FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 13 August 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Port Vale v Hull City fixture

Hull City face a trip to Port Vale at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Tigers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 19 and win only 8 of the 34 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in October 2002, with Port Vale running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a (Associate Members) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Tue 22 OctPort Vale3 - 1Hull CityAM
2001/2002Tue 04 DecHull City2 - 1Port ValeAM
1993/1994Sat 22 JanHull City0 - 0Port ValeLD2
1993/1994Sat 09 OctPort Vale2 - 1Hull CityLD2
1992/1993Sat 27 MarHull City0 - 1Port ValeLD2
1992/1993Sat 21 NovPort Vale1 - 1Hull CityLD2
1990/1991Sat 16 MarPort Vale0 - 0Hull CityLD1

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Valiants in those games, with 8 conceded.

Hull City's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Tigers, and 3 goals against.

Port Vale's 3 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Hull City are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League One, and have accumulated 6 points from the 2 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale641112813
Hull City642011314

FootyMad's prediction ...

Tigers's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Port Vale, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Port ValeUnbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Hull CityUndefeated in last 7 away games.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.