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Match Preview - Rovers v Port Vale

6 December 2021

Rovers welcome Port Vale to the Mem for our latest midweek league fixture.

Rovers face former Gas boss, Darrell Clarke's Port Vale on Tuesday night at the Mem (7:45pm KO). Rovers head into the Sky Bet League Two game off the back of our Emirates FA Cup second round victory against Sutton United. Below is all the need to know information ahead of the game.

Coach's Preview

First-Team Coach, Andy Mangan has said that Rovers have to expect a tough test when The Valiants come to the Mem.

"Some of the signings Port Vale have made have been shrewd. Ben Garrity, for example, is a really good player at this level and an absolute running machine, who arrives in the box well and will get goals from midfield.

We know they have got some great players, mixed with a bit of experience.

It will be another test for us, in front of our own fans, who have been fantastic. We take on the responsibility to get our supporters singing and backing us like they have been doing in recent weeks and Tuesday's fixture has the making of a really great game."

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Form Guide

Rovers are looking to make it five home games unbeaten on Tuesday evening. Rovers haven't lost at home since the visit of Newport County in October. Rovers have also scored in 12 consecutive home games this season with 13 different goalscorers.

Darrell Clarke's Port Vale currently sit in 5th place in the Sky Bet League Two standings with 32 points from 19 games so far this season. The visitors also joined Rovers in the Emirates FA Cup third round draw by beating Burton Albion at The Pirelli Stadium. 

In their last six league games, The Valiants have picked up three wins, a draw and two defeats with their duo of defeats coming against Oldham Athletic and Walsall. 

Jamie Proctor is Port Vale's leading marksman so far this season. In the Sky Bet League Two, Proctor has found the net on six occasions. On average, 1.1 of Proctor's shots are taken inside the penalty area. 

David Amoo and Tom Conlon are level with each other on four assists for Darrell Clarke's team this season.

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Ref Watch

Craig Hicks is the man in charge of Tuesday's clash. Hick's last officiated a Rovers game in the 2020/2021 season in our 0-1 away loss to Crewe Alexandra. So far this season, Hick's has taken command of four fixtures in the Sky Bet League Two where he averages 26.50 fouls per game. In the Sky Bet League Two, Hick's averages 3.75 yellow cards per game and 0.25 red cards per game.  

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Betting Preview

EFL sponsors, Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 13/8 for the win on Tuesday evening. On the goal-scorer markets, Aaron Collins is priced at 6/1 to open the scoring on Tuesday. Harry Anderson can be back at 7/2 to score at any time in the match.

To bet with Sky Bet please click HERE. Please bet responsibly.

How to Watch

Tuesday's game is available to watch worldwide on iFollow!

Match passes for the game cost £10 - with the majority of the revenue generated coming back to the football club.

To purchase a match pass - please click HERE.


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