Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Tuesday’s postponed fixture at Rodney Parade pits together Newport County and Northampton Town, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Exiles aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in the League Two, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Aneurin Livermore is widely expected to return to the starting XI after missing Friday night’s draw with Harrogate Town.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Forest Green. Since the visitors will go for a win in the postponed fixture as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Both Joseph Mills and Sid Nelson remain on the sidelines with injuries for the visiting team. Newport county defenders should have former Mansfield Town man Danny Rose at bay.
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 (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.