Leicester manager Claude Puel

Newport vs Leicester: County are proven FA Cup performers

Kick-off: 1630, 06/01/2019

Stadium: Rodney Parade


Newport enjoyed a good run in the FA Cup last term and are fancied to rise to the occasion again when hosting Leicester in this season’s third round.

The Welsh outfit beat Leeds at this stage 12 months ago and then earned a Wembley replay when drawing 0-0 with Tottenham at Rodney Parade.

More of the same spirit here would make 23/10 for County to avoid defeat a value Newport vs Leicester prediction.

A Look At Newport County’s Betting Odds

Newport have admittedly struggled in League Two of late, slipping down to 12th in the table after picking up only one point from their last five fixtures in that division.

However, they did manage to crush Wrexham 4-0 in the cup during that period, with leading scorers Padraig Amond and Jamille Matt both on target.

Amond has 15 goals to his credit in all competitions this season, while strike partner Matt is on the 13 mark, so County can be dangerous up front.

The former opened the scoring when Spurs visited this ground last January, with only Harry Kane’s 82nd-minute equaliser thwarting Newport’s glory bid.

Michael Flynn will have his players raring to go again here and a pitch also used by rugby union side the Dragons is always a great leveller.

Looking at the Newport vs Leicester odds, we reckon 23/4 for another score draw is tempting.

A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds

Leicester reached the quarter-finals last term and only succumbed to Chelsea after extra-time, but they had been lacklustre when drawing away to Fleetwood in round three.

Claude Puel can afford to rest on his laurels after winning three of four Premier League matches over the festive period.

The fact that those victims were Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton shows how talented this team is when in peak form.

However, a home loss to Cardiff just over a week ago highlights what a drop in intensity can lead to.

Let’s finish off our Newport vs Leicester betting tips by taking a punt on County to make things interesting by scoring first, which pays 13/5.

Additional stats

Last result:

Stevenage 1-0 NEWPORT

Everton 0-1 LEICESTER – Jamie Vardy

Head-to-head: N/A

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