Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Crawley Town will be aiming to put an end to their seven-game winless run in the League Two when they take on Port Vale at the People’s Pension Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Reds do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, with the team playing out a goalless draw with relegation strugglers Stevenage at the weekend.
Crawley Town have been struggling in front of goal of late, meaning that home win should not be considered. Port Vale, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to the likes of Scunthorpe United and Walsall. The Valiants have been producing fine performances on the road of late, with the team beating the likes of Bradford City and Crewe Alexandra, and that is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Gyliano van Velzen):
Gyliano van Velzen is a professional football player who was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on April 14, 1994. Van Velzen is a product of the famous Ajax football academy, but in 2010 he moved to the Manchester United football school. Despite signing a professional deal with the English giants, he did not see any game action for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
After ending his loan spell with Royal Antwerp in 2013, he signed a permanent deal with Eredivisie side Utrecht. The pacey Dutch winger played for the likes of Volendam and Roda as well before joining League Two side Crawley Town. Gyliano van Velzen made his Crawley Town debut in a 3-1 loss to Forest Green Rovers on October 5, 2019.
His main position is a left winger, but he is used as a right winger as well. Since Gyliano van Velzen has dual citizenship, he is eligible to represent both Netherlands and Suriname on the international stage.
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.