FM Preview: Port Vale v Cheltenham Town 02 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 1st January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Port Vale and Cheltenham Town at 15:00 on 2nd January 2012 in the League Two.
History of the Port Vale v Cheltenham Town fixture
Cheltenham Town face a trip to Port Vale at Vale Park on Monday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 2 of the 5 previous games, with the hosts winning just 1.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2011, with Cheltenham Town inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Valiants in a League Two match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 19 Nov||Cheltenham T.||2 - 0||Port Vale||League Two|
|2010/2011||Sat 22 Jan||Port Vale||0-1||Cheltenham T.||League Two|
|2010/2011||Sat 23 Oct||Cheltenham T.||0 - 0||Port Vale||League Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Mar||Cheltenham T.||1 - 1||Port Vale||League Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 24 Oct||Port Vale||1 - 1||Cheltenham T.||League Two|
|2007/2008||Wed 02 Jan||Cheltenham T.||1 - 0||Port Vale||League One|
|2007/2008||Tue 02 Oct||Port Vale||3 - 0||Cheltenham T.||League One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Port Vale are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.
The away form of Cheltenham Town however, is much more impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Robins pummel 12 goals, and let in 5.
Port Vale lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League Two, picking up 35 points from their 23 games so far.
Cheltenham Town are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 46 points from their 23 games.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Cheltenham Town are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Port Vale. Away win
|Port Vale||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Cheltenham Town||Undefeated in last 9 away games.
9 games since last defeat.
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