FM Preview: Port Vale v Bristol Rovers 21 Apr 2012

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Last updated : 20 April 2012

Footymad preview History of the Port Vale v Bristol Rovers fixture

Port Vale play host to Bristol Rovers at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Valiants are clearly on top, winning 18 and drawing 9 of the 29 games played.

The last time the two teams met at Port Vale was just over four years ago, in August 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 25 Oct Bristol Rvs. 0 - 3 Port Vale League Two
2007/2008 Sat 02 Feb Bristol Rvs. 3 - 2 Port Vale League One
2007/2008 Sat 11 Aug Port Vale 1-1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2005/2006 Tue 13 Dec Bristol Rvs. 0 - 1 Port Vale F.A. Cup
2005/2006 Fri 02 Dec Port Vale 1 - 1 Bristol Rvs. F.A. Cup
2000/2001 Mon 30 Apr Bristol Rvs. 0 - 3 Port Vale League Division Two
2000/2001 Mon 09 Apr Port Vale 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Division Two

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These games have seen the Valiants score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The away form of Bristol Rovers is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Pirates have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Port Vale see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 53 points from their 43 games played so far,

Bristol Rovers see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 54 points from their 43 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Port Vale 6 2 1 3 4 5 7
Bristol Rovers 6 2 2 2 10 7 8

For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but we think that Valiants's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Bristol Rovers. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Port Vale 6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bristol Rovers Not won in previous 6 away matches.

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