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Exeter City line up against away side Port Vale at St James Park in the League Two game on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Exeter City v Port Vale are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Exeter City will play in this match coming off the back of a 2-2 League Two stalemate against Salford City.
For Exeter City, goals were scored by Matt Jay (22') and Joel Randall (34'). Ian Henderson (2') and Ashley Hunter (69') scored for Salford City.
Matches involving Exeter City have proved to be absorbing ones of late with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, a grand total of 20 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 8 of those accredited to The Grecians. That pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Exeter City:
- are unbeaten in their last 12 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
After a losing effort in their last game against Fleetwood Town in EFL Cup action, Port Vale and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Port Vale managed 43% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Port Vale was Danny Whitehead (49'). On the other side, Fleetwood Town got 18 shots at goal with 6 on target. Paddy Madden (14') and Josh Morris (75') scored for Fleetwood Town.
John Askey's Port Vale have converted 7 times throughout their latest sextet of matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 5.
Looking at their past form shows that Port Vale:
- haven't beaten Exeter City when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 21/10/2017 shows that Exeter City have won 3 of them & Port Vale 2, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A combined sum of 12 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 of them for The Grecians and 5 belonging to The Valiants. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The last league encounter between these clubs was League Two match day 30 on 28/01/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Port Vale 3-1 Exeter City.
The referee was Paul Marsden.
Team News: Exeter City
Exeter City manager Matt Taylor has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Port Vale
Owing to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, Port Vale manager John Askey does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash. Tom Pope is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Port Vale will need to apply a lot of pressure to score against this Exeter City outfit who we reckon should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought 1-0 winning score for Exeter City when the full-time whistle blows.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St James Park (8,696)
Captain: Jake Taylor
Chairman: Julian Tagg
Manager: Matt Taylor
Competitions: League Two position 8, EFL Trophy (Group E - South)