Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Newport County will look to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Crawley Town when they take on Barrow in the League Two round 8. The Exiles have been involved in some high-scoring games in the first half of the season and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Summer signing Olly Thomas is pushing for a start as boss Graham Coughlan should opt to make changes to the team that faced the Red Devils at the weekend.
The Bluebirds, on the other hand, did well to beat Harrogate thanks to Kian Spence’s goal in their last league match, but beating Newport County at Rodney Parade is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that punters from all around the world can find value in betting on draw. Pete Wild is likely to field the best possible side this time out after resting several first-team regulars in the EFL Trophy game against Blackpool.
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.