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:|
|2003/2004||Sat 17 Jan||Port Vale||5 - 1||Grimsby Town||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 16 Aug||Grimsby Town||1 - 2||Port Vale||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Sat 12 Feb||Grimsby Town||2 - 0||Port Vale||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Sun 05 Sep||Port Vale||3 - 1||Grimsby Town||CHMP|
|1998/1999||Tue 23 Mar||Port Vale||0 - 1||Grimsby Town||CHMP|
|1998/1999||Sat 26 Sep||Grimsby Town||2 - 2||Port Vale||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 11 Jan||Grimsby Town||1 - 1||Port Vale||CHMP|
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.
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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
|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.