FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 20 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Port Vale v Exeter City fixture

Exeter City travel to take on Port Vale at Vale Park on Tuesday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having taken no points from 16 of the 23 contests.

The last time the two teams met at Port Vale was more than a decade ago, in April 1994, with Port Vale running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners 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:
1993/1994Sat 30 AprPort Vale3 - 0Exeter CityLGE1
1993/1994Sat 20 NovExeter City1 - 1Port ValeLGE1
1992/1993Tue 04 MayExeter City1 - 1Port ValeLGE1
1992/1993Wed 21 AprExeter City1 - 1Port ValeASSM
1992/1993Tue 16 MarPort Vale2 - 1Exeter CityASSM
1992/1993Sat 12 SepPort Vale2 - 2Exeter CityLGE1
1987/1988Mon 26 OctPort Vale2 - 0Exeter CityASSM

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Valiants have scored 7, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.

Exeter City's away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Grecians, and 6 goals against.

Port Vale see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 13 points from their 11 games played so far, Exeter City's total of 18 points from their 11 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 Vale62047116
Exeter City632111711

FootyMad's prediction ...

Exeter City are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Port Vale. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Exeter City 5 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.