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Port Vale vs Barnsley prediction, odds and free tips 14/02/2023

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

The Port Vale vs Barnsley duel in League One promises to be a close affair, as were all of the last 8 clashes between the sides. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the match, along with some of our best free predictions for it.

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Half-Time Barnsley

We believe Barnsley will start better and are likely to hold the lead come halftime. The fact that Port Vale have won just once in the last 8 rounds, while Barnsley are undefeated in the last 4 makes us think that the visitors will enter this match with much more confidence.

Also, Port Vale are officially the slowest starting team in the entire division. They have scored just 6 first-half goals all season. In comparison, Barnsley scored 9 goals just inside the opening 15 minutes of their matches.

First Goal in First Half: Barnsley

With Barnsley one of the fastest starting sides in League One this season – 18 goals scored in the first halves of their matches – we think they will be off to a fast start in this one too.

At the same time, Port Vale on average don’t score until the 47th minute when they play at home.

Port Vale to Draw From Behind

Despite being known as slow starters Port Vale are a tough nut to crack at home and we think they might have enough in themselves to come from behind and save a draw from this match. This belief is strengthened by the fact that all of the last 8 matches between the sides were close affairs and none of these 8 games produced a win by more than a one-goal margin.

Also, Port Vale already met Barnsley twice this season and they didn’t lose either of those games. The league match in September ended 1-1, while in November Port Vale won 2-1 at home in an EFL Trophy game.

Port Vale vs Barnsley preview: Form and Team News

Port Vale

The Valiants all but lost their promotion ambitions after being able to achieve only 1 league win in the last 8 rounds. At least on home turf, the form had remained passable over the recent months – 4 of the last 6 league wins were achieved at home.

Star striker Wilson (4 goals) is sidelined. Also, have 3 others that are deemed doubtful. Among them the top scorer Harrison (8 goals). He might be fit enough to take some part, even if only as a substitute.

Barnsley

Barnsley collected 10 points from their last 4 league matches and this keeps them in the hunt for a play-off spot. The away form remains inconsistent though with Barnsley able to win just 1 of their last 5 away games – (D2 L2).

Striker Watters missed the coming match suspended. Likely to be missing 9 other players due to injuries too. Among them the main goalie Collins and key playmaker Thomas.

The top odds and key figures for Port Vale vs Barnsley

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Head to Head

05/08/23

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Port Vale

Port Vale

7

0

23/11/22

England EFL Trophy England

Port Vale

Port Vale

Barnsley

Barnsley

2

1

13/09/22

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Port Vale

Port Vale

1

1

28/03/16

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Barnsley

Barnsley

0

1

14/11/15

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Port Vale

Port Vale

1

2

Last Five - Port Vale

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Port Vale

Port Vale

0

0

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Port Vale

Port Vale

2

0

L

19/04/24

England League 2 England

Stoke

Stoke

Port Vale

Port Vale

0

0

D

17/04/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Stoke

Stoke

Port Vale

Port Vale

0

0

D

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Port Vale

Port Vale

2

1

L

Last Five - Barnsley

07/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Barnsley

Barnsley

2

3

W

03/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Barnsley

Barnsley

3

1

L

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Northampton

Northampton

Barnsley

Barnsley

1

1

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Barnsley

Barnsley

3

2

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Barnsley

Barnsley

3

2

L

Port Vale vs Barnsley – Frequently asked questions

Port Vale vs Barnsley

  • What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is Venue Vale Park in Stoke-on-Trent.
  • When is the match starting? The match is starting at 7:45 pm GMT on Tuesday, February 14th.
  • How many Barnsley players will be unavailable? The squad is badly crippled right now. Have 1 suspended and 6 long-term injured players definitely out. Also, 3 others are considered major doubts.


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