Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Rodney Parade will host Saturday’s football game between Newport and Stevenage, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Newport aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Walsall, and we are positive that they will go for a victory against Stevenage. You should bear in mind that the Exiles are eyeing their ninth home win of the season. The Boro, on the other hand, are eight points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the trip to Wales.
Stevenage are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures, but given the importance of the match for the promotion-chasing side, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. In their previous meetings in the League Two Newport defeated Stevenage 1-0, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Exiles. Joe Martin has overcome his injury, while Charlier Carter is rated doubtful for the visitors.
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 (Stevenage):
Based in Hertfordshire, England, Stevenage Borough are a professional club that compete in the League Two. The Boro are well known for their red and white home hit, while dark blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Stevenage play their home games at Broadhall Way, the stadium which can hold up to 6,722 spectators and they were founded in 1976.
The Boro have won FA Trophy on two occasions (2006/07, 2008/09), with the team clinching the Herts Senior Cup title in the 2008/09 season thanks to a 2-1 win over Cheshunt. Luton are considered one of the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in matches between the two sides.
In 2015 fighting broke out between rival fans near to the end of the clash at the Lamex. It has to be noted that Stevenage Borough were founded in 1976 after the bankruptcy of Stevenage Athletic.