FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 14 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Port Vale v Brentford fixture

Brentford face a trip to Port Vale at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having taken no points from 17 of the 22 contests.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2003, the Valiants carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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:
2004/2005Sat 18 SepBrentford1 - 0Port ValeLGE1
2003/2004Sat 31 JanBrentford3 - 2Port ValeLGE1
2003/2004Sat 30 AugPort Vale1 - 0BrentfordLGE1
2002/2003Tue 18 MarPort Vale1 - 0BrentfordLGE1
2002/2003Sat 19 OctBrentford1 - 1Port ValeLGE1
2001/2002Sat 12 JanPort Vale2 - 1BrentfordLGE1
2001/2002Sat 18 AugBrentford2 - 0Port ValeLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

Brentford have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Bees have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Port Vale find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 27 matches. Brentford's 40 points from 26 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 ...

The away form of the Bees has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Port Vale. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 15 .
Brentford 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.