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Date: 28th January 2024
Kick-Off: 16:30 UK, 17:30 CET
Venue: Rodney Parade
TV: BBC One
Newport County vs Man Utd: Top free betting tips
Newport County take on Man Utd on Sunday 28 January in what is the ultimate David vs Goliath showdown in the FA Cup fourth round. Can Newport spring one of the biggest cup upsets in history at Rodney Parade or will Man Utd take care of business as expected? Our Newport County vs Man Utd prediction is for the hosts to provide Man Utd with a headache for much of the match and for the final score to be closer than most expect.
Match handicap prediction: Newport County +3
Given how heavily weighted the odds are in favour of a Man Utd victory on Sunday, the handicap market is going to be your friend. Newport County are priced better than evens at every handicap up to +3 which makes this very tempting considering they aren't facing a vintage Manchester United outfit by any stretch of the imagination. Newport are on a seven-match unbeaten run while Man Utd have only won by three goals once all season.
Clean sheet prediction: Man Utd, yes
Erik Ten Hag will have no choice but to put out his strongest eleven for this match as the FA Cup presents United's last chance of silverware this season. Although they are low on confidence and are still facing significant injuries they could field their first-choice back four for the first time since August which should have far too much quality to give Newport even a sniff of goal.
Correct score prediction: Newport County 0-2 Man Utd
Last time out in the FA Cup, Man Utd travelled to League One side Wigan Athletic and got the job done without being overly impressive. We are anticipating a similar match here – Newport are only one league below Wigan and come into the match in better form than the Latics did. Yes, United should win and progress but for our money, it's not going to be a hammering.
How far will Man Utd fans travel to Rodney Parade?
Man Utd fans have a brand new trip to look forward to on Sunday as the club have never played at Rodney Parade before, making this a dream draw for Man Utd groundhoppers. The journey will take around four hours via car or coach with the total distance standing at 180 miles. Via train, Man Utd fans can take a direct train to Newport from Manchester Piccadilly which takes just over three hours. From Newport station, the ground is just a short walk away
Newport County vs Man Utd: Tickets
Unsurprisingly, Newport County vs Man Utd is a complete sell-out with Newport even installing a temporary stand to fit an extra 1,400 supporters in. Man Utd were given a decent allocation of 1,433 tickets for the match and all of these have been sold to eligible season ticket holders. Man Utd ticket holders have been asked to collect their tickets from the stadium to prevent touts from gaining access to them.
FAQs: Newport County vs Man Utd
- Who is the referee? Premier League referee, David Coote will referee Newport County vs Man Utd.
- Is Newport County vs Man Utd on TV? The match is being shown live on BBC One.
- What are the odds of a Newport win? Newport County are priced at 20/1 to win the match.
- Will VAR be in operation during the match? VAR won't be in operation for the match as Newport County are a League Two side.
- Who is the Newport County manager? Graham Coughlan is the current Newport County manager.
- How big is Rodney Parade? Rodney Parade has a capacity of 7,850 for football matches.