Head2Head & Team News - Port Vale

Last updated : 31 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Port Vale v Rotherham United fixture

Rotherham face a trip to Port Vale at Vale Park on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Millers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Vale was last season, in November 2009, with Rotherham inflicting a narrow 2-1 defeat upon the Valiants after a 90th minute Nicky Law strike.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011 Sat 01 Jan Rotherham U. 5 - 0 Port Vale LGE2
2009/2010 Sat 03 Apr Rotherham U. 1 - 2 Port Vale LGE2
2009/2010 Sat 14 Nov Port Vale 1 - 2 Rotherham U. LGE2
2008/2009 Mon 13 Apr Port Vale 0 - 0 Rotherham U. LGE2
2008/2009 Fri 26 Dec Rotherham U. 1 - 0 Port Vale LGE2
2006/2007 Sat 10 Mar Rotherham U. 1 - 5 Port Vale LGE1
2006/2007 Sun 08 Oct Port Vale 1 - 3 Rotherham U. LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Valiants in those games, with 3 conceded.

Rotherham have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While The Millers have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

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

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Port Vale 6 1 1 4 5 9 4
Rotherham U. 6 2 1 3 10 9 7

Team News...
Vale are without forward Tom Pope, signed from the Millers just last week and Jim Gannon must choose a replacement as part of the conditions of Pope's loan deal sees his unavailable.

Marc Richards is out with injury but Gannon welcomes back midfielder Doug Loft.

Ronnie Moore has slight fitness doubts over Nick Fenton and Dale Tonge but both are expected to be fit for the Millers.

Jason Taylor sits out the final game of his suspension as Ian Thomas-Moore continues on the left side of midfield.

MillersMAD's prediction ...

Despite Vale being out for revenge for a 5-0 New Years day thrashing at DVS, we see the Millers shading it again to complete a league double, cementing a top three spot.. . Away win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Rotherham U. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.
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