Port Vale vs Crewe Alexandra Predictions

Port Vale vs Crewe Alexandra predictions for Tuesday night’s EFL Trophy clash at CNG Stadium. Andy Crosby’s squad comes into the match following a 2-1 victory against Oxford United in the third tier. Can they keep the momentum going in this competition? Who wil bounce back? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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Port Vale vs Crewe Alexandra Predictions


A Decisive EFL Trophy Battle

Key Stats
– Port Vale have secured six wins in their last seven matches across all competitions.
– Crewe Alexandra haven’t progressed past the EFL Trophy group stage in five of the last seven editions.
– Both teams have a combined total of 20 goals in their last six games, suggesting a high-scoring affair awaits.

The EFL Trophy beckons for Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra as they prepare for a Northern Section Group B face-off at Vale Park. Andy Crosby’s men are riding high after their 2-1 triumph over Oxford United in the third tier, while the visitors from Crewe are glowing from a 3-1 victory against MK Dons in League Two.

Port Vale: Rising from the Ashes

Although Port Vale’s recent record may not have been entirely impressive, with only one victory in their last 11 League One matches from the 2022-23 season, the team is showing promise this season. An initial devastating 7-0 loss to Barnsley may have cast a shadow, but the team has since rallied remarkably. The Vale side has secured six wins and a draw in their last seven matches across all competitions.


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Their journey includes progressing to the third round of the EFL Cup, having bested none other than their upcoming opponents, Crewe Alexandra. With recent wins against teams like Charlton Athletic, Carlisle United, and a dramatic victory against Oxford, Port Vale is a team to watch.

Crewe Alexandra: In Search of Former Glory

Crewe Alexandra boast a prestigious win from the 2012-13 season of the EFL Trophy. However, their recent history in the competition has been less glamorous, having failed to progress past the group stage in five of the last seven editions. This year, under the guidance of Lee Bell, they’ve shown resilience. Their comeback from a 1-0 deficit to defeat MK Dons showcases their fighting spirit, with goals courtesy of Conor Thomas, Courtney Baker-Richardson, and Chris Long.

Team Insights

Port Vale emerge unscathed from their recent clash, with no fresh injuries. However, the absence of Devine, Arblaster, and Thomas, who are on international duty, will be felt. The midfield, in particular, may feel the pinch with Arblaster and Devine away, and captain Tom Conlon sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Crewe’s young talent, Connor O’Riordan, is away for international duties, making way for Zac Williams. There’s uncertainty over Rio Adebisi’s availability, but Aaron Rowe and Joe White are poised to make an impact.


  1. Under/Over Market: Analysing recent stats, Port Vale have scored seven goals and conceded ten in their last six matches, while Crewe Alexandra have a goal difference of +3. Predicting an Over 2.5 goals in the match seems plausible, given both teams’ recent attacking forms.
  2. Correct Score Prediction: Given the performance stats and the form of both teams, a 2-1 win for Port Vale is a probable scoreline. The hosts have the momentum and home advantage, while Crewe Alexandra’s defence has been vulnerable.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction: Alfie Devine, currently rated the top player for Port Vale with an average rating of 7.35, and having scored recently, seems poised to find the net again. For Crewe Alexandra, Mickey Demetriou stands out as the top scorer with three goals this season. Given this data, Alfie Devine of Port Vale is the predicted player to score at least once in the game.

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