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Port Vale take on Scunthorpe at Vale Park in League Two on Saturday. Can the Valiants get back to winning ways against relegation favourites Scunthorpe? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Port Vale vs Scunthorpe – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Port Vale are hoping to snap a four-match winless run when they take on struggling Scunthorpe in League Two. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Port Vale to Win
A dismal run of three defeats in four games has dented Port Vale’s playoff bid, though the Valiants should be able to claim a long-overdue victory at home to Scunthorpe this weekend. The Iron were toppled in each of their last five games in League Two and the relegation candidates have won just once on the road all season long. Port Vale will view Saturday’s fixtures as a chance to reset and we don’t expect them to let their opportunity slip.
Under 2.5 Goals
Both Port Vale and Scunthorpe have been low on goals and cutting edge of late and a game of few chances looks possible when they meet on Saturday. The Valiants have notched just twice in their last four matches combined, while the Iron have failed to score completely in four of their last five league assignments. With reliable goal-getters in short supply, a stake on under 2.5 goals is advised at Vale Park.
Half Time Result – Port Vale
Scunthorpe have been toiling for the majority of the campaign and they have routinely gone in behind at the interval in their League Two fixtures. More recently, The Iron have been trailing at the break in four of their last six tussles, while only two clubs (Oldham and Stevenage) have shipped more first half goals than Scunthorpe since August. With that dreary record a factor, we recommend backing Port Vale in the half time result market on Saturday.
Port Vale vs Scunthorpe Match Preview: Port Vale searching for a spark
Port Vale stopped the rot of successive defeats with a useful 0-0 draw at Leyton Orient last time out and with their course steadied, the Valiants will be determined to win for the first time since December 7th when they host Scunthorpe this weekend. More will be expected of strikers James Wilson and Jamie Proctor – both of whom are struggling to find consistency – though Saturday’s fixture against Scunthorpe could be a chance for the misfiring duo to build confidence.
Scunthorpe were beaten 3-2 by Bristol Rovers on Tuesday despite mustering more attempts and enjoying more possession than the Pirates. Those statistics won’t act as much of a salve for a team that has lost five times on the spin however, and with six points between the Iron and safety near the foot of the table, relegation worries are starting to increase. In one piece of good news, combative midfielder Hayden Hackney should be available again this weekend following his recent suspension for an accumulation of bookings.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Port Vale vs Scunthorpe
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Port Vale vs Scunthorpe Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Which club is favourite to win on Saturday?
Port Vale are the bookmakers’ favourites to beat Scunthorpe this weekend.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Where is this match being played?
Saturday’s game will be played at Vale Park in Stoke-on-Trent.