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Newport vs. Wimbledon Prediction, Tips & Stats

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Header logoLeague 2

PosClubPWDLGDPTS
17
Team logoAccrington
4616921-857
18
Team logoNewport
4616723-1455
19
Team logoSwindon
46141220-654
Last updated 18/06/2024

Newport vs. Wimbledon Prediction, Tips & Stats

Two sides who've been surprisingly impressive in the opening weeks of the League Two season meet this weekend as Newport County welcome AFC Wimbledon to Rodney Parade.

Newport County currently sit 6th in League Two with three wins and two losses from their opening five games of the season.

Aside from two heavy defeats at the hands of Accrington Stanley on the opening day, 3-0, and then Crewe Alexandra, 4-2, Newport have started the season commendably and come into this game off the back of successive league wins.

After battering Forest Green Rovers 3-0, Newport took the field against Sutton United last weekend and completed a thrilling second half comeback with an own goal by Forest Green's Joseph Kizzi preceding goals by Henry Charley and Will Evans all in the space of 17 minutes after the Welsh side had gone behind on 53 minutes.

In the EFL Cup in midweek Newport were also desperately unlucky not to claim what would have been a huge Premier League scalp as they were beaten by Brentford on penalties following a 1-1 draw in which they kept the scores at 0-0 until the 87th minute before Kiban Rai dramatically equalised for Newport in the 96th minute.

Newport have been a hugely entertaining watch so far having scored twelve times in five games but having also conceded eight times in that period manager Graham Coughlan will likely have to tighten that backline if they are to give themselves a chance of sustaining their current form.

There's still a long way to go this season and where Newport eventually end up is still a mystery, but they can only take things one game at a time and a win here would be a huge for them.

AFC Wimbledon currently sit 5th in League Two with two wins and three draws from their first five games of the season.

A notable struggler for most of last season, Wimbledon have started this season well to help quash any fears of a long relegation battle this time around as they find themselves unbeaten in the league.

Wins over Sutton United and Colchester United have come amidst draws against Grimsby Town, Wrexham and Forest Green Rovers and manager Johnnie Jackson will be mightily pleased by the fact his side currently have the best defensive record in the league having conceded just two goals in five games.

They could have been more clinical in front of goal and last weekend's 1-1 draw at home to Forest Green Rovers is a perfect example of that, where Wimbledon registered twenty-two shots on goal against a blatantly weaker opponent with just one of them finding the back of the net.

Still, there are a tonne of positives for Wimbledon to take from the opening weeks of their season and a win here would only add to that.

For our Newport vs. Wimbledon prediction, we're going for a 1-1 draw.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our previews, tips and offers for this weekend’s action.

Newport team news

Omar Bogle was handful when coming off the bench against Sutton last weekend and could be handed a start here.

Otherwise, Newport's starting XI will look very similar to how it did against Sutton last weekend.

Wimbledon Team News

Wimbledon have stuck with the same starting XI for every league game so far this season and given they're currently unbeaten in League Two it's highly likely they'll continue with their method for this one.

However, Jake Reeves came off after just twenty-two minutes against Forest Green last weekend and missed the trip to Chelsea in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night so he'll likely miss out again here.

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