FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 05 September 2008 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 43 games played, Bantams have recorded 12 wins, and Port Vale have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in January 2007, 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 06 JanPort Vale0 - 1Bradford CityLGE1
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

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, 9 to 7.

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 8 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Port Vale's total of 7 points from their 4 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two. Bradford City are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 9 points from 4 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale6213897
Bradford City63039109

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bradford City are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Vale Park with a well-deserved point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale No sequences of note
Bradford City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.