Read our Newport v Watford prediction on 22 September. The hosts were lucky with their rivals before, how will they play with the representatives of the Championship?
Newport finished in the middle of the League Two standings last year. This year he has not lost yet – 1: 1 with Scunthorpe United and 2: 1 with Barrow, and the rivals openly “bounced”. In the English League Cup, it turned out to pass first Swansea (2: 0), putting up worthy resistance to the more eminent club, and then to Cambridge United (1: 0), not allowing him to approach his own redoubts.
With the Cambridge team, 28 shots were made towards the opponent’s goal, although he never even hit the target.
Watford failed three final rounds of last season and left the elite division, although fought with Arsenal (2: 3) to the last and almost won back a head start of three goals. In the current championship, the club sorted out without problems with Middlesbrough (1: 0), and then did not concede from Sheffield Wednesday (0: 0). It is worth noting that the coaching staff practically did not involve key players in these fights.
In the current tournament, we managed to beat Oxford United (2: 1, L), although the score was leveled only in the 89th minute.
Newport scores three in a row.
Newport have won five of their previous six games at home.
Watford have conceded three goals in three out of five away games.
Watford have not lost in four matches.
We think that big total is the best choice. Of course, one could take a closer look at Watford, which has dropped out of the elite and will try to spend this season as productively as possible, torn between tournaments. The guests have kept their forwards and have arguably the Championship’s most powerful attacking line. The owners are at a low level, but at home they show too cool a game and are able to take advantage of it. We are waiting for goals from the underdog.
Our forecast – the total goals over 2.5 in BC Winline for 1.82.