Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Scunthorpe United and Newport County, the two teams who are almost level on points in the League Two standings, face each other at Sands Venue Stadium in what is expected to be a close match. Scunthorpe did well to beat Oldham Athletic 2-0 in their first game of the year, but Plymouth proved to be a big catch for them at the weekend.
The Iron aim to get back on course in the League Two, and they should take advantage of Newport County’s current form. The Exiles are on a ten-game winless run in the English fourth tier, with the team experiencing all sorts of problems at the back in the FA Cup loss to Milwall (0-3). Given Newport County’s poor away record in the League Two, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Iron.
Highlighted Player (Ade Azeez):
Adebayo Azeez is a professional football player who was born in Orpington, England on January 8, 1994. Azeez started his youth career at Rivercray, and in 2008 he moved to Charlton Athletic. Despite signing a professional contract with the Red Robins, the pacey attacker did not see any game action with the capital club.
After spending a couple of seasons on loan Wycombe Wanderers, Leyton Orient, Torquey United, and Dag & Red, Adebayo Azeez signed a contract with AFC Wimbledon in the summer of 2014. Azeez played for the likes of Partick Thistle, Cambridge United, and Dover Athletic (loan) as well before joining Newport County on January 31, 2019, on a permanent deal.
The Newport County forward has 3 caps with the England U19 team. His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine showings as both, right and left winger. Adebayo Azeez has dual citizenship (England/Nigeria).
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.