Mansfield Town vs. Port Vale Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 28, 2022 17:00 CET
The playoff final in League Two will be played on Saturday at Wembley between Port Vale and Mansfield. The winner of this match will be promoted to League One.
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Mansfield was one of the favorites to finish in the top 3 before the season started. But they started the season terribly with only two wins after 14 games. They were in the relegation zone at the end of October.
Nigel Clough changes players, signs a couple of free agents, changes formation, and from November, it’s totally different Mansfield. They were in the run of 12 wins in 13 games, 19 games without a defeat in total, until the middle of March. With that fantastic run, they climbed on the table to the top 7 zones and managed to qualify for the playoffs.
Mansfield is in fantastic attacking form. They failed to score in only two games from the last 19. A wing-back Stephen McLaughlin is in fantastic form with four goals and two assists.
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The years of suffering under the previous owner were finally over a couple of years ago. Port Vale started a new era with new owners, Carol and Kevin Shanahan. With them, Port Vale finished in the top half of the table in the previous two seasons, and this they go a step further with a finish in the top 7 and a place in the playoffs. They beat Swindon in the semi-final and got to the final.
This season was very good for Port Vale. They were constantly in the top 7, but with a little turbulent period at the start of the year. Their manager Darrell Clarke had a close family bereavement, and he wasn’t with a team for three months. His assistant takes charge of training and games, and he manages to keep the team on the right track and stay in the top 7.
The major strength of Port Vale is togetherness and team spirit. They are a very compact squad. Also, a very good defensively organized team that often plays in a 3-4-1-2 formation.
Port Vale finished the season with three defeats in the last four games, and in the semis, they had one win and one defeat against Swindon. They failed to score in two of the last 15 games.
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They had played two times this season. The first game at Mansfield was finished with a 1-1 draw and the second one in Stoke Port Vale won by 3-1. An interesting fact – seven of the last eight games were finished with over 2.5 goals.
Team news and injuries
Mansfield has no fresh injury concerns. Danny Johnson is out.
Port Vale: Jamie Proctor is questionable, and Tom Conlon is out.
Mansfield Town vs. Port Vale Prediction
The stake is huge. The winner will be promoted to League One. Port Vale is waiting five years to be back in League One and Mansfield much longer – 19 years. Both teams will have great support at Wembley, with more than 40,000 fans already buying a ticket.
It’s really hard to predict the winner, and we will stick with a bet on goals. We think that both teams have great attacks and can score goals. So, our bet will be BTTS to score, and let’s enjoy the final.
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