Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Newport County will be looking to retain their spot in top seven when they take on Crawley Town in the League Two round 43. Despite a 1-0 loss to Cambridge United, the Exiles remained in the playoffs berth, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season if they are to secure a top-seven finish. Both Collins and Maynard are pushing for a start.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Bradford City and Cheltenham Town in the previous two league fixtures. Crawley Town are only three points behind top seven, meaning that Tuesday’s football match is of big importance for them. Since both sides are likely to go for a win in the midweek clash, punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. Jordan Maguire-Drew, who scored the winner against Cheltenham, should be recalled to Crawley’s starting line-up.
Highlighted Player (Tom King):
Thomas Lloyd King is a professional footballer who plays for Newport County as a goalkeeper. Born in Plymouth, England, on March 9, 1995, Tom King played for the likes of Manchester 62, Portsmouth, and Crystal Palace during his youth career.
Despite signing a professional deal with Crystal Palace, the English shot-stopper did not see any game action with the Eagles at the senior level. Tom King moved to Millwall in the summer of 2014, signing a one-year deal with the capital club. After making only 11 appearances for the Lions in the League One, King joined League two side Newport County on June 7, 2019, signing a two-year deal with the South Wales outfit.
It has to be noted that Thomas Lloyd King played for the likes of Welling United, Braintree Town, Stevenage, and AFC Wimbledon on loan as well before signing a deal with Newport County. Tom King has one cap with the England U17 despite his dual citizenship (England/Wales).
Highlighted Team (Crawley):
Crawley Town are an English football club that compete in the League 2. The club was founded back in 1896 and in the 2011/2012 season they secured promotion to the English fourth tier for the first time. The Devils play their home games at Broadfield Stadium, the venue which was built and opened in 1997.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,144 spectators and is owned by Crawley Borough Council. Crawley Town are well known for their red home kit, with the team wearing white shirts and sky blue shorts when playing on the travels. Crawley Town fans consider AFC Wimbledon the club’s biggest rivals, but they have rivalries with Brighton and Swindon Town as well.
In 1959 the Devils won the Metropolitan League Cup, which is considered one of the club’s biggest successes. Crawley Town won the Sussex Professional Cup in 1970, the Gilbert Rice Floodlight Cup in 1980 and 1984, the Southern Counties Combination Floodlight Cup in 1986, and the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.