Wrexham vs Newcastle United Under-21s Prediction

Wrexham vs Newcastle United Under-21s predictions for Tuesday night’s EFL Trophy tie at Racecourse Ground. The two teams gear up for a showdown in Group B of the Northern Section, with Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra also contending for the two available positions in the second round. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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Wrexham vs Newcastle United Under-21s Predictions


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Dragons Eyeing Victory in EFL Trophy Return

Key Stats
– Wrexham’s triumphant history in the 2004-05 EFL Trophy remains a highlight.
– Newcastle U21s are on a 13-game losing streak in the EFL Trophy.
– Wrexham’s Aaron Hayden has emerged as an unexpected goal-scoring hero.

A blast from the past or the dawn of a new era? As Wrexham gear up to make their grand return to the EFL Trophy after a 15-year hiatus, the Dragons find themselves in a crucial Group B clash against Newcastle United Under-21s at the iconic Racecourse Ground. The group is buzzing with competition as Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra, too, have their eyes on the prize.

Wrexham’s Journey Back

Having basked in the limelight of the National League, Wrexham’s return to the English Football League has been quite a spectacle. Their start might have been a rocky one, being outclassed by MK Dons in their opening bout. However, the resilience displayed by Phil Parkinson’s squad is noteworthy, salvaging nine significant points from the next possible 15. This impressive turnaround has seen them register draws and clinch victories against strong teams like Walsall and Tranmere Rovers.


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Their offensive firepower remains undiminished, despite the challenging task of replacing Paul Mullin’s goal-scoring prowess. Aaron Hayden, their centre-back, has emerged as the unexpected hero, netting the decisive goal in their recent encounter with Tranmere.

Historical Highlights and Heartaches

Wrexham’s history in the EFL Trophy has seen both glorious moments and gut-wrenching setbacks. A triumphant memory that stands out is their victory in the 2004-05 season, where they edged out Southend United in extra time with Darren Ferguson stealing the show. However, subsequent seasons witnessed them bowing out in the first round. Their recent tryst with knockout misery came at the hands of Bradford City in the EFL Cup, albeit after an earlier success against Wigan Athletic in the penalties.

Newcastle’s Under-21 Woes

Mirroring their senior team’s fortunes, Newcastle’s youth brigade hasn’t had the best of starts. With three back-to-back defeats, the latest being a drubbing from Manchester City’s youth squad, morale is admittedly low. Their historical performance in the EFL Trophy does them no favours either. Five out of their six appearances ended at the group stage, with their furthest run ending at the hands of their arch-nemeses, Sunderland, in 2018-19.

Key Players and Line-Ups

While Wrexham’s star striker, Mullin, continues his recovery from a severe injury, Parkinson’s men are adapting to their challenges. With James McClean unavailable, Jacob Mendy is expected to shine on the left flank, and Arsenal loanee Arthur Okonkwo could make his debut between the posts.

On the flip side, Newcastle’s U21s are reeling from the absence of four key players due to international commitments. Young sensations like Lewis Miley and Cathal Heffernan are sorely missed, but Jamie Miley and Charlie McArthur are expected to step up and fill the void.


1. Match Outcome: Drawing from the data at hand, Wrexham have shown resilience and adaptability in their matches. Their attacking prowess remains undeterred, and with Newcastle’s U21s on a losing streak, a Wrexham win seems plausible.

2. Correct Score Prediction: Taking into consideration the recent form of both teams and their scoring trends, a 2-0 victory for Wrexham is predicted.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: With Elliot Lee currently leading Wrexham’s goal-scoring charts in League Two and Aaron Hayden showing promise, Elliot Lee is tipped to be the goalscorer in this encounter.


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