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History of the Port Vale v Nottingham Forest fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 06 DecNottm. Forest1 - 0Port ValeLGE1
2003/2004Tue 12 AugPort Vale0 - 0Nottm. ForestLGEC
1999/2000Sat 29 AprNottm. Forest2 - 0Port ValeCHMP
1999/2000Tue 19 OctPort Vale0 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
1997/1998Sat 10 JanNottm. Forest2 - 1Port ValeCHMP
1997/1998Sat 09 AugPort Vale0 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
1956/1957Sat 02 FebPort Vale1 - 7Nottm. ForestCHMP

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,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale63128810
Nottm. Forest60244112

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

Sequence statistics:
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.