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Morecambe vs Newport: Predictions
Morecambe will be hoping 13 is their lucky number as after a 13-year stint in League Two they are now potentially just 90 minutes away from breaking into League One. The Shrimps have never played at a higher level than the fourth tier of English football but Derek Adams has guided his side to touching distance of the next step up.
Newport County have also been on a steady path of progression over the last couple of decades with promotion from the Conference League in 2013 seeing the club set up a steady ship in the English Football League. It was just two years ago when the Exiles tasted defeat in the play-off final in a tight affair against Tranmere Rovers.
The Shrimps earned their spot in the final after narrowly edging their semi-final clash against Tranmere Rovers. Adams’ men took a narrow 2-1 advantage into the second leg at the Globe Arena last week where they confirmed their place for a game at Wembley with a 1-1 draw.
Michael Flynn’s side edged a play-off classic against Forest Green Rovers which went all the way to extra time to find a winner. Newport won the tie after a goal in the 119th-minute from Nicky Maynard provided them a 5-4 advantage on aggregate despite trailing 3-0 at one point on the night.
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Morecambe vs Newport: Match Stats
The play-off semi-finals leading up to the game on Monday at Wembley Stadium were certainly ones in which will have entertained the neutral with a total of 14 goals across the four ties. In only one of those clashes (Newport 2-0 FGR) was there a game when both teams failed to get on the scoresheet.
In each of the meetings between the two sides in the league earlier this season has seen a Morecambe player receive a red card. The Shrimps ended the League Two campaign as the joint-worst side in regards to their discipline having been awarded six red cards and 71 yellow cards over the season.
13 March 2021 – Morecambe 1-3 Newport – League Two
5 December 2020 – Newport 2-1 Morecambe – League Two
7 March 2020 – Newport 1-0 Morecambe – League Two
21 December 2019 – Morecambe 2-1 Newport – League Two
In the previous seven meetings between these two sides, the Shrimps have only tasted victory on one occasion. Flynn’s side took six points from Morecambe this season in the two league meetings and will be hoping for a similar result on Monday at Wembley.