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Newport v Mansfield Prediction & Betting Tips, 9th May 2019

6th May 2019 / lee
League One / Two Betting

Newport v Mansfield League Two Preview, 9th May 7.45pm

It is onto the wonderful world of playoff football now and the opening blows of the League Two play-off campaign starts with this fixture. This one features Newport who just did enough on the last day of the season to squeeze themselves into these playoffs, taking on Mansfield who finished fourth in the table. Read our Newport v Mansfield betting tips for more.

Newport v Mansfield Betting Odds*

Mansfield 7/4
Newport 8/5
Draw 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:27 p.m.)

Newport News and Form

Never had a tight squeeze to reach the playoffs but they got there in the end, up with a draw against Morecambe on the weekend. A loss there and they would have been beaten to the punch by Colchester. But none of that matters now and Newport are in the door and will be looking to make the most of home advantage in this tie. They did have a very good season on home soil in their League Two campaign, posting a W14 D6 L3 record at Rodney Parade. They do have some very good momentum going on home soil at the moment as they are undefeated in each of their last seven fixtures there.

Overall home and away, Newport are undefeated in 10 league games. They have won each of their last three at Rodney Parade, conceding just the one goal in that sequence of results. Their defence has been superb this season and they have claimed a clean sheet in six of their last eight league fixtures. So that is a highly impressive return. Across the course of the regular season, Newport conceded at under a goal per game at home on average. Just 35% of league fixtures at Rodney Parade made it over 2.5 goals, Newport claiming a clean sheet in 57% of home fixtures. Newport have conceded only one goal in their last seven home fixtures.

Newport v Mansfield Head to Head

The two traded homes win the regular season
Both teams have NOT scored in the last three meetings
Four of the last five meetings have produced a home win (D1)
Newport have won two of their last six home games against the Stags

Mansfield News and Form

Mansfield looked in with a great chance of earning automatic promotion from League Two this season. However, their form nosedived right at the end of the campaign, losing their last three matches on the bounce. So that means they finished fourth in the table and this is going to be a difficult first leg of this playoff. During the course of the regular season, Mansfield won only six away games (D11 L6) and when the pressure was really on during their run-in at the end of the season, they lost their last two away fixtures at Oldham and at the MK Dons. It left them on a three-match streak without an away win.

That doesn’t quite tell the whole picture though because they have claimed just one victory in their last nine away fixtures. Interestingly the Stags did not win away from home at any of the other top seven finishers in the league, losing two of those six such fixtures. Mansfield earned a clean sheet in 26% of their away fixtures this season and all of the six defeats which they suffered on their travels during their League Two campaign, happened by just the one-goal margin. They did finish the season with the fourth best offensive record, and they ended the campaign with the best defensive record in League Two. Can they shake off this slump in form though?

Newport v Mansfield Tips & Odds

Newport to win at 8/4
Under 2.5 goals at 3/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:56 p.m.)

Who will win – Newport v Mansfield Predictions

Right now going into this one it looks as if it is Newport who may well be able to open an advantage here. They have produced some fantastic home form and given the slump in away from that Mansfield have suffered, a narrow home win in a low scoring fixture looks good.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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