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Last updated : 04 September 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Port Vale v Grimsby Town fixture

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:
2008/2009Sat 18 AprGrimsby Town3 - 0Port ValeLGE2
2008/2009Sat 06 DecPort Vale2 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2
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

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale63217511
Grimsby Town61054143

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

Sequence statistics:
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.