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Boro Picks: Newport County V Stevenage | Predictions

News February 26, 2021

The Boro travel to Wales to take on Newport County at Rodney Parade tomorrow afternoon as they go head to head in League Two.

Tom Pearce, Boro Picks Predictor (@tompearce97)

Alex Revell’s side failed to break the deadlock on Tuesday as they drew away to Port Vale 0-0.

Meanwhile, it was back to winning ways for Michael Flynn’s side in the week as they beat Walsall 1-0 away from home.

A win for the Boro could give them even more breathing room from the bottom two and could see them as high as 15th if results go their way.

This will be the 13th meeting between the two sides, the first coming in 2014 which saw Newport come out 2-0 winners.

The reverse fixture earlier this season ended 1-0 to Newport but how will tomorrow’s game play out?

We take a look…

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In Focus

1. Will Stevenage score in the first half? No

The Boro have failed to score in the first 45 minutes in any of their last five games.

Meanwhile there’s no difference between when Newport conceded their goals when at home.

With seven goals from 14, they are currently averaging just 0.5 goals against in the first half when playing at home.

2. Will Stevenage score in the second half? No

Revell’s men have scored more goals in the second half than they have in the first when on the road.

In fact, they’ve scored seven from 16 which means they’re averaging just 0.44 goals scored per second half in away games.

The hosts have actually kept a clean sheet in 64% of the second periods when playing at Rodney Parade.

3. How many goals will Stevenage score? 0

It’s no secret that the Boro aren’t exactly prolific goal-scorers, having scored just 24 goals all season.

They don’t tend to score many, failing to find the net in 38% of their away games this season.

Newport also have a better defensive record when playing at home as well.

They’ve managed four clean sheets at Rodney Parade whilst conceding 14 goals from 14 games.

4. How many shots on target will Stevenage have? 2

It was just the one shot on goal in the weekend for Stevenage, that took their tally up to 105 for the season.

That means they are currently having 3.39 shots on target per game.

Nick Townsend and Tom King have been the two players who have been between the sticks for Newport this campaign.

Between them, they have faced 100 shots on their goal. That’s an average of 3.44 shots on target against per game.

5. How many corners will Stevenage be awarded? 4+

The Boro managed to win just two corners on Tuesday which meant that they’ve now played 10 games where they haven’t won four or more corners.

They have been awarded 147 of them this season though, averaging 4.74 corners per game.

In the reverse fixture, Revell’s side managed just the one corner.

6. How many saves will Stevenage goalkeepers make? 3

Jamie Cumming had just the one save to make in the weekend, which was his 72nd save of the season.

He is currently averaging 2.76 saves per game.

Meanwhile, the hosts do tend to test the keeper quite frequently.

In fact, they have had 119 shots on goal this campaign which averages out to 4.1 shots on target per game.

Quickfire

  • Will Luke Norris score? No
  • How many assists will Matt Stevens have? 0
  • How many tackles will Luther Wildin make? 2
  • How many shots on target will Luke Norris have? 0

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