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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 Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 41 games played, Bantams have recorded 10 wins, and Port Vale have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2005, with Bradford City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Valiants in a League One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 01 JanPort Vale0 - 1Bradford CityLGE1
2004/2005Sat 04 SepBradford City0 - 2Port ValeLGE1
1998/1999Tue 13 AprPort Vale1 - 1Bradford CityCHMP
1998/1999Tue 29 SepBradford City4 - 0Port ValeCHMP
1997/1998Tue 24 FebBradford City2 - 1Port ValeCHMP
1997/1998Sat 18 OctPort Vale0 - 0Bradford CityCHMP
1996/1997Tue 28 JanBradford City1 - 0Port ValeCHMP

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 10 goals have been scored by the Valiants in those games, with 5 conceded.

Bradford City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Bantams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 13 goals for and 11 against.

Port Vale's total of 21 points from their 13 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League One. Bradford City's 17 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale6213797
Bradford City61329126

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bradford City have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Port Vale may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Bradford City No win in the 3 most recent games.