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Date: Wednesday, 23rd November 2022
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK
Venue: Vale Park
Barnsley to Score First
2-1 to Barnsley
Port Vale vs Barnsley is another EFL Trophy, round 2, knockout that is scheduled for Wednesday 23rd November 2022. These teams last met in September this year in a fixture that ended 1-1. Read on to bet on the best Port Vale vs Barnsley predictions by Football Ground Guide
Port Vale vs Barnsley EFL Predictions by Football Ground Guide
A perfect record in the group stage of the EFL Trophy gives Port Vale the advantage they need in this matchup against Barnsley. However, having lost to the visitors when they last welcomed them at Vale Park, they have something to prove in this game. Here are our Port Vale vs Barnsley predictions:
First Team to Score Prediction: Barnsley to Score First
Barnsley is our pick to score first in this EFL knockout game against Port Vale. Despite keeping only one clean sheet in the group stages, Barnsley has improved massively in recent games. They have four wins ahead of this game, two of which had clean sheets. On the other hand, Port Vale slumped in form, losing two of their last four and winning once in the games.
Team to Score Prediction: BTTS
Port Vale hasn’t done poorly in recent games. So, while their current run of form is a wide berth of their 3 wins in the group stages, they only failed to score in one of the last four games. The hosts have five goals from the last five and with home support, back them to score too in this knockout game.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 to Barnsley
Barnsley’s current form should hand them a hard-fought victory in this game. They are better both defensively and in offensive play. Bet on a 2-1 win for Barnsley.
Port Vale vs Barnsley EFL Fixture Preview
Port Vale’s performance in the Northern Group C of the EFL Trophy competition was impressive. They bagged 9 points from 3 games, scoring a total of 7 goals and getting a clean sheet in all of the games. While they lost narrowly in the last home game against Barnsley, Port Vale’s current form, especially in this competition makes them the favourites in this game.
Barnsley on the other hand bagged two wins from 3 games or 6 points from three group-stage matches. Unfortunately, the visitors only had one clean sheet in the group stage. They scored 6 goals, which is quite impressive but conceded nearly as many. The visitors leaked 5 goals in 3 group-stage games.
Port Vale vs Barnsley EFL Fixture Odds, H2H and Form
For current team stats, H2H information and the best betting odds for Port Vale vs Barnsley ELF trophy round 2, knockout games, see the following tables for details.
FAQs- Port Vale vs Barnsley
What time will Port Vale vs Barnsley EFL knockout match begin?
The game will kick off at 19:30 UK time on match day.
How did these teams fare in the group stage of the competition?
Port Vale has 3 wins from the Northern Group C while Barnsley had 2 wins and 1 loss in the EFL Group stages.
How have these teams fared against each other previously?
This matchup previously ended with two wins and one draw apiece.