Newport County vs Leicester
England- FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 6th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 11:30 UK/ 12:30 CET
Venue: Newport Stadium (Newport).
Newport has a real challenge in hand as they face the former Premier League champions Leicester City on Sunday.
The home team had a comparatively easy FA Cup season so far. They had trouble in the second round against Wrexham, as a rematch was needed to decide who was going to progress. A 4-0 victory saw the Exiles through.
The League Two side is midway in their league table. A major problem for them is conceding goals so easily. Manager Mike Flynn will have to address this in order to avoid a goal fest against the Foxes.
His side is on a 4 match winless run at present of which they lost 3. After a 4 match win streak at home his team has failed to secure 3 points in the last 2 matches in front of their home crowd. More than 2.5 goals were scored in total on 3 of their last 5 home fixtures.
The Foxes are having trouble in their Premier League season also. From their last 5 competitive games the team from Leicester has won 3 and lost twice. Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 matches.
Manager Claude Puel has improved his away record with 2 consecutive victories which came against Chelsea and Everton. All 5 of their recent away games had a score with less than 2.5 goals.
There is no doubt that the away side is clear favourites to progress to the next round unless something special is in stores for Newport.
Newport County vs Leicester: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This will be the first ever match between these two teams.
Newport County vs Leicester: Prediction
Leicester is going to dominate from the starting whistle for sure. They have immense squad depth and quality strikers to score goals against a weak defensive unit like that of the Exiles. They also have a great defence which even prevented teams like Chelsea and Everton from scoring. So we can bet on the Foxes to win at both half time and full time with 1.85 odd.
The attacking lineup of Leicester has players of the likes of Jamie Vardy who has already netted 7 goals in this league season. So we can bet on Puel’s team scoring 2 or more goals with a healthy 2.00 odd.
Newport County vs Leicester: Betting Tips
HT/FT: Leicester City/ Leicester City @ 1.85 (6/7).
Leicester: Over 2.5 team goals @ 2.00 (1/1).