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Sky Bet Walsall Preview

8 August 2014

Port Vale

Port Vale are marginal favourites at 6/4 to win their Sky Bet League 1 opener, with Walsall 13/8 for Saturday’s curtain raiser.

 

The Football League sponsor rate a 1-1 draw as the most likely scoreline at 5/1 with a repeat of last season’s 1-0 victory over the Saddlers at Vale Park available at 7/1.

 

Micky Adams’ men head into the new season as 18/1 outsiders for promotion while their visitors are slightly shorter in the betting at 10/1.

 

Goals are expected with over 2.5 odds-on at 10/11, while Vale are 7/2 for a victory without conceding.

 

Vale striker Tom Pope is the 5/1 favourite to open the scoring while Tom Bradshaw is considered the visitors’ main threat at 11/2 to break the deadlock.

 

Best bet: Tom Pope to score first – 5/1

 

Walsall

Walsall are slight outsiders at 13/8 to win their Sky Bet League 1 opener at Port Vale (6/4) on Saturday.

 

The Football League sponsor rate a 1-1 draw as the most likely scoreline at 5/1 with a repeat of the Saddlers’ 2-1 victory in the Capital One Cup at Vale Park last season available at 9/1.

 

Vale head into the new season as 18/1 outsiders for promotion while Dean Smith’s men are given a better chance at 10/1 in the betting.

 

Goals are expected with over 2.5 odds-on at 10/11, while the Saddlers are 7/2 for a victory without conceding.

 

Vale striker Tom Pope is the 5/1 favourite to open the scoring while Tom Bradshaw is considered the visitors’ main threat at 11/2 to break the deadlock.

 

Best bet: Walsall to win and over 2.5 goals – 9/2

 

*odds subject to change

 

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