Port Vale play host to Shrewsbury Town at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 19 games played, Valiants have recorded 8 wins, and Shrewsbury Tn. have come away with 5 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Port Vale was way back in the black-and-white days of March 1978, with Shrewsbury Tn. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Valiants in a Third Division match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 11 Oct||Shrewsbury Tn.||1 - 2||Port Vale||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Tue 10 Dec||Shrewsbury Tn.||2 - 1||Port Vale||ASSM|
|1993/1994||Tue 19 Oct||Shrewsbury Tn.||2 - 2||Port Vale||ASSM|
|1981/1982||Tue 05 Jan||Shrewsbury Tn.||1 - 0||Port Vale||FAC|
|1977/1978||Sat 04 Mar||Port Vale||1-2||Shrewsbury Tn.||LGE1|
|1977/1978||Sat 08 Oct||Shrewsbury Tn.||3 - 0||Port Vale||LGE1|
|1976/1977||Sat 05 Mar||Shrewsbury Tn.||1 - 1||Port Vale||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Port Vale have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Valiants have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Shrewsbury Tn. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Shrews have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Port Vale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 23 matches. Shrewsbury Tn.'s total of 38 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
With Port Vale only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw
|Port Vale||5 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Shrewsbury Tn.||Not won in previous 8 away matches.|