FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 07 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Doncaster Rovers v Port Vale fixture

Doncaster Rvs. prepare to entertain Port Vale at Belle Vue Gound on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, having won 11 and lost only 4 of the 19 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Belle Vue Gound was earlier this season, with Doncaster Rvs. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Fri 08 OctPort Vale2 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
2004/2005Tue 24 AugDoncaster Rvs.3-1Port ValeLC
1987/1988Sat 02 AprPort Vale5 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1987/1988Sat 07 NovDoncaster Rvs.1 - 1Port ValeLGE1
1986/1987Tue 03 FebPort Vale4 - 2Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1986/1987Sat 22 NovDoncaster Rvs.2 - 1Port ValeLGE1
1980/1981Sat 15 NovDoncaster Rvs.2 - 0Port ValeLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Doncaster 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, 10 to 8.

Port Vale have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Valiants have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Doncaster Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 34 points from their 26 games played so far, Port Vale find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 26 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Doncaster Rvs.6132796
Port Vale6204676

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Port Vale is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Rovers in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Doncaster Rvs. Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Port Vale 15 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 15 outings ago.