The winner of this tie will go and make a trip to non-League side Maldon & Tiptree in the second round of this season’s FA Cup. So both will be recognising a huge opportunity to make it through to the third round eventually. It was a 1-1 draw in Cleethorpes in the first meeting. Who will settle this? Read our Newport vs Grimsby betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 17th, 2019 at 8:12 p.m.)
Neither of these League Two sides have much form going on. Newport have taken one win in their last five games in all competitions (D2 L2). That was a home win though in league action against Scunthorpe. Newport haven’t done badly at Rodney Parade lately having posted a W2 D2 L1 record there in their last five. They have only lost twice on home soil this season, once in the EFL Cup against West Ham and then against Salford in league action at the start of November.
Just once in their last six home fixtures have Newport managed to score more than one goal in a game. They are without a clean sheet in three there. The Exiles had a very good time of things at home last season’s FA Cup, beating Welsh rivals Wrexham, Premier League side Leicester and then Championship side Middlesbrough before bowing out against Man City.
Newport have won three of their last four home games against Grimsby 1-0 (D1)
Both teams have scored in two of the last eleven meetings
Five of the last eight meetings have ended in a home win
Grimsby have won one of the last six meetings
The Mariners had quite a bright start to the new season, but that has since fallen away when troubles hit around the start of September. Grimsby have failed to get a win in any of their last five games now, losing three of those. They have managed just two victories in their last 12 games across all competitions. They did almost get across the line in this FA Cup tie, however, having taken the lead at Blundell Park just before half time.
They conceded an equalizing penalty 10 minutes from time. Grimsby have lost four of their last five away games played in the FA Cup, and each of those defeats were by a 1-0 scoreline. They have lost three of their last four trips to Newport by a 1-0 scoreline as well (0-0). Grimsby have failed to score in five of their last nine road games in the FA Cup.
The trend of 1-0 scorelines has to pique some big interest in this FA Cup tie. Newport shaded things in terms of performance in the first go at this FA Cup tie. Grimsby may well kick themselves having failed to hold on at home. Newport to win.
18th November 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
A dream tie for League Two side Newport who have enjoyed a momentous FA Cup run. However, they are facing the might of the current reigning English champions who appear to be bang on top of their game at the moment. Read our Newport v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 1/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)
League Two side Newport have a bit of a mountain to climb then. Is it damage control from the off? Newport had a home game in the league in midweek, suffering a loss against the MK Dons. In their last seven games in all competitions, Newport are W3 D2 L2. The Exiles have been pretty solid at Rodney Parade is has to be said. They have won four of their last six there in all competitions (D1 L1).
But of course, they haven’t faced anything like what they are going to on the weekend. Newport’s FA Cup journey started with a win at the Met. Police and then they needed a replay at home to get past Wrexham. Then they caused an upset, a big one in taking out Premier League side Leicester at home. It was another home upset they caused in the last round in beating Championship side Middlesbrough in a replay.
With a full week off since thumping Chelsea 6-0 in the Premier League last weekend, Man City are a side who can’t stop scoring. In just two games in all competitions have they failed to net. They have produced some remarkable score lines this year. City have scored at least two goals in all but two of their eleven matches played in the 2019 calendar year.
In the third round of this season’s FA Cup, they beat Burnley 5-0. Then they posted a 7-0 win over Rotherham in the last round. With other major scorelines of a 9-0 EFL Cup win over Burton and their 6-0 drubbing of Chelsea in the EPL, Newport fans may secretly be fearing the worst. City have won four of their last five away games, but those are the only four wins in their last eight road games in all competitions (D1 L3).
Given some of the score lines that City have produced recently, most punters will only be thinking about the size of a City victory here. They should be able to do it by at least three goals.
14th February 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Championship side Middlesbrough have made life a little tricky for themselves in not having finished this tie at the first attempt on home soil. Will they be able to lift themselves past their League Two opponents Newport down in South Wales? The winner faces up to Manchester City in the next round. Read our Newport v Middlesbrough betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 2nd, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)
When these two met at the Riverside back at the end of January, that was the first ever meeting that they had had. Now in such a short space of time, they are at it again after their 1-1 draw. Newport are in the bottom half of League Two and they aren’t in any kind of great form really. They have only managed to take the three wins in their last four games across all competitions. Two of those three wins though, were in the FA Cup. That was a 4-0 win over Wrexham in a second-round replay, and then a 2-1 upset against Premier League side Leicester in the last round. They have been struggling for wins, but at Rodney Parade they have been tough to beat. The Exiles have only lost one of their last 12 home games in all competitions. So that is some strength that they have there and they have actually collected a clean sheet in three of their last four home fixtures. If you want to extend that back a little bit further, then they have five clean sheets in their last eight at home
Boro really stood up to a big challenge on the weekend in the Championship, as they got themselves a 3-2 win at West Brom in a big showdown. That moved Boro onto seven matches unbeaten across all Compton (W4 D3). Boro almost got across the finish line when these two met at the Riverside. They shipped an equaliser in stoppage time. So this could be a bit of an uncomfortable away game for them, but Boro are clear favourites. Middlesbrough are a tough side to break down and they are on a streak of form where they have lost only one of their last 12 road fixtures in all competitions. Boro have hit the back of the net in each of their last seven road games as well. However, in that same spell of seven games, Boro have conceded in six of them. This will be Middlesbrough’s first ever visit to Rodney Parade.
