Newport County v Man City FA Cup betting preview and tips
Newport County might be stationed in fourteenth in the League Two table, although the Welsh club have performed heroics in the FA Cup this season.
The Exiles’ FA Cup adventure began with a win away to Met Police before overcoming Wrexham after a goalless draw at The Racecourse. However, things got really tasty when Leicester City visited Rodney Parade.
Newport enjoyed a 2-1 victory over the Foxes and Mike Flynn’s side then went to Middlesbrough and scored a late equaliser to earn a replay which they went and duly won by a 2-0 scoreline.
It’s highly probable that County have reached the end of the road now that Manchester City are the next opponents in this competition. It’s one thing beating a weakened Leicester team and Middlesbrough, although Pep Guardiola is chasing down four pieces of silverware right now.
It was only a few weeks ago when City clashed with Burton in the EFL Cup semi-finals and the Brewers were completely blown away at the Etihad Stadium before a dead rubber of a second leg saw the champions of England add one further goal to their previous tally of nine.
Guardiola can afford to leave his leading lights on the bench and still send out the likes of Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus to wreak havoc against a team who are three divisions below them.
Manchester City are like Liverpool and Spurs in that they can dish out massive thrashings, with the latter recently heading to Tranmere and scoring seven times without reply.
Yes, Newport have spirit and nothing to lose although this is likely to be a gallant defeat where several goals will have been scored by the visitors come the end of the match. City should cover a -2.5 goals handicap and book their place in the quarter finals of the competition.
Man City -2.5 @ 1.66 with bet365