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Morecambe head to Vale Park on Saturday for the League Two fixture with home side Port Vale.
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Port Vale are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-2 League Two triumph against Harrogate Town.
For Port Vale, the scorers were David Worrall (48') and Kurtis Guthrie (90').
Their latest results highlight the fact that there has been much resilience in the Port Vale backline. The Valiants have been stingy, with the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their previous 6 clashes standing at 3.
Looking at their past form shows that Port Vale:
- have not registered a win against Morecambe in their last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Previously, Morecambe drew 1-1 in the League Two tie with Southend United.
The only scorer from Morecambe was Cole Stockton (56'). Timothée Dieng (18') scored for Southend United.
Over the course of their previous six clashes, Morecambe have helped themselves to a total of 7 goals. The Shrimps have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. In that time, their defenders have had 8 goals scored by their opponents. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/02/2018 tells us that Port Vale have won 1 of these games and Morecambe 3, with the number of draws being 2.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 of them for The Valiants and 7 being from The Shrimps. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league encounter between these clubs was League Two match day 4 on 03/10/2020 when the final score was Morecambe 1-0 Port Vale.
The match was refereed by Bobby Madley.
Team News: Port Vale
Port Vale manager Darrell Clarke has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Morecambe
In an otherwise available group of players, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Morecambe boss Derek Adams to be concerned with. Jordan Slew (Fibula Fracture) won’t be playing here. Liam Gibson will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Morecambe may well find it hard to see themselves scoring against this Port Vale side who we think will just have the edge.
That’s why we have predicted a good battle with a 1-0 victory for Port Vale at the end of this game.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vale Park (19,052)
Captain: Tom Conlon
Chairman: Carol Shanahan
Manager: Darrell Clarke
Competitions: League Two position 16
🔑 Key Player: David Worrall
Generally playing in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, David Worrall was born in Manchester, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Bury in the 2006 - 2007 season, the dangerous Midfielder has hit 5 league goals in this League Two 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 30 appearances.