Notts County face a trip to Port Vale at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Magpies have won 13 of the 41 games compared to the host's 18 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2002, as the Valiants edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a League Division Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2002/2003||Tue 04 Mar||Notts County||1 - 0||Port Vale||LD2|
|2002/2003||Tue 17 Sep||Port Vale||3 - 2||Notts County||LD2|
|2001/2002||Sat 19 Jan||Notts County||1 - 3||Port Vale||LD2|
|2001/2002||Sat 11 Aug||Port Vale||4 - 2||Notts County||LD2|
|2000/2001||Sat 28 Apr||Port Vale||2 - 3||Notts County||LD2|
|2000/2001||Tue 27 Mar||Notts County||0 - 1||Port Vale||LD2|
|2000/2001||Tue 09 Jan||Port Vale||3 - 0||Notts County||AM|
Recent respective form guides
Port Vale have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Valiants in those games, with 7 conceded.
In complete contrast to Port Vale, Notts County are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Magpies have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Port Vale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Two, picking up 27 points from their 17 games so far. Notts County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 17 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Valiants, as the Magpies have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Port Vale||4 games since last home draw.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Notts County||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.