town will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Newport County on Matchday 20. The Red Devils have been producing excellent displays in the League Two of late, and it is more than obvious that they are eager to book their place in the playoffs. Crawley have already recorded five wins on home soils this term, but the game against the league leaders will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side.
The Exiles, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team collecting only one point in total from the previous three league fixtures. Newport, though, are still leading the standings, and we predict that they are going grab something from Saturday’s clash against Crawley. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Lewis Young ):
Lewis Young is an experienced defender who plays for Crawley Town in the League Two. Young has a very interesting football career as he played for eight English clubs before joining Crawley Town.
The Watford product had an opportunity to play for the likes of Hereford United, Burton Albion, Forest Green, Northampton Town, Yeovil Town, Aldershot Town, and Bury, but he has never received a call-up for the England national team. Lewis Young wears the No. 2 shirt at Crawley Town’s primary position is right-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a right midfielder as well.
It is well known that Lewis Young is the younger brother of Inter Milan full-back Ashley Young, who played for the likes of Watford, Aston Villa, and Manchester United in the Premier League. Lewis Young has a dual citizenship as his father is of Jamaican descent. He was born in Stevenage, England on September 27, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Newport County):
Nicknamed the Exiles, Newport County are a Welsh club that welcome their rivals at Rodney Parade. Despite being based in Wales, the club compete in the English League Two. Newport County’s home ground was built in 1904, and it has a capacity of 7,850 people. The club’s home colours are amber shirts and black shorts, with the team wearing black, gray and amber kit when playing on the travels.
Newport County did well to win Welsh Cup in 1980, with the team making it to the FA Trophy in 2012. In 2008 the Latics managed to win the FAW Premier Cup, with the team beating fellow Welsh club Llanelli 1-0 in the title game.
Newport County recorded their biggest league win against Merthyr Town (10-0) on April 10, 1930, with the team suffering their heaviest defeat to Newcastle United (0-13) on October 5, 1946. The club’s record league attendance is 24,268. The record was set on October 16, 1937, when Newport County hosted Cardiff City in a Football League Third Division South game.