FM Preview: Morecambe v Port Vale 14 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 13th April 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Morecambe and Port Vale at 15:00 on 14th April 2012 in the League Two.
History of the Morecambe v Port Vale fixture
Morecambe prepare to entertain Port Vale at Westgate on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 5 games played, Shrimps have recorded 2 wins, and Port Vale have come away with 1 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Westgate was just last season, in December 2010, the Shrimps carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Two match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 22 Oct||Port Vale||0 - 4||Morecambe||League Two|
|2010/2011||Sat 30 Apr||Port Vale||7 - 2||Morecambe||League Two|
|2010/2011||Sat 11 Dec||Morecambe||1-0||Port Vale||League Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Feb||Morecambe||1 - 0||Port Vale||League Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 05 Dec||Port Vale||0 - 2||Morecambe||League Two|
|2008/2009||Sat 31 Jan||Morecambe||1 - 1||Port Vale||League Two|
|2008/2009||Sat 25 Oct||Port Vale||2 - 1||Morecambe||League Two|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Morecambe's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.
Port Vale's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Morecambe see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 54 points from their 42 games played so far,
Port Vale see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 52 points from their 41 games played so far,
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at Westgate for the Shrimps and the Madmen are unable to see past Port Vale claiming victory in a close match.
|Morecambe||Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Port Vale||4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.
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