Morecambe vs Port Vale
English League Two
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Globe Arena (Morecambe).
Morecambe host Port Vale on Saturday afternoon as League Two gets back in action after FA Cup fixtures last weekend. Neither of these two outfits made it to the second round of the FA Cup which means they had an extra week to rest and prepare for this 21st round fixture.
The visitors come into it in higher spirits following a demolishing 0-3 victory over Yeovil Town in the previous round. Left winger Christian Montano was the man who stole the show back then by completing a brace at Huish Park Stadium. Interestingly, the Colombian midfielder has previously failed to find the back of the net in any of nine appearances for the Valiants. Port Vale backed up this victory with a 4-0 drubbing of Stoke City U21 on Tuesday evening in the EFL Trophy tie.
Morecambe vs Port Vale: Head-to-head
Morecambe lead the head to head tie by one win coming into 15th clash with the Valiants.
Both teams scored only once in last six head to head outings.
The Shrimps failed to find the back of the net in two H2H games with Port Vale last season (0-0 and 0-3).
Morecambe vs Port Vale: Prediction
The hosts have been struggling to find the right form ever since the start of the season. They lost two and drew one of past three matches in all competitions. Jim Bentley’s troops found it tough to produce in the final third in recent weeks. The Shrimps bagged only two goals in past six games across competitions.
Given they did not score at all in two H2H ties with Port Vale in the previous term of the League Two, we have to go for the visitors to keep a clean sheet at the 3.00 odds. Port Vale are clear form favourites and we recognize the value in backing them to claim the spoils at the 2.60 odds.
Morecambe vs Port Vale: Bet Tips
Port Vale to win @ 2.60 (8/5)
Port Vale to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).