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Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers betting tips

This article covers Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Newport County 11/8

o – Draw 11/5

o – Forest Green Rovers 21/10

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers: Match details

Match: Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers

Competition: League Two

Date: May 18, 2021

Kick-off time: 8:15 pm, May 18, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Rodney Parade

Betting prediction: Newport County 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Hardly anything separated these two sides in the league table, but Rovers finished above Newport on goal difference.

Going on recent form, Newport are marginal favourites. The South Wales club are unbeaten in their last five matches, while Forest Green Rovers have won two on the spin.

It’s worth pointing out that Rovers have only managed one win in their last six away matches heading into Tuesday’s game – although they did win at Newport in March.

Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers: Recommended bets

Under 2.5 goals. Only one of Newport’s last nine matches has featured more than two goals.

Jamille Matt to score. Matt is Rovers’ leading scorer this season with 16 goals. Matt scored in both of the two matches against Newport this season.

Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers: What are the betting odds?

Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers – recent form and head to head statistics

Newport County AFC vs Forest Green Rovers form
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Morecambe FC vs Newport County AFC - 1:0
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Forest Green Rovers vs Newport County AFC - 4:3
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Newport County AFC vs Forest Green Rovers - 2:0
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Southend United vs Newport County AFC - 1:1
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Newport County AFC vs Cheltenham Town - 1:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Forest Green Rovers vs Newport County AFC - 4:3
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Newport County AFC vs Forest Green Rovers - 2:0
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Oldham Athletic vs Forest Green Rovers - 0:3
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Forest Green Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers - 2:1
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Forest Green Rovers vs Barrow AFC - 0:2
Last 5 games for Newport County AFC
May 31, 2021 League Two 20/21 Morecambe FC 1 - 0 Newport County AFC
May 23, 2021 League Two 20/21 Forest Green Rovers 4 - 3 Newport County AFC
May 18, 2021 League Two 20/21 Newport County AFC 2 - 0 Forest Green Rovers
May 8, 2021 League Two 20/21 Southend United 1 - 1 Newport County AFC
May 1, 2021 League Two 20/21 Newport County AFC 1 - 0 Cheltenham Town
Last 5 games for Forest Green Rovers
May 23, 2021 League Two 20/21 Forest Green Rovers 4 - 3 Newport County AFC
May 18, 2021 League Two 20/21 Newport County AFC 2 - 0 Forest Green Rovers
May 8, 2021 League Two 20/21 Oldham Athletic 0 - 3 Forest Green Rovers
May 1, 2021 League Two 20/21 Forest Green Rovers 2 - 1 Tranmere Rovers
April 27, 2021 League Two 20/21 Forest Green Rovers 0 - 2 Barrow AFC
Newport County AFC vs Forest Green Rovers League Two 20/21 form
Newport County AFC Forest Green Rovers
49 Matches played 48
21 Matches won 21
43 Goal attempts 23
12 Shots on goal 8
19 Shots off goal 7
32 Corner kicks 25
3% Average ball possession 3%
12 Shots blocked 8
60 Cards given 75
59 Free kicks 52
6 Offsides 3
2 Shots on post 1
59 Goals by foot 61
2 Goals by head 2
62 Goals scored 63
47 Goals conceded 56
Newport County AFC vs Forest Green Rovers statistics for most recent head to head matches
Newport County AFC Forest Green Rovers
19 Matches 19
8 Home Matches 11
11 Away Matches 8
26 Total Goals 29
1.37 Average Goals Scored 1.53
6 Wins 6
6 Losses 6
7 Draws 7
Last 5 games & match results between Newport County AFC and Forest Green Rovers
May 23, 2021 League Two 20/21 Forest Green Rovers 4 - 3 Newport County AFC
May 18, 2021 League Two 20/21 Newport County AFC 2 - 0 Forest Green Rovers
February 21, 2021 League Two 20/21 Newport County AFC 0 - 2 Forest Green Rovers
December 1, 2020 League Two 20/21 Forest Green Rovers 1 - 1 Newport County AFC
August 31, 2019 League Two 19/20 Forest Green Rovers 0 - 2 Newport County AFC


Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers: Match preview

South Wales side Newport County welcome Forest Green Rovers to Rodney Parade on Tuesday night for the first leg of their League Two play-off semi-final tie.

Newport finished 5th in League Two on 73 points, level on points with Forest Green and Tranmere but with a slightly better goal difference.

Forest Green Rovers are looking to play League One football for the first time in their history. in fact, Rovers only gained promotion into the Football League for the first time as recently as 2017. Rovers finished 5th in League Two in the 2018-19 campaign but lost their play-off semi-final tie to Tranmere Rovers (who, incidentally, beat Newport in the final).

Forest Green’s away record ranked 4th in League Two, with 10 wins and six draws from their 23 matches on the road. Forest Green Rovers won their most recently away game 3-0 at Oldham Athletic, although they did fail to win any of the previous five away matches before that.

Newport County have been playing in League Two since 2013. The last time Newport played in the third tier of English football was back in 1987.

Forest Green Rovers beat Newport 2-0 in Wales in February, with Josh Davison and Jamille Matt on target for Rovers. The two sides also played out a 1-1 draw at the New Lawn Stadium earlier in the campaign.

Since 2017, Forest Green Rovers and Newport have met eight times. Rovers have come out on top in three of those matches, drawn two, and lost two.

The second leg will take place on Sunday at the New Lawn. The winner of the two-legged tie will face one of Tranmere Rovers and Morecambe in the League Two play-off final on 31 May.


Newport County team news vs Forest Green Rovers

Michael Flynn is unlikely to make too many changes to his side, although Matthew Dolan will be pushing for a spot in County’s back three. Curiously, despite playing centre-back for much of the season, Dolan is their joint-top scorer this season with six goals.

Newport have veteran defender Joe Ledley on their books. Ledley spent four seasons in the Premier League with Crystal Palace but hasn’t nailed down a starting role since joining the Welsh side.

Defender Liam Shephard is set to face his former side. Shephard made 67 appearances for Forest Green before signing for Newport at the start of the campaign.

Forest Green Rovers team news vs Newport County

Ebou Adams will miss our after being sent off against Tranmere Rovers.

Isaac Hutchinson will also be pushing for a start.

Striker Jamille Matt is in contention to face his former club. Matt made close to 100 appearances for Newport before signing for Forest Green last July.

Aaron Collins and Shawn McCoulsky are two further former Newport players on Rovers’ books.


Predicted Newport County line-up vs Forest Green Rovers

Predicted Newport County XI vs Forest Green Rovers

Predicted Newport County XI vs Forest Green Rovers

Predicted Forest Green Rovers line-up vs Newport County

Predicted Forest Green Rovers XI vs Newport County

Predicted Forest Green Rovers XI vs Newport County

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