Betting preview: Walsall vs Newport County should be interesting

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Banks's Stadium

This could be an interesting match as Walsall have their presumed home advantage while Newport County are ahead 7 points in the League Two table.

Insights:
  • Newport County have scored in all their away matches so far.

It's no vacation for neither Walsall nor Newport County as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Walsall form and stats

Walsall have played 15 League Two games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 5-5-5 (wins-draws-losses).

An away draw last time out for Walsall, facing Stevenage in a game that ended 1-1. Preceding that match was the home game against Cheltenham Town that was lost 1-2.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Walsall have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 17 matches with the results: Won six, drawn five and lost six.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Walsall as they have a new game in only three days, a League Two match thankfully also at home. Bradford City are visiting.

Walsall has scored 16 league goals at home this season, in 15 matches. 18 goals have been conceded.

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Newport County form and stats

The visitors are W4-D5-L5 on the road this term. That's in the League Two. The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Newport have lost on their last two travels.

A 1-1 draw was the result before that, hosting Exeter City.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found twelve similar matches played by Newport County in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Newport, five draws and five defeats.

A quick return to home after this game, as Newport are hosting Stevenage in the League Two only three days away.

Newport County have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 14 league away games 20 goals have been scored. As opposed to that, Newport County have seen the ball go into their own net 17 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Newport County - Walsall 1-1. H2H stats regardless of arena (last four matches): Walsall zero wins, three draws and Newport County one victory. As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

WalsallC. Lavery
C. Lavery
5 goals
Newport CountyP. Amond
P. Amond
5 goals
WalsallJ. Gordon
J. Gordon
4 goals

Walsall missing players

Newport County missing players

Walsall Newport County
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
28 15 3 Played P 7 14 28
8 5 0 Won W 2 4 12
13 5 1 Drew D 2 5 8
7 5 2 Lost L 3 5 8
35 16 1 Scored S 11 20 37
37 18 4 Conceded C 9 17 31
96% 93% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
86% 73% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 93% 79%
39% 33% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 57% 43% 43%
21% 7% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 14% 14% 11%
7% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 14% 14% 11%
71% 60% 33% BTTS BTTS 71% 71% 64%
11% 20% 33% Clean Sheets C S 29% 29% 29%
21% 27% 67% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 11%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.6 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.6 1.4 1.1
3 1 0 Red cards R C 1 2 4
 
11.4 12.2 10 Shots (avg) S ( 12.3 11.4 13
4 4.3 2.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.6 3.4 3.5
31% 25% 12% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 43% 38%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Newport County have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Newport County haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Cambridge United 30 15 7 8 47 28 15 8 5 2 22 12 15 7 2 6 25 16 19 52
2 Forest Green Rovers 28 14 9 5 39 26 13 6 5 2 18 13 15 8 4 3 21 13 13 51
3 Cheltenham Town 28 13 8 7 37 26 14 6 4 4 20 15 14 7 4 3 17 11 11 47
4 Morecambe 29 13 7 9 39 40 13 6 4 3 17 15 16 7 3 6 22 25 -1 46
5 Salford City 28 12 9 7 38 23 15 7 8 0 26 11 13 5 1 7 12 12 15 45
6 Tranmere Rovers 28 13 6 9 37 34 15 8 1 6 24 18 13 5 5 3 13 16 3 45
7 Newport County 28 12 8 8 37 31 14 8 3 3 17 14 14 4 5 5 20 17 6 44
8 Exeter City 27 11 10 6 49 34 14 8 2 4 29 16 13 3 8 2 20 18 15 43
9 Carlisle United 25 13 4 8 35 24 12 9 1 2 25 13 13 4 3 6 10 11 11 43
10 Bolton Wanderers 29 11 8 10 36 40 15 5 4 6 16 18 14 6 4 4 20 22 -4 41
11 Leyton Orient 28 11 6 11 35 30 15 7 4 4 22 13 13 4 2 7 13 17 5 39
12 Crawley Town 27 10 8 9 37 35 14 6 4 4 21 15 13 4 4 5 16 20 2 38
13 Bradford City 27 10 7 10 31 31 13 5 4 4 14 13 14 5 3 6 17 18 0 37
14 Walsall 28 8 13 7 35 37 15 5 5 5 16 18 13 3 8 2 19 19 -2 37
15 Harrogate Town 29 10 6 13 33 37 13 3 4 6 10 15 16 7 2 7 23 22 -4 36
16 Scunthorpe United 27 11 2 14 31 35 14 6 2 6 18 19 13 5 0 8 13 16 -4 35
17 Oldham Athletic 28 10 5 13 46 52 14 4 1 9 21 26 14 6 4 4 25 26 -6 35
18 Mansfield Town 28 7 13 8 37 39 14 2 6 6 18 23 14 5 7 2 19 16 -2 34
19 Port Vale 29 9 6 14 41 44 14 5 3 6 21 18 15 4 3 8 20 26 -3 33
20 Colchester United 28 7 12 9 30 37 13 6 5 2 20 14 15 1 7 7 10 23 -7 33
21 Stevenage 30 7 12 11 24 31 15 4 6 5 13 12 15 3 6 6 11 19 -7 33
22 Southend United 29 6 6 17 18 45 15 4 1 10 13 23 14 2 5 7 5 22 -27 24
23 Barrow 27 5 8 14 32 39 14 3 7 4 20 20 13 2 1 10 12 19 -7 23
24 Grimsby Town 27 5 6 16 20 46 13 2 4 7 9 20 14 3 2 9 11 26 -26 21

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The English Football League Two (usually referred to as League Two) is the fourth highest division in English football. The League Two league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Four teams are promoted and four relegated.