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Port Vale vs Swindon Town betting tips: League Two play-off semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

Port Vale vs Swindon Town betting tips: League Two play-off semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds
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McKirdy, Harry
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Williams, Jonathan
O'Brien, Jake
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Conroy, Dion
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Barry, Louie
Gladwin, Ben
Harratt, Kian
Edmondson, Ryan
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Taylor, Jake
Charsley, Harry
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Pett, Tom
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Iandolo, Ellis
Wilson, James
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Wilson, James
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First leg score: Swindon Town 2-1 Port Vale 

Swindon have won six of their last nine visits to Port Vale, including a 3-1 victory in January this year.This is Port Vale’s third play-off campaign, going up in 1989 before losing the 1993 third-tier final. This is Swindon’s ninth play-off campaign, gaining promotion in three of the first four but none of the last four.

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Both teams to score is 8/11.

Draw and both teams to score is 7/2.

James Wilson is 6/1 to break the deadlock and 9/4 to score anytime.

Harry McKirdy is 11/2 to open the scoring and 2/1 to add to this tally. 

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Port Vale vs Swindon Town betting tips: League Two play-off semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

Swindon Town’s Ellis Landolo during the Sky Bet League Two match at the County Ground, Swindon. Picture date: Tuesday February 1, 2022. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

After Sunday afternoon’s first leg in Wiltshire, it is Swindon Town who boast the advantage, albeit only narrowly.

At the weekend, it looked like being all about Harry McKirdy when he broke the deadlock with a flicked header against his former club.

Then, midway through the second half, McKirdy deservedly doubled Swindon’s lead, lashing home a rebound after Jack Payne’s shot had been saved.

But, there was still a twist in the tale because, with just six minutes remaining, bundled the ball in, thereby halving the deficit.

So, 2-1 it finished at the County Ground, meaning this tie is all to play for.

These two finished just one point and one place apart in the League Two table, so there was never likely to be much to split them.

The Robins were actually playing Premier League football as recently as 1994 but have been relegation seven times since then.

Ben Garner’s side are desperate for an immediate return to League One following relegation last seasons.

The Vale meanwhile have been rooted in this division for five seasons and are dreaming of play-off success for the first time in 33 years.

Who will be celebrating a place at Wembley after this one at Vale Park?

Port Vale team news

Port Vale vs Swindon Town betting tips: League Two play-off semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

BURSLEM, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 13: James Wilson of Port Vale celebrates after he scores their first goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Port Vale and Bradford City at Vale Park on November 13, 2021 in Burslem, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

James Wilson was always likely to be Port Vale’s main goal threat and so it proved with him bagging his 13th of the season on Sunday.

Ryan Edmondson will be hi strike partner again with Jamie Proctor left in reserve.

Swindon Town team news

Port Vale vs Swindon Town betting tips: League Two play-off semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

The corner flag with the Swindon Town crest on at The County Ground Stadium, home of Swindon Town (Photo by Catherine Ivill/AMA/Matthew Ashton/AMA Sports Photo/AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)

Harry McKirdy left Port Vale for Swindon on a free transfer last summer.

He’s subsequently scored 23 times for the Robins, including against Manchester City in January and, more importantly, twice in the first leg.

In goal, Joe Wollacott will be at the World Cup later this year with Ghana; he’s started their last nine competitive internationals.

However, he can’t get a game for his club right now with Lewis Ward likely to be donning the gloves again.

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Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Swindon Town vs Barrow AFC - 2:1
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Swindon Town vs Forest Green Rovers - 2:1
Last 5 games for Port Vale
May 28, 2022 League Two 21/22 Mansfield Town 0  - 3 Port Vale
May 19, 2022 League Two 21/22 Port Vale 1  - 0 Swindon Town
May 15, 2022 League Two 21/22 Swindon Town 2  - 1 Port Vale
May 7, 2022 League Two 21/22 Exeter City 0  - 1 Port Vale
May 2, 2022 League Two 21/22 Port Vale 1  - 2 Newport County
Last 5 games for Swindon Town
May 19, 2022 League Two 21/22 Port Vale 1  - 0 Swindon Town
May 15, 2022 League Two 21/22 Swindon Town 2  - 1 Port Vale
May 7, 2022 League Two 21/22 Walsall FC 0  - 3 Swindon Town
April 30, 2022 League Two 21/22 Swindon Town 2  - 1 Barrow AFC
April 26, 2022 League Two 21/22 Swindon Town 2  - 1 Forest Green Rovers
Port Vale vs Swindon Town League Two 21/22 form
Port Vale Swindon Town
49 Matches played 48
24 Matches won 23
51 Goal attempts 32
17 Shots on goal 9
23 Shots off goal 14
57 Corner kicks 63
5% Average ball possession 3%
11 Shots blocked 9
82 Cards given 88
70 Free kicks 50
12 Offsides 8
1 Shots on bar 1
71 Goals by foot 81
4 Goals by head 1
72 Goals scored 79
48 Goals conceded 56
Port Vale vs Swindon Town statistics for most recent head to head matches
Port Vale Swindon Town
38 Matches 38
19 Home Matches 19
19 Away Matches 19
40 Total Goals 65
1.05 Average Goals Scored 1.71
10 Wins 20
20 Losses 10
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Port Vale and Swindon Town
May 19, 2022 League Two 21/22 Port Vale 1  - 0 Swindon Town
May 15, 2022 League Two 21/22 Swindon Town 2  - 1 Port Vale
January 15, 2022 League Two 21/22 Port Vale 1  - 3 Swindon Town
September 11, 2021 League Two 21/22 Swindon Town 1  - 2 Port Vale
January 25, 2020 League Two 19/20 Swindon Town 3  - 0 Port Vale

League Two table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 AFC Wimbledon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barrow AFC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Bradford City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Carlisle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Colchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Crawley Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Crewe Alexandra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Doncaster Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Gillingham FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Grimsby Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Harrogate Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Hartlepool United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Leyton Orient London 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Mansfield Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newport County 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Northampton Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Rochdale AFC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Salford City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Stevenage FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Stockport County FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Sutton United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Swindon Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Tranmere Rovers Birkenhead 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Walsall FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between Port Vale vs Swindon Town?

18:45, Thursday 19 May 2022