Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Swindon will look to regain their spot in top three when they take on Port Vale at County Ground on day 7 of the new League Two campaign. The Robins made a promising start to the season, and given their four-game unbeaten run, we are positive that they will grab something from Saturday’s clash. Jack Payne, who was rested in a 2-1 EFL Trophy win over Arsenal U21, is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
The Valiants, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 loss to Rochdale, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Swindon defenders should have Jamie Proctor at bay as he scored four goals in total in the previous two league fixtures. In their last meeting at the venue Swindon outclassed Port Vale 3-0.
Highlighted Player (Zeki Fryers):
Zeki Fryers is a product of Manchester United football academy who plays for Swindon Town in the League Two. Born in Manchester, England, on September 9, 1992, Fryers made two appearances for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
He made his debut for the English giants in the League Cup game against Leeds United on September 20, 2011. The 183-cm tall left-back played for the likes of Standard Liege, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Rotherham United (loan), Ipswich Town (loan), and Barnsley as well before signing a deal with Swindon Town in 2019 as a free player.
He made his Swindon Town debut in the League Two in a 2-0 win at Scunthorpe United on August 3, 2019. Speaking of his international career, Zeki Fryers played for the England U16, U17, and U19 teams in the past. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well. His preferred foot is left.
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.