FootyMAD's Exeter City match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Exeter City v Port Vale fixture

Port Vale travel to take on Exeter City at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 22 games played, Valiants have recorded 6 wins, and Exeter City have come away with 10 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Exeter City was well over fifteen years ago, back in November 1993, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 21 OctPort Vale1 - 3Exeter CityLGE2
1993/1994Sat 30 AprPort Vale3 - 0Exeter CityLGE1
1993/1994Sat 20 NovExeter City1 - 1Port ValeLGE1
1992/1993Tue 04 MayExeter City1 - 1Port ValeLGE1
1992/1993Wed 21 AprExeter City1 - 1Port ValeASSM
1992/1993Tue 16 MarPort Vale2 - 1Exeter CityASSM
1992/1993Sat 12 SepPort Vale2 - 2Exeter CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Exeter City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Grecians's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Port Vale have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Valiants have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Exeter City's total of 36 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two. Port Vale see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 26 points from their 23 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Exeter City6231979
Port Vale62045106

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Grecians, as the Valiants have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Exeter City 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Port Vale Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.