Mansfield vs Port Vale prediction, odds & betting tips 31/10/2023

Mansfield
31/10/23 - 19:45

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Port Vale

Mansfield - Port Vale

England EFL Cup - One Call Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Mansfield and Port Vale face each other in a League Cup clash on Tuesday, October 31st. League Two Mansfield are in impressive form, while League One Port Vale lost their confidence lately.

Mansfield vs Port Vale predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Mansfield vs Port Vale, check our top betting picks for this game, along with our other best football tips for today.

BTTS

  • All of Port Vale’s last 4 away League Cup games had produced goals for both teams involved. 
  • Both teams scored in all of Mansfield’s last 4 matches too. 
  • Also, 3 of Mansfield’s last 4 League Cup outings saw both sides find the back of the net. 

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Port Vale saw 10 of their last 11 League Cup matches go over 2.5 goals. 
  • There were also at least 3 goals scored in 6 of the last 7 H2Hs. 
  • In all of Mansfield’s last 4 games there were more than 2 goals. 

Top betting odds and key stats for Mansfield vs Port Vale

Check the best Mansfield vs Port Vale odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Last Five - Mansfield

27/04/24

England League 2 England

Barrow

Barrow

Mansfield

Mansfield

1

1

D

20/04/24

England League 2 England

Gillingham

Gillingham

Mansfield

Mansfield

1

2

W

16/04/24

England League 2 England

Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley

Mansfield

Mansfield

1

2

W

13/04/24

England League 2 England

Milton Keynes Dons

Milton Keynes Dons

Mansfield

Mansfield

1

4

W

09/04/24

England League 2 England

Forest Green

Forest Green

Mansfield

Mansfield

0

1

W

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

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Mansfield odds: 11/10 (2.10) – 47.6% Probability

Draw odds13/5 (3.60) – 27.8% Probability

Port Vale odds45/17 (3.65) – 27.4% Probability

As we can see, the bookies see Mansfield to be the expected winners in this match, with a 47.60% win probability. Regarding other markets, Both teams scoring in the first half is worth considering in our opinion at 17/10 (2.70).

Mansfield – Port Vale preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Mansfield vs Port Vale lineups.

Mansfield

Mansfield are in impressive form in League Two right now and on Saturday they recorded their fourth league win in a row and with this extended their unbeaten run in the league to 15. Mansfield deservedly edged Walsall 2-1 in a close game but one that Clough’s men dominated yet again. 

Mansfield needed penalties to eliminate higher-league teams in the last two rounds of the League Cup. So far, they used pretty strong lineups in that competition and this is likely to continue. 

Centre-back Kilgour, right-back Hewitt and playmaker Quinn remain sidelined. They all would have been potential starters if fit. Striker Akins and the other main full-back McLaughlin also nurse knocks but both are given a good chance to feature. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Pym (GK), Bowery, Flint, Cargill, MacDonald, Reed, Lewis, Clarke, Maris, Keillor-Dunn & Swan

Port Vale

Port Vale’s misery in League One continued on Saturday. The Valiants offered another very shaky defensive display against bottom-dwellers Cheltenham and this saw them losing 1-2. 

Port Vale are now without a win in the last 8 rounds and they are sliding towards the danger zone fast right now. 

Manager Crosby hinted that due to the congested schedule, he might not use all of his regulars in the coming match. 

The likes of Grant, Lowe, Clark, Garrity and Wilson would normally be starting often in the league but now they all could be given a rest and time to heal minor knocks and bruises. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Ripley (GK), Cass, Smith, Debrah, Sang, Ojo, Plant, Chislett, Thomas, Devine & Loft

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Connor Ripley

One of the main reasons why Port Vale reached round 4 of the League Cup was their experienced goalie Connor Ripley. He was voted Player of the Match in 2 of the previous 3 rounds. 

The Valiants can expect to be put under extensive pressure once more in the coming contest and only if Ripley shines again they will progress further. 


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