Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Vale Park will host Saturday’s football game between Port Vale and Walsall. Port Vale aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Scunthorpe United and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Walsall on Matchday 20. The Valiants are eager to climb to the play-offs berth, and they are likely to take advantage of the fact that the visitors have been struggling to find their best form in the first half of the season.
The Saddlers sit in the danger zone in the League Two table ahead of the trip to Port Vale, and given their poor away record in the English fourth tier, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. You should bear in mind that Port Vale recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Walsall in their last meeting in the League Two.
Highlighted Team (Walsall):
Founded in 1888, Walsall are a professional club that play home matches at Bescot Stadium. The capacity of the venue is 11,300 people and it was opened in 1990. Nicknamed the Saddlers, Walsall footballers wear red shirts and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Walsall played out a goalless draw with Aston Villa on April 9, 1888 in their first ever game, with the team recording their biggest win on March 4, 1899 against Darwen (10-0). The Saddlers suffered their biggest defeat on December 17, 1892 as they were beaten by Small Heath 12-0.
Walsall fans consider wolverhampton wanderers the club’s biggest rivals, but the Saddlers have rivalries with Shrewsbury Town and Port Vale as well as the two clubs are only 30 miles away from Walsall. Crystal Palace centre-back Scott Dann is one of the most notable footballers who played for the Bescot Stadium.