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History of the Port Vale v Bury fixture

Bury travel to take on Port Vale at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 34 games played, The Shakers have recorded 7 wins, and Port Vale have come away with 17 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Port Vale was back in November 2001, over five years ago, the Valiants carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 13 DecBury3 - 0Port ValeLGE2
2001/2002Sat 23 MarBury1 - 1Port ValeLGE1
2001/2002Sat 03 NovPort Vale1 - 0BuryLGE1
2000/2001Sat 24 FebPort Vale1 - 1BuryLGE1
2000/2001Sat 23 SepBury2 - 0Port ValeLGE1
1998/1999Sun 09 MayBury1 - 0Port ValeCHMP
1998/1999Sat 19 DecPort Vale1 - 0BuryCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The Valiants's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Bury's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The The Shakers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Port Vale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 41 points from their 39 matches. Bury are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 66 points from their 40 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Bury are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale 7 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bury Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
7 games since last defeat.