Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Sixfields Stadium will host Saturday’s League Two game between Northampton Town and Port Vale. Northampton were having their ups and downs in pre-season, but they did well to hold Cambridge United to a goalless draw in their last warm-up game. It has to be noted that the club chiefs did well to sign the likes of Koiki, Pinnock, Flores, Guthrie, Maxted, Kabamba, Lewis, Nelson, McGowan, and Connolly in the summer.
The Valiants, on the other hand, finished the last League Two season in 13th place in the standings. Port Vale are eyeing a top-half finish this time out, but the season is quite long. Considering that Northampton are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Staffordshire. Devante Rodney, who scored 11 goals last season, will be the man to watch in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.
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.