Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Newport County and Port Vale go head to head at Rodney Parade in what is expected to be a close encounter. The Exiles aim to retain top position in the League Two standings, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their sixth consecutive win at home ground. Newport are eager to keep their 100% record on home soils intact, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football match.
The Valiants suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Tranmere and Scunthorpe in the previous two league fixtures. Port Vale are low on confidence ahead of the trip to South Wales, and given Newport’s impressive home record, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Exiles. In their last encounter at Rodney Parade Newport defeated Port Vale thanks to Jamille Matt’s goal. Midfielder Luke Joyce is banned for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Tom King):
Thomas Lloyd King is a professional footballer who plays for Newport County as a goalkeeper. Born in Plymouth, England, on March 9, 1995, Tom King played for the likes of Manchester 62, Portsmouth, and Crystal Palace during his youth career.
Despite signing a professional deal with Crystal Palace, the English shot-stopper did not see any game action with the Eagles at the senior level. Tom King moved to Millwall in the summer of 2014, signing a one-year deal with the capital club. After making only 11 appearances for the Lions in the League One, King joined League two side Newport County on June 7, 2019, signing a two-year deal with the South Wales outfit.
It has to be noted that Thomas Lloyd King played for the likes of Welling United, Braintree Town, Stevenage, and AFC Wimbledon on loan as well before signing a deal with Newport County. Tom King has one cap with the England U17 despite his dual citizenship (England/Wales).
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.