FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 12 October 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Port Vale v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton & HA face a trip to Port Vale at Vale Park at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 24 games played, Seagulls have recorded 5 wins, and Port Vale have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2006, the Valiants carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory 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 27 JanBrighton & HA0 - 0Port ValeLGE1
2006/2007Sat 23 DecPort Vale2 - 1Brighton & HALGE1
2003/2004Sat 13 MarPort Vale1 - 1Brighton & HALGE1
2003/2004Fri 12 DecBrighton & HA1 - 1Port ValeLGE1
2001/2002Sat 20 AprPort Vale0 - 1Brighton & HALGE1
2001/2002Sat 10 NovBrighton & HA1 - 0Port ValeLGE1
1993/1994Sat 07 MayBrighton & HA1 - 3Port ValeLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Valiants's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Brighton & HA's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Seagulls have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Port Vale are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League One with a return of just 8 points from their 10 games thus far. Brighton & HA's 14 points from 10 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
Port Vale61148104
Brighton & HA6222548

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Seagulls out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Port Vale. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Brighton & HA 5 games since last defeat.