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History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Port Vale fixture

Sheff. Wed. prepare to entertain Port Vale at Hillsborough on Friday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Owls are clearly on top, winning 57.14% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Hillsborough was just last season, in December 2003, with Port Vale inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the The Owls in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 28 DecPort Vale0 - 2Sheff. Wed.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 07 FebPort Vale3 - 0Sheff. Wed.LGE1
2003/2004Fri 26 DecSheff. Wed.2-3Port ValeLGE1
1990/1991Mon 06 MayPort Vale1 - 1Sheff. Wed.CHMP
1990/1991Sat 20 OctSheff. Wed.1 - 1Port ValeCHMP
1977/1978Sat 11 FebSheff. Wed.3 - 1Port ValeLGE1
1977/1978Sat 17 SepPort Vale0 - 0Sheff. Wed.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield Wednesday are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the The Owls in those games, with 8 conceded.

The away form of Port Vale is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Valiants have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Sheff. Wed. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 47 points from 28 games. Port Vale find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 28 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.642013414
Port Vale6105383

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the The Owls being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Wed. Won 3 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Port Vale 16 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.