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Forest Green vs Newport Predictions & Tips - Draw in Playoff Second Leg

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Last updated: 22 May 2021
Alex Waite 22 May 2021
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  • Forest Green vs Newport predictions for Sunday’s League Two Playoff
  • The second leg is being played at 6:30 pm BST at the New Lawn
  • Forest Green lost 2-0 in the first leg and are winless in 10 of their last 13 matches
  • I am tipping a draw in the second leg
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Newport have drawn 1-1 in 2 of their last 3 away matches (Getty Images)

Forest Green vs Newport Predictions


Newport have a 2-0 lead against out of form Forest Green heading into the second leg. Newport have struggled to win away this season, so I am backing a draw at the New Lawn.

  • Forest Green are winless in 10 of their last 13 matches (League Two)
  • Forest Green have drawn 1-1 in 2 of their last 3 home matches against Newport (League Two) 
  • Newport have drawn 1-1 in 2 of their last 3 away matches (League Two)

Head-to-Head


Newport have a 6-4 advantage against Forest Green with 7 draws in 17 meetings. The sides drew 1-1 in their previous encounter at the New Lawn earlier this season.

Forest Green Form 


Forest Green’s 2-0 loss to Newport ended their two match-winning run in League Two. 

Mark Cooper’s side won their last two matches in the regular season. A 2-1 win against Tranmere and 3-0 victory at Oldham helped Rovers edge into the playoffs. 

Rovers were undone by a counter-attacking Newport in the first leg and conceded goals either side of halftime. They struggled to create chances despite 57% possession and Odin Bailley came closest, hitting the post with the score at 1-0. 

Forest Green come into the second leg in poor home form and are winless in four of their last six at the New Lawn. 

Forest Green Injuries & Team News


Midfielder Elliot Whitehouse is ruled out with a knee injury. 

Newport Form


Newport’s first-leg win over Forest Green extended their unbeaten run in League Two to six matches. 

Matt Dolan’s long-range strike and Lewis Collins' second-half goal earned Newport a 2-0 victory. Michael Flynn’s side had 44% possession, three shots on goal and threatened on the counter-attack.

Newport’s recent wins have all come at home. The Welsh side are winless in their last five away and have drawn their last three.

1-1 draws against Mansfield and Southend came either side of a goalless encounter at Exeter. 

Newport Injuries & Team News


Defender Joss Labadie could return to the squad after missing the first leg with a gashed knee. 

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Verdict

Forest Green’s finished the season in poor form and Newport have drawn regularly away.

Expect a close encounter at the New Lawn with a 1-1 draw my pick.

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