Mansfield vs Newport County
League Two action for me tomorrow in a game that will be played at the One Call Stadium and will kick off at 15:00 UK time. The game will be played between Mansfield Town and Newport County.
This is a game that I didn't think I would be betting on, however, after watching Mansfield in preseason I think they will be a strong side this season and I have actually had a bet on them to gain promotion to league one.
They did well last season under Steve Evans before he left for Peterborough, however, after he left the club struggled to maintain that level and missed out on promotion due to a late run of poor performances.
I watched Mansfield vs Rotherham United in a pre-season friendly and they looked very organized. They won us on the day 2-1 and overall I think they deserved the win. We were unbeaten in preseason until this game so confidence was high and they performed very well.
I've also seen their pre-season friendlies vs Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday and again, they looked very strong and also capable with the ball.
Newport, I haven't been too impressed with in recent seasons and I think this season will be a struggle. I don't think they will be challenging looking at the squad they have at their helm. The odds for tomorrow already show that Mansfield is clear favorites with the bookies offering 4.0 for a Newport victory. Newport odds to gain promotion are as high as 15.0 whereas Mansfield is as short as 3.25. Bookies are not often wrong.
I'll be backing a Mansfield win at a good price of 2.0 with Bet365. Good luck all.
Mansfield vs Newport County prediction
Mansfield Wins @ 2.00 with Bet365