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Newport County host visiting rivals Northampton Town at Rodney Parade in this League Two game on Tuesday.
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Newport County prepare for this match following on from a 2-2 League Two drawn game vs Harrogate Town.
For Newport County, the goals were scored by Scot Bennett (3') and Robbie Willmott (38'). Jack Muldoon (34') and Luke Armstrong (43') scored for Harrogate Town.
Fixtures with Newport County have proved to be absorbing ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six clashes, a grand total of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 7 of those accredited to Newport County. That kind of trend might not be continued here, though.
A look at their previous results shows us that Newport County:
- are winless against Northampton Town in their previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
After a loss in their previous game against Forest Green Rovers in League Two competition, Northampton Town and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Jamille Matt (77') was the scorer for Forest Green Rovers.
The forward players for Northampton Town have failed to get amongst the goals over their previous 6 games, recording the poor return of only 4. In those fixtures, The Cobblers have also seen the collective goal tally against them equal 6.
Looking at their past form shows that Northampton Town:
- have not emerged victorious against Newport County in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes going back to 24/01/2015 tells us that Newport County have won 1 of them and Northampton Town 4, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A combined total of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 of them from The Exiles and 10 created by The Cobblers. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league fixture between these sides was League Two match day 8 on 14/09/2019 when the final score was Northampton Town 2-0 Newport County.
The referee was Alan Young.
Team News: Newport County
The Newport County manager Michael Flynn will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of before this match thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Northampton Town
Owing to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Northampton Town manager Jon Brady has no fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Northampton Town will need to put in a solid display to score against this Newport County outfit who we think will get the vital goal that wins it.
That’s why our selection here is for a 1-0 advantage for Newport County when the full-time whistle blows.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rodney Parade (7,850)
Captain: Matt Dolan
Chairman: Gavin Foxall
Manager: Michael Flynn
Competitions: League Two position 15, EFL Trophy (Group F - South)
⭐ Star Player: Robbie Willmott
Normally played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Robbie Willmott was born in Harlow, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Cambridge United in the 2007 - 2008 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in the League Two 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 6 appearances.