FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 01 May 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bristol Rovers v Hartlepool United fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 7 games played, Pirates have recorded 3 wins, and Hartlepool U. have come away with 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was just last season, in April 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
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

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Hartlepool U. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pools have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rvs.'s 60 points from 45 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Hartlepool U. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 50 points from their 45 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.62048106
Hartlepool U.621311117

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Pirates's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Hartlepool U.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. 7 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Hartlepool U. Last drawn game 4 outings ago.