Nottm. Forest pack their bags to visit Port Vale at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 9 of the 22 previous games, with the hosts winning just 8.
The previous match played between the two at Vale Park was within the last three years, in August 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in an League Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Tue 06 Dec||Nottm. Forest||1 - 0||Port Vale||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Tue 12 Aug||Port Vale||0 - 0||Nottm. Forest||LGEC|
|1999/2000||Sat 29 Apr||Nottm. Forest||2 - 0||Port Vale||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Tue 19 Oct||Port Vale||0 - 2||Nottm. Forest||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 10 Jan||Nottm. Forest||2 - 1||Port Vale||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 09 Aug||Port Vale||0 - 1||Nottm. Forest||CHMP|
|1956/1957||Sat 02 Feb||Port Vale||1 - 7||Nottm. Forest||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Port Vale have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Valiants's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
The away form of Nottm. Forest is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Forest have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Port Vale's 43 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Nottm. Forest see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola League One, showing a record of 41 points from their 33 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Valiants, as the Forest have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Port Vale||Won 3 successive home games.|
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Nottm. Forest||Not won in previous 9 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.