FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Brentford v Port Vale fixture

Brentford prepare to entertain Port Vale at Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 14 wins out of 21 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Griffin Park was just last season, in October 2002, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline 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:
2003/2004Sat 30 AugPort Vale1 - 0BrentfordLD2
2002/2003Tue 18 MarPort Vale1 - 0BrentfordLD2
2002/2003Sat 19 OctBrentford1-1Port ValeLD2
2001/2002Sat 12 JanPort Vale2 - 1BrentfordLD2
2001/2002Sat 18 AugBrentford2 - 0Port ValeLD2
2000/2001Sun 22 AprPort Vale2 - 1BrentfordAM
2000/2001Sat 14 AprBrentford1 - 1Port ValeLD2

Recent respective form guides

Brentford's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Port Vale's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Valiants's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Brentford are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 28 matches. Port Vale's 42 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Bees at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Valiants come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Brentford Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 11 most recent games.
Port Vale Last drawn game 5 outings ago.