Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Northampton Town will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Scunthorpe United and Macclesfield Town when they host PTS Academy Stadium. The Cobblers are determined to return to the League One, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season if they are to meet their primary goal. Considering that Port Vale often struggle on the travels, we predict that Northampton Town are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Saturday afternoon.
The Valiants, suffered four defeats in the previous five away games in all competitions, and even though their current form is anything but poor, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be January signing Callum Morton, who opened his goal-scoring account in the 1-0 win over Macclesfield Town.
Highlighted Player (David Cornell):
Born in Waunarlwydd, Wales on March 28, 1991, David Cornell is a goalkeeper who plays for Northampton Town in the League Two. The 180-cm tall shot-stopper is a product of the Swansea City football school, but he did not make any appearances for the Swans at senior level.
Cornell played for the likes of Port Talbot Town, Hereford United, St. Mirren, and Portsmouth on loan before signing a permanent contract with Oldham Athletic in the 2015/2016 season. In the summer of 2016, he joined Northampton Town on a two-year deal.
Speaking of his international career, David Cornell has three caps with the Wales U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. The Northampton Town goalkeeper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. He has a contract with the Cobblers until June 30, 2020.
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.