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Last updated : 13 November 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Port Vale v Rotherham United fixture

Rotherham U. face a trip to Port Vale at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Millers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 5 of the 21 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2005/2006 Tue 10 Jan Rotherham U. 1 - 1 Port Vale LGE1
2005/2006 Sat 03 Sep Port Vale 2 - 0 Rotherham U. LGE1
2005/2006 Tue 23 Aug Rotherham U. 3 - 1 Port Vale LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The Millers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Millers have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.

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 2 4 0 8 6 10
Rotherham U. 6 2 3 1 8 7 9

MillersMad's prediction ...

Away win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Rotherham U. 5 games since last away draw.