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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Dec||Bury||3 - 0||Port Vale||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 23 Mar||Bury||1 - 1||Port Vale||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sat 03 Nov||Port Vale||1 - 0||Bury||LGE1|
|2000/2001||Sat 24 Feb||Port Vale||1 - 1||Bury||LGE1|
|2000/2001||Sat 23 Sep||Bury||2 - 0||Port Vale||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Sun 09 May||Bury||1 - 0||Port Vale||CHMP|
|1998/1999||Sat 19 Dec||Port Vale||1 - 0||Bury||CHMP|
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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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
|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.