Port Vale can only look on with envy at Cheltenham. The Robins were struggling early season just like Vale were, but have since found their feet and are going strong. The same cannot be said of Port Vale who are stuck in the bottom two and there has been no sign of a win home or away for them. Cheltenham are now comfortably a solid mid-table side after a real transformation in their fortunes and the Robins are 7/5 at Ladbrokes to keep it going with another win, with Vale out at 15/8 to win on home soil, which says a lot.
Football League Two – Vale Park, Stoke-on-Trent 14th October – 15:00 UK Time
Best Odd of: 7/5 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 23/10 at Ladbrokes
Cheltenham Town FC
Best Odd of: 15/8 at Ladbrokes
Port Vale Form
This just makes miserable reading for Vale fans. They are now on an eleven match winless streak in the division, with just the two points collected. They have slipped to three straight defeats after things started to look a little better after back to back draws with Forest Green and Yeovil. They have scored exactly one goal in four of their last five but it hasn’t been enough to get them an elusive win. They do have the best defensive record of the bottom five teams but are the lowest scorers in the entire division with just nine goals in twelve games.
The Robins have gone from down-and-outs after picking up just four points from the first 21 available to them this season, to put together a W4 D1 record. That’s a staggering turn around and only third-placed Luton have taken more points in their last five League Two games than Cheltenham have done. So they are bang in form and should relish their chance at Vale Park on the weekend. The Robins are only W1 D2 L3 on the road this seasons, but they got their breakthrough-away-win in their last road fixture and can push on from that.
Head to Head News
There isn’t too much history between Port Vale and Cheltenham. They were last together in the 2012/13 League Two season which ended in Vale picking up four points from the two games. The overall head to head stands in favour of Cheltenham narrowly with a 5-4 lead and five drawn matches. Cheltenham have won two of their la’s there trips to Vale Park.
Top Betting Tips
You cannot ignore current form and Cheltenham have it in spades. They have not only been winning but have been scoring regularly as well, averaging over two goals per game in their last five played. Vale don’t have the attacking power to offer up a response to that. It’s worth backing Cheltenham & Both Teams To score though.