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The League Two meeting at One Call Stadium on Saturday will see home team Mansfield Town playing against Newport County.
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Mansfield Town, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-2 League Two success vs Salford City.
For Mansfield Town, goals were scored by Jordan Bowery (19') and Davis Keillor-Dunn (37'). Matt Smith (22') was the scorer for Salford City.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Mansfield Town have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Mansfield Town have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 6 goals on the way.
Ahead of this clash, Mansfield Town haven't been beaten in the league by Newport County in their last 5 games.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Bristol Rovers in EFL Trophy action, Newport County and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Antony Evans (37') was the scorer for Bristol Rovers.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Newport County has been fairly consistent of late. Checking on their last 6 meetings shows that this has happened 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal tally of 9 while Newport County have scored 5. That kind of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this match, however.
Going into this encounter, Newport County have left without a victory over Mansfield Town when they've played them away from home in the last 10 league matches. It has been a terrible run on the road.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 03/10/2020 tells us that Mansfield Town have won 2 of them & Newport County 1, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A combined total of 13 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them from The Stags and 6 belonging to The Exiles. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was League Two match day 43 on 18/04/2023 which ended up with the score at Newport County 1-2 Mansfield Town.
The referee was Thomas Kirk.
Team News: Mansfield Town
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Mansfield Town boss Nigel Clough to contend with from an otherwise complete squad. Alfie Kilgour (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Newport County
Due to a fully injury-free group available for selection, the Newport County manager Graham Coughlan has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash.
It’s likely that Newport County may well find it hard to get a goal against a Mansfield Town team who appear set to get the goals that they need to set up a big win here.
We are predicting a very comfortable 3-0 victory for Mansfield Town at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: One Call Stadium (9,186)
Captain: Ollie Clarke
Chairman: John Radford
Manager: Nigel Clough
Competitions: League Two position 3, EFL Trophy (Group H - North)
⭐ Star Player: Lucas Akins
Normally taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Lucas Akins was born in Huddersfield, England. Having played his first senior match for Huddersfield Town in the 2006 - 2007 season, the gifted Forward has netted 5 league goals in the League Two 2023 - 2024 season to date from a total of 15 appearances.