FM Preview: Hartlepool United v Bristol Rovers 23 Oct 2010

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History of the Hartlepool United v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. face a trip to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 8 games played, Pirates have recorded 2 wins, and Hartlepool U. have come away with 4 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2009, with Bristol Rvs. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Pools in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 23 JanBristol Rvs.2 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2009/2010Tue 18 AugHartlepool U.1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 02 MayBristol Rvs.4 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2008/2009Tue 25 NovHartlepool U.1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 05 AprBristol Rvs.0 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2007/2008Fri 12 OctHartlepool U.1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2006/2007Sat 05 MayHartlepool U.1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Pools in those games, with 8 conceded.

Bristol Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Pirates's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Hartlepool U. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 12 matches. Bristol Rvs.'s 18 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.64026612
Bristol Rvs.64027512

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Bristol Rvs. only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Victoria Park will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Bristol Rvs. 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.