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Port Vale vs Portsmouth prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 27 January 2024

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 Portsmouth: Top free betting tips

Is this going to be another goal fest at Vale Park? Our Port Vale vs Portsmouth prediction is for an open game in which both teams should get plenty of scoring opportunities. 

Both teams haven’t been playing very well lately. The Valiants won 2 of their last 6 league games (D2 L2). Pompey also won only 2 of their last 6 (D1 L3). The hosts remain in the bottom half of the table but they have plenty of games in hand. Pompey are still first but all of their lead is now gone and they are under pressure. 

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Our first Port Vale vs Portsmouth prediction is for a game filled with goals. Lately, Vale Park has turned into an arena for entertainment and drama with all of Port Vale’s last 4 matches going over 2.5 goals. 

Portsmouth also saw 3 of their last 4 games produce at least 3 total goals. 

Half with the most goals prediction: Second

Our next Port Vale vs Portsmouth prediction is that the majority of the goals will be scored in the second half. Both teams tend to come to life mainly after the interval. 

The Valiants have scored 71.4% (20 out of 28) of their league goals so far in the second half. Pompey too tends to be more productive after the break – 58.1%, or 25 out of 43 goals. 

​​​Correct score prediction: 3-2 to Portsmouth

Our final Port Vale vs Portsmouth prediction is a bit ambitious but we back the visitors to clinch a 3-2 win. We base this prediction on the fact that Port Vale conceded exactly 3 goals in 4 of their last 6 home matches. Also, the last home defeat for the Valiants on Boxing Day was a 2-3 loss. 

​​Port Vale vs Portsmouth: What the fans think

Port Vale fans remember the past

Portsmouth fans to gather in the Moorland Pub in Stoke

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

The driving distance between Portsmouth and Stoke-on-Trent is 200 miles (321km). Heading north towards the industrial heartland of England is always a tricky thing with the road network far from great and Pompey’s fans need to be prepared for a long day as they will travel over 3 hours and 30 minutes just in one direction. 

​Port Vale vs Portsmouth: Tickets

We’ll start with an important reminder for all fans that Vale Park is a cashless stadium. 

The price of the tickets for home fans varies between £20.00 and £35.00 for adults. The usual discounts for the elderly and youngsters are in place. Port Vale provide a special offer for kids U12 for this game. Any such ticket costs only £2.00.  

Portsmouth fans have only up until 10 am on Friday to buy tickets, with the latest information we have is that there are less than a hundred tickets left from those allocated to the away fans. 

​​​FAQs: Port Vale vs Portsmouth

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Hamil Road End and Railway Stands
  • Who is Portsmouth’s top goalscorer? That is Colby Bishop with his 13 league goals. 
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? Back in October, Pompey easily won 2-0 at home vs Port Vale.  
  • How many of Port Vale’s 6 league draws had been recorded at Vale Park? Only 1 of the 6 league draws for Port Vale had been at home.