FootyMAD's Notts. County match preview

Last updated : 23 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Notts. County v Port Vale fixture

Port Vale travel to take on Notts. County at Meadow Lane on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Valiants will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 27 and win only 11 of the 47 games.

The last time the two teams met at Notts. County was just over four years ago, in April 2004, with Port Vale inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Magpies 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:
2008/2009Sat 04 OctPort Vale1 - 2Notts. CountyLGE2
2003/2004Sat 24 AprNotts. County1 - 2Port ValeLGE1
2003/2004Sat 15 NovPort Vale1 - 0Notts. CountyLGE1
2002/2003Tue 04 MarNotts. County1 - 0Port ValeLGE1
2002/2003Tue 17 SepPort Vale3 - 2Notts. CountyLGE1
2001/2002Sat 19 JanNotts. County1 - 3Port ValeLGE1
2001/2002Sat 11 AugPort Vale4 - 2Notts. CountyLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Notts. County have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Magpies have scored 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

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.

Notts. County see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 29 points from their 26 games played so far, Port Vale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 25 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Notts. County6222688
Port Vale61144104

FootyMad's prediction ...

Port Vale are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Meadow Lane with a well-deserved point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Notts. County 5 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
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.
No win in the 2 most recent games.