FM Preview: Newport County v Luton Town 18 Feb 2011

Last updated : 17 February 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newport County v Luton Town fixture

Luton Town travel to take on Newport County at Newport Stadium on Friday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 20 games played, The Hatters have recorded 6 wins, and Newport Co. have come away with 10 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Newport Co. was way back in the black-and-white days of September 1967, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Fourth Division match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 24 AugLuton Town1 - 1Newport Co.CONF
1967/1968Sat 20 JanLuton Town1 - 1Newport Co.LGE2
1967/1968Sat 16 SepNewport Co.1 - 1Luton TownLGE2
1966/1967Mon 24 OctNewport Co.2 - 0Luton TownLGE2
1966/1967Sat 03 SepLuton Town3 - 1Newport Co.LGE2
1965/1966Wed 25 MayNewport Co.3 - 1Luton TownLGE2
1965/1966Sat 04 SepLuton Town2 - 1Newport Co.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Newport County are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Luton Town however, is much more impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Newport Co. find themselves in a respectable 8th position, courtesy of the 44 points they have accumulated from 30 games. Luton Town are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 57 points from 29 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newport Co.60249152
Luton Town641114513

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Hatters have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Newport Stadium with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newport Co. Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Luton Town Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.