Port Vale are looking to build on their excellent start to the season as they face Northampton Town in League One this weekend.
Port Vale currently sit 4th in League One with four wins, one draw and one loss from their first six league games of the season.
Port Vale came into this season with little anticipation regarding a play-off push but they've defied all the doubters in what has been a scintillating first few games of the campaign.
It's still early days, of course, but they're coming into this game unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions having also won their last five on the bounce.
Their most recent game saw them register a handy 1-0 win over Crewe Alexandra in the EFL Trophy, a game that followed a 2-1 win in the league away at an Oxford United side that many fancy for promotion this season.
That win at Oxford was sealed by an Alfie Devine penalty in the 99th minute, an ending that was fitting given the introduction of the extremely highly-rated England U20 international, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, has further raised the level of optimism within the club and he immediately delivered on his reputation having also assisted the first goal.
Devine joins 19-year-old Oliver Arblaster, a loanee from Sheffield United who was also called up to the England U20 side this week, to make up a duo of seriously talented youngsters in the Port Vale fold and both could prove pivotal in their bid for a shock play-off place.
Port Vale are flying right now and they should firmly fancy themselves to come out on top in this one.
Northampton Town currently sit 15th in League One with two wins, one draw and three losses from their first six league games of the season.
The Cobblers have settled relatively well, if not totally convincingly, to life in League One following promotion last time out as they find themselves in mid-table in their early weeks of the campaign.
They're coming into this one amid a mixed run of form having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five games in all competitions, the most recent of which was a 1-3 loss to Oxford United in the EFL Trophy - a result that won't concern them too much given the lack of gravity the competition provides.
Northampton failed to win any of their first three league games of the season before notching consecutive 1-0 wins over Peterborough United and Cheltenham Town which were then followed by a 0-1 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers in their most recent league game.
All in all Cobblers fans won't be too dissatisfied with what their side have produced thus far and while a win seems unlikely here they can be optimistic that their side will seal survival this year.
For our Port Vale vs. Northampton prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side.