Middlesbrough 21/20 to beat Newport County and over 2.5 goals in Saturday’s FA Cup tie
Competition: FA Cup
Market: Middlesbrough win and over 2.5 goals
Odds: 21/20 @ Bet 365
Looking to book their spot in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Middlesbrough will welcome League Two Newport County to the Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Middlesbrough may have struggled with their form entering the New Year, the Reds are enjoying a purple patch. Booking their spot in the fourth round with a 5-0 win over Peterborough, Boro have also lost just five of their 28 Championship appearances this season. With a points tally of 47. the hosts also now hold a three-point buffer over slipping out of the playoff positions. As for their recent form, Boro are now unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions and also their last three matches at the Riverside Stadium. More impressive, the Reds have scored eight goals on that unbeaten run at home.
As for the visitors, while Newport may have managed to book their spot in the fourth round with a shock 2-1 win over Premier League Leicester City, the League Two side could be in for a tough afternoons work. In their 27 league games this season, they have won 11, drawn six and lost 10, scoring 38 and conceding 45 in return. Currently sat 13th in the table, Newport do hold the fourth worst defensive record in England’s fourth tier. As for their recent run of form, the visitors have lost their last five matches away from Rodney Parade and haven’t recorded a clean sheet in their last seven.
Bet: Middlesbrough 21/20 to beat Newport County and over 2.5 goals in Saturday’s FA Cup tie @ Bet 365