Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Bolton will be aiming to extend their winning run to six games in all competitions when they face Port Vale on Saturday afternoon. The Trotters made a slow start to the season, but their recent form is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Bolton rolled over Southend 3-0 at the weekend, but the game was marked by Andrew Tutte’s injury. The experienced midfielder is out of contention ahead of the visit of Port Vale, as well as Shaun Miller who suffered a hamstring injury.
The visitors, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing each of their previous five league fixtures. Even though Bolton will be without the aforementioned duo in Saturday’s clash, we believe that the out-of-form visiting team will return home empty-handed. Port Vale attacker David Amoo is likely to miss the game with injury.
Highlighted Player (Gethin Jones):
Born in Perth, Australia on October 13, 1995, Gethin Jones is a professional footballer who plays for Carlisle United in the League Two as a defender. Jones is a product of the Wrexham football school, but he played for Everton at youth level as well.
The pacey right-back made only one appearance for the Toffees as he played against Krasnodar in the Europa League 2013/2014 season. Gethin Jones played for the likes of Plymouth Argyle (loan), Barnsley (loan), Fleetwood Town, and Mansfield Town (loan) as well before joining his current club Carlisle United. Jones is eligible to play for Australia and Wales despite playing for the Wales U17, U19, and U21 teams in the past.
He made his League Two debut with Carlisle United in a 3-2 win over Stevenage on September 14, 2019. Jones’ main position is right-back, but he is used as both right midfielder and left-back as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.