League: England League 2
Newport County vs Forest Green
Pick: Forest Green Rovers Draw No Bet
REASON FOR THIS FREE TIP:
- Forest Green ran out 0-2 winners when these sides met at Rodney Parade in late February.
- Newport haven’t won any of their last six home games against Forest Green (D3, L3).
Green fancied to edge out Exiles
Rodney Parade has been a happy hunting ground for Forest Green Rovers in recent times and Jimmy Ball’s side could eek out a first leg advantage when the sides meet in the Play-Off semi-finals this Tuesday night.
Green were 0-2 victors here back in late February and are unbeaten in their last six visits to this venue, winning three. Those factors have to playing on the minds of Newport County this week, especially as the pressure is essentially on them as the home side to establish a first leg lead.
Newport’s recent form can hardly be crabbed – they lost just one of their last nine league games and amassed 11 points from their last five starts, while one away win in six is an obvious concern for Forest Green going into this tie.
Nonetheless, that success was an emphatic one on the final day against Oldham (0-3) and with nothing separating these teams in terms of the league table with both ending the regular season on 73 points, the marginal vote has to go to the visitors on account of their February win here and County’s inability to beat them on home turf since 2010.
There shouldn’t be a great deal in it though, so the advice for punters is to take Green in the draw no bet market, alongside backing a 1-2 correct score.