FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

History of the Tranmere Rovers v Port Vale fixture

Tranmere prepare to entertain Port Vale at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, having won 17 and lost only 7 of the 31 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Prenton Park was less than a year ago, in February 2003, the Rovers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 01 FebTranmere1-0Port ValeLD2
2002/2003Sat 10 AugPort Vale1 - 4TranmereLD2
2001/2002Sat 09 MarPort Vale1 - 1TranmereLD2
2001/2002Sat 15 DecTranmere3 - 1Port ValeLD2
1999/2000Tue 18 AprTranmere2 - 1Port ValeLD1
1999/2000Sat 28 AugPort Vale1 - 0TranmereLD1
1998/1999Sat 24 AprTranmere1 - 1Port ValeLD1

Recent respective form guides

Tranmere Rovers 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, 7 to 5.

The away form of Port Vale is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Valiants have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Tranmere are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 18 matches. Port Vale's total of 30 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division Two.

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

Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Tranmere Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Port Vale Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.