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Newport County come up against away team Walsall at Rodney Parade in the League Two clash on Saturday.
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Newport County go into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 League Two tied result versus Sutton United.
The only player to score from Newport County was Omar Bogle (38'). Omar Bugiel (24') scored for Sutton United.
It has been seldom in recent times where Newport County have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Newport County have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 9 goals along the way.
Coming into this contest, Newport County are without a win at home for the past 5 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Walsall will go into the game after a 4-0 League Two win with the defeat of Hartlepool United in their previous outing.
For Walsall, the goals were scored by Brandon Comley (21') and Danny Johnson (27', 58', 73').
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Walsall has become noticeable in recent matches. Looking at their last 6 games reveals that it’s occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal aggregate of 6 while Walsall have scored 9. It will be interesting to see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Heading into this contest, Walsall haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 20/08/2019 shows us that Newport County have won 2 of these games and Walsall 0, with the number of drawn results being 4.
A combined sum of 12 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 from The Exiles and 5 being from The Saddlers. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was League Two match day 25 on 01/01/2022 when it finished Walsall 3-3 Newport County.
The match was refereed by Rebecca Welch.
Team News: Newport County
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Newport County manager James Rowberry to be concerned about from a near full-strength group of players. Priestley Farquharson (Knee Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Walsall
Due to a mostly full-strength group of players, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Walsall manager Michael Flynn to be concerned about. Conor Wilkinson (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here.
We’ve got the feeling that Walsall should get enough chances to find the net against this Newport County side, however that possibly won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Newport County by the conclusion of the game. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rodney Parade (7,850)
Captain: Matty Dolan
Chairman: Gavin Foxall
Manager: James Rowberry
Competitions: League Two position 11, EFL Cup (First Round)