Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on Sands Venue Stadium when Scunthorpe and Port Vale square off against each other in the League Two round 9. The Iron have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding eight goals in total in the previous three league fixtures. As a result, Scunthorpe sit in the danger zone ahead of the visit of Port Vale. The Valiants, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Swindon and Harrogate.
Port Vale are determined to retain their spot in top seven, and they should take advantage of Scunthorpe’s shaky defence. A man to keep an eye in the away team will be Ben Garrity, who scored a brace in the 2-0 win over Swindon, while James Wilson should keep his place up front after finding the net in the 2-0 win over Harrogate at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Clarke):
Jordan Clarke is a professional footballer who plays for League Two club Scunthorpe United. Born on November 19, 1991, Clarke is a product of the Coventry City football academy. He continued playing for the Sky Blues at senior level and after scoring 4 goals in 125 appearances for the club, he moved to Scunthorpe United in 2015.
It has to be noted that he had a short loan spell with Yeovil Town as well during the 2014/15 season. Jordan Clarke made his Scunthorpe debut in the League Two in a 2-0 loss to Swindon Town on August 3, 2019. Clarke’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre and left back as well.
Since he was a very talented player, Jordan Clarke earned call-ups for both England U19 and U20 teams. Speaking of his personal life, you should know that the Scunthorpe United defender attended Coundon Court School in Coundon, Coventry.
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.