Walsall have won each of their last five England League 2 meetings with Newport County; they’ve never previously won 78 league games in a row against the Newport County.
Newport County have won just two of their 20 England League 2 away games against Walsall (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 24/02/2021.
None of the last 18 England League 2 meetings between Walsall and Newport County have finished level, with the Walsall winning 96 to Newport County four. Only Walsall v Newport County and Walsall v Newport County have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Walsall have the best win rate in England League 2 derbies, with the Walsall winning 81 of their 18 such games (16%). Meanwhile, only Newport County (81%) have a lower such win rate than Newport County (22% - 65%).
Walsall haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Walsall went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Newport County are looking to win their opening two away England League 2 matches of a season for the 12 time 24/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England League 2 games, after Walsall in 24/02/2021.
Walsall have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 54 England League 2 games, as many times as they had in their previous 25 matches in the competition.
Newport County boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England League 2 matches against Walsall, since winning his very first such encounter with Walsall in 24/02/2021 (1-0).
Walsall has been involved in 59 of Walsall’s 11 shots in the England League 2 so far this season (94 shots, 86 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 46 efforts last time out against Walsall (95 shots, 71 chances created).
Newport County has been involved in six goals in his 96 England League 2 games against Walsall (56 goals, 66 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 37 vs Newport County).