Cambridge vs Port Vale prediction, odds & betting tips 23/09/2023

Cambridge Utd
23/09/23 - 15:00

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Cambridge Utd - Port Vale

England League 1 - Abbey Stadium

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

Cambridge and Port Vale cross swords on Saturday, September 23 in a League One clash. Here is our detailed preview of the game, as well as our best Cambridge vs Port Vale free betting tips. Also, check out our dedicated League One betting tips page. 

Cambridge vs Port Vale predictions and betting tips

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

BTTS – No

  • Only 1 of Cambridge’s last 5 home league games saw both sides scoring. 
  • Also, in 10 of the last 11 H2Hs, there was at least one team keeping a clean sheet. 
  • Port Vale saw 4 of their last 6 matches produce at least one clean sheet. 

Under 2.5 Goals

  • There had been no more than 2 goals scored in 5 of the last 6 H2Hs. 
  • Cambridge saw 4 of their last 5 matches stay under 2.5 goals. 
  • Port Vale were involved in high-scoring affairs only twice in their last 6 games. 

Top betting odds and key stats for Cambridge vs Port Vale

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

Head to Head

01/04/23

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

0

2

22/10/22

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Port Vale

Port Vale

0

1

27/02/21

England League 2 England

Port Vale

Port Vale

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

0

1

20/10/20

England League 2 England

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Port Vale

Port Vale

3

1

31/08/19

England League 2 England

Port Vale

Port Vale

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

0

Last Five - Cambridge Utd

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

0

0

D

23/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

1

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

0

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

0

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

1

D

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:

Cambridge odds: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5% Probability

Draw odds: 25/11 (3.55) – 28.2% Probability

Port Vale odds: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8% Probability

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As we can see, the bookies favour Cambridge as the expected winners of this match. With a 45.50% win probability. In other markets, Cambridge to Score First comes at 52.40% probability.  

Cambridge – 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 Cambridge vs Port Vale lineups.

Cambridge

Cambridge are yet to record a draw this season and they remain very unpredictable. They won 4 and lost 3 of their league games so far. Last weekend didn’t play that bad on their visit to Wigan but still lost 1-2. The big issue was the inability to defend set pieces. 

The team’s main goalie Stevens missed several games with a groin injury but he is back in training. If available he should start too. Useful left-back Haunstrup, midfielder Cousins and winger Janneh are the players set to miss this game due to injuries. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Stevens (GK), L. Bennett, Morrison, R. Bennett, Andrew, Digby, Thomas, Brophy, Lankester, Kaikai & Ahadme

Port Vale

Port Vale suffered their first home defeat of the season on Tuesday. They lost 2-3 against strugglers Burton Albion. Didn’t find a way to deal with the Brewers defensively and this proved costly. 

The Valiants also lost 0-2 at home vs Cambridge the last time the sides met back in April. 

Some rotation can be expected considering the short turnaround. The players that continue to be missed a lot are the main centre-back Jones and the useful attacking midfielder Conlon. 

Striker Josh Thomas hopes to recover from illness on time. Another striker, Ryan Loft, also hopes to overcome a minor knock before the game. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Ripley (GK), Balmer, Smith, Iacovitti, Sang, Ojo, Arblaster, Grant, Devine, Garrity & Wilson 

​Starting Lineups

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

Player to Watch: Ryan Bennett

Cambridge’s influential centre-back Ryan Bennett has been very good for his team all season. Bennett is excellent at marking strikers and he’s dominated both on the ground and in the air inside his box. 

Because Cambridge don’t score that many goals the display of Bennett becomes even more important and he is our pick for a player to watch. 


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