Northampton (@2.62) vs Newport County (@2.7)

Our Prediction:

Northampton will win

Northampton – Newport County Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 10:00

Little in this one, and its almost too close to call. Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Northampton Town v Newport County match are shown here - plus the latest match odds. Thats why our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-1 draw when the referee blows the full-time whistle. Our thinking is that Newport County and Northampton Town should both get enough opportunities to score, although its hard to separate the two.

Newport will have their eyes firmly set on extending their unbeaten run in the league this afternoon to 18, whilst also boasting a fine defensive record having not conceded a goal since the opening day of the season. Michael Flynns side will be hoping to take it one step further this season and get promoted to League One, having suffered play-off final heartbreak back in May when they lost to Tranmere Rovers.

Newport County have had a fine start to the season and currently sit second in the league table, picking up four wins and three draws from their opening seven games. They head into the game this afternoon however on the back of an impressive result versus Port Vale. Standing in the way of the Cobblers is a Newport County side who have gone 17 games unbeaten in the league under manager Michael Flynn. Having led 4-1 against West Ham United Under 21s, the Exiles threw it away and ended up losing 5-4 on the night. However, they did have a very poor result on Wednesday evening in the Leasing.Com Trophy.

They have failed to win 22 of their last 46 matches in English League 2.In their last match they won against Notts County. Newport lost 2 of their last 5 matches before this match with Northampton.The attacking skills of Newport are common, they won 3games from the last 5 played. Newport is ranked on the 22nd place in the standings with 48 points, 51 goals scored and 73 goals received in the last 46 leagueevents.

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The performance and victory against Plymouth Argyle two weeks ago came at a handy time for Keith Curle and his players but it didnt go too well the following week as they lost 2-1 to Gary Bowyers Bradford City. It gets no easier with the visiting from big-hitting Newport County on Saturday afternoon. Whilst the Cobblers have been slow to get going this season, they now have an opportunity to take down one of the top teams in the league.

A strong start to the season has always been an essential factor in any sides bid to accomplish the goals they set themselves at the start of the campaign and this weekend in League Two sees a Newport County side who have achieved exactly that as they have the opportunity to continue their excellent start as they travel to face off against Northampton Town.

In front of their home crowd, Newport have been able to win seven matches, four times the duel ended with a draw and one match ended in a loss. Overall, Newport have four wins, three draws and zero defeats after 6 season games. The away team has won 11 out of 22 games in the past six months. Newport have managed to win three out of four home games (66.67%) in the current season 19/20 so far. One match ended in a draw and no matches were lost at home. Newport County recently beat Forest Green Rovers 2-0, whilst also beating Port Vale 1-0.

Town have been slow out of the blocks but three points at home would go a long way to turning a poor start into a decent one. Although 10 points from eight games would not set pulses racing, it would give them a platform from which to build, especially given they'd have played five teams - Swindon, Colchester, Walsall, Plymouth and Bradford - that are expected to be promotion challengers.

With the form of their visitors hard to ignore, we think that backing an away win is the way to go in this one. Given that the hosts have got off to a pretty ordinary start to the campaign and they have already lost two of their three home matches so far, they appear to be a pretty difficult bet to get behind.