Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Newport County will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Mansfield Town when they take on Stockport County on Matchday 19. The Exiles are eager to put an end to their three-game winless run at home, but they will have a mountain to climb against the league leaders. Talented forward Sebastian Palmer-Houlden is pushing for a rare start, while there are no fresh injury concerns in the home team.
The Hatters, on the other hand, are eager to retain top position in the standings and given their 12-game winning run in the League Two, away triumph should be considered. As for the away team, Northern Ireland Callum Camps could sneak into the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Colchester United at the weekend. You should bear in mind that Stockport in each of their previous three meetings with Newport in all competitions.
Highlighted Team (Newport County):
Nicknamed the Exiles, Newport County are a Welsh club that welcome their rivals at Rodney Parade. Despite being based in Wales, the club compete in the English League Two. Newport County’s home ground was built in 1904, and it has a capacity of 7,850 people. The club’s home colours are amber shirts and black shorts, with the team wearing black, gray and amber kit when playing on the travels.
Newport County did well to win Welsh Cup in 1980, with the team making it to the FA Trophy in 2012. In 2008 the Latics managed to win the FAW Premier Cup, with the team beating fellow Welsh club Llanelli 1-0 in the title game.
Newport County recorded their biggest league win against Merthyr Town (10-0) on April 10, 1930, with the team suffering their heaviest defeat to Newcastle United (0-13) on October 5, 1946. The club’s record league attendance is 24,268. The record was set on October 16, 1937, when Newport County hosted Cardiff City in a Football League Third Division South game.