FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 14 August 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 Monday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 17 out of 23 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2005, with Brentford 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 15 JanPort Vale0 - 1BrentfordLGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The Valiants have scored 9 and conceded 2 during this period.

Brentford have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Bees's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Port Vale's 4 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Brentford are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola League One, and have accumulated 6 points from the 2 games they have played so far.

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

Brentford are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Port Vale. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Brentford 9 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.