This is a huge game for Chesterfield who already finds themselves in a position of trying to stop the rot. Having lost their opening two games of the season, they are sat bottom of the table heading into match day three because of goals conceded. Will they be able to dig in and produce something when Port Vale come to visit? If Vale’s easy away win over Crawley (who are sat second from bottom in the table) on the opening weekend is anything to go by, then Chesterfield are going to have an uphill struggle to get that first win of the season. The Spireites have home form going though over the Valiants and are actually 6/4 to take the win with William Hill, leaving the visitors at 13/8.
There is no form to speak of from Chesterfield then who have lost back to back games against Grimsby and Notts County so far, conceding five goals in total. After dropping down from League One last season having finished bottom of the league, they haven’t exactly adjusted too well to life down a tier. So the Spireites are a bit desperate here but they did take a home win over Port Vale in last season’s corresponding fixture and need a repeat of that to at least give them a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.
Port Vale Form
The Valiants opened with a good away win at Crawley but were taken down on home soil by Wycombe in their second match. That win at Crawley who are as bad off as Chesterfield are at the moment, could be a good indicator for punters in this one. That was a 3-1 win that Vale recorded over them and even though they lost against Wycombe, they scored twice in a 3-2 defeat. So they have the goals in them to cause a leaky Chesterfield back line a problem or two. They will have to overcome some poor away form at the Proact Stadium though.
Head to Head News
These two are no strangers as they were both relegated from League One last season. They traded 1-0 home wins last season but Chesterfield are on a three match winning streak at home against the Vale and are unbeaten in five on home soil against them (W4 D1). So they have from there which will give them some hope. Three of those four wins were with a clean sheet as well. Vale have won just once in seven League Two visits to Chesterfield, a 5-0 win in 2010.
Top Betting Tips
A really hard game to call because Port Vale look the better of the two, especially with their recent win over Crawley, but have no form to speak of at the Proact Stadium, so haven’t been good travellers there. But do you trust head to head home form when Chesterfield aren’t in good shape right now? No. Back Vale to turn the tables on them by collecting three points.