Competition: League Two
Market: Newport win
Odds: 3/2 @ 888sport
Looking to extend on their recent purple patch in midweek, Newport will make the trip to a struggling Port Vale on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, eventually hit with a deserved 1-0 defeat at home against a high-flying Bolton over the weekend, Port Vale find themselves in the midst of a real struggle. Still looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, the pressure is firmly on Darrell Clarke’s shoulders. Without a win in any of their last eight League Two contests, a run that stems back to the end of January, The Valiants have also managed to muster just a single point from their last four fourth-tier matchups. Facing what could be a tough test when the promotion contenders come to town in midweek, it should also be noted that Port Vale have really shown some toothless displays on home soil. Failing to find the net in any of their last four contests in Staffordshire, they have also won just a pair of their fixtures at Vale Park since the end of October.
As for the visitors, although Newport might have shown some worrying inconsistencies when opening the New Year, it appears that the Welsh outfit are enjoying a much-needed boost. With their sights firmly set on finding a route out of League Two this season, Michael Flynn’s men were last seen putting in another eye-catching display on the road. Landing a 3-1 romp away at Morecambe and knowing that another victory in midweek could see them move within striking distance of the top-three, Newport have in fact now won each of their last three fourth-tier matchups on the spin. Enjoying what has been by far their brightest run of 2021 so far, Flynn’s side will also be boosted by their eye-catching record against Tuesday’s hosts. Securing back-to-back wins against Port Vale, we’re backing a similar away victory in midweek.
Bet: Newport 3/2 to beat Port Vale in Tuesday’s League Two showdown @ 888sport