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Port Vale vs. Swindon Town Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 19, 2022 20:45 CET
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Port Vale fans have been waiting for their team to get promoted to League One for five years since they were relegated in 2017. In the meantime, they changed owners, and things became much brighter around the club. In the previous two seasons, they finished in 8th and 12th place in League Two, and this season they go a step forward with a 5th place finish.
Port Vale is a very compact team. The number of times during the season they had a big problem with injuries, and every time they managed to solve that and stay in the top 7. Three players in this team have hit double figures with goals – Jamie Proctor and Ben Garrity, 12, and James Wilson, 10. Another good thing is that they play equally good at home as away from home with 39 points won.
Port Vale didn’t participate in the playoffs since the 1992/93 season, and fans wanted to be part of it very much. The Vale Park Stadium is sold out, with more than 10,000 sold a day before the game.
Port Vale is good, but not a great home side. They collect 39 points at home, and they are the 8th home team in League Two. They have ten clean sheets at home and failed to score in six games.
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Swindon has a one-goal lead after the first game at their stadium. They had won 2-1, and now the biggest concern for Port Vale is that Swindon was a far better side when they played away from home. Swindon won 43 points away from home and only 34 at their stadium.
With that victory, they are on the run of five consecutive wins, and it is unbelievable how much Harry McKirdy is important to this team. He was injured in April and missed four games. In those games, Swindon has only one win. Since McKirdy’s return to the team, Swindon won five games, and McKirdy contributed with five goals and one assist. He scored both goals against Port Vale in the first game.
Swindon is a very good team with the non-typical style of play for lower leagues. They like to play passing football with big ball possession, but in the first game, they give up on that and try something different. They let Port Vale have a ball and they wait.
Swindon only has six clean sheets away from home, but they failed to score in only three games.
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Since 2017 they played nine times among themselves. Swindon won six times, Port Vale two, and one was finished with a draw. Six games were finished with over 2.5 goals. Including the first game played on Sunday.
Team News and Injuries
Port Vale: Tom Conlon and Daniel Jones are out.
Swindon: Rob Hunt, Jordan Lynden, Joseph Tomlinson, and Brandon Cooper are out.
Port Vale vs. Swindon Town Prediction
We expect the same game as the first one with a lot of chances and a lot of goals. Again it’s hard to predict the winner here, so we will go with goals.
Swindon is, as we said great away from the home team, and Port Vale must attack from the start and score at least one goal if they want to go into the final.
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