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Last updated : 05 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Port Vale v Grimsby Town fixture

Grimsby Town travel to take on Port Vale at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Mighty Mariners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Port Vale was just over four years ago, in January 2004, with Port Vale annihilating their visitors 5 - 1 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:
2003/2004Sat 17 JanPort Vale5 - 1Grimsby TownLGE1
2003/2004Sat 16 AugGrimsby Town1 - 2Port ValeLGE1
1999/2000Sat 12 FebGrimsby Town2 - 0Port ValeCHMP
1999/2000Sun 05 SepPort Vale3 - 1Grimsby TownCHMP
1998/1999Tue 23 MarPort Vale0 - 1Grimsby TownCHMP
1998/1999Sat 26 SepGrimsby Town2 - 2Port ValeCHMP
1996/1997Sat 11 JanGrimsby Town1 - 1Port ValeCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Valiants have scored 5, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Grimsby Town's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Mighty Mariners have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Port Vale see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 20 points from their 18 games played so far, Grimsby Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 18 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale62138137
Grimsby Town61147124

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Valiants, as the Mighty Mariners have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Grimsby Town 5 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.