FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 05 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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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 42 games played, Bantams have recorded 11 wins, and Port Vale have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 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:
2006/2007Sat 16 SepBradford City2 - 0Port ValeLGE1
2005/2006Sat 22 AprBradford City1 - 0Port ValeLGE1
2005/2006Sat 15 OctPort Vale0 - 1Bradford CityLGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The away form of Bradford City is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Bantams have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Port Vale's 36 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Bradford City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 31 points from their 26 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale63128610
Bradford City6123355

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 4 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Bradford City Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.