Possible nail-biting contest in Port Vale - Stevenage game

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Vale Park (19052 seats)

Port Vale are welcoming Stevenage for another important game after their 1-1 result against 11th-placed Leyton Orient.

Insights:
  • Port Vale has the most conceded goals in the second half (28) in League Two
  • Stevenage has the most matches under the total-line (20) in League Two

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Port Vale form and stats

Port Vale have collected 18 points from their League Two home games so far after 5-3-6.

Port travelled for their previous game, a trip to Leyton Orient that ended 1-1. Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Tranmere Rovers (1-3).

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Port Vale have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 15 matches with the results: Won three, drawn six and lost six.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Port, as the League Two home game vs Cambridge United is only four days away.

The Port Vale fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 21 goals in 14 league matches. 18 goals have been conceded.

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Stevenage form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Stevenage so far with only 15 points returning home. The records show 3-6-6 (win-draw-lose).

Stevenage's last game was the home draw against Walsall (1-1). Ahead of that match was the victory versus Crawley Town at their stadium, the result 1-0.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Stevenage playing away and similar expectations, we found eight relevant matches. Results were four Stevenage wins, three draws and one defeat.

Stevenage has another fixture away, a League Two game, against Newport County in just four days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Stevenage as they have only managed to score 11 times from 15 away games in the league. Stevenage have conceded 19 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Port and Stevenage have met before this season: Stevenage - Port Vale 2-1. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Port won two games, five matches ended with a draw and Stevenage has three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / six

Top Goalscorers

PortD. Rodney
D. Rodney
10 goals
Port ValeT. Conlon
T. Conlon
5 goals
StevenageE. List
E. List
5 goals

Port Vale missing players

Stevenage missing players

Port Vale Stevenage
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
29 14 4 Played P 4 15 30
9 5 2 Won W 1 3 7
6 3 1 Drew D 2 6 12
14 6 1 Lost L 1 6 11
41 21 9 Scored S 4 11 24
44 18 4 Conceded C 5 19 31
93% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 87% 80%
76% 71% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 60% 53%
45% 43% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 33% 33%
31% 29% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 20% 17%
17% 21% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
52% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 75% 53% 43%
24% 29% 25% Clean Sheets C S 25% 27% 33%
31% 29% 25% Failed to Score F T 25% 33% 43%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.3 1.1 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1.7 1.4
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
10.7 11.8 10 Shots (avg) S ( 10.5 8.7 10.7
3.9 3.5 3.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.2 2.5 3.4
37% 43% 60% Goal Efficiency G E 31% 29% 24%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Port Vale has the most conceded goals in the second half (28) in League Two
  • Stevenage has the most matches under the total-line (20) in League Two

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Cambridge United 30 15 7 8 47 28 15 8 5 2 22 12 15 7 2 6 25 16 19 52
2 Forest Green Rovers 27 13 9 5 37 26 13 6 5 2 18 13 14 7 4 3 19 13 11 48
3 Cheltenham Town 28 13 8 7 37 26 14 6 4 4 20 15 14 7 4 3 17 11 11 47
4 Morecambe 29 13 7 9 39 40 13 6 4 3 17 15 16 7 3 6 22 25 -1 46
5 Salford City 28 12 9 7 38 23 15 7 8 0 26 11 13 5 1 7 12 12 15 45
6 Tranmere Rovers 28 13 6 9 37 34 15 8 1 6 24 18 13 5 5 3 13 16 3 45
7 Newport County 27 12 8 7 37 29 13 8 3 2 17 12 14 4 5 5 20 17 8 44
8 Exeter City 27 11 10 6 49 34 14 8 2 4 29 16 13 3 8 2 20 18 15 43
9 Carlisle United 25 13 4 8 35 24 12 9 1 2 25 13 13 4 3 6 10 11 11 43
10 Bolton Wanderers 29 11 8 10 36 40 15 5 4 6 16 18 14 6 4 4 20 22 -4 41
11 Leyton Orient 28 11 6 11 35 30 15 7 4 4 22 13 13 4 2 7 13 17 5 39
12 Crawley Town 27 10 8 9 37 35 14 6 4 4 21 15 13 4 4 5 16 20 2 38
13 Bradford City 27 10 7 10 31 31 13 5 4 4 14 13 14 5 3 6 17 18 0 37
14 Walsall 28 8 13 7 35 37 15 5 5 5 16 18 13 3 8 2 19 19 -2 37
15 Harrogate Town 29 10 6 13 33 37 13 3 4 6 10 15 16 7 2 7 23 22 -4 36
16 Scunthorpe United 27 11 2 14 31 35 14 6 2 6 18 19 13 5 0 8 13 16 -4 35
17 Oldham Athletic 28 10 5 13 46 52 14 4 1 9 21 26 14 6 4 4 25 26 -6 35
18 Mansfield Town 28 7 13 8 37 39 14 2 6 6 18 23 14 5 7 2 19 16 -2 34
19 Port Vale 29 9 6 14 41 44 14 5 3 6 21 18 15 4 3 8 20 26 -3 33
20 Colchester United 28 7 12 9 30 37 13 6 5 2 20 14 15 1 7 7 10 23 -7 33
21 Stevenage 30 7 12 11 24 31 15 4 6 5 13 12 15 3 6 6 11 19 -7 33
22 Southend United 29 6 6 17 18 45 15 4 1 10 13 23 14 2 5 7 5 22 -27 24
23 Barrow 27 5 8 14 32 39 14 3 7 4 20 20 13 2 1 10 12 19 -7 23
24 Grimsby Town 27 5 6 16 20 46 13 2 4 7 9 20 14 3 2 9 11 26 -26 21

Read more about League Two

The English Football League Two (usually referred to as League Two) is the fourth highest division in English football. The League Two league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Four teams are promoted and four relegated.