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:
- Football Whispers Prediction one: Draw no Bet – Newport @ 19/20
- Football Whispers Prediction two: Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 13/10
- Football Whispers Prediction three: Anytime Goalscorer – Jamille Matt @ 15/8
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
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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.
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.