Coventry, who were relegated from League One last season have come flying out of the gates in League Two, being the only side in the division to win both of their first two games of the new campaign. So they head into the weekend in a position of defending top spot and a point would probably be enough to do that. But the Sky Blues will be looking for more than that as they take on Newport who have only managed to draw both of their games so far for the new season. There is a bit of history being made in this one as this is the first competitive game between the Sky Blues and the Exiles. The home side are a good even money price at bet365 to win this one with Newport out as a big 10/3 option.
So it has been back to back wins for Coventry so far then this season and they have netted five unanswered goals in their two games. They opened with a comfortable 3-0 home win at the Ricoh Arena over Notts County and then followed that up with a solid win out at Grimsby. So they look tight and will be looking to seriously get some great home momentum going behind them. While their home form in League One last season wasn’t staggeringly brilliant, it was pretty much their woeful away form which sank them. They seem to have adjusted well to life down a tier. Coventry’s Jodi Jones is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option, and he has three goals for the season already.
Best not to forget that the Exiles only avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth last season finishing third from bottom in League Two. They have drawn both of their games this season, opening with a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stevenage before a more sedate 1-1 draw at Crewe. So this is their third straight away game in this season’s League Two. Frank Nouble has scored in both games for them this season and is 5/2 in the bet365 anytime goalscorer market. Away from home last season in the division, Newport record a W6 D4 L13 record and have now won just one of their last six on their travels.
Head to Head News
This will be the first competitive game between Coventry and Newport so there is nothing to look back at.
Top Betting Tips
Coventry have put some good stuff together so far and you would have to imagine that they will have too much for Newport to handle. The Exiles will be happy with their points so far, but they may find Coventry too much to compete with. Given the form that Coventry are running with at the moment, they are just value enough in the match outright at even money. If you want to push the boat out, back them to win to nil at 6/1 with bet365.