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Newport County vs Tranmere Predictions

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  • Rodney Parade
Newport County
Tranmere

Under 2.5 Match Goals

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Draw 1-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • Three of Newport’s last four league games produced under 2.5 total goals.
  • Each of Tranmere boss Micky Mellon’s last seven personal H2Hs with Newport produced one or no goals.
  • A league-high 26 Tranmere games produced under 2.5 goals this season (79%).

Not the highest scoring Wales vs England encounter today

Unlike the Six Nations match which will kick off at around the same time this game finishes, this is expected to be a much lower scoring affair between a Newport County side who are winless in four and outside of the play-offs, and Tranmere, who appear to be losing their grip on the automatic promotion places.

Newport games actually average one of the league’s highest goals per-game with 2.9, but recent form suggests that the trend could be shifting with three of their last four clashes producing two or fewer. Given what is at stake in the promotion race, this could be yet another tense affair.

Not exactly an ‘instant classic’ on paper

On the other hand, Micky Mellon’s last seven games against Newport ended 1-0 or 0-0 (W3, D2, L2) while 14 of Tranmere’s 16 away league games this season ended with under 2.5 strikes, a resounding league high. As such, this trip to wales could be yet another lacklustre affair for the neutrals.

All things considered, I think playing under 2.5 total goals in this clash could be the way to go. Results between the sides have been unpredictable, but I think that a nip-and-tuck 1-1 draw could be a likely outcome between these two faltering promotion hopefuls.

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