Exeter City vs Newport County
England – League 2
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: St James Park (Exeter).
Exeter have been a force to reckon with, and even more so in their own backyard. With Newport on a three-match losing streak on the road, the hosts are likely to eye all three points for the taking come Thursday.
Exeter City vs Newport County Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter witnessed Exeter record a 2-0 victory.
- All but one of their past five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous five encounters.
- Two of their last five games have finished as a tie.
- Newport have registered the win in just three of their past eleven clashes. (W-3, D-4, L-4)
Exeter City vs Newport County Prediction
Exeter extended their unbeaten streak, in League Two, to five games on the trot after the hosts pulled off a stellar comeback against Walsall to post a 3-3 draw at home. The hosts were shockingly three goals down at the half-hour mark in that latter matchup.
However, a brace from Ryan Bowman before the break and a goal from Lee Martin post the restart was just enough to save the home side’s blushes.
Nevertheless, Exeter are still breathing down Swindon’s neck on the ladder, and are currently just three points shy of the latter.
On the other hand, Newport will be making the trip to St James Park on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Morecambe on the road. The visitors are now without a win in their last seven fixtures in the league.
Miserably, they have also garnered just two points from a possible twenty-one in the process. To pile on even more misery, the guests have tasted success just twice in their outings so far.
Moreover, Exeter have not admitted defeat in any of their past five fixtures here. They have stumbled just once in front of the home crowd this season as well. That too, in all competitions.
Taking into account that Newport have not secured the bragging rights in any of their past two visits here either, the outright favorites to secure all three points would have to be Exeter.
Additionally, the visitors have hardly been a threat in the final third away from home. They have found the back of the net just seven times so far, which is the second least by any side in the cluster.
Considering that all of their last six h2h meetings here have also been low scoring affairs, count on Exeter to win with no more than a goal or two at the most on the final scorecards.
Exeter City vs Newport County Betting tips
Exeter to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).