After two away wins in a row can Port Vale now push on and target a place in the League Two play-off places?
The Valiants are currently sitting on the 10th place in the English League Two, but not far from the promotion play-offs zone. They are just two points behind Newport County. The Vale have been in decent form lately and they haven’t suffered a defeat in the last four matches. Vale’s defence have been leaky with twenty two goals conceded this season, but the goalscoring of teammates further upfield has managed to compensate this slightly poor defending.
Despite two uninspiring draws, the Valiants have still managed to gain the majority of points at Vale Park, where they still haven’t suffered a defeat in the eight matches played in the League this season. Visitors to Vale Park have managed to get away with just four points in total. On the other hand, their away performances at the start of the season were ppor until recently, when the Valiants managed to get back home with two straight victories. If you fancy betting on League Two matches make sure to check the latest offer for Coral.
After a slow start to the season where John Askey’s side failed to secure a win in the first four round of games, Vale have definitely improved. Although they’ve lost just once in that opening period, the Valiants were sitting too close to the relegation zone with just three points. Since then, Vale have managed to improve their performances both home and away. After their solid form when playing in front of their fans was added to a couple of good away performances lately, it has resulted in them becoming a potential candidate for the place in the top seven. There’s also a sign of defensive improvements with the Valiants failing to concede in their last two matches, the Valiants. If you think Vale can keep another clean sheet this weekend, take a look at the latest Bethard offers too.
At the beginning of the season, Port Vale were generally considered as one of the outsidecandidates for promotion. With the odds in the range of 33/1, they were expected to finish around the middle of the table at most. There were seven teams that were given higher promotion odds before the season kick-off according to TheGuardian.com. However, after their good performances, the odds on Vale have dropped significantly, and the majority of bookmakers are offering a price of around 6/1. The club are still considered to be positioned around the 10th place at the end of the season, but Port Vale moved very close to the promotion play-offs zone recently so if their form continues they could mount a challenge. When it comes to the relegation odds since this season just one side will slip to English National League. With the odds at 51/1 Port Vale shouldn’t be worried about going down at the end of the season and they are already 12 points ahead of Stevenage and Morecambe. It is unlikely to expect that they will fall into the relegation trouble.
After matches in the FA Cup and EFL Trophy, Port Vale don’t have too tough a schedule, at least according to the table positions, and they have a good chance of keeping up their good form. In case the Valiants manage to do that, they might improve their League Two position even more. Reckon you can predict the results? Don’t forget to visit the special section on our website focusing on upcoming match predictions.