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

Swindon Town vs Port Vale betting tips: League Two play-off semi-final first leg preview, predictions and odds
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Barry, Louie
O'Brien, Jake
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Wilson, James
Williams, Jonathan
Gladwin, Ben
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Martin, Aaron
Benning, Malvind
Reed, Louis
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Egbo, Mandela
Odimayo, Akin
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McKirdy, Harry
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Edmondson, Ryan
Proctor, Jamie
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Charsley, Harry
Taylor, Jake
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Charsley, Harry
Davison, Josh
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McKirdy, Harry
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Port Vale have only won four of their last 19 meetings with Swindon, although two of those wins have come in the last four. This’ll be Swindon’s ninth play-off campaign, gaining promotion in three of the first four but none of the last four. Port Vale have gone up via the play-offs twice in three attempts, most recently doing so in 2013.

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Both teams to score is 5/6.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 6/4.

Only two League Two players scored more goals than Harry McKirdy’s 22 this season. He is 9/2 to break the deadlock and 6/4 to score anytime. 

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Swindon Town vs Port Vale betting tips: League Two play-off semi-final first 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)

These two finished just one place and one point apart in the League Two table, but only one will be at Wembley on 28 May.

Swindon Town were in the Premier League in 1994 and have changed division 12 times in the last 29 years.

Two years ago, the Robins were crowned League Two champions before returning to the fourth-tier 12 months ago.

Ben Garner’s side come into this tie having won four games in a row, hammering Walsall 3-0 at Bescot Stadium on Saturday.

Harry McKirdy broke the deadlock before Jack Payne bagged a brace, all before half time.

So, can Swindon carry their impressive form into this huge clash?

Port Vale meanwhile are aiming to return to League One for the first time since 2017.

The Valiants’ had seemingly blown their top seven hopes by losing three games on the bounce in late-April and early-May.

But, on the final day, James Wilson got the only goal in a crucial 1-0 victory over Exeter City at St James’ Park.

Darrell Clarke’s men will be looking to leave Wiltshire in a good position with the second leg back at Vale Park to come on Thursday.

Will there be a winner at the County Ground?

Swindon Town team news

Swindon Town vs Port Vale betting tips: League Two play-off semi-final first 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 is the danger man, having scored 22 goals this season, including when Manchester City visited the County Ground in January.

Joe Wollacott is Ghana’s number one goalkeeper, starting their last nine competitive internationals.

However, he has seemingly lost his place in the Swindon team with Lewis Ward having kept goal in their last four fixtures.

Midfielder Jonny Williams has gained promotion via play-offs with Crystal Palace and Charlton, so will be hoping for a hat-trick with Swindon.

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LINCOLN, ENGLAND – MAY 04: The Skybet championship league two trophy during the Sky Bet League Two match between Lincoln City and Colchester United at Sincil Bank Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Lincoln, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

James Wilson’s 12th goal of the season on Saturday will see him keep his place, in-behind the strike partnership of Ryan Edmondson and Jamie Proctor.

22 year old goalkeeper Aidan Stone has kept nine clean sheets in 25 appearances this season, and another here would give Port Vale the advantage in this tie.

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

Final 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 Swindon Town vs Port Vale?

11:00, Sunday 15 May 2022