Grimsby Town face a trip to 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 most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2008, the Valiants carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Two match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Grimsby Town||3 - 0||Port Vale||LGE2|
|2008/2009||Sat 06 Dec||Port Vale||2 - 1||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Port Vale haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. These games have seen the Valiants score just 5 goals, though they have conceded 2.
Grimsby Town have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Mighty Mariners have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Port Vale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 6 points from their 5 matches. Grimsby Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 3 points from 5 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Grimsby Town have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Port Vale may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Port Vale||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Grimsby Town||6 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.