Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on the New Lawn when Forest Green and Newport County take on each other in the League Two derby. Forest Green recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southend in their last league match, with the team cementing their spot in top seven. The Green Army aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but Tuesday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
The Exiles are leading the chase for automatic promotion ahead of Matchday 15, and, to make things even better for the fans, they outclassed Salford City 3-0 in the FA Cup at the weekend. Newport County are high on spirits ahead of the midweek match, and given Forest Green’s attacking potential, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. It has to be noted that 19 goals in total have been netted in the previous five meetings between the two clubs.
Highlighted Player (Dominic Bernard):
After spending his youth career at Tredworth Tigers and Birmingham City, Dom Bernard signed a professional deal with the Blues. However, he did not see any game action with Birmingham City at the senior level as he was instantly sent on loan at Aldershot Town.
After making 35 appearances for the Shots in the league, Dom Bernard joined Forest Green in the summer of 2019. He made his debut with the Green Army against Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the 2019/2020 season. Bernard, who quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Forest Green, has one cap with the Republic of Ireland U18 team while making two appearances with the U17 team.
He was born in Gloucester, England on March 29, 1997, and he wears the number 3 shirt at Forest Green. His main position is right back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a centre-back as well.
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.