Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After failing to win the previous four league matches, Mansfield Town will be looking to return to winning ways in the League Two when they host Newport County at their One Call Stadium. The Yellows are eager to escape the danger zone in the League Two standings, but the game against the Exiles will be anything but a walk in the park for them. Anyhow, we predict that Mansfield are going to find the net in Saturday’s clash as they netted eight goals in total in the previous three home fixtures in the league.
Newport County will be without Ash Baker (defender), Daniel Leadbitter (defender) and Josh Sheehan (midfielder) against the Yellows, but given Mansfield Town’s shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. The two teams played out a 2-2 draw in Wales in the first half of the season.
Highlighted Player (Bobby Olejnik):
Born in Vienna, Austria on November 26, 1986, Bobby Olejnik is a goalkeeper who plays for League Two side Mansfield Town. Olejnik started his youth career at Austria Wien, but in 2003 he moved to Aston Villa. Despite signing a professional contract with the Villans, he did not see any game action for the Villans at senior level.
The 188-cm tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Lincoln City (loan), Falkirk, Torquay United, Peterborough United, Scunthorpe United (loan), York City (loan), and Exeter City before joining Mansfield Town. Bobby Olejnik made his League Two debut with the Yellows on December 30, 2017, in a 2-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers.
Olejnik has 13 caps with the Austria U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. Olejnik’s preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 12 jersey at Mansfield Town.
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.