Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Salford City and Newport County square off against each other at Peninsula Stadium in what is expected to be a close League Two encounter. The Lions aim to put an end to their five-game losing run in the League Two, but given their shaky defence, home win should not be considered. Experienced forward Matt Smith is pushing for a start after he was rested in the EFL Cup loss to Burnley on Tuesday evening.
The Exiles, on the other hand, aim to recover from a heavy 4-1 loss to Bradford City. Considering that Newport are desperate to return to winning ways as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. You should now that 14 goals in total have been netted in the previous four meetings between the two sides. As for the away team, both Thomas and Bondswell are eyeing spots in the starting XI.
Highlighted Team (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.