Welsh rivals Newport County and Wrexham fought-out a goal-less draw in the original FA Cup second-round tie at the Racecourse Ground last weekend and they lock horns for a second time in the resultant replay on Tuesday evening, the Exiles looking to make home advantage count and edge their way into the third round draw.
Newport County have thus far failed to build on that goal-less draw and subsequently lost to Cheltenham Town in the midweek Checkatrade Trophy match, penalties deciding the outcome of that game. Nevertheless the Exiles have proven themselves to be a very hard side to beat at Rodney Parade with six wins and two draws in their last eight home matches, therefore confidence will be high in the Newport camp that they can grab themselves a place in the third round of the competition, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Newport County v Wrexham.
Wrexham head into this match on the back of a disappointing run which has seen them lose one and draw three of their last four outings. They have failed to find the back of the net in each of their last three games and this will be a concern ahead of this trip to South Wales. The Dragons do enjoy a decent unbeaten run on their travels with their last away defeat being back in September, therefore they will be motivated to keep it up when they visit Rodney Parade on Tuesday evening.
Nevertheless the visitors will be faced with a tough assignment and we believe that Newport County will succeed in turning this match their way and making it through to the next round of the tournament with the minimum of fuss, Ladbrokes Bookmakers going 21/20 on Newport County to win.