The League Two match at Vale Park on Saturday will see hosts Port Vale play opponents Cambridge United.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Port Vale v Cambridge United, scroll down (including the best match odds).
Port Vale head into this match following a 0-0 League Two tied result versus Stevenage.
It has been seldom in recent games where Port Vale have shown defensive steel. In fact, The Valiants have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 10 goals in the process. That pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this game, however.
Since being beaten in their last game against Cheltenham Town in League Two competition, Cambridge United and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Sean Long (63') was the scorer for Cheltenham Town.
In the course of their six previous matches, Mark Bonner's Cambridge United have converted 9 times thus earning them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 09/12/2017, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Port Vale winning 3 of those games, Cambridge United 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A total of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 7 for The Valiants and 9 netted by The U's. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league contest between these sides was League Two match day 7 on 20/10/2020 when it finished Cambridge United 3-1 Port Vale.
The referee was Trevor Kettle.
Team News: Port Vale
Port Vale manager Darrell Clarke has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game with a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Cambridge United
With a fully healthy group available to select from, Cambridge United boss Mark Bonner has no fitness worries at all coming into this game.
We’re of the opinion that Cambridge United and Port Vale should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We therefore see a close game with a 1-1 score at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vale Park (19,052)
Captain: Tom Conlon
Chairman: Carol Shanahan
Manager: Darrell Clarke
Competitions: League Two position 19
⭐ Key Player: Tom Conlon
Usually deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Tom Conlon was born in Porthill, England. After making a first senior appearance for Peterborough United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored 5 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 25 appearances.