Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Stevenage and Newport go head to head in a highly-anticipated game at Newport on day 7 of the new League Two campaign. The Boro have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous three league fixtures. The hosts are eager to grab something from the midweek clash, but they will have to be at their sharpest if they are to avoid defeat to Newport.
The Exiles, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Cambridge United, with the team beating ten-man Tranmere thanks to Saikou Janneh’s goal. Even though Newport are not regarded as good travellers, we predict that they will pick up all three points from the clash against the out-of-sorts hosts. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be talented attacker Tristan Abrahams, who is expected to shine in the 2020/21 season.
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).