Newport County v Luton Town match preview and betting tips

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Luton Town have been amongst the top six or seven in League Two for much of the season but they find themselves up to the heady heights of fifth thanks to the dramatic recent downturn of Carlisle United. With a game-in-hand over their immediate rivals, can the Hatters leapfrog fourth-placed Stevenage by securing all three points in South Wales this week? We see no reason why not.

Newport County are in a pretty dismal position, sitting as they are at the foot of the table with only Leyton Orient for company. With seven points separating them from safety, it is looking increasingly likely that they will be plying their trade in the National League next season. Their form at home is just as dismal as their away record with just one point secured in their last three games at Rodney Parade.

Indeed with just two league wins at home this season, there clearly isn’t a case to be made for the hosts on Tuesday evening and a Luton Town win is a close a banker as could be imagined. The Hatters have lost just once away from home in the league since mid-September and we certainly don’t envisage this excellent record coming to and end this week. At odds of Evens with Bet365, there is clearly value in backing the visitors to win on Tuesday evening and for that little bit extra, why not back Newport to grab a consolation goal given that they have drawn just drawn just a single blank in their last seven outings.

Our tip: Back Luton Town to win and both teams to score at 18/5 with BetVictor.


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