Mansfield v Newport County Betting Tips & Predictions
It’s difficult to oppose Mansfield Town for Sunday’s game considering that they are the better football team, although the play-offs require a steely mentality and David Flitcroft’s side were unable to make their superiority count at Rodney Parade.
In fairness to the Stags, their opponents could have been reduced to ten men early in the match and Mansfield then took the lead before having to deal with Newport finally waking up and posing problems for their opponents.
Michael Flynn has pointed to the character in his team although he will privately concede that the Exiles rode their luck on Thursday and that it’s a bonus to be heading to Field Mill with the scoreline all square.
It’s now eleven matches since Newport have been beaten and we can’t get away from that stat considering that Mansfield lost their final three League Two matches and just seem to be lacking that killer instinct at vital times.
Town will feel as though their luck has deserted them after narrowly missing out on the automatic spots, even if CJ Hamilton and Tyler Walker are a lively front pairing, with goalkeeper Conrad Logan having to pull out any number of vital saves as Newport started to turn the screw.
The big concern for County is that they have lost twelve times on the road, although this is the sort of occasion that will suit the visitors and they’ll look to create a stop-start game to make it a leveller.
Jamille Matt and Padraig Amond are both experienced in play-off situations, with this team having claimed an FA Cup draw at Middlesbrough earlier this season before beating their Championship opponents at home.
We can get with Newport on the Asian Handicap with half a goal start which means that avoidance of defeat will see us make a profit and potentially see County reach Wembley.
Newport asian hcp +0.5 @ 1.97 (97/100) with bet365