Mansfield vs Port Vale
England – League 2
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Field Mill.
Not even home advantage has been able to rescue Mansfield from their dismal winless streak in the league. With Port Vale showing much more promise on the road lately, it looks like the hosts have their work cut out for them.
Mansfield vs Port Vale Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Three of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous five games.
- The final scores have been tied in three of their last nine clashes.
- Port Vale have registered the win thrice in their past nine matchups. (W-3, D-3, L-3)
Mansfield vs Port Vale Prediction
Mansfield were deprived of a win yet again after Northampton did just enough to post a 1-1 scorecard last week. It took the hosts seventy-four minutes to break the deadlock in that latter clash, only for their counterparts to equalize ten minutes later.
At the moment, the home side are without a win in their past seven games in all competitions. As far as League Two encounters are concerned, Mansfield, have not come out on top since their 2-1 win over Walsall back in October.
On the other hand, Port Vale have been hit by a sharp decline in form as well. Their last fixture at home saw them play out a 1-1 draw alongside Cheltenham prior to which their clash with Crawley on the road ended as a stalemate.
Be that as it may, the visitors are still sporting a healthy seven-point cushion over the hosts on the ladder. It is also worth mentioning that the away side have stumbled just once in their past four outings in the fourth division.
To make matters worse for the Mansfield faithful, the hosts have admitted defeat in five of their last seven clashes at home. As such, Port Vale are the front runners to come away with the win in this one.
However, Mansfield are unbeaten in their past two matchups with this foe here. Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this clash also ended in a tie, a double chance sounds a lot safer.
Furthermore, the hosts have found the back of the net just twice in their last two games here. Meanwhile, Port Vale have not been keen on racking up the goal scoring charts on the road this season. They have scored no more than two goals from their previous three outings in the league.
To top it off, all of their past three h2h meetings here have been low scoring affairs. As such, expect goals to be hard to come by this Thursday.
Mansfield vs Port Vale Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Port Vale @ 1.66 (2/3)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.75 (3/4).