Chesterfield vs Newport
England – League Two
Date: Tuesday, 1st May 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Proact Stadium (Chesterfield).
It is a low key midweek League Two fixture when the relegated Chesterfield welcome Newport County for their 45th game of the season.
Chesterfield are at the rock bottom of the standings with 35 points and they will finish their campaign there even with wins in the remaining two games. This will be their final home game of the campaign and they would like to finish off with a win. But their form guide suggests otherwise since they are on a four match losing streak.
Newport was in the mix for promotion play-off, but now they are 11 points outside the top six with 2 games remaining. The team gathered some momentum in recent weeks and three wins came from their last four games including the weekend’s 2-1 home win over Cambridge United. However, they are a poor away side having won and drew 1 each from their last 6 losing 4 times.
Chesterfield vs Newport: Head-to-head
Three meetings between the two teams in the recent decade one of which end in a 4-1 home victory for Newport earlier this season.
The other two happened in the 2013-14 League Two campaign that saw a 1-1 draw at Chesterfield’s home turf before a 3-2 Newport win in the reverse leg.
Chesterfield vs Newport: Prediction
Both teams are playing for pride at the moment, but Chesterfield will want this more than Newport since they want to bow out of League Two with a win in the final game at their home turf.
Still, we don’t have enough data to suggest that the hosts could bag three points here as they are on a four match losing streak and 3 of their last 4 at home are defeats.
On the other hand, Newport are on decent form after bagging back-to-back league wins. They are not a good away side though they have what it takes to pick at least a point at this venue.
Anyway, our main pick has to be both teams to score since Chesterfield haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 12 league games across all venues and Newport in 8 of their last 10 road games.
Chesterfield vs Newport: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.88 with Unibet
Double Chance – Draw or Newport @ 1.50 with Betway.