League Two match guide: Swindon Town against Port Vale

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 11:00 (UTC)
Venue: County Ground (15728 seats)

Sit down for a show! The main heroes are Swindon Town and Port Vale, victory is the objective and 1 1/2 hours the playing time.

Insights:
  • Swindon Town have the most scored goals (77) in League Two

Both sides have had enough days rest since their last game. Let's aim for an active fixture!

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Swindon Town form and stats

9 victories, 7 draws and 7 defeats. That’s what Swindon Town have to build on here at County Ground in the League Two. The team is able to perform also as the away side, as they are nurturing a very healthy winning streak of four straight victories regardless of arena.

Swindon enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Walsall's place. The match ended 3-0 with McKirdy and Payne (2) scoring. The 3-0 win against Walsall was decided after a strong and deadly first half, making the second half more of a journey towards the final whistle.

Ahead of that match, Swindon Town won a home game hosting Barrow (2-1).

The manager Garner will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Port Vale in only four days.

Swindon have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at County Ground with 35 goals in 23 league matches. Swindon Town's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 25 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Port Vale form and stats

The visitors are W11-D6-L6 on the road this term. That's in the League Two.

It's the second away game in a row for Port, but there's smiles all around after the 1-0 victory versus Exeter City last time out. Martin, who plays in defense, got the "man of the match" on his team with the rating 7.65. Martin won 6 of 8 duels.

Preceding that, the 1-2 home loss versus Newport County.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Swindon Town in just four days.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Port Vale have scored 32 goals in 23 league games away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Port Vale have conceded 24 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last three away matches.

Head 2 Head

This was the result when the squads played each other previously this campaign; Port Vale - Swindon Town 1-3. The ref pulled out his red card when these teams last played each other, and the recipient was Covolan (Port Vale). Last ten meetings between these teams: Swindon won six, Port Vale triumphed in three and we saw one draw. six games with over 2,5 goals, four matches with under 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

Swindon TownH. McKirdy
H. McKirdy
18 goals
Swindon TownJ. Payne
J. Payne
13 goals
Port ValeB. Garrity
B. Garrity
12 goals

Swindon Town missing players

Port Vale missing players

Swindon Town Port Vale
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
46 23 6 Played P 6 23 46
22 9 4 Won W 3 11 22
11 7 1 Drew D 1 6 12
13 7 1 Lost L 2 6 12
77 35 12 Scored S 9 32 67
54 25 7 Conceded C 7 24 46
91% 87% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 96% 89%
83% 74% 83% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 70% 70%
65% 61% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 39% 41%
30% 22% 17% Over 3.5 O 3.5 17% 17% 26%
11% 9% 17% Over 4.5 O 4.5 17% 13% 15%
65% 65% 83% BTTS BTTS 50% 61% 54%
28% 30% 17% Clean Sheets C S 33% 26% 35%
15% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 17% 17% 22%
 
5.1 5.4 3.7 Corners for (avg) C F 3.7 5.3 5
4.7 4.4 6.2 Corners against (avg) C A 5.7 4.2 4.1
1.8 1.8 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 2 1.7
5 4 2 Red cards R C 1 2 4
 
13.8 14 10.7 Shots (avg) S ( 9.2 11 11
4.8 4.8 4.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.2 3.7 3.4
35% 32% 48% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 38% 43%
 
11.2 11.3 14.5 Shots against (avg) S A 11.8 10.7 10
4.1 4.2 4.3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3.5 3.2 3
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Swindon Town have the most scored goals (77) in League Two
  • Swindon Town have the most scored goals in the second half (52) in League Two
  • Swindon Town is in the best form (5-0-1) 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 Forest Green Rovers 46 23 15 8 75 44 23 14 4 5 34 18 23 9 11 3 41 26 31 84
2 Exeter City 46 23 15 8 65 41 23 14 6 3 37 19 23 9 9 5 28 22 24 84
3 Bristol Rovers 46 23 11 12 71 49 23 14 4 5 38 20 23 9 7 7 33 29 22 80
4 Northampton Town 46 23 11 12 60 38 23 13 5 5 32 15 23 10 6 7 28 23 22 80
5 Port Vale 46 22 12 12 67 46 23 11 6 6 35 22 23 11 6 6 32 24 21 78
6 Swindon Town 46 22 11 13 77 54 23 9 7 7 35 25 23 13 4 6 42 29 23 77
7 Mansfield Town 46 22 11 13 67 52 23 15 4 4 40 24 23 7 7 9 27 28 15 77
8 Sutton United 46 22 10 14 69 53 23 14 5 4 38 20 23 8 5 10 31 33 16 76
9 Tranmere Rovers 46 21 12 13 53 40 23 16 3 4 36 16 23 5 9 9 17 24 13 75
10 Salford City 46 19 13 14 60 46 23 10 9 4 33 21 23 9 4 10 27 25 14 70
11 Newport County 46 19 12 15 67 58 23 9 6 8 40 31 23 10 6 7 27 27 9 69
12 Crawley Town 46 17 10 19 56 66 23 9 6 8 28 29 23 8 4 11 28 37 -10 61
13 Leyton Orient 46 14 16 16 62 47 23 9 5 9 36 22 23 5 11 7 26 25 15 58
14 Bradford City 46 14 16 16 53 55 23 6 10 7 29 29 23 8 6 9 24 26 -2 58
15 Colchester United 46 14 13 19 48 60 23 6 9 8 25 28 23 8 4 11 23 32 -12 55
16 Walsall 46 14 12 20 47 60 23 10 5 8 30 29 23 4 7 12 17 31 -13 54
17 Hartlepool United 46 14 12 20 44 64 23 9 7 7 24 26 23 5 5 13 20 38 -20 54
18 Rochdale 46 12 17 17 51 59 23 7 11 5 28 23 23 5 6 12 23 36 -8 53
19 Harrogate Town 46 14 11 21 64 75 23 6 7 10 32 36 23 8 4 11 32 39 -11 53
20 Carlisle United 46 14 11 21 39 62 23 8 7 8 19 23 23 6 4 13 20 39 -23 53
21 Stevenage 46 11 14 21 45 68 23 9 6 8 29 30 23 2 8 13 16 38 -23 47
22 Barrow 46 10 14 22 44 57 23 5 9 9 25 28 23 5 5 13 19 29 -13 44
23 Oldham Athletic 46 9 11 26 46 75 23 5 4 14 29 42 23 4 7 12 17 33 -29 38
24 Scunthorpe United 46 4 14 28 29 90 23 3 7 13 15 36 23 1 7 15 14 54 -61 26

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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.