Port Vale vs Burton Albion Match Analysis & Prediction
19/09/2023 9:45 pm
Port Vale will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches across all competitions when they host Burton Albion at Vale Park for Tuesday’s League One match.
In contrast to their hosts, Burton have endured a slow start to the season, having failed to win any of their eight competitive matches.
The 2023-24 season may have started with a disastrous 7-0 defeat to Barnsley, but Port Vale have not lost since that result, having embarked on a nine-game unbeaten streak.
Impressively, they have picked up 16 points from their last six league matches, while they have also progressed through the first two rounds of the EFL Cup and won their first EFL Trophy game against Crewe Alexandra.
The Valiants were seemingly destined to play out a goalless draw with Northampton Town on Saturday, before substitute Ben Garrity scored in the 84th minute to help his side claim a fourth successive victory in League One.
Port Vale, who sit level on points with league leaders Exeter City, will carry significant momentum into Tuesday’s contest, and they will be looking to produce another strong defensive performance, having recorded clean sheets in all five of their competitive home games this season.
While the hosts are riding the crest of a wave, Burton are bereft of confidence after collecting just two points from their opening seven league matches.
After kicking off the League One campaign with three straight defeats, Burton looked to have turned a corner when they played out successive draws with Wycombe Wanderers and Bolton Wanderers.
Rather than build upon those two encouraging results, the Brewers experienced another dip, losing 1-0 to Exeter City before suffering a 2-0 defeat to Barnsley on Saturday.
As a result of their poor start, Dino Maamria’s side are one of three teams yet to win a League One game this season, and they are currently languishing in the relegation zone with three points separating them from safety.
Port Vale vs. Burton Albion Head to head
In the 15 previous meetings between these two teams, Port Vale have claimed seven victories while Burton Albion have won five, and they have drawn in three. Burton have scored 18 goals and conceded 25 in the process.
09/10/2018Port Vale1Burton Albion0EFL Trophy
13/08/2019Port Vale1Burton Albion2League Cup
04/12/2021Burton Albion1Port Vale2FA Cup
20/08/2022Burton Albion0Port Vale2League One
18/03/2023Port Vale2Burton Albion3League One
Port Vale Team News
Port Vale are still without the services of Tom Conlon, who remains sidelined with a hamstring injury which has prevented him from featuring in the opening stages of the season.
Dan Jones is closing in on a return to full fitness after missing the last three league matches through injury, but Tuesday’s game may come too soon for the full-back.
Port Vale's Last 5 Matches
26/08/2023Port Vale1Carlisle United0League One
29/08/2023Port Vale(P)0Crewe Alexandra0League Cup
02/09/2023Oxford United1Port Vale2League One
05/09/2023Port Vale1Crewe Alexandra0EFL Trophy
16/09/2023Port Vale1Northampton Town0League One
Burton Albion Team News
Cole Stockton is ruled out due to a calf problem, and the striker is joined in the Burton Albion treatment room by Mason Bennett.
Captain John Brayford remains a doubt for the midweek game after missing Saturday’s contest with a knock picked up in training.
Burton Albion's Last 5 Matches
15/08/2023Shrewsbury Town2Burton Albion1League One
19/08/2023Wycombe Wanderers0Burton Albion0League One
26/08/2023Burton Albion1Bolton Wanderers1League One
02/09/2023Burton Albion0Exeter City1League One
16/09/2023Barnsley2Burton Albion0League One
Port Vale vs. Burton Albion: Odds and Predictions
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