Port Vale vs Tranmere Predictions and Match Preview

Port Vale vs Tranmere
England – League Two
Date: Tuesday, 19th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Vale Park (Stoke on Trent).

Lack of a credible goal-scoring threat has been the hallmark of the Valiants this whole season. They hold the unwanted distinction of having recorded the least number of goals, and not having yet touched the 30-goal mark. Even the last team in the table, Notts County has 33 goals to their name. And astonishingly, they have registered just a single goal in their last seven match-days.

Four other teams along with the Rovers are stranded on 46 points. Though a playoff spot is just six points away as of now, the intense competition will be adding fuel to fire as these squads enter the business end of League Two.

Home fans will be wary of the problem that has been carving at them. It’s time they put in some effort to find a solution to their problems, or else risk getting the boot to the National League.

Port Vale vs Tranmere Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Rovers won the last game against this opponent, with a 1-0 scoreline.
  • At this venue, the hosts failed to score in two of their last five fixtures.
  • Tranmere has a 100% winning record in League Two games.
  • The Valiants have not won in an h2h tie since 2014.

Port Vale vs Tranmere Prediction

The Valiants have scored the least number of goals in the league, by a distance. They have not even managed an average of 1 goal per match. And by far, they have been the worst team at home in the entire league for the last five, ten and fifteen weeks. They lost the last five league games at home, in a row.

In overall fixtures, the team won just one of their last 14 games, and at home, they are on a streak of seven winless games and registered just one win in the last 11 attempts.

Coupled to that, Tranmere won the last time these two met. Reading all of these together, I expect Port Vale to win the game. And considering that the hosts of this tie failed to score in their last three home games, their last five overall matches, and in six of their last seven fixtures, it’s deduced that the visitors will deploy tactics to take advantage of the misfiring frontline of the hosts.

I tip the guests to keep a clean sheet.

Port Vale vs Tranmere Betting Tips

  • Tranmere to Score the First Goal @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Tranmere to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 3.25 (9/4).