Vale face the long journey to the People's Pension Stadium on Saturday afternoon to face Crawley Town in Sky Bet League Two, but can you remember the outcome when the two sides last met?
It was in August when Harry Kewell's Red Devils visited Vale Park, but they were left frustrated on an afternoon where the home side looked comfortable, and it was the Valiants who deservedly took all three points.
Despite numerous chances falling Vale's way, the only goal of the game was scored on 20 minutes as Luke Hannant reacted the quickest to fire in the rebound after Tom Pope's initial effort was saved by Glenn Morris.
The visitors did almost pull themselves level after half an hour as Lewis Young sent a low strike just wide, but it was Neil Aspin's men who were in control and they saw the job through with no real worries.
Vale's last trip to Crawley also ended in victory on the opening day of the 2017/18 campaign, with goals from Michael Tonge, Antony Kay and Dan Turner enough to secure a 3-1 away win.
In the history of the two clubs, there has only been nine meetings, but it's Vale who edge the statistics with five wins, one draw and three defeats to their name.