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Port Vale will be the visitors at Blundell Park on Saturday for the League Two fixture with home side Grimsby Town.
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Grimsby Town will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 3-2 League Two losing effort in their last game against Exeter City.
For Grimsby Town, the scorers were Luke Waterfall (33' Own goal), Lenell John-Lewis (41') and Jay Matete (58'). Alex Fisher (83') and Ryan Bowman (89') scored for Exeter City.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Grimsby Town have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that The Mariners have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals during that time.
Port Vale head into the game following a 2-1 League Two win as they beat Bradford City in their previous match.
For Port Vale, the goalscorers were Theo Robinson (16') and Tom Conlon (32'). Clayton Donaldson (14') scored for Bradford City.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Port Vale has become evident of late. A glance at their last 6 games reveals that this has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal tally of 1 and The Valiants have scored 8. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see if the trend shall continue on in this upcoming game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Port Vale:
- have not emerged victorious against Grimsby Town when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 07/10/2017 shows us that Grimsby Town have won 4 of them & Port Vale 1, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
18 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 11 of them for The Mariners and 7 created by The Valiants. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The last league match between these clubs was League Two match day 23 on 09/01/2021 when it ended Port Vale 3-0 Grimsby Town.
The match was refereed by Graham Salisbury.
Team News: Grimsby Town
Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Port Vale
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Port Vale boss Darrell Clarke doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash.
Here is a game where Grimsby Town will have to perform well to be putting a goal past this Port Vale side who we think might score one, at least.
Therefore, we predict a 0-1 win for Port Vale at the conclusion of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Blundell Park (9,052)
Captain: James McKeown
Chairman: Philip Day
Manager: Paul Hurst
Competitions: League Two position 24
🔑 Star Player: Jay Matete
Mostly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Jay Matete was born in England. Having made his senior debut playing for Grimsby Town in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 19 appearances.