It is early days of course in League Two but Port Vale find themselves in a spot of bother. They are badly in search of form having lost their last three games on the bounce. They are leaking goals which makes them vulnerable. Notts County are enjoying a bit of a purple patch with seven points from their last three games and they are ticking along pretty nicely. They have certainly produced the goals lately to suggest that they can take down Vale but the visitors are underdogs at 7/4 with the Vale in at 6/4.
Port Vale Form
Port Vale have lost their last three games on the bounce in League Two and have conceded six goals in that sequence. They haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their league outings this season and have lost their two home games at Vale Park. So it’s not been good from them and punters may have a tough time understanding why they are going as favourites for this one, albeit narrow favourites.
Football League Two – Vale Park, Stoke-on-Trent 2nd September – 16:00 UK Time
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Best Odd of: 7/4 at Ladbrokes
Notts County Form
Country have scored at least two goals in each of their last three league games which includes a big 4-2 win at out Wycombe. They certainly are not boasting one of the better defences around that’s for sure, but they have the scoring power to threaten Vale. Jorge Grant has three goals in his last three games for Country and is a decent 12/5 punt to get on the scoresheet again.
Head to Head News
Port Vale lost at home against County in their last home game against them which was back in the 2014/15 League One season. They have met six times before in League Two and Port Vale have gone W2 L1 at home against the Magpies from that sequence. Notts County holds a W4 L2 record against Port Vale from those six League Two encounters.
Top Betting Tips
There is away value in Notts County in this one, just because they have far superior scoring power to rely on. Port Vale can’t hold a candle to that and the Vale may be in for another disappointing afternoon on home soil. There’s great value in backing an away win for County.