FM Preview: Mansfield Town v Newport County 12 Feb 2011

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History of the Mansfield Town v Newport County fixture

Mansfield Town prepare to entertain Newport County at Field Mill on Saturday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 7 wins out of 10 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Field Mill was earlier this season, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller, in a Trophy match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 15 JanMansfield Town4-2Newport Co.FAT
2010/2011Sat 18 SepNewport Co.1 - 0Mansfield TownCONF
1986/1987Tue 17 MarNewport Co.0 - 3Mansfield TownLGE1
1986/1987Tue 25 NovMansfield Town1 - 0Newport Co.LGE1
1974/1975Mon 31 MarNewport Co.2 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2
1974/1975Sat 28 DecMansfield Town3 - 0Newport Co.LGE2
1973/1974Sun 24 FebMansfield Town2 - 1Newport Co.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Mansfield Town have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Stags's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.

Newport Co. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Exiles have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Mansfield Town's 41 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Newport Co. find themselves in a respectable 8th position, courtesy of the 43 points they have accumulated from 29 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town6312121110
Newport Co.60249152

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Stags's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Newport Co.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Mansfield Town 9 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Newport Co. Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.