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History of the Port Vale v Bury fixture

Bury face a trip to Port Vale at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 35 games played, The Shakers have recorded 7 wins, and Port Vale have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline 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:
2008/2009Sat 04 AprPort Vale1 - 1BuryLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Port Vale are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. The Valiants have scored 9 and conceded 2 during this period.

The The Shakers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The The Shakers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Port Vale see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 10 points from their 7 games played so far, Bury are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 6 from their 7 matches played.

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

The match against Port Vale is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Port Vale Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Bury Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.