FootyMAD's Shrewsbury Town match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Port Vale v Shrewsbury Town fixture

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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 11 OctShrewsbury Tn.1 - 2Port ValeLGE2
2002/2003Tue 10 DecShrewsbury Tn.2 - 1Port ValeASSM
1993/1994Tue 19 OctShrewsbury Tn.2 - 2Port ValeASSM
1981/1982Tue 05 JanShrewsbury Tn.1 - 0Port ValeFAC
1977/1978Sat 04 MarPort Vale1-2Shrewsbury Tn.LGE1
1977/1978Sat 08 OctShrewsbury Tn.3 - 0Port ValeLGE1
1976/1977Sat 05 MarShrewsbury Tn.1 - 1Port ValeLGE1

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale62045106
Shrewsbury Tn.6123245

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

Sequence statistics:
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.