Newport vs Cheltenham
England – League Two
Date: Friday, 15th March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Newport Stadium (Newport).
Newport is particularly strong at home and covers up their inefficacies on the road with good performances in their home ties.
This fact is complemented by the fact that the team has lost just thrice in front of their home crowd, and one of them came against Manchester City (if you need a reason for this loss, football is not for you).
And another loss came against MK Dons, a major podium contender in League One, and quite easily the best in-form team in the competition right now, and finally, the third loss came against Forest Green, one of the best away teams in the tournament.
This weekend, Newport has gotten themselves almost a free pass, considering their visitors have lost their last five games on the road, in a row, and have just two wins in their last 16 away ties. Cheltenham is in no shape to take on a good home team like that of Newport.
Newport vs Cheltenham Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last nine games in a row saw Newport finding the back of the net.
- Since 2015, only once has an away side recorded a win.
- Newport has failed to score a goal at home only once.
- The last League Two fixture between these teams at this venue ended in a win for Newport.
Newport vs Cheltenham Prediction
In recent months, Newport has been extremely good at their home. Except for losses against the likes of Manchester City, MK Dons etc, some far good teams in comparison, Newport has been unbeaten at home for more than the last six months. That’s a pretty long period of consistent performances.
Cheltenham too has been consistent. Consistent in doling out losses on the road. They lost their last five away ties in a row and failed to score in five of their last seven. Going further back, the team was winless in 14 of their last 16 games on the road.
With Newport at their favorite setting, their home, and Cheltenham handicapped with their dreaded away status, it’s a no-brainer for whom the three points will be awarded.
And considering Cheltenham’s inability to perform in front of the goal along with the nine clean sheets Newport amassed in 14 attempts, the likes of a home win without conceding is very much high.
Newport vs Cheltenham Betting Tips
Newport to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
The Hosts to Win to Nil @ 3.00 (2/1).