Wrexham vs Newport County
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Racecourse Ground (Wrexham).
A real buzz is expected in and around Racecourse Ground on Saturday evening when Welsh rivals Wrexham and Newport County take on each other in the second round of the English FA Cup. The hosts could not make it to the main draw of the competition in past three years and they now have a nice opportunity to go all the way to the third round with a win over a League Two opposition.
The Dragons are generally enjoying a successful season under Sam Ricketts. They sit 3rd in the National League ladder after 21 rounds. They also took advantage of the easier FA Cup draw to pick up consecutive clean sheet wins over Harrogate Town and Weston-super-Mare (2-0 apiece). Nevertheless, Wrexham will enter this of the back of a 0-2 home loss to Leyton Orient in last weekend’s league derby. Leyton thus escaped on a four-point gap at the very top of the standings. Will such loss affect team’s display in a highly-important FA Cup tie?
Wrexham vs Newport County: Head-to-head
It’s been five years since these two likes last locked horns and back then they were battling it out in the National League.
Wrexham have a positive head to head record with three wins and draws apiece and only a single defeat in seven fixtures against the Exiles.
None of these seven affairs saw three or more goals scored.
Wrexham vs Newport County: Prediction
The visitors are also doing well in their respective divisional campaign. They hold the 5th place in the fourth tier of the English football and are on their bet way to at least secure another play-off run there. Nonetheless, Newport will also head into this in lower spirits after a 2-1 loss to struggling Cheltenham Town last weekend.
As far as the FA Cup goes, the Exiles had no troubles easing past non-league side Metropolitan Police in the opening round three weeks ago. Their top scorers Padraig Amond and Jamille Matt notched goals on the occasion.
Both teams were every tough to break down this season. Knowing none of their seven H2H matches produces three or more goals, we just have to back the Under 2.5 goals FT bet as the main betting option at the odds of 1.75.
Wrexham vs Newport County: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75 (17/20)
Wrexham to keep a clean sheet @ 3.40 (12/5).