Now, this may not be the most comfortable of evenings for Middlesbrough down in South Wales, they should be able to find their way through to the fifth round. We are expecting another tight game and Middlesbrough to win by a one-goal margin looks a solid proposition at 13/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 2nd, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)
4th February 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
This is why the FA Cup is still great. League Two side Newport get to forget all about their slump in league form and put themselves against one a Premier League side. The Foxes are strong favourites to get the win on the board, but it’s one of those games where the hint of it being a banana skin is just there. Read our Newport v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 3rd January 2019 at 11:43 p.m.)
Newport will be playing host to Leicester for the first time in their history. This is a great draw for them, just what a League Two side wants. The chance to throw everything at causing an upset at home against a Premier League side. The Exiles aren’t in the great of form at the moment as they are winless in four games. Across their last seven games played they have collected just the one win, so they have gone off the boil.
After opening to first-round win over the Met Police, Newport needed a replay back on home soil to see off Wrexham in the last round. Even though they aren’t in great form, they have done well at Rodney Parade this season, as they have suffered the one defeat in their last nine played there. Newport have earned a clean sheet in all but two of their last six home games.
Leicester have won three of their last four games (L1) and there have been notable wins in that sequence. Those three wins were against Chelsea, Man City and then away at Everton on New Year’s Day. So that’s some good results which they have picked up, although the loss in that sequence was a poor one at Cardiff recently. So they make a quick return to Wales.
Leicester have won their last two on the road and are W3 D2 L1 in their last six away from home. Each of the last three away wins that Leicester have taken have been by a 1-0 scoreline. Each to their last six games away from the King Power have ended under 2.5 goals. They haven’t been as strong in front of goal this season, so it may be a low scoring affair. Last season the Foxes made it through to the quarterfinals.
Leicester to win to nil at 6/5 odds gets our nod in this one* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 3rd, 2019 at 10:08 pm). The Foxes have not been broken down too easily on their travels this season and so we can see them holding their own and getting a low scoring victory.
4th January 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Tottenham were extremely poor in their efforts down at Rodney Parade but they will surely have to be better back on home soil for this replay. As for Newport, the Exiles may have missed their opportunity to pull off a huge shock after conceding that late equaliser.
Tottenham 1/9, Draw 17/2, Newport 33/1 (Betting Odds taken on February 2nd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.)
Tottenham survived a bit of a gruelling battle at Rodney Parade in their FA Cup fourth-round tie against League Two side Newport, but they will be expected to ease their way to the next round in this Wembley replay. The Lilywhites will have had less of a rest going into this one as they played Liverpool on Sunday in league action. Tottenham’s home form is well on point at the moment with an unbeaten streak of eleven going (W9 L2) so they are shaping up well. They eased past Wimbledon at Wembley in the third round of the FA Cup and each of their last three victories on home soil have been with a clean sheet. Spurs to win to nil at bet365 will be a temper at odds of 4/6* (Betting Odds taken on February 4th, 2018 at 6:19 p.m.). Spurs have scored a total of nine goals in their last three home games and they have scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight at Wembley. It should be enough to send the game over 2.5 goals you would imagine and in the bet35 correct score market a Tottenham 3-0 score is at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 4th, 2018 at 5:19 p.m.).
Newport’s league form in the fourth tier is sliding a bit and they are starting to lose touch with the play off race. The Exiles played so well at Rodney Parade against Spurs but just couldn’t hang on in the end. That was the first-ever game between the two of them. The Exiles are now winless in their last four games (D2 L2) and they suffered a league loss out at Colchester on the weekend taking them to a W1 D1 L3 record in their last five games out on the road. So the task ahead of them becomes infinitely more difficult now as they head to Wembley to face one of the top sides in the country. Both teams, not to score at bet365 is at 4/7 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 4th, 2018 at 5:19 p.m.) and really the chance of the Exiles getting through has diminished greatly. The winner of this replay will go out on the road to face the winner of the Millwall or Rochdale replay in the fifth round. The Exiles are a massive 14/1 poke* (Betting Odds taken on February 4th, 2018 at 5:19 p.m.) to qualify for that next round of FA Cup action.
Tottenham will probably breeze through this replay as they can’t be as bad as they were in that game in South Wales. Newport battled and worked so hard in that game and at least get a trip to Wembley enjoy. They’ll probably leave empty-handed, so back Spurs to win to nil.
5th February 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting