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Ace Football previews the League One round 36 match between Derby and Port Vale and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Derby are out to consolidate their place inside the top four of the League One table, when stepping up against Port Vale for a match on Saturday. Port Vale no doubt have a surprise in mind, but a win for Derby nevertheless seems the likely outcome.

Derby approach round 36 as number 2 in the League One table with 66 points on their account so far. With 35 rounds behind them, Port Vale have amassed 32 points, placing them as number 22 in the standings.


Form: Derby vs Port Vale

Derby Form

In their last three matches, Derby won 1-0 against Stevenage, before losing 2-1 against Barnsley and 1-2 to Charlton. Derby claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the League One. They also drew one and lost two, as they scored ten and conceded nine goals.

Port Vale Form

Port Vale came away from their previous three games with just one point, as they lost 2-0 against Reading. A 0-2 defeat against Lincoln City followed, before a 2-2 draw with Fleetwood. Port Vale claimed just one win from the last six away games in the League One. They also drew one and were defeated four times, as they were outscored by 11 goals to five.

Betting stats for Derby and Port Vale

Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Derby and Port Vale. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.

  • Derby have scored in 20 of the last 22 matches in the League One
  • Derby have scored in the last 11 home matches in a row in the League One
  • Derby have not lost 13 of the last 14 home matches in the League One
  • Derby have scored in 18 of the last 20 home matches
  • In 7 of the last 8 home matches Derby played in the League One, both teams scored
  • In 17 of the last 18 Port Vale away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 12 of the last 13 Port Vale away matches in the League One, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Port Vale have lost 5 of the last 7 matches without scoring a goal
  • Port Vale have lost 5 of the last 7 matches in the League One without scoring a goal
  • Port Vale have conceded in 18 of the last 20 matches

Players on top: Derby vs Port Vale

Despite having scored only two times in his last 6 league matches, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing has actually netted eight goals during this League One season. He will surely want to add some more until the end of the campaign, and the upcoming match against outsiders Port Vale should be a good opportunity for him to improve on his recent goalscoring ratio. In short, siding with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing to add another goal this season should be a bet to consider.

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Full-time result

Derby claimed all three points five times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. Port Vale won two of their last 10 games away, while drawing two and losing six in this series of matches. Amazingly, Port Vale failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 matches.

Both teams to score

Derby scored the first goal of the match an impressive eight times in the last ten home games. Port Vale scored the opening goal in four of a possible ten games. Derby will be optimistic of getting on the scoresheet on Saturday, as Port Vale have been unable to keep a single clean sheet in their last 10 games. The former fought their way to four clean sheets in their last 10 games. Derby have scored in 5 consecutive league meetings with Port Vale.

Total goals

Derby saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.3 goals during this run. Of the last ten games for Port Vale, six had more than 2.5 goals, while they managed to score an average of one time goals per game. Port Vale conceded a goal in their last 10 matches.

Suggested bet: Derby vs Port Vale

To summarize, the upcoming League One clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Derby vs Port Vale mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.

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