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History of the Swindon Town v Port Vale fixture

Swindon Town prepare to entertain Port Vale at County Ground at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Robins are clearly on top, having won 18 and lost only 7 of the 33 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at County Ground was less than a year ago, in February 2005, the Robins carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Wed 23 FebSwindon Town1-0Port ValeLGE1
2004/2005Tue 19 OctPort Vale1 - 0Swindon TownLGE1
2003/2004Tue 30 MarPort Vale3 - 3Swindon TownLGE1
2003/2004Sat 25 OctSwindon Town0 - 0Port ValeLGE1
2002/2003Sat 22 FebPort Vale1 - 1Swindon TownLGE1
2002/2003Sat 07 SepSwindon Town1 - 2Port ValeLGE1
2001/2002Sat 02 MarSwindon Town3 - 0Port ValeLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Swindon Town's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The Robins's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.

Port Vale's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Valiants have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Swindon Town find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 12 games have yielded only 7 points. Port Vale's total of 18 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League One.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Swindon Town60065120
Port Vale6213787

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Swindon Town at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Robins will at least gain a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Swindon Town Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 7 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Port Vale Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.