Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Port Vale will be aiming to put an end to their three-game losing run when they face Stevenage in the League One round 32. The Valiants have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous three league matches and, no doubt, they are eager to put an end to their goalless draught. Ryan Loft suffered an injury in a 1-0 loss to Leyton Orient, with Baylee Dipepa likely to step up.
The Boro, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Reading, but the bookies still see them as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. Steve Evans’ men are eyeing their tenth away win of the season and we predict that they are going to showcase their worth on the field. There are no fresh injury concerns in the away team ahead of the trip to Burslem.
Highlighted Player (Jake Taylor):
Jake Taylor is a product of the Reading football academy who plays for Exeter City in the League Two. Taylor spent his youth career at Reading, and he continued wearing the blue and white shirt at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 31 appearances with the Royals in the league, the English footballer spent several seasons on loan at the likes of Aldershot Town, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient, and Motherwell. In 2016 Jake Taylor returned to Exeter City, signing a permanent deal with the St James Park outfit.
Despite being born in Ascot, England, on December 1, 1991, Taylor represents Wales on the international stage. He has ten caps with the Wales U21 team, and he made his debut with the Dragons at the senior level in a 2-1 win over Cyprus on October 13, 2014. His primary position is central midfielder.
Highlighted Team (Port Vale):
Nicknamed the Valiants, Port Vale are a professional club that compete in the League Two. Port Vale welcome their rivals at Vale Park, and they wear white and black kit when playing in front of home fans. Yellow, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Valiants’ home ground, which was built in 1950, can hold up to 49,768 people. Championship side Stoke City are seen as one of the club’s fiercest rivals, but their rivalry is pretty healthy. The two teams first met on December 2, 1882, with the Potters emerging triumphant (1-0).
The Valiants maintain a rivalry with fellow League 2 club Crewe Alexandra as well. Speaking of the club’s titles, it has to be noted that Port Vale have won Football League Trophy on two occasions (1993, 2001). A 9-1 win over Chesterfield from September 24, 1932 is the club’s biggest triumph.