Port Vale vs Northampton prediction, odds & betting tips 16/09/2023

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Northampton

Port Vale - Northampton

England League 1 - Vale Park

8th Round

Port Vale and Northampton lock horns in a League One clash on Saturday, September 16th as the hosts try to extend their impressive start to the new season. Read on to learn about the latest Port Vale vs Northampton odds in our detailed match preview.

Port Vale vs Northampton predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Port Vale vs Northampton, check our top betting picks for this game, as well as our latest team news and predicted lineups, along with our other best football tips for today.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Port Vale saw 5 of their last 6 home league games stay under 2.5 goals. 
  • Also, 5 of the last 6 H2Hs had no more than 2 goals scored in them. 
  • Northampton are currently on a run of 3 consecutive matches in which no more than 2 goals were scored. 

Half With Most Goals: Second

  • Port Vale are yet to score in the first half, all of their 7 league goals have been scored after the interval. 
  • Northampton too come to life after the break and 80% (4 out of 5) of their league goals were scored in the second period. 
  • There have been more goals scored in the second half in 3 of the last 5 H2Hs. 

Top betting odds and key stats for Port Vale vs Northampton

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

Head to Head

12/02/22

England League 2 England

Port Vale

Port Vale

Northampton

Northampton

0

0

07/08/21

England League 2 England

Northampton

Northampton

Port Vale

Port Vale

1

0

08/02/20

England League 2 England

Northampton

Northampton

Port Vale

Port Vale

0

1

10/08/19

England League 2 England

Port Vale

Port Vale

Northampton

Northampton

1

1

30/03/19

England League 2 England

Northampton

Northampton

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 - Northampton

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Northampton

Northampton

1

1

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Exeter

Exeter

Northampton

Northampton

2

1

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Northampton

Northampton

2

0

L

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Carlisle

Carlisle

Northampton

Northampton

0

2

W

01/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Northampton

Northampton

0

2

W

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

Port Vale odds: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8% Probability

Draw odds: 27/10 (3.70) – 27.0% Probability

Northampton odds: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8% Probability

As we can see, the bookies favour Port Vale as the expected winners of this match. With a 48.80% win probability, the hosts are given a clear advantage. We also recommend considering Under 2.5 Goals which comes at a 57.90% probability.

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

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

Port Vale

Port Vale enjoyed the free last weekend after making a strong start to the season. The Valiants opened the campaign with a shameful 0-7 away loss vs Barnsley. They transformed their form since then and have been near-perfect in the last 5 rounds (W4 D1). 

International players Devine, Arblaster and Thomas have returned to the team healthy and they are available. 

Defender Dan Jones remains sick and won’t be used. Also, the useful Tom Conlon will be missing from midfield due to a hamstring injury. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Ripley (GK), Cass, Smith, Iacovitti, Clark, Ojo, Arblaster, Massey, Plant, Chislett & Wilson 

Northampton

Northampton’s return to League One is not going as well as the fans would have hoped for. In the last round, another decent display didn’t bring results. Dominated their home game vs Wycombe but still lost 0-1. The main issue was the lack of decisive finishing. Keep creating chances but struggle to put the ball in the back of the net. 

The squad remains badly crippled too and the extra week of rest hasn’t done much to solve those issues. Could be without as many as 6 important players. The main goalie Burge, plus the starting defenders Haynes and Magloire are out for the long term. Striker Hylton is also sidelined. On top of that another important defender Koike and the useful inner midfielder, Fox are still doubtful. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Thompson (GK), Odimayo, Sherring, Guthrie, Brough, Sowerby, Leonard, Pinnock, Bowie, Hoskins & Simpson 

​Starting Lineups

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

Player to Watch: Max Thompson

Inexperienced young goalie Max Thompson has to be starting for Northampton right now due to the injury to their main goalkeeper. Thompson has done relatively well in the few games he played. 

We can see Thompson being very busy again in the coming match and for Northampton to stand a chance of earning any points he will have to be at his best. 


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