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Head-To-Head Guide: Newport County

5 August 2022

The Saddlers travel to Newport County for their first away match of the new campaign.

We take a closer look at how the two teams match up in our head-to-head guide.

RECENT FORM (LAST SIX - INCLUDING PRE-SEASON)             

Newport: WLWDDD                                                                  Walsall: LDWLWW

9/7 – Newport 6-0 Hungerford                                                 9/7 – Walsall 0-4 Aston Villa
12/7 – Cardiff 2-0 Newport                                                    12/7 – Leamington 1-1 Walsall
15/7 – Weston-super-Mare 0-4 Newport                            16/7 – AFC Telford 0-2 Walsall
16/7 – Torquay 0-0 Newport                                                19/7 – Walsall 0-3 Coventry
23/7 – Forest Green 1-1 Newport                                        23/7 – Solihull 0-2 Walsall
30/7 – Sutton 1-1 Newport (L2)                                           30/7 – Walsall 4-0 Hartlepool

LEAGUE POSITIONS - LAST FIVE SEASONS

Newport                                                                                    Walsall

17/18: 11th (L2)                                                                         17/18: 19th (L1)
18/19: 7th (L2)                                                                           18/19: 22nd (L1)
19/20: 14th (L2)                                                                         19/20: 12th (L2)
20/21: 5th (L2)                                                                           20/21: 19th (L2)
21/22: 11th (L2)                                                                         21/22: 16th (L2)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Newport: 27
Draw: 18
Walsall: 23

Last six meetings:

01/01/22: Walsall 3-3 Newport
18/09/21: Newport 2-1 Walsall
24/02/21: Walsall 0-1 Newport
24/11/20: Newport 1-1 Walsall
11/02/20: Newport 0-0 Walsall
20/08/19: Walsall 0-0 Newport

 

Managers

James Rowberry                                                               Michael Flynn

G: 36                                                                                      G: 17
W: 15                                                                                     W: 7
D: 8                                                                                        D: 4
L: 13                                                                                      L: 6
Win percentage: 41.67%                                     Win percentage: 40.8%

KEY MEN

NEWPORT:

Despite losing top scorer Dom Telford to Crawley Town and Courtney Baker-Richardson to Crewe Alexandra, the Exiles still have a strong squad at their disposal. They still have the experience and leadership of Mickey Demetriou, Matty Dolan and Robbie Willmott to call upon. They also added striker Omar Bogle who got off to the perfect start with a goal against Sutton United last weekend.

WALSALL

The Saddlers have signed 16 new players over the summer and the team impressed on the opening day. Goal poacher Danny Johnson showed his predatory instincts with a hat-trick against Hartlepool United.

Isaac Hutchinson also stood out with his creative display while Manny Monthé, experienced head Peter Clarke and skipper Donervon Daniels formed a solid unit in helping the Saddlers to a clean sheet. Liam Kinsella has been a consistent performer for the Saddlers in recent seasons and is still a real presence at the heart of Walsall’s midfield.


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