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Newport County made the first step towards the League Two play-off finals beating Forest Green 2-0 at home. Now, all that the team led by Michael Flynn has to do is maintain its advantage throughout the second leg. Stay tuned for the best free betting tips for this match-up.

Forest Green vs Newport top free betting predictions and odds

Our team of experts analyzed the statistical data available for the match and this is their take on the game:

Although the odds are true at the time of writing they may change without notice at all times. Go through your betslip carefully before you place your final bet, to avoid unwanted wagers. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.

DNB – Newport

The Exiles won the first game in a decent fashion, creating almost two times more opportunities than their opponent. The away team is in great form losing only one game in its last 10. Forest Green’s record is worse with 3 wins and 5 losses. Head-to-head things look fairly even with 4 Forest victories and 3 for Newport. The single-most concerning fact is that only a single 1 out of Forest’s 4 wins came while the club was playing at home which is also the case in this match-up. Newport didn’t show any great weaknesses in the first leg, so we have no reason to bet the other way.

Over 2.5 Goals

Both sides’ last 10 games do not show a spectacular success rate for this bet, with 50% of Forest Green’s games having over 2.5 goals, and only 10% of Newport’s. However, their head-to-head record proves that this match-up produces a ton of goals. In their last 10 meetings, all of the games have had 2 or more goals, despite only 4 of them going over 2.5 goals. Considering what’s at stake in this particular game, we believe this might be one of the higher-scoring meetings this week.

Jamille Matt to score at Anytime

Speaking of scoring, we can't go over the top-league-scorer in this game – Jamille Matt. A League Two veteran, this has been Matt's most productive campaign in his career – 16 goals in 36 appearances. Furthermore, at this point, it's do-or-die for Forest, and the Jamaican striker will surely be eager to score versus his ex-team. The odds of 15/8 provide quite an attractive payout.

Forest Green vs Newport: Latest stats and the best odds

Check out some of the important statistics for this match-up:

England League 2
Forest Green odds
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odds Newport County
May 23, 2021
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Forest Green vs Newport County

flash Head to Head

23/05/21
EL2
Forest Green odds
odds
Forest Green
4 - 3
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
18/05/21
EL2
Newport County odds
odds
Newport County
2 - 0
odds Forest Green
odds
Forest Green
21/02/21
EL2
Newport County odds
odds
Newport County
0 - 2
odds Forest Green
odds
Forest Green
01/12/20
EL2
Forest Green odds
odds
Forest Green
1 - 1
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
31/08/19
EL2
Forest Green odds
odds
Forest Green
0 - 2
odds Newport County
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Newport County

Forest Green

Last 5

18/01/22
EL2
Forest Green odds
odds
Forest Green
0 - 0
odds Mansfield
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Mansfield
15/01/22
EL2
Northampton odds
odds
Northampton
1 - 1
odds Forest Green
odds
Forest Green
11/01/22
EL2
Forest Green odds
odds
Forest Green
2 - 0
odds Colchester
odds
Colchester
04/01/22
EL2
Forest Green odds
odds
Forest Green
0 - 0
odds Exeter
odds
Exeter
01/01/22
EL2
Forest Green odds
odds
Forest Green
2 - 0
odds Stevenage
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Stevenage

Newport County

Last 5

15/01/22
EL2
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
4 - 0
odds Harrogate Town
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Harrogate Town
08/01/22
EL2
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
0 - 2
odds Salford City
odds
Salford City
01/01/22
EL2
odds Walsall
odds
Walsall
3 - 3
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
18/12/21
EL2
odds Rochdale
odds
Rochdale
3 - 0
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
11/12/21
EL2
odds Newport County
odds
Newport County
2 - 1
odds Port Vale
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Port Vale

Getting to the finals

Forest Green surely feels the heat at this point of the playoffs. Losing the first game 2-0 is painful, especially when the club has a better record vs Newport while playing away from home. Now hosting the game interim manager Jimmy Ball and his players need to overcome the deficit to keep their hopes alive.

Promotion to League One will be a huge deal for Newport County. The club is yet to break into the third-tier of English football following its reformation in 1989. Michael Flynn has been leading the club for over 4 years now and is looking to get himself and the team such a great accomplishment.

Forest Green vs Newport Prediction

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is the match being played? – At The New Lawn, in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
  • Which bookmakers do you recommend? – Our recommended bookmaker for this game is Ladbrokes.
  • Where can I find more League Two betting tips? – For more predictions, you can check our League Two betting page.

 

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