Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Swindon Town will be looking to retain top position in the League Two standings when they host Port Vale at the County Ground on Matchday 29. The Robins are enjoying a season to remember, but they can’t afford any complacency if they are to secure promotion to the League One. Swindon Town are a real force to be reckoned with at home, with the team recording six wins in the last seven home fixtures in the English fourth tier.
Port Vale, on the other hand, are only three points behind the play-offs berth, but they should be looking for points in the upcoming home games against Exeter City and Salford City. Port Vale defeated Swindon Town 2-0 at Vale Park in the first half of the season, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. A man to watch in the home team will be Jerry Yates, who has netted 12 goals in the League Two so far this season.
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.