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Port Vale vs Wigan prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 16 December 2023

 Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

 Venue: Vale Park

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

​Port Vale vs Wigan: Top free betting tips

Our Port Vale vs Wigan prediction is for a close game that the visitors will edge. Can the Valiants prove us wrong? 

Both teams find themselves in the bottom half of the table and split by a single point. However, Wigan had points deducted and their form is much better than their table position suggests. Port Vale won just 1 of their last 12 league games (D3 L8). 

Vale Park, home to Port Vale / Port Vale vs Wigan predictions
Lorne Street Stand and Bycars Road End

Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Both teams have struggled to put the ball into the back of the net this season. Port Vale saw a single goal scored in 6 of their 8 home league matches so far. Wigan are on a run of 7 consecutive away games in which there were no more than 2 total goals. This is why our first Port Vale vs Wigan prediction is for the game to stay under 2.5 goals. 

​​​Correct outcome prediction: Wigan to win

With our next Port Vale vs Wigan prediction we back the visitors to grab the win. Wigan are in fine form lately, won 3 of their last 4 matches. At the same time, the Valiants lost all of their last 5 home league games. 

​​​Correct score prediction: 1-0 to Wigan

Our final Port Vale vs Wigan prediction is for a 1-0 away win. This was the scoreline in 3 of Port Vale’s last 4 home league games. Also, Wigan’s last victory was a 1-0 away triumph vs York in the FA Cup.

​​Port Vale vs Wigan: What the fans think?

Port Vale fans excited about a book signing

Wigan fans remember past glories

How far will Wigan’s fans travel to Port Vale?

The driving distance between Wigan and Stoke-on-Trent is only 48 miles (78km). The journey in one direction should take only an hour. This means that many Wigan fans can nip out of home quietly in the afternoon, attend the match and still be back home on time for dinner. 

​Port Vale vs Wigan: Tickets

There are plenty of tickets still available. Even the 3,100 away tickets allocated to Wigan’s fans are still on sale and can be purchased in all the usual ways. One thing worth mentioning is that Port Vale’s ground is a ‘cashless’ stadium so any purchase of tickets at the last minute will have to be done online. This will be possible up until 3:15 pm on Saturday. 

The price of the tickets varies between £23.00 and £29.00. The away tickets cost £25.00.  

​​​FAQs: Port Vale vs Wigan

  • What was the result the last time the sides met? The last meeting between the teams in League One was in January 2016. Wigan won 3-0 at home on that occasion. 
  • Who will be the referee? Jacob Mills, a ref who dishes out only 3.2 cards per game on average, will be the first official. 
  • Who is Port Vale’s top goalscorer? Ben Garrity has 6 league goals for the Valiants and is currently their most productive player. 

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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