The right back has an unbeaten record against the League One side with his former club, Chesterfield, and a 100 per cent record from two trips to Vale Park.
And the Clarets summer signing hopes to extend that run tonight.
The Clarets have good memories of their own from their last visit, where they came back from behind to win 3-1 and progress comfortably into the second round.
“Every game, whether it’s league or cup, they’re all competitive and I think anyone who has played at Port Vale will tell you that it’s a tough place to go. That’ll be no different tonight,” said Darikwa.
“We’ve got to be switched on and whichever team the gaffer puts out I’m sure they’ll go out there to win the game.