FM Preview: Port Vale v Bradford City 18 Feb 2011

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History of the Port Vale v Bradford City fixture

Bradford City face a trip to Port Vale at Vale Park on Friday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 45 games played, Bantams have recorded 13 wins, and Port Vale have come away with 20 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2010, the Valiants carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 04 SepBradford City0 - 2Port ValeLGE2
2009/2010Tue 09 MarPort Vale2 - 1Bradford CityLGE2
2009/2010Tue 10 NovBradford City2 - 2Port ValeASSM
2009/2010Sat 15 AugBradford City0 - 0Port ValeLGE2
2008/2009Sat 21 MarBradford City0 - 1Port ValeLGE2
2008/2009Sat 06 SepPort Vale0 - 2Bradford CityLGE2
2006/2007Sat 06 JanPort Vale0 - 1Bradford CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 3.

The away form of Bradford City is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Bantams have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Port Vale's total of 45 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower League Two. Bradford City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 34 points from their 29 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale6132346
Bradford City6114694

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Valiants, as the Bantams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bradford City Not won in previous 4 away matches.