Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Newport County will be looking to make amends for back-to-back losses to Grimsby Town and Oldham Athletic when they take on Morecambe at their Rodney Parade on Matchday 37. Newport County have been struggling at the back of late, but unlike their away record, the Exiles have been producing fine showings at home in the 2019/20 season.
Even though captain Joss Labadie is sidelined through suspension, we believe that home win should be considered as Newport County are eager to give fans some cheer. The Shrimps, on the other hand, did well to hold promotion-chasing Crewe to a 1-1 draw at the weekend, but they recorded their last league win on February 11, 2020. Considering that Morecambe are not regarded as good travellers, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the Exiles, who have turned their Rodney Parade into a real fortress.
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 (Morecambe):
Based in Lancashire, England, Morecambe are a professional club that compete in the League 2. The Shrimps were founded in 1920, and they welcome their home rivals at Globe Arena. The venue, which was opened in August, 2010, can hold up to 6,476 people.
Morecambe wear red shirts and red shorts when playing in front of home fans, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Fellow Lancashire-based club Accrington Stanley are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals. The Shrimps have rivalries with the likes of Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Kendal Town, and Southport as well.
In 1974 Morecambe won the FA Trophy as they defeated Dartford 2-1 in the title game, and 14 years later they lifted the Conference League Cup trophy. The Shrimps secured promotion into the Football League with a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the 2007 play-offs final.