Wycombe v Newport Betting Tips: No respite for County

Jan 01 2017

This League Two match sees bottom of the table Newport County travel to the division’s in-form side, Wycombe Wanderers.

Wycombe are currently on an outstanding run of seven wins from eight league matches which has pushed them firmly inside the play-offs and four points clear of the team behind them in 8th place.

The Chairboys do not score too many goals and their record of 30 goals in 23 matches is the worst inside the top-10. However, defensively, they are very sound having kept six clean sheets since the start of this fantastic point-hoarding run. When your defence is that good, it only takes one or two goals to take victories which makes moving up the table a lot easier.

Home is where the heart is for Wycombe with three wins to nil on the bounce at Adams Park going into this match against Newport as well as six wins out of their last seven home games.

This is certainly a daunting prospect for table-propping Newport County who cannot get even a single point from anywhere at the moment with their run of defeats now stretching to six after losing 4-1 to Exeter City on Saturday. Graham Westley’s side are now a huge five points off safety and it is only because of the poor form of other teams just above them that that gap is not bigger. The fact that they have a game in hand could prove vital.

As expected with a side on such a bad run, defending is a huge problem with just four clean sheets all season, conceding an alarming 39 goals in 22 league matches overall. Going forward is not so much of a problem with The Exiles managing to find the back of the net in their last three matches. However, when you are conceding at least three per game, you will find points hard to come by, even if you are relatively good in attack.

Away outings have been miserable for Newport this season with just two wins in their last 10 matches on the road. Those two victories, which were consecutive, came relatively recently which would have given some hope, however, quick losses against Blackpool and Crawley meant that such hope was short-lived.

One of the division’s most in-form sides at home against one of the most out-of-form sides means this result is only going one way. A home win is a no-brainer here and I fully expect The Chairboys to come out on top in convincing fashion. They may not score a huge number of goals, but I expect them to score at least two against this shoddy Newport back-line and so ‘Wycombe to Win and Over 1.5 Goals’, at 13/10, and ‘Wycombe to Score Over 1.5 Goals’, at 21/20, are two bets that are definitely worth placing.

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