Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Forest Green and Port Vale face each other in a highly-anticipated game at the New Lawn. The Green Army are eager to kick 2021 in style as their game against Oldham was abandoned, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash. Forest Green are eyeing their sixth home win of the season, and they are surely capable of beating Port Vale on home soil. Teenage attacker Jake Young, who found the net in a 2-1 loss to Crawley, should keep his place in the starting XI.
The Valiants, on the other hand, did well to roll over Grimsby at home in their last league match, but seeing that they have already suffered six defeats on the road this season, we are tempted to put our money on the Green Army this time out. Port Vale boss Danny Pugh rested first-team regulars in the EFL Trophy defeat to Sunderland, but he is likely to field the best possible side against Forest Green.
Highlighted Player (Dominic Bernard):
After spending his youth career at Tredworth Tigers and Birmingham City, Dom Bernard signed a professional deal with the Blues. However, he did not see any game action with Birmingham City at the senior level as he was instantly sent on loan at Aldershot Town.
After making 35 appearances for the Shots in the league, Dom Bernard joined Forest Green in the summer of 2019. He made his debut with the Green Army against Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the 2019/2020 season. Bernard, who quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Forest Green, has one cap with the Republic of Ireland U18 team while making two appearances with the U17 team.
He was born in Gloucester, England on March 29, 1997, and he wears the number 3 shirt at Forest Green. His main position is right back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a centre-back as well.
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.