Port Vale will face the ultimate challenge called Brentford in the third round of the FA Cup. Against an opponent who is playing in the Premier League and is far superior in terms of strength, it is difficult for Port Vale to do a miracle.
The home team is currently playing in League Two, the playing field is equivalent to the English Division 4 and they are much inferior to Brentford in terms of level. To qualify for the third round of the FA Cup, Port Vale had previously defeated Accrington with Burton. However, they are all opponents of similar level and the upcoming meeting with Brentford will be a big challenge for the Vale Park team. In League Two at the moment, Port Vale is 6th in the table and they are competing fiercely to win promotion tickets to League One.
After 21 rounds Port Vale brought back 35 points, they were only 4 points behind the group with direct promotion tickets and played 2 matches less. The reason is that the last two rounds of Port Vale were canceled due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The last match that Port Vale participated in took place on December 11 with a 1-2 defeat at Newport Stadium. In general, Port Vale’s performance in the recent period is not too stable, because the last 5 rounds they only won 2 and lost 3.
The away team Brentford is one of the rookies of the Premier League this season. Although not overrated, so far Brentford is having a very good performance. After 19 matches played in the Premier League this season, Brentford won 6, drew 5 and lost 8. Currently with 23 points, Brentford is in 12th place on the table. Being 12 points ahead of the group holding the red light, coach Thomas Frank’s teachers and students can rest assured about the goal of relegation.
In the last match, Brentford played excellently to beat Aston Villa with a score of 2-1 at home. This result also ended a losing streak of 3 matches in all previous competitions. The biggest problem with Brentford is the record when away from home, because the last 5 away matches they have not won (draw 2, lose 3). Of course, when the opponent is only Port Vale, Brentford has a lot of opportunities to go far in the FA Cup this season. Remember, in the previous 5 confrontations, Brentford was completely unbeaten (draw 1, won 4).