This is the highlight game of the League Two weekend because this is a top two clash. Both Exeter and Newport are defending unbeaten records for the new season, but it is Exeter who are top of the pile having dropped just the two points this season. Will they be able to extend their lead at the top over one of their main early challengers, or will the Welsh club be able to produce the victory that sends them top at the expense of the Grecians? A great looking game in store here Exeter are 29/20 at home to win with Newport at 9/5 with NetBet.
Football League Two – St. James’ Park, Exeter 2nd September – 15:00 UK Time
Exeter City FC
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The Grecians have gone W3 D1 for the start of the season and they have won both of their home games. Both of those victories were by a 1-0 scoreline and defensively they have held up pretty well. Their only defensive slip was in a 4-3 win out at the struggling Cheltenham last weekend. Three of their four games this season though have gone under the 2.5 goal line so this should be a pretty tight game. Reuben Reid has four goals in four games this season and he is an 8/5 anytime goalscorer favourite.
The Exiles have remained unbeaten as well this season with a W2 D2 record having been posted. Three of their four games this season have already been out on the road and from those they have taken a W1 D2 record, their success coming at Coventry. They won their opening home game of the season last weekend with a thumping 4-1 victory over Chesterfield. They have taken just the one clean sheet in their four games.
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These two traded away wins last season which makes this interesting. They have contested eight League Two games in their head to head and half of those have been drawn. The other four have been split with two wins each.
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So a good battle in store and both took away wins in last season’s meetings. Newport have outscored Exeter this season but the Grecians have the better defence. Such a tough call in this game really, but Exeter showed good grit in fighting back after a challenge from Cheltenham last weekend and can just edge this on home soil, likely only by a one goal margin.