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Port Vale vs Barnsley prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 26 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 Barnsley: Top free betting tips

Our Port Vale vs Barnsley prediction is for yet another away win for the Tykes. Can the hosts find a way to avenge the humiliation from August? 

Back in August Barnsley trashed Port Vale 7-0 at home in what remains the biggest defeat for the Valiants this century. Port Vale remain in the bottom half of the table despite going unbeaten in the last 3 rounds (W2 D1). Barnsley sit just outside the top 6 but they had been shaky on the road in recent weeks (W1 D2 L1). 

​Total goal prediction: Odd

Our first Port Vale vs Barnsley prediction is for an odd number of total goals. This happened in 5 of the last 7 H2Hs, including the meeting between the sides earlier this season. Also, Port Vale saw 71% of their home matches this campaign produce an odd number of goals. 

​​Correct outcome prediction: Barnsley to win

Barnsley remain one of the best away teams in League One (W6 D3 L1) and this is why with our second Port Vale vs Barnsley prediction we back them for the win. The Tykes won 3 of the last 5 H2Hs (D1 L1). 

​​Correct score prediction: 1-0 to Barnsley

With our final Port Vale vs Barnsley prediction we try to predict the correct score and our choice is a 1-0 Barnsley win. This was the exact scoreline with which Port Vale lost 3 of their last 5 home matches. Also, 2 of Barnsley’s last 5 league wins were 1-0 results. 

Port Vale vs Barnsley: What the fans think

Port Vale fans getting younger and younger

Barnsley fans meet players

​How far will Barnsley’s fans travel to Port Vale?

The festive mood for all travelling fans is guaranteed and we are sure they will enjoy this journey, at least the first half of it, despite the fact that the landscape in the industrial heartland of the country is pretty bleak on a damp winter day. 

The driving distance between Barnsley and Stoke-on-Trent is only 89 miles (143km) and is shouldn’t take more than 1 hour and 45 minutes to make the one-way journey. 

​Port Vale vs Barnsley: Tickets

There is only a limited number of tickets still available for this match. The price varies from £24.00 to £28.00 per ticket. As of 3 pm on Saturday, 23 December tickets are no longer on sale online and the only way to purchase one will be on the day of the game from the Ticket Offices at the ground. 

Please, do remember that Vale Park is a cashless stadium.  

FAQs- Port Vale vs Barnsley

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  • What was Barnsley’s last result? The Tykes edged Stevenage 2-1 at home on Saturday. 
  •  What was Port Vale’s last result? On Saturday the Valiants drew 1-1 away vs Wycombe.  
  • How many home draws Port Vale have this season? None. The Valiants won 4 and lost 5 of their home league games so far.


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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