Solid defence could swing cup tie in Newport's favour
Walsall have managed only one win in eight matches
FA Cup first round
S4C, 5.15pm Saturday
The Saddlers have mustered only a single clean sheet this season and their fans constantly carp on about the Sky Bet League One team’s inconsistency.
That makes Newport, who are decent at home, a fair bet at 15-8. Neither side is in particularly good form – County have one win in five and Walsall one in eight – but the Welsh side have a solid defensive record at home.
1pt 15-8 Betfred, Paddy Power
Wing-back Dan Butler is available after his red card at Notts County was rescinded. Skipper Joss Labadie (hamstring) is a major doubt and Mark O’Brien will undergo a fitness test.
Loanee Dan Agyei is ineligible while centre-back James Wilson is suspended. Florent Cuvelier is injured.
Walsall have kept one clean sheet in their last 22 competitive matches.