FootyMAD's Morecambe match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Morecambe v Port Vale fixture

Port Vale face a trip to Morecambe at Christie Park on Saturday afternoon, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Out of their two previous meetings, the Valiants have won one, and drawn the other.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctPort Vale2 - 1MorecambeLGE2
2007/2008Sat 10 NovMorecambe0 - 2Port ValeFAC
2007/2008Tue 09 OctMorecambe2 - 2Port ValeASSM

Recent respective form guides

Morecambe have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Shrimps in those games, with 7 conceded.

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 9 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Morecambe find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 28 points from their 26 matches. Port Vale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 27 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Port Vale on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Morecambe. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Morecambe 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Port Vale Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.