Middlesbrough 17/20 to beat Newport in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay
Competition: FA Cup
Market: Middlesbrough win
Odds: 17/20 @ Bet 365
Playing out a 1-1 draw when the two sides met a fortnight ago, League Two’s Newport County will host Championship side Middlesbrough to Rodney Parade on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, despite playing out a 1-1 draw with Tuesday’s visitors earlier in the month, it has been a worrying start to the New Year for Newport. In their 29 matches in League Two, they have recorded 11 wins, seven draws and 11 defeats, scoring 38 and conceding 48 in return. Despite sitting 14th in the table, no team outside of the relegation zone holds a worse defensive record than Newport. As for their recent run of form, Tuesday’s hosts have now failed to win any of their last three matches and have now failed to score in over 200 minutes of action.
As for the visitors, enjoying an impressive start to the New Year, Tony Pulis’ side still remain in firm position to land a playoff position in the Championship. In their 29 league games this season, they have won 13, drawn 11 and lost just five, scoring 34 and conceding 22 in return. Currently, no team in the top half of the Championship table holds a better defensive record. With a points tally of 50, the Reds also sit just six points adrift of climbing into the automatic positions. As for their recent form, Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last seven matches and have also won three of their last four on the road.
Bet: Middlesbrough 17/20 to beat Newport in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay @ Bet 365