FM Preview: Port Vale v Bristol Rovers 20 Nov 2012

Footymad preview History of the Port Vale v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rovers face a trip to Port Vale at Vale Park on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pirates will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 19 occasions, and draw 9, from the 30 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Vale Park was less than a year ago, in April 2012, the Valiants carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 21 Apr Port Vale 1-0 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2011/2012 Tue 25 Oct Bristol Rvs. 0 - 3 Port Vale League Two
2007/2008 Sat 02 Feb Bristol Rvs. 3 - 2 Port Vale League One
2007/2008 Sat 11 Aug Port Vale 1 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2005/2006 Tue 13 Dec Bristol Rvs. 0 - 1 Port Vale F.A. Cup
2005/2006 Fri 02 Dec Port Vale 1 - 1 Bristol Rvs. F.A. Cup
2000/2001 Mon 30 Apr Bristol Rvs. 0 - 3 Port Vale League Division Two

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Recent respective form guides

Port Vale have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Valiants in those games, with 8 conceded.

Bristol Rovers have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pirates have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Port Vale are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 33 points from their 18 games.

Bristol Rovers are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 17 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Port Vale 6 1 4 1 8 9 7
Bristol Rovers 6 1 0 5 8 13 3

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Pirates are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Port Vale. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Port Vale Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Bristol Rovers Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.

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