FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rotherham United v Port Vale fixture

Rotherham prepare to entertain Port Vale at Don Valley Stadium on Friday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 14 wins out of 21 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was two seasons ago, in March 2007, where Port Vale annihilated The Millers 5-1 in a League One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 10 MarRotherham U.1-5Port ValeLGE1
2006/2007Sun 08 OctPort Vale1 - 3Rotherham U.LGE1
2005/2006Tue 10 JanRotherham U.1 - 1Port ValeLGE1
2005/2006Sat 03 SepPort Vale2 - 0Rotherham U.LGE1
2005/2006Tue 23 AugRotherham U.3 - 1Port ValeLGEC
2000/2001Sat 27 JanRotherham U.3 - 2Port ValeLGE1
2000/2001Fri 22 DecPort Vale0 - 2Rotherham U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Rotherham United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Millers have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Port Vale's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Valiants have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rotherham U. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 20 matches. Port Vale see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 23 points from their 21 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rotherham U.6123595
Port Vale61145124

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Don Valley Stadium for The Millers and the Madmen are unable to see past Port Vale claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Rotherham U.Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Port ValeLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.