FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

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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 Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pirates will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them with only a 20.00% success rate in the fixture.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2007, with Bristol Rvs. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Pools in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 05 MayHartlepool U.1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2006/2007Sat 09 DecBristol Rvs.0 - 2Hartlepool U.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 22 MarBristol Rvs.1 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
2002/2003Tue 29 OctHartlepool U.2 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 09 MarHartlepool U.1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2001/2002Tue 12 FebBristol Rvs.0 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE2
1993/1994Sat 23 AprHartlepool U.2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

The away form of Bristol Rvs. however, is much more impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Pirates, and 12 goals against.

Hartlepool U. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 14 points from their 10 games so far. Bristol Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 12 points from their 10 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.622213108
Bristol Rvs.6033493

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is a game which sees both teams in reasonable shape, and one which the Madmen are pretty confident will end up as a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Bristol Rvs. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.