Stat Pack: Swindon Town vs Port Vale
8th placed Swindon Town have suffered two defeats in a row after losing 1-3 to Walsall and 1-2 at Oldham Athletic.
Town are now two points behind 6th placed Bradford City and 15 adrift of leaders Leyton Orient.
In the League One form guide, Swindon are 9th with three wins, zero draws and three defeats in six.
As hosts, Swindon’s defeat to Walsall was the first loss at the County Ground this season. Town’s overall record is five wins, one draw and one defeat – ranked 2nd of all hosts.
9th placed Port Vale are also on 20 points, but behind Town on goal difference.
Vale are 6th in the League One form guide with three wins, one draw and two defeats – after winning their previous two games.
On their travels, Vale won 3-0 at Crawley in their previous game to record three wins, zero draws and three defeats in six.
In all League, FA Cup and Football League competitions, Town have faced Port Vale on 73 occasions, winning 26, drawing 18 and defeated 29 times; scoring 96 and conceding 98.
At the County Ground, Swindon have a record of 20 wins, 8 draws and 9 defeats, scoring 61 and conceding 30.
Swindon have beaten Port Vale by cricket-scores in their previous two games as hosts – 6-0 in April 2008 and 5-0 in April 2012.
Vale haven’t secured a victory or scored in the previous three meetings – in which Town won all three.
Swindon have only failed to score against Vale twice in the previous ten meetings.
After two defeats the onus is really on Town to prove some resilience and demonstrate that they can grind out a result, in a similar manner to the victory over Tranmere a few weeks back.
I hope there are plenty of goals – as this match will be my 2 year old daughter’s first football game – however it’ll be nervy and with only the one goal between the sides…
Final-score: Swindon Town 1-0 Port Vale
Come on You Reds!