Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on Racecourse Ground when Wrexham and Newport County go head to head in the League Two round 23. Ten-man Wrexham defeated Colchester United 2-1 at the weekend and they are seen as hot favourites to beat the Exiles in Saturday’s clash as well. Even though experienced midfielder George Evans is banned for the match, home win should be considered as the Red Dragons are a real force to be reckoned with at home.
Newport County, on the other hand, have already suffered eight defeats on the road this term, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the promotion-chasing hosts. When the two teams met in the FA Cup five years ago Newport County rolled over Wrexham 4-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. There are no fresh selection worries in the visiting team.
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.