Newport County vs Mansfield Town Predictions

Jon Wilde 07 May 2019
  • Newport County vs Mansfield Town predictions for their League Two play-off match on Thursday

  • We are backing Newport to win the first leg of this semi-final tie

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Mansfield Town manager David Flitcroft during a pre-season friendly match (PA Images)

Newport County vs Mansfield Town Score Prediction

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Newport County vs Mansfield Town Match Info

Date: Thursday May 9 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Rodney Parade

Newport County vs Mansfield Town Head-To-Head Record

Last 4 matches

February 9 2019: Newport County 1-0 Mansfield Town
August 4 2018: Mansfield Town 3-0 Newport County

February 13 2018: Mansfield Town 5-0 Newport County
October 21 2017: Newport County 1-1 Mansfield Town

Total head-to-head league matches played: 36
Newport County wins: 11
Mansfield Town wins: 18
Draws: 7

Newport County vs Mansfield Town Stats

  • Only one of the last eight matches between these clubs has resulted in an away win
  • Newport collected the joint highest number of points at home in League Two this season
  • Mansfield had the highest number of draws away from home in League Two this term

Newport County vs Mansfield Town Match Preview

Newport County’s home form has been excellent in both the league and FA Cup this season and they are fancied to claim a play-off first-leg lead against Mansfield.

The Welsh club not only shone in League Two at Rodney Parade (see stats above) but they have also been FA Cup giant-killers at the ground where they joined the local rugby union club in 2012, beating Leeds, Leicester and Middlesbrough in the last two seasons and drawing with Tottenham.

Mike Flynn’s side also held out until the 51st minute against the mighty Manchester City in this campaign’s fifth round.

Four points from their two games in the last week of the regular season helped the Exiles to squeeze into the final play-off position and they will compete for a place at Wembley against Mansfield, who missed out on automatic promotion in agonising fashion.

In what was essentially a decider for third place in the table away to MK Dons on Saturday, Mansfield were leapfrogged by their opponents as they lost 1-0 to a goal scored in only the second minute – and some very unsavoury scenes ensued between the respective sets of fans after the final whistle.

This looks to be a tie that could swing significantly from one leg to the other as the two protagonists exchange home advantage and initially, we think Newport will have the better of it on their own pitch.

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Newport County vs Mansfield Town Betting Tips

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    Newport County vs Mansfield Town Predictions

    Newport County vs Mansfield Town Match Info Date: Thursday May 9 2019 Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST Venue: Rodney Parade Newport County vs Mansfield Town Head-To-Head Record Last 4 matches February 9 2019: Newport County 1-0 Mansfield Town August 4 2018: Mansfield Town 3-0 Newport County February 13 2018: Mansfield Town 5-0 Newport County October 21…