Port Vale vs Peterborough United Match Analysis & Prediction
16/01/2023 11:00 pm
Two sides level on 35 points in the League One table will meet on Monday when Port Vale play host to Peterborough United at Vale Park.
While the hosts will be looking to record a fourth successive home victory, the Posh will attempt to secure all three points in Darren Ferguson’s first game back as manager.
Port Vale have been in promising form in recent weeks, winning four of their last six league matches, including a 3-1 victory over Forest Green Rovers in their most recent game.
Although their target at the beginning of the season would have been to avoid relegation, Darrell Clarke’s side may now be dreaming of the playoffs, with five points separating them from the top six.
Having not played since their victory over Forest Green on New Year’s Day, Port Vale have had plenty of time to prepare for this game, where they will have the opportunity to claim a fourth straight home victory.
Peterborough have also not been in action since January 1, but there has been a change of management after they began the new year with a 3-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.
Following a poor run of form that yielded one win from eight matches across all competitions, Grant McCann has been replaced as Peterborough manager by a familiar face.
Darren Ferguson, who has been out of work since resigning as Peterborough manager in February last year, has returned to the club for a fourth stint as head coach, signing a deal until the end of the season.
With five points separating Peterborough from the playoff spots, Ferguson will be targeting a place in the top six and will be determined to end the club’s four-game winless away run in his first game back in charge.
Port Vale vs. Peterborough United Head to head
In the previous 19 meetings between these two sides, they have each claimed eight victories while they have drawn in three. Port Vale have scored 26 goals and conceded 30 in the process.
17/10/2015Port Vale1Peterborough United1League One
12/03/2016Peterborough United2Port Vale3League One
10/09/2016Peterborough United2Port Vale2League One
04/02/2017Port Vale0Peterborough United3League One
24/09/2022Peterborough United3Port Vale0League One
Port Vale Team News
Port Vale will not be able to call upon the services of Brad Walker and Connor Hall, who have joined Tranmere Rovers and Colchester United respectively during the January transfer window.
Tom Conlon dropped down to the bench for the New Year’s Day victory, but he could return to the starting lineup here.
Port Vale's Last 5 Matches
10/12/2022Bristol Rovers1Port Vale0League One
20/12/2022Salford City1Port Vale0EFL Trophy
26/12/2022Port Vale1Morecambe0League One
29/12/2022Sheffield Wednesday2Port Vale0League One
01/01/2023Forest Green Rovers1Port Vale3League One
Peterborough United Team News
Peterborough are unable to call upon the services of long-term absentee Oliver Norburn, who is expected to be unavailable until at least the end of January.
After joining on loan from Burnley, goalkeeper Will Norris is set to come into the starting lineup, but Swansea City loanee Nathanael Ogbeta may have to settle for a spot on the bench.
Peterborough United's Last 5 Matches
02/12/2022Peterborough United1Barnsley2League One
10/12/2022Ipswich Town2Peterborough United1League One
26/12/2022Charlton Athletic1Peterborough United1League One
29/12/2022Peterborough United2Milton Keynes Dons0League One
01/01/2023Peterborough United0Wycombe Wanderers3League One
Port Vale vs. Peterborough United: Odds and Predictions
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