Cheltenham vs Newport County
England- League Two.
Date: Saturday, 24 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Whaddon Road (Cheltenham).
Cheltenham are equal on points with relegation placed Notts County, but they are 22nd on goal difference.
Until now they have conceded 25 goals while scoring only 15. This clearly depicts their inability to make any impact on the league. In their 18 matches until now, they have lost 9 and won only 3. They have drawn more than they have won.
The Robins are on a 5 match unbeaten streak in all competitors. In that run they have 3 wins, more than what they achieved in their last 5 league matches. Over 2.5 goals were scored in total in 3 of those 5 games.
At home too they are on a 3 match unbeaten run, with all 5 of their recent home games producing at least 2 goals. In three of those 5 games the final score had over 2.5 goals.
Newport have made a major upgrade in their position in the table. The team who finished 11th last season are now 3rd winning half of their matches. Even though they are in a spot for direct promotion to League One, they have been conceding far too many goals.
From 18 games they conceded 29 goals which is 2 more than what they scored until now. They are just 5 points behind the leaders and a win would take them to second position.
The Port are on a 3 match win streak in all competitions, and the final score in all those macthes was 2-0. A 4 game winless run in the league was broken with a home win against Colchester in the last match.
The defense was on point against the team who scored 31 goals in the league, which will give the manager mike Flynn some hope coming into Saturday’s game.
But in their last 4 away league games, they don’t have a win, rather they lost 2.So they need at least a point from this match to improve their away record. Under 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 6 matches on the road.
So the visitors are considered as the favorites for winning this match but their away record says otherwise. We can expect a close match on Saturday.
Cheltenham vs Newport County: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last 6 h2h matches, both teams have 1 win each.
- In 4 of those 6 games, under 2.5 goals were scored in total.
- The hosts does not have a win against this opposition in any of the 4 matches held at their own backyard.
- Under 2.5 goals came in all those games.
Cheltenham vs Newport County: Prediction
Of course the visitors have not been winning last 4 away games. In terms of recent form they are equals in points scored in last 5 league games. Also considering the fact that the hosts have not won against this opposition at home, I don’t think Newport will lose. So we can place a bet on a double chance for the match to end as a draw or the away side to win with 1.44 odd.
The hosts have never failed to score in 4 of their last 5 home matches. The visitors have scored in 5 of their recent matches on the road as well. They have scored 27 goals in total, but they are also weak in defending.
So we can expect both the teams to score on Saturday’s game and bet on the same with 1.73 odd.
Cheltenham vs Newport County: Betting Tips
Double chance: Draw or Away win @ 1.44 (4/9).
Both teams to score @ 1.73 (8/11).