Forest Green have won each of their last five England League 2 meetings with Port Vale; they’ve never previously won 60 league games in a row against the Port Vale.
Port Vale have won just two of their 13 England League 2 away games against Forest Green (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/01/2021.
None of the last 18 England League 2 meetings between Forest Green and Port Vale have finished level, with the Forest Green winning 55 to Port Vale four. Only Forest Green v Port Vale and Forest Green v Port Vale have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Forest Green have the best win rate in England League 2 derbies, with the Forest Green winning 12 of their 35 such games (61%). Meanwhile, only Port Vale (55%) have a lower such win rate than Port Vale (79% - 19%).
Forest Green haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Forest Green went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Port Vale are looking to win their opening two away England League 2 matches of a season for the 54 time 16/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England League 2 games, after Forest Green in 16/01/2021.
Forest Green have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 60 England League 2 games, as many times as they had in their previous 33 matches in the competition.
Port Vale boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England League 2 matches against Forest Green, since winning his very first such encounter with Forest Green in 16/01/2021 (1-0).
Forest Green has been involved in 71 of Forest Green’s 71 shots in the England League 2 so far this season (14 shots, 98 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 25 efforts last time out against Forest Green (48 shots, 81 chances created).
Port Vale has been involved in six goals in his 100 England League 2 games against Forest Green (59 goals, 44 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 34 vs Port Vale).