MillersMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 12 April 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Port Vale v Rotherham United fixture

Rotherham pack their bags to visit Port Vale at Vale Park on Monday afternoon, 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 previous match played between the two at Vale Park was within the last three years, in October 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 3-1 winners 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:
2008/2009Fri 26 DecRotherham U.1 - 0Port ValeLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

Rotherham's away form sees a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Those games have seen The Millers pummel 13 goals, and let in 6.

Port Vale are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 43 from their 42 matches played. Rotherham see themselves just below half way, showing a record of 54 points from their 41 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Port Vale6123355
Rotherham U.63218611

Prediction ...

The Millers are in great form out on the road, so much so that us Madmen confidently predict three points from their visit to Port Vale. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Port ValeDrawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Rotherham U.7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.