Our prediction for this League 2 match:
High-flying Mansfield Town will look to extend their winning run to five games when they welcome Newport County to their One Call Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Yellows have been scoring goals for fun of late and it is no wonder the odds for home win have been dropping. Experienced forward Lucas Akins continues to miss out with injury, but given Mansfield’s attacking potential, home win should be considered.
The Exiles, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in recent weeks, with the team losing to Notts County, beating Gillingham, while sharing the spoils with MK Dons. Newport County, though, have already suffered six defeats on the road this term and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Mansfield’s party at One Call Stadium. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Nottinghamshire.
Highlighted Team (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.