Morecambe vs Port Vale
England – League 2
Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Globe Arena (Morecambe).
Disappointingly, Morecambe have been well out of their comfort zone this season, both at home and in their outings respectively. With Port Vale’s last defeat to this foe on the road coming almost a decade ago, it looks like the hosts are in for another tough set of ninety minutes this week.
Morecambe vs Port Vale Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Port Vale make light work of Morecambe with a 3-1 scoreline.
- Only one of their past five games have ended as a stalemate.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just two of their previous five matchups.
- Half of their last six encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Port Vale have registered the win four times in their past ten meetings. (W-4, D-3, L-3)
Morecambe vs Port Vale Prediction
Morecambe have a lot of ground to make up, as it is, in the fourth division. And frankly, their recent form has just not been doing any favors for them. The hosts took on Colchester last week on the back of a dismal three-match losing streak, and have come away with the win just once in their past five as well.
It is also worth mentioning that the home side have admitted defeat fifteen times so far, which is at least three more than any other side in the cluster.
Meanwhile, despite being knocked out of the both the EFL Trophy and the FA Cup, Port Vale have been adamant in their League Two campaign. Impressively, the visitors were unbeaten in five games on the trot when they took on Stevenage on the road in their most recent matchup.
Furthermore, Port Vale have been coping well in their previous visits to this stadium. Take note that they have not been at the losing end in any of their last three trips here. To top it off, they have secured the bragging rights twice in the process as well.
With Morecambe proving to be one among the worst home teams on the table, Port Vale are likely to be the ones walking away with all three points.
However, the guests have managed to salvage just a point each in five of their past twelve outings in the fourth division. Hence, it goes without saying that it will be a lot safer to back a double chance this weekend.
Additionally, h2h history, as of late, clearly indicates that there have been no dearth of goals in their recent meetings here. Keeping in mind that the reverse fixture of this matchup was also a high scoring affair, expect a combined total of no less than three goals or more on the final scorecards.
Morecambe vs Port Vale Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Port Vale @ 2/5 (1.40)
Over 2.5 goals @ 11/10 (2.10).