FM Preview: Lincoln City v Port Vale 29 Jan 2011

Last updated : 28 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Lincoln City v Port Vale fixture

Lincoln City prepare to entertain Port Vale at Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 39 games played, The Red Imps have recorded 19 wins, and Port Vale have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Sincil Bank Stadium was just last season, in December 2009, with Port Vale inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the The Red Imps in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 23 FebPort Vale4 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2
2009/2010Tue 01 DecLincoln City1-2Port ValeLGE2
2008/2009Fri 20 FebPort Vale0 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2008/2009Sat 01 NovLincoln City0 - 1Port ValeLGE2
2006/2007Sat 11 NovPort Vale2 - 1Lincoln CityFAC
2000/2001Tue 20 MarPort Vale0 - 0Lincoln CityASSM
2000/2001Tue 13 MarLincoln City0 - 2Port ValeASSM

Recent respective form guides

Lincoln City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Red Imps have scored 9, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Port Vale is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Valiants have hit 8 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Lincoln City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 25 points from 23 matches. Port Vale are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 40 points from 25 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Lincoln City620412146
Port Vale61145134

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Sincil Bank Stadium for the The Red Imps and the Madmen are unable to see past Port Vale claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Lincoln City Been beaten in each of their previous 4 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Port Vale Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.