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History of the Chesterfield v Port Vale fixture

Chesterfield prepare to entertain Port Vale at Recreation Ground at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Spireites are clearly on top, having won 22 and lost only 8 of the 39 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Recreation Ground was just last season, in August 2004, the Spireites carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 09 AprPort Vale1 - 0ChesterfieldLGE1
2004/2005Tue 31 AugChesterfield1-0Port ValeLGE1
2003/2004Sat 17 AprPort Vale1 - 1ChesterfieldLGE1
2003/2004Sat 01 NovChesterfield1 - 0Port ValeLGE1
2002/2003Tue 11 FebPort Vale5 - 2ChesterfieldLGE1
2002/2003Tue 12 NovPort Vale1 - 1ChesterfieldASSM
2002/2003Sat 17 AugChesterfield2 - 1Port ValeLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Chesterfield are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 15 goals have been scored by the Spireites in those games, with 10 conceded.

Port Vale have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Valiants have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chesterfield lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League One, picking up 25 points from their 16 games so far. Port Vale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League One, picking up 24 from their 16 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Spireites, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Chesterfield Won 4 successive home games.
11 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Port Vale 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.