Mansfield Town vs Newport County Match Info
Date: Sunday May 12 2019
Kick-off time: 6.00pm BST
Venue: One Call Stadium (Field Mill)
Referee: Michael Salisbury
Mansfield Town vs Newport County Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
May 9 2019: Newport County 1-1 Mansfield Town
February 9 2019: Newport County 1-0 Mansfield Town
August 4 2018: Mansfield Town 3-0 Newport County
Total head-to-head league matches played: 37
Newport County wins: 11
Mansfield Town wins: 18
Mansfield Town vs Newport County Stats
- Only one of the last nine matches between these clubs has resulted in an away win
- Newport lost more away games in League Two this season than any other club in the top 11
- But Newport are unbeaten in their last four away matches
Mansfield Town vs Newport County Match Preview
Mansfield are red-hot favourites to book a place in the League Two play-off final, but Newport could give them a bigger test than the bookmakers think.
A 1-1 draw in the first leg of this semi-final was probably a fair result in that there was little to choose between the teams, albeit Newport created the better opportunities.
The natural viewpoint now would be that Mansfield will advance to Wembley as they finished three places and five points above their opponents in the final table and had a much better record at home than away, while the same is also true of Newport.
But recent form gives County a real chance here. The Welsh club are unbeaten in their last 11 games and have been particularly strong at the back, conceding only four goals during this impressive current spell.
In contrast, Mansfield lost three in a row before Thursday’s draw at Rodney Parade and will also be disappointed at having conceded Padraig Amond’s equaliser having led for more than 70 minutes through Chris Hamilton’s opener.
This tie could well go all the way to a penalty shootout, especially if Newport can maintain their defensive solidity, and the Exiles are backed to still have their hopes of promotion alive at the end of 90 minutes.
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Mansfield Town vs Newport County Betting Tips
Newport County/Draw double chance @ 19/20 with bet365
Danny Rose first goalscorer @ 5/1 with bet365