It’s that time of year where it does not matter where you are in the league, every point matters as it will either help you mount a bid for promotion or help you climb away from the drop zone, and that is exactly what is at stake when Port Vale welcome Exeter City on Tuesday evening. With both sides needing the points but for very different reasons, we think that they will both look to go on the attack and, with this in mind, we think that backing both teams to score is the way to go.
A quick look at the graphic at the top of the page and you will recognise that Port Vale are not in the greatest of form at the moment. However, even though they have failed to win any of their previous 12 outings, it is a stat which is a bit misleading when looking at their home form. Vale have proven extremely difficult to beat on home soil of late and have managed to claim a point in each of their previous five outings.
Port Vale have been rather limping their way to safety of late and three points this Tuesday will be a major boost to their survival hopes. A major part of their troubles has been their inability to to kill off their opposition and this is shown perfectly by the fact that eight of their previous 10 matches have finished with both teams scoring.
Exeter have been no strangers to seeing the ball go in at both ends of the pitch this season and that is especially apparent on their travels, as they have seen both teams score in 67% of their away matches. This fixture is the game in hand the Grecians have on their promotion rivals and, after falling out of the top seven at the weekend, they know they have to take full advantage on Tuesday evening.
Head To Head
Port Vale have the better of the head to head between these two sides with a record of 25 wins, 11 draws and 16 defeats. The sides last met in a 1-0 Port Vale victory back in October.
Port Vale vs Exeter Stats
- Port Vale have drawn their last four matches.
- Port Vale have failed to win in their last 12 matches.
- Port Vale have drawn their last five home matches.
- Port Vale have failed to win in their last five home matches.
- Port Vale have been undefeated in their last eight home matches.
- Exeter have scored in 78% of their away matches.
- Both teams have scored in 67% of Exeter’s away matches.