Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After sharing the spoils with Northampton Town at the weekend, Cheltenham Town will be looking to return to winning ways in the League Two when they take on Newport County at Rodney Parade on Matchday 25. The Robins aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, and it has to be noted that they will be without suspended attacker Alex Addai, who has netted four goals in the league so far this term.
The Exiles, on the other hand, are on a nine-game winless run in the League Two, meaning that the lack of confidence could prove to be the team’s biggest problem in the Rodney Parade clash. Anyhow, under 2.5 goals should be considered as both sides have been struggling in front of goal of late. In the first half of the season, Newport County defeated Cheltenham Town 1-0.
Highlighted Player (Ade Azeez):
Adebayo Azeez is a professional football player who was born in Orpington, England on January 8, 1994. Azeez started his youth career at Rivercray, and in 2008 he moved to Charlton Athletic. Despite signing a professional contract with the Red Robins, the pacey attacker did not see any game action with the capital club.
After spending a couple of seasons on loan Wycombe Wanderers, Leyton Orient, Torquey United, and Dag & Red, Adebayo Azeez signed a contract with AFC Wimbledon in the summer of 2014. Azeez played for the likes of Partick Thistle, Cambridge United, and Dover Athletic (loan) as well before joining Newport County on January 31, 2019, on a permanent deal.
The Newport County forward has 3 caps with the England U19 team. His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine showings as both, right and left winger. Adebayo Azeez has dual citizenship (England/Nigeria).
Highlighted Team (Cheltenham):
Founded in 1887 by a local teacher Albert Close White, Cheltenham Town are an English club that compete in League Two. The Robins wear white jerseys with red stripes and white shorts when playing at home, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Cheltenham Town clinched the FA Trophy in 1998, with the team defeating Southport 1-0 in the title game. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of 26,837 spectators, with John Eaton scoring the only goal of the match. The Robins have won Leamington Hospital Cup, Midland Floodlit Cup, Gloucestershire Senior Cup, Cheltenham League and Gloucestershire Senior Amateur North Challenge Cup as well.
The likes of Gloucester City and Hereford are seen as Cheltenham’s traditional rivals, while, in more recent years, Forest Green Rovers have been the club’s main rivals. A 12-0 win over Chippenham Rovers (November 2, 1935), with the team suffering their biggest defeat against Tydfil (1-10) on March 8, 1952.