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Newport County are set to play against Bristol Rovers in Tuesday’s big EFL Trophy meeting.
All Newport County v Bristol Rovers match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Newport County prepare for this match following on from a 0-0 League Two stalemate vs MK Dons.
An interesting theme in recent Newport County games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their previous sextet of clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have lost.
Bristol Rovers will go into this clash after a 0-1 League One win with the defeat of Carlisle United in their previous fixture.
Sam Lavelle (38' Own goal) was the scorer for Carlisle United.
The stats tell the story, and Bristol Rovers have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. In defence, Bristol Rovers certainly have room for improvement. That pattern might not follow through into this next game, of course.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes going back to 17/08/2013 shows us that Newport County have won 4 of these games and Bristol Rovers 2, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
20 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 11 of them from The Exiles and 9 coming from The Pirates. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league match featuring the two was League Two match day 35 on 05/03/2022 when it ended Newport County 1-0 Bristol Rovers.
The match was refereed by Darren Handley.
Team News: Newport County
The Newport County manager Graham Coughlan will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match with a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Bristol Rovers
With a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Bristol Rovers manager Andy Mangan doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
We’re thinking that Bristol Rovers and Newport County could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rodney Parade (7,850)
Captain: Ryan Delaney
Manager: Graham Coughlan
Competitions: League Two position 20, EFL Trophy (Group H - South)
⭐ Star Player: Will Evans
Generally played in the Left Wing position, Will Evans was born in Wales. Having played his first senior match for Newport County in the 2022 - 2023 season, the skilful Forward has netted 10 league goals in this League Two 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in 16 appearances.