Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Newport County and AFC Wimbledon will lock horns at Rodney Parade in the League Two round 6. The Exiles aim to recover from the EFL Cup loss to Brentford, with the team eyeing their third consecutive league win. First-choice centre-forward Sebastian Palmer-Houlden is widely expected to return to the starting XI after the 19-year-old came as a substitute in the midweek defeat. The Dons, meanwhile, made life difficult for Premier League powerhouse Chelsea in the EFL Cup round 2, but the Blues eventually scored the winner and made it to the next round.
AFC Wimbledon played out a 1-1 draw with Forest Green in their last League Two game and we predict that they will share the spoils with Newport Count as well as the two sides seem to be evenly matched at the moment. Attacking duo Al-Hamadi – Bugiel should be recalled to the starting XI after they were rested in the Stamford Bridge showdown.
Highlighted Player (James Clark ):
Born in Berlin, Germany, James Clark is an experienced defender who plays for Walsall in the League Two. After spending his youth career at Watford, Clark played for the likes of Oxford United, Oxford City, Salisbury City, Woking, and Bristol Rovers before joining Walsall on a two-year deal.
The defender, who wears the No. 5 jersey at Walsall, has a contract with the Saddlers which should expire in June 2021. His primary position is centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a right-back as well. His preferred foot is right. James Clark made his League Two debut with Walsall on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 win over Northampton Town.
He scored his first goal for the Saddlers in the Northampton Town clash as well, helping the team pick up all three points from the PTS Academy Stadium clash. Clark scored his first professional goal during his spell with Bristol Rovers. He found the net in a 2-1 win over Wycombe at the start of the 2018/19 season.
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.