Rodney Parade is readying itself for the arrival of Premier League champions Manchester City for this
Pep Guardiola's men remain firmly in contention for an
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 16 February|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||15:30 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||Rodney Parade|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||BT Sport 2|
City will continue to be without Vincent Kompany, Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo but Guardiola may choose
|Newport County||Day; Poole, O'Brien, Demetriou, Willmott, Bennett, Bakinson, Labadie, Butler, Amond, Matt.|
|Manchester City||Ederson; Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Delph; Gundogan, Foden, D. Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sane.|
Head to Head Record
The two sides have only faced each other three times culminating in three defeats for the Welsh side. Their last meeting was in 1962 in the League Cup when City ran out 2-1 winners.
There are 80 places separating these two sides with Newport hoping their home soil continues its reputation as witness to giant killings - having first earned the reputation in rugby where the mighty All Blacks succumbed to a surprise 3-0 defeat to Newport RFC in 1963.
Newport County go into this lucrative fixture on the back of a last minute 1-0 loss to MK Dons on Tuesday night, whilst Manchester City are fresh from Sunday's 6-0 rout of Chelsea - highlighting the disparity between the two sides.
Despite a bright start the season, Michael Flynn's men sit 15th in League Two but their sensational cup form - which has seen them match Middlesbrough and Leicester City this year, and Leeds and Tottenham the year before - has earned them the reputation of 'giant killers.'
Pep Guardiola's side appear to be firing on all cylinders once again following a rare defeat at Newcastle, beating Everton and recently firing six past hapless Chelsea courtesy of a Sergio Aguero hat trick making him
|Newport County||Manchester City|
|Newport County 0-1 MK Dons (12/2)||Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea (10/2)|
|Newport County 1-0 Mansfield (9/2)||Everton 0-2 Manchester City (6/2)|
|Newport County 2-0 Middlesbrough (5/2)||Arsenal 1-3 Manchester City (3/2)|
|Grimsby 0-3 Newport County (2/2)||Newcastle 2-1 Manchester City (29/1)|
|Newport County 0-0 Port Vale (29/1)||Manchester City 5-0 Burnley (26/1)|
Newport County have absolutely nothing to lose in this fixture. They have already netted a reported £875,000 from the FA Cup run so far which could ensure the financial security of the League Two side for years to come.
It could be 6-0 thrashing - but it is difficult to see how Newport could get a seventh!