FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

History of the Port Vale v Notts. County fixture

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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Tue 04 MarNotts County1 - 0Port ValeLD2
2002/2003Tue 17 SepPort Vale3 - 2Notts CountyLD2
2001/2002Sat 19 JanNotts County1 - 3Port ValeLD2
2001/2002Sat 11 AugPort Vale4 - 2Notts CountyLD2
2000/2001Sat 28 AprPort Vale2 - 3Notts CountyLD2
2000/2001Tue 27 MarNotts County0 - 1Port ValeLD2
2000/2001Tue 09 JanPort Vale3 - 0Notts CountyAM

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale61145104
Notts County6222788

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

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Notts CountyLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.