FM Preview: Port Vale v Bristol Rovers 21 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th April 2012
The game between Port Vale and Bristol Rovers in the League Two on 21st April 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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
|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
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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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