Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Newport County will be aiming to make amends for the FA Cup loss to Manchester United when they take on Swindon Town in the League Two round 31. The Exiles failed to extend their winning run in all competitions to four games, but they are still seen as favourites to pick up all three points from Saturday’s encounter. Lewis Payne is pushing for a start after coming as a substitute in the FA Cup defeat, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Robins, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Bradford City, with the team quickly bouncing back from a 2-1 loss to Crewe. Swindon, though, suffered a loss in each of their last four away games in the English fourth tier, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the hosts. Gavin Gunning is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Bantams at the weekend.
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